For more than 15 years, DevLearn has attracted L&D professionals from around the globe passionate about shaping what’s next for learning. This year is no different. COVID-19 has transformed the face-to-face DevLearn experience to an online event that The Guild programming team promises will be safe AND awesome.

At this year’s DDX (the DevLearn Digital Experience), attendees can choose from more than 125 live sessions, plenty of on-demand recorded content, a leading-edge virtual Expo, a digital DemoFest, and lots of networking opportunities at a variety of fun events and activities.

Week One Preview, Oct. 19-23


DevLearn has always been about learning, and as usual, there are sessions galore to choose from. Whatever topics you may be interested in (instructional design, management & strategy, data & measurement, AR/VR, video & media, tools & development, games & gamification, etc.) and whatever position you hold in your organization (instructional designer, developer, management, executive learning leader), DDX has something for you! All sessions are presented by industry professionals who are eager to share their ideas and expertise.

The DDX programming team has curated eight featured sessions, featuring leading voices in the L&D community. These include:


Emerging Learning Technologies: A Guild Master Panel, featuring Nick Floro, Megan Torrance, Chad Udell & David Kelly

A Crash Course on Designing for Any Virtual Classroom, presented by Melissa Chambers


L&D Lessons from Behavioural Economics: The Art of Nudging, presented by Arun Pradhan

Incorporating Storytelling into Your eLearning, presented by Hadiya Nuriddin


Practical UX & UI Principles to Level Up Your Designs, presented by Tracy Parish

Learning Games: From Simple to Complex, presented by Karl Kapp


Applied Design Thinking, presented by Myra Roldan

The Cognitive Science of Video, presented by Josh Cavalier


At face-to-face conferences, the DevLearn Expo Hall is always buzzing with activity and excitement. The DDX Digital Expo will be similar. On October 21, representatives from many of today’s leading providers will be offering informational sessions on learning technology, tools, and strategy. Come listen, learn, and connect with vendors to hear more about their newest products and services.

Make connections, have fun

The ability to develop and nurture professional connections is a key reason why people love DevLearn. DDX was specially designed to foster such connections. Using social tools in the program and app, attendees can chat and engage with each other.

After Hours activities will include digital watch parties of popular keynotes from past DevLearn conferences, SpeakerChats with industry experts, the audience-favorite DemoFest, and casual conversation in small groups at the After Hours Buzz.

It’s going to be a busy week!