London Olympia, 25-26 January 2012 – Europe’s learning and development community will gather in London in January for the thirteenth annual Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills exhibitions and conference. The event is Europe’s most important annual forum in the learning industry, attracting over 5,000 learning professionals from corporate, commercial, academic and public-sector organisations.
The Learning Technologies Exhibition and Conference, is now in its thirteenth year. It focuses on the technologies used in workplace learning and is supported by the co-located Learning and Skills Exhibition, which covers the entire spectrum of organisational learning and development.
Learning Technologies 2012 Conference Chairperson, Donald H Taylor, said: “Each year we bring together people with tremendous insight into how learning is evolving and must continue to evolve. The keynote addresses at the Learning Technologies Conference this year are discussing profound changes, not just those facing our learning and development community, but the wider social and human effects of technology of business and on all our lives.”
“With economies in turmoil and companies bewildered, there has never been a stronger need for a different approach to business. And we invite all L&D professionals that want to make a difference in their business to come and attend Europe’s most important L&D event this January.”
The Learning Technologies Conference is a four-track conference with fifty sessions led by experts in the field of learning and development. The speaker line-up includes many of the learning industry’s most renowned visionaries and leaders and includes keynote addresses from Edward de Bono, Ray Kurzweil and Jaron Lanier. The conference discusses all of the important issues facing L&D. It’s an opportunity to listen to and interact with the contemporary thinkers and practitioners in workplace learning.
Sessions on the conference programme include keynote addresses, cafe sessions, case studies and theory presentations – with opportunity both to listen and interact. Delegates may follow one of the four themed tracks or pick-and-mix sessions from across the conference programme, whichever suits.
Speakers at the Learning Technologies 2012 Conference include: Professor Stephen Heppell, David Wilson, Andy Jones, Andy MacGovern, Barry Sampson, Bob Mosher, Charles Jennings, Clive Shepherd, Donald Clark, Chris Bones, Laura Overton, Nigel Paine, Steve Wheeler and Kevin Streater and many more of the world’s foremost L&D visionaries. The Learning Technologies Conference programme lists all of the speakers and details of each session.
Over 450 L&D professionals are expected: bookings remain open until 20 January. Additionally, delegates booking before 31 December may choose to receive either the new Nintendo 3DS, Amazon Kindle, or Apple iPod Nano as part of their delegate booking.
Bookings and programme information: http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/conference/.
There are two exhibitions running alongside the conference: The Learning Technologies Exhibition and the co-located Learning and Skills Exhibition. Both are free to attend and over 5,000 L&D professionals are expected.
The Learning Technologies Exhibition is a showcase of the technology used for learning at work. All of the leading providers of L&D technology products and services are exhibiting. The exhibition includes a free programme of Learning Technologies seminars running in five seminar theatres in the exhibition hall for visitors to attend.
The Learning and Skills Exhibition showcases the entire spectrum of methods, products and services for workplace learning with a focus on people development, learning and performance, learning resources and HR systems and services. It is built around a programme of free Learning and Skills seminars running throughout the day in four seminar theatres on the exhibition floor.
The combination of Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills provides access to 220 exhibitors – all of the leading learning providers are attending. Nowhere else in Europe will you find all these suppliers to the L&D industry in one place. Register in advance online to gain fast-track entry. http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/register-now/
Floorplans of both the Learning Technologies Exhibition floor and the Learning and Skills Exhibition floor are available to help visitors to plan their day. http://www.learningtechnologies.co.uk/floorplan/
L&D professionals planning to attend can keep up to date with Learning Technologies and Learning Skills at the event’s news and press web-page, and access the latest Inside Learning online magazine, or register to be kept informed of future announcements by email.
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