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Learning Professional’s Conferences 2014-2015

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Learning Professional’s Conferences 2014-2015

Last year I created a document highlighting some of the different conferences that would be going on throughout 2014-2015.  I decided to update my list ,and make it public after I responded to an inquiry regarding upcoming conferences.  Included on the list are only a few of the upcoming conferences of 2014-2015. Please feel free to comment if there are any conferences that I have not mentioned in the list below.

AUGUST 2014

SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technology) Conference

Washington Interactive Learning Technologies Conference

Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia

August 13-15, 2014

http://www.salt.org/dc/washingtonP.asp

SEPTEMBER 2014

Performance Support Symposium 2014

September 8 & 9, 2014 | Boston, MA

http://tinyurl.com/q4f24he

OCTOBER 2014

Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014

October 26-29, 2014 Orlando, FL

http://www.learning2014.com/

DevLearn 2014 Conference & Expo

October 29 – 31, 2014 | Las Vegas, NV

http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/3330/devlearn-2014-conference–expo–home/

20th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning

Driving Innovation with Online Learning

October 29-31, 2014

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2014/aln/welcome

JANUARY 2015

ASTD 2014 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition

January 14-16, 2015

Caesars Palace

3570 S Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89109

http://www.tkconference.org/index.cfm?do=cnt.page&pg=2002&a=1

MARCH 2015

Ecosystem 2014: The Learning Infrastructure & Strategies Conference

March 25 – 27, 2015, back at the Hilton in Orlando, FL!

http://tinyurl.com/m8ta9qa

MAY 2015

ATD 2015 International Conference & Exposition

May 17-20, 2015

Orlando, FL, USA

http://www.astd.org/Events/International-Conference-and-Exposition/ICE-RFP

– Melissa.

Learning Professionals Conferences by Date from 2013-2014

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Last year I created a document highlighting some of the different conferences that would be going on throughout 2012-2013.  I decided to update my list ,and make it public after I responded to an inquiry regarding upcoming conferences.  Included on the list are only a few of the upcoming conferences of 2013-2014.

August 2013

Title:  SALT (Society of Applied Learning Technology) Conference

Washington Interactive Learning Technologies Conference

Hyatt Regency Reston Hotel

Reston, Virginia

August 14-16, 2013

http://www.salt.org/dc/washingtonP.asp

September 2013

Title:  Performance Support Symposium 2013

September 9 & 10, 2013

Boston, MA

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/pss/content/2792/performance-support-2013—home/

October 2013

Title: DevLearn 2013,

October 23 – 25, 2013

Las Vegas, NV

http://www.elearningguild.com/DevLearn/content/2825/devlearn-2013-conference-and-expo—home/

November 2013

Title:  Elliot Masie’s Learning 2013

Nov 3-6

Orlando, FL

http://www.learning2013.com/

Title:  19th Annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning

Online Learning:  A Universe of Opportunities

November 20-22, 2013

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort – Lake Buena Vista, Florida

http://sloanconsortium.org/conference/2013/aln/welcome

January 2014

Title:  ASTD 2014 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition

January 22 – 24, 2014

Las Vegas, Nevada

http://www.tkconference.org/ 

March 2014

Title:  Knowledge Advisors Analytics Symposium

March 3 – 5, 2014

Intercontinental San Francisco 888 Howard St. San Francisco, CA 94103

http://knowledgeadvisors.com/knowledge-center/events/symposium/

Title:  Learning Solutions 2014

March 19 – 21

The Hilton in the Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando, FL.

http://www.learningsolutionsmag.com/

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May 2014

Title:  ASTD 2014 International Conference and Exposition

May 4-7, 2014

Washington, DC

http://www.astd.org/Events/International-Conference-and-Exposition

June 2014

Title:  mLearnCon

June 24 – 26, 2014,

The Sheraton, San Diego, CA

http://www.elearningguild.com/content.cfm?selection=doc.24

– Melissa.

Learning Professionals Connecting in Greater Philadelphia, ASTD PHL and PADLA

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I found out about ASTD PHL (American Society for Training and Development – Greater Philadelphia Chapter) thanks to the power of social media. A few weeks ago I started a group on Linkedin in order to connect with other local professionals in the instructional design and eLearning industry.  Through the group I was able to connect with other professionals who posted local events to our group.

The first local event that I attended was an event with PADLA (Pennsylvania/Delaware/New Jersey Distance Learning Association). Surprisingly, some other Bloomsburg University Alumni were also attending the event.  The event took place in Philadelphia at the Wharton School. I was able to network with other professionals, learn more about Wharton’s Telepresence classroom, and attend a presentation on virtual instructor led training best practices.

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The second event I attended was ASTD PHL’s Chapter Meeting and Networking event.  After hearing good things about ASTD Philadelphia I decided to subscribe to a membership. New members have a very organized orientation; we even had our own table and packets.  The newest members of ASTD PHL went around the table to name one thing we are passionate about (that didn’t have to do with our occupations) and one thing that no one thing that no one would guess about us.

After attending the chapter meeting, I decided to attend a SIG  (Special Interest Group).  ASTD PHL has SIGs that are specific to areas like eLearning, Trainers, Corporate, and Career Management.  The best thing about becoming a member of ASTD PHL is that the SIGs are free.  You can also attend 2 SIGs for free if you are not a member.  The SIGs alone are definitely worth the membership.

The SIG event I attended was in the area of Career Management.  The presentation was titled, “Are you bobbing along or making a wake? Managing Your Career During Turbulent Times” The speaker of the event was Theresa Hummel-Krallinger.  Hummel-Krallinger’s presentation was passionate, witty, and extremely informative.  She had the audience laughing, and asking questions the entire time.  She used the analogy of career management being a bit like being on a boat.  You have to have a rudder to steer you in the right director or else you are just floating along with no real rhyme or reason.  The overall presentation was on staying connected in order to do well in your field, in addition to resources and tips to help figure out what career path might be a good choice for the audience member.

I will definitely be attending more SIGs in the future because the one I attended was a hit. ASTD PHL is close-knit and very supportive.  I think both ASTD PHL and PADLA are wonderful resources for staying connected to the learning industry in Greater Philadelphia.

To learn more about ASTD PHL visit: http://www.astdphl.org/

To learn more about PADLA visit: http://www.padla.org/

– Melissa.