Experimenting with conference design

Clark Quinn

And, what’s nice, is that they’re experimenting with conference design, not just moving straight online. To be fair, the Learning Guild has had a continual practice of trying different things at their conferences, and it’s been good. And their stated goal is changing the way we conference. There are some free conferences being put on, mostly webinars. I’m glad that they’re experimenting with conference design.

Flying to Conferences

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

I just want to take a few moments to consider Bryan Alexander's comments about flying to conferences. As most readers know, I have flown to hundreds of academic conferences over the years. Flying to conferences is just one of the things I've done over the years. And this , not my flying to conferences, is where the real environmental issue lies. So I guess I would be considered a prime offender in this regard. Except - I don't see myself as an 'offender' per se.

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BCS Conference

Dave Snowden

Conference blogs NewsI started yesterday with a keynote address to the BCS Agile group. I'd accepted the booking some time ago on condition that I was on first so that I could get to Cardiff in time for certain important events but it made for a packed morning. I only got back from Amsterdam late on Friday night and had to start a two week trip to Hong Kong and Singapore on Sunday so time was packed.

Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration

Dan Pontefract

34 world-class speakers have waived their fees to deliver a series of free … Continue reading "Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration". The post Speak Aid 2020 (a free virtual leadership conference) Is Now Open For Public Registration appeared first on Dan Pontefract. Speak Aid 2020 speaking conference leadership speakaid2020I’m so excited to let you know that Speak Aid 2020 is now open for public registration.

#AECT17 Conference Contributions

Clark Quinn

So, at the recent AECT 2017 conference, I participated in three ways that are worth noting. Unfortunately, the audience was small ( 27 parallel sessions and at the end of the conference) so there wasn’t a lot of feedback. The post #AECT17 Conference Contributions appeared first on Learnlets. I had the honor of participating in two sessions based upon writings I’d contributed, and one based upon my own cogitations. I thought I’d share the thinking.

Conference advice

Clark Quinn

David Kelly of the eLearning Guild has a series of interviews going on about attending conferences. Today’s interview is me, and you’re welcome to have a look at my thoughts on conferences. The point is to help attendees get some good strategies about how to prepare beforehand and take advantage after the fact, as well as what to bring and how to get the most out of it. Feedback welcome! meta-learning social strategy

[liveblog] Google AI Conference

David Weinberger

I am, surprisingly, at the first PAIR (People + AI Research) conference at Google, in Cambridge. ” I’ve already had three eye-opening conversations and the conference hasn’t even begun yet. The conference seems admirably gender-balanced in audience and speakers.). The post [liveblog] Google AI Conference appeared first on Joho the Blog There are about 100 people here, maybe half from Google.

Digital Learning Research Network Conference

George Siemens

I’ve been working with several colleagues on arranging the upcoming Digital Learning Research Network (dLRN) conference at Stanford, October 16-17, 2015. The conference will include social scientists, activists, philosophers, researchers, and rabble rousers. For a more thoughtful analysis of the conference and our call for submissions, see Bonnie Stewart , Kate Bowles , and Kristen Eshleman.

eLearning Conferences 2013

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 28th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year. Past years eLearning Conferences 2012 , eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. As always, please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. link] December 3-5, 2012 Australasian Conference on Information Systems , Geelong, Australia. Clayton R.

eLearning Conferences 2012

Tony Karrer

Wright has done his 26th version of his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2011 , eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this free conference list.

Review: SharePoint Conference 2011

Dan Pontefract

I recently had the opportunity to attend and speak at SharePoint Conference 2011 in Anaheim, California along with roughly 8,000 other attendees. This was the first SharePoint conference since the Fall of 2009. It was also the first conference since the launch of SharePoint 2010 – the latest public version available to customers. I found the term ‘collaboration’ being used throughout the conference as well. Overall, it was a good conference.

The MIT Second Machine Age Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A couple of weeks ago I attended MIT’s Second Machine Age Conference , an event inspired by the best-selling book of the same title published earlier this year by MIT’s Erik Brynjolffson and Andy McAfee. The conference presented some of the leading-edge research that’s ushering the emerging second machine age , and explored its impact on the economy and society. The conference was truly thought provoking.

The TED of all Learning Conferences #LWF12

Dan Pontefract

On the dates of 25 January through 26 January, 2012, I had the opportunity to participate for the first time in the Learning Without Frontiers “ Future of Learning Conference and Festival ” held at Olympia in London, England. As the title of this post suggests, I believe it truly is the TED of all Learning Conferences. And since 1990, I’ve attended roughly 100 different conferences of all shapes, forms and sizes so my sample size is relatively good.

NHS conference

Dave Snowden

I spoke at a Development Day for senior leaders in the NHS today. As promised slides, podcast and other material are all referenced below. To all other readers - normal blogging will resume shortly, but you may find all the links here useful anyway. Those interested in taking up the methods and tools should consider the two day training (or three days if you add in the SenseMaker® day) coming up in London 2-3 November. More details here.

AITD National Conference 2014

Harold Jarche

I will be speaking tomorrow at the AITD national conference in Sydney, NSW. Can you give us an overview of what we can expect from your From Training to Performance to Social pre-conference workshop? Sydney Harbour. Here is the interview I had with the staff prior to leaving Canada. AITD: Without giving too much away can you tell us about your Work is learning and learning is the work keynote address?

Adaptive Path 2015 Conferences & Workshops: End of Year Registration Sale

Adaptive Path

It’s that time of year again… We’re running our annual end-of-year events sale and now is the time to save big on next year’s conferences and our Copenhagen UX Intensive workshop. Conferences. MX: Managing Experience Conference. Events 2015 Events Adaptive Path Events Conference Managing Experience UX Intensive UX Week Workshop

Reaction to IMS Learning Impact 2012 Conference

Xyleme

We may have all been drinking the same cool-aid, but at the IMS Global Learning Consortium Learning Impact Conference in Toronto, there was a meeting of the minds. A major track at the conference was Individualized Learning in K12. However, of the participants actually doing it I spoke with at the IMS conference, many believe the requirements are ahead of the market and they are being forced to make decisions from a limited set of options. Conferences

Playtime is Over: Reflecting on 2015’s Service Experience Conference

Adaptive Path

At this year’s Service Experience Conference , it was clear: playtime is over. The third-annual conference took place November 16-17 in San Francisco, bringing together various industries and organizations to address how we design and deliver great service experiences that create value for both people and organizations. The theme of this year’s conference seemed to hang on that question. Service design has matured. We must get out of the sandbox.

Networked Learning Conference

George Siemens

The Networked Learning Conference has now posted conference papers from the 2010 conference. I want to draw attention to three papers in particular that were influenced by CCK08/09 that Stephen Downes and I have delivered over the last few years (we’re gearing up for 2010.

Learning and eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2019

Xyleme

It is time to start planning your 2019 learning conferences to attend, we are! Here is a list of some of our favorite conference to go to, but we would love your input also! Email Us the details of any conferences we have missed or that aren’t on our radar yet. ATD TechKnowledge Conference. ATD TechKnowledge is the premier conference and exposition at the intersection of technology and learning. Learning Solutions 2019 Conference & Expo.

Future of Conferences: Why People Attend

Jay Cross

I’m investigating the future of f2f conferences. Will conferences be disrupted à la newspaper business? What’s the future for L&D conferences, say five years out? How can we make conferences more effective? First of all, Why do people attend conferences? Participants attend conferences to network and to learn. Why do you attend conferences? Related: my Scoop on the future of conferences.

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Jay Cross

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Announcing: aWEAR Conference: Wearables and Learning

George Siemens

Over the past six months, we’ve been working on pulling together a conference to evaluate, highlight, explore, and engage with prominent trends in wearable technologies in the educational process. The aWEAR conference will be held Nov 14-15 at Stanford. If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring or supporting the conference, please send me an email. The 2016 aWEAR conference is the first international wearables in learning and education conference.

A New Tribe: Reflections on the Service Experience Conference 2013

Adaptive Path

In one of the most passionate talks of the conference, she told the audience how she got her staff to understand the value of paying attention to the patron experience, from the trash in the parking lot to checking out books to the feeling of the bathroom. For our part, we will continue to bring this new community together — we’re planning the second Service Experience Conference for the fall of 2014. Events Service Design Service Experience Conference Uncategorized

Meaning Conference Highlights – A Collaborative Future #lawwe

Luis Suarez

Not long ago I mentioned over here in this blog how one of the many reasons why I went through that extended blogging hiatus towards the end of 2012 was due to a rather intense business travelling schedule that took me on a tour of several different European countries to participate, as a speaker, on various conference events, customer meetings, enablement workshops and so forth. Something other conference events should mimic and learn from a great deal!

Why the Core77 Conference is About User Experience

Adaptive Path

The Core77 Conference speaker line up includes, among others, a UX lead at Google X, a wearable technology designer and a guy brazen enough to suggest that putting a floating swimming pool in the East River would be a great way to clean it up. At first glance, this event may not look like a typical conference for an interaction designer, but at the core of each presentation, you’ll find a reverence for the human experience and the way we interact with the world around us.

The MIT Systems Thinking Conference

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently participated in MIT’s 2010 Systems Thinking Conference for Contemporary Challenges. This annual conference is sponsored by Systems Design and Management (SDM) - an interdisciplinary program between MIT’s School of Engineering and Sloan School of Management. Earlier this year I heard Professor Sterman give a similar talk at a conference on Smarter Health through Modeling and Simulation held at IBM’s Almaden Research Lab.

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Digital Learning Research Network Conference 2016

George Siemens

As part of the Digital Learning Research Network, we held our first conference at Stanford last year. The conference focused on making sense of higher education. This year, we are hosting the 2nd dLRN conference in downtown Fort Worth, October 21-22 The conference call for papers is now open. The discussions and prsentations addressed many of the critical challenges faced by learners, educators, administrators, and others. The schedule and archive are available here.

The greatest MOOC conference in the history of MOOCs

George Siemens

I have been working with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the past year on organizing a grant, whitepaper, and conference on MOOCs. The Conference. As part of this work, we are organizing a conference at University of Texas Arlington December 5-6, 2013: MOOCs and Emerging Educational Models: Policy, Practice, and Learning. Basically, this conference will be an outstanding opportunity to get a pulse of MOOC trends and trajectories.

eLearning Conferences 2011

Tony Karrer

Clayton Wright has done his amazing list of conferences again this year and has asked me to post again. Past years eLearning Conferences 2010 , eLearning Conferences 2009. Please note that events, dates, titles, and locations may change; thus, CHECK the specific conference website. No liability is assumed for any errors that may have been introduced inadvertently during the assembly of this conference list.

EdTech Innovation Conference, May 1-3, 2013

George Siemens

I’m rather excited to announce the EdTech Innovation conference in Calgary, Alberta, May 1-3, 2013. The conference has a Canadian focus, but we welcome international attendees who are interested in EdTech innovation: EdTech Innovation is a national conference, hosted by Athabasca University in Calgary, May 1 -3, 2013, bringing together startups, researchers, and technology purchasers and venture capitalists.

Phoenix conference - opening presentation

Dave Snowden

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Virtually free conference

Jay Cross

Back-channel: “Follow us before you get to the event at @kmworld and be sure to use #kmworld in your tweets from the conference. I’m attending KM World virtually for the next two days. Presentations are being screened live. I’ll see recordings of part of this: the gun goes off at 5:45 am Pacific and I don’t do that for anybody. The speaker line-up is great. David Weinberger. Dave Snowden. Awesome thinkers and explainers! Here’s the program.

Conferences can be better, a whole lot better

Jay Cross

The conference business is booming yet every participant has some major gripe about the way conferences are run. In the beginning of the year, I looked into the future of conferences. I concluded that: Flipping conference presentations can vastly improve learning outcomes. Many Next Practices for conferences (I’ve listed 30) are not difficult to implement. As in the workplace, informal learning at conferences has more impact than formal learning.

After press conferences, what?

David Weinberger

After watching President Obama at the Republican Caucus, it’s clearer than ever that press conferences need to go the way of press releases. So, what do we replace press conferences with? But, in the Age of the Web it seems clear to me that we need to supplement press conferences with forums that replace objectivity with transparency, timidity with passion, and professionals with all of us

Experience redesign: the conference booth

Adaptive Path

Few people like visiting a booth at a conference. Our talented designer Trina Hancock envisioned it as a serene oasis in an otherwise chaotic space, bringing our love of experience design to the conference room floor. So it was super important to everyone involved to figure out what our version of a conference booth should feel like. Our redesign of the conference booth was just another way of showing how experience design can create delightful results.

Cross Conference Cogitations

Clark Quinn

In the course of the past month, I’ve attended (and spoken at) 4 conferences: DevLearn, WCET, VSS, and Online Educa. Each was from a different area: DevLearn is mostly corporate, WCET is largely higher ed, VSS is mostly K12, and Online Educa is more academic (and European). As a consequence, I’ve had a somewhat biased (mostly US) but reasonably broad exposure to the state of the industry. The news is mixed. There are some bright spots of innovation and excitement.

Drucker Forum – Video Update #1 – Conference Overview

Dan Pontefract

Overview of the conference. Your browser does not support the video tag. Early morning first thoughts. 204 total views, 204 views today. Dan''s Related Posts: Flat Army: Chapter 1 Overview Flat Army: An Overview of the Book Flat Army: Chapter 4 Overview Connected Leader Attributes Graphic from Flat Army Flat Army: Chapter 2 Overview. Drucker Forum

Social Business Forum Highlights – Reinventing Conference Events

Luis Suarez

To kick things off, this blog entry will focus though on my overall impressions of the event itself and what I thought about the whole atmosphere altogether, and if I were to summarise it in a single sentence I would probably say that the #sbf11 event has just redefined, for me, the way conference events should be like. How come very very few other conferences do that for guest speakers? but also for the overall conference.

What’s wrong with the Canadian conference circuit?

George Siemens

Conferences are the lifeblood of knowledge exchange in academic disciplines, business, and government. While I generally have more conference options than I can attend (and certainly more than I can afford to attend), my colleagues informed me that in a continent such as Africa, academics look with envy at the rich conference options available in other regions (notably Europe and US). I’ve been reflecting on my experience with conferences in Canada.

JAC 2012 – Joint Alumni Conference Event Highlights

Luis Suarez

As you may have seen from my recent live tweeting from over the last couple of days, I am returning back home from Zurich, Switzerland, one of my favourite European cities, after having presented at, and attended, the excellent Joint Alumni Conference 2012 event on what I think has been one of the most inspiring events that I have attended in a while. Collaboration Communities Conference Events Enterprise2.0

Conference Balance

Clark Quinn

Just read a great post by Clive Shepherd - Cutting the Pie - where he discusses what the appropriate balance is at conferences. As you know creating Better Conferences is something that very much interests me. Check out that post, the poll results and the discussion for lots of ideas on how to make conferences better. He'd like to see a balance: This is interesting timing for me having just returned from the ASTD Conference.

World Conference in Online Learning - Opening Plenary

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

This conference is a platform for all of us to come up with ideas and better solutions. In this conference there are sessions about the future, which I encourage you to attend. Opening Plenary Laura Czerniewicz Changing Pedagogies Two short stories about pedagogy: 1. There have been protests recently in South African universities. Interestingly, some of these have been about pedagogy.