Bring Fresh Creativity to Your Solutions

Shake up your typical learning solutions with some fresh inspiration. Over the course of eight sessions, you'll find new ways to get creative in your own work. Join leaders and design experts as they share and explore tools and strategies for catching the attention of learners and leaving strong impressions.


DAY 1: September 29

Matthew Hoffmann

101: Recording Professional Audio for Great Sounding Training Programs

Matthew Hoffmann, AT&T

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Want to improve the quality of your audio without going to a professional studio? In this session you'll learn about the software, equipment, room treatment, and editing techniques that can help you achieve professional sounding audio recordings from your own home or office. Learn more.

Tricia Ransom & Judy Katz

201: Wonder Woman, Wakanda, and Work: Multimedia Solutions for Representation

Tricia Ransom, Uber and Judy Katz, Eduworks

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

We want to present realistic and respectful representation of diverse groups, but it's not uncommon to run into stumbling blocks when using popular sites for stock images and videos. In this session, you'll discover a plethora of media sources for authentic representation and learn approaches for creating and reusing your own images. Learn more.

Connie Malamed

301: Visual Styles That Inspire

Connie Malamed, Mastering Instructional Design

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

Whether you create graphics yourself, work with graphic designers, or manage a team, it pays to have a consistent visual style as your framework for projects. In this session, you'll explore where to find visual styles, what it takes to modify them for varied audiences, and how to use repetition and contrast to create a unified design. Learn more.

Vanessa Alzate

401: How to Use TikTok Videos as Part of Your Learning Culture

Vanessa Alzate, Anchored Training

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Want to create bite-sized videos that feel approachable and get right to the point? Consider TikTok-style videos. In this session, you'll learn what makes a great educational TikTok video, what tools and approaches you can use to make them, and how you can take the principles of these short-form videos and apply them to your organization's learning strategies. Learn more.

DAY 2: September 30

Jonathan Halls

501: 12 Tips for Production Instructional Podcasts

Jonathan Halls, Jonathan Halls

8:15 AM – 9:30 AM PT

Podcasts are an awesome tool for supporting learning. However, producing ones that are engaging and keep listeners wanting more is easier said than done. In this session you'll learn how to deepen the learning experience within an instructional podcast, what essential gear you'll need to get started, and what techniques can help you sound more polished when recording. Learn more.

Rachel Dillon

601: It’s More Than Pretty: Applying Graphic Design Principles Makes Learning Easier

Rachel Dillon, T-Mobile

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Graphic design does more than make things pretty: When used strategically, it can also make learning easier. In this session you'll uncover ways you can use graphic design techniques to reduce cognitive load, help your audience focus, and increase the impact your learning experiences are able to make. Learn more.

Ryan Knott

701: How To Make Video and Image Content Accessible for Everyone

Ryan Knott, TechSmith

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM PT

If you're not ensuring your graphics and multimedia are accessible, the projects and learning experiences you create will end up leaving a lot of people behind. In this session you'll discover techniques and approaches specifically for making images, visuals, and videos more accessible. And it's all easier to do than you might think! Learn more.

Tim Ng & Lisa Sepahi

801: Creating Effective Video for Learning

Tim Ng & Lisa Sepahi, CSH

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Video can be a highly effective tool for supporting learning. In this session you'll find out how to make the most of mobile technology, webcams, and screencasting to create your own engaging videos. You'll uncover video creation techniques, free and low-cost editing and animation tools, and strategies for how best to use video to help people learn. Learn more.


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