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The Understanding Learning Trends Online Conference will feature eight sessions, each exploring a different learning trend. You'll learn how these emerging topics impact your work now and in the future.

DAY 1: December 2

JD Dillon and Becca Wilson

101: The AI Ladder: Preparing for the Not-So-Distant Future of Learning Technology

JD Dillon, Axonify and Becca Wilson, Amazon Web Services

8:15 AM – 9:30AM PT

Explore the potential for AI-enabled technology within workplace learning and the role L&D professionals must play to deliver clear business value. In this session you'll learn about the range of AI capabilities, their application to L&D strategies, tactical steps to gain value from them, and important considerations with regard to AI strategy. Learn more.

Kristy Blaise and David Linder

201: Empathy, Engagement, and Effectiveness: A Path to Success

David Linder, Sublime Media and Kristy Blaise, Comcast

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Empathy and engagement are key to developing effective learning solutions. In this session, Sublime Media will be joined by the executive director, L&D of business engagement at Comcast to showcase digital learning solutions that generate genuine excitement and create measurable behavior change. Learn more.

Linda Daniels

301: Learning Experience Design and Architecting Human Solutions

Linda Daniels, Merck

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Organizations are fast becoming aware that effective learning solutions draw on good data, UX, and understanding the learner's journey. In this session, you'll learn all who are involved with an LXD initiative, the critical need for performance consulting, experience design, and understand the steps to help you create holistic learning experiences. Learn more.

Scott McCormick, Jennifer Murphy, Myra Roldan

401: Peripheral Trends in L&D

Scott McCormick, Emergent Enterprise, Jennifer Murphy, Quantum Improvements Consulting, and Myra Roldan, Amazon Web Services

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

There are a wide range of emerging trends in L&D that can be helpful to know about. In this panel session you'll explore a number of these trends that are just starting to enter our conversations and find out what you'll want to know now about where they're likely going in our field in the future. Learn more.

DAY 2: December 3

Mike Taylor, Mathias Vermeulen, Becca Wilson

501: Hype or Real: How to Evaluate Trends

Mike Taylor,Change4Growth, Mathias Vermeulen, Winston Wolfe, and Becca Wilson, Amazon Web Services

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

With all the trends in L&D, how do you know which are worth your time and which are best to skip until they blow over? In this panel session, you'll get helpful advice on how best to look out for useful trends, as well as evaluate them for your situation and organization. Learn more.

Manoj Kulkarni

601: Time to Re-imagine Workforce Training: Adaptive Learning at Scale

Manoj Kulkarni, Realizeit

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Too many organizations attempt to overcome their training challenges with conventional thinking. In this session, you'll learn how others are reimagining their frontline training and why personalization and adaptivity at scale is mission critical for organizational success. You’ll also learn how they made the case for this type of transformation. Learn more.

Jo Cook

701: The Virtual Classroom: Beyond 2020

Jo Cook, Lightbulb Moment Limited

11:30AM –12:30PM PT

Virtual classroom training saw a massive uptick in 2020. It's likely this will remain true in 2021 but how must it change to help a remote workforce remain engaged, undistracted, and of course, learn? Join this session as we reflect on lessons learned and explore how to evolve your virtual classroom experiences. Learn more.

Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher

801: Design Is Trending Toward the Workflow: What Does That Mean and Why Should We Care?

Conrad Gottfredson and Bob Mosher, APPLY Synergies

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

When the employee's workflow changed due to COVID-19, work and learning changed dramatically. The needs shifted quickly from course creation to shrinking performance gaps. In this session, you'll learn why this change to workflow learning is necessary and will remain so well after the crisis ends. Learn more.

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