Learning Technologies and Learning Skills 2011 preview

Next week, London’s Olympia 2 venue will host Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills 2011, the event dedicated to organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work.

This year’s event will be the largest in its 12-year history and the largest event for learning and development (L&D) professionals in Europe.

Following on from the new format introduced last year, the established Learning Technologies exhibition and conference will be supported by the Learning and Skills exhibition.

The Learning Technologies conference has 40 sessions led by experts in L&D, divided into four key areas: learning today, learning technology, learning strategy and learning in practice. These categories offer focus for different L&D roles, and delegates can pick and mix sessions from across the four topics.








Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills 2011



Speakers will discuss all of the important issues facing L&D professionals, and visitors will have the opportunity to listen to and interact with leading contemporary thinkers and practitioners in workplace learning.

The conference programme includes keynote addresses, cafe sessions, case studies and theory presentations. More than 400 L&D professionals have already booked to attend and conference booking remains open until 21 January.

Learning Technologies 2011 conference chair Donald Taylor said: “There is an unrivalled range of sessions and tracks to stimulate conversation – and in every case something that everyone in L&D can learn and take back to the workplace and put to use.

“The hostile economic climate has, paradoxically, opened up huge opportunities for learning innovation to contribute to bottom-line business performance. The L&D profession stands at a pivotal moment.”

The conference consists of 40 expert speakers, including keynote addresses from Socratic Arts chief executive Roger Schank, journalist and author Jonathan Margolis and Professor Mike Campbell OBE from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

Margolis, who is speaking at the opening address on the second day of the conference, asks: “Where will learning technology be in 10 years’ time? Who could have predicted mobile technologies, readily available broadband access and rampant social media?

“Even if someone does manage a correct prediction, can we ever precisely say what the impact of technology will be? Often new technologies have unintended and usually unpredictable consequences.”

With more than 200 exhibitors, 120 free seminars and over 4,000 visitors, Learning Technologies 2011 and the Learning and Skills 2011 exhibition provides information and inspiration to move your business forward in today’s knowledge-based economy.

Find more information on the conference and exhibiton on the Learning Technologies website.

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