It’s that time of the year again. Learning Technologies, the largest European gathering of L&D professionals, is upon us. As we’ll be attending both days in full force (03-04 February 2016 | Olympia, London), here comes a brief summary of what to expect from the show.
Bigger and better
Sometimes size matters. With more than 7,500 visitors, 150 free seminars, 250 exhibitors, two exhibition halls packed with the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice and Europe's leading L&D conference, in 2015 'Learning Tech' (as we all call it) provided a unique and exciting environment for all those involved in workplace learning.
But the organisers have promised that this year there will be even more to see and do! It's not just becoming the biggest show in the entire learning sector, but also the best attended and fastest growing.
On stand (B14)
Come and meet us at stand B14. If you are an existing client it will be great to catch up in person and discuss how your team are getting on with their courses. On the other hand, if Filtered has been on your radar for a while, or you’re totally new to it, we will take you through the platform and advise you on how it can train your staff, saving you time, money and resources. We’ll also have copies of our latest whitepapers on stand that you can grab for free.
If you wish to arrange a meeting in advance please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)20 7729 9043.
Session title: 10 Insights for Engaging with Learners
When & Where: 3rd February | 12.30-13.00pm | Theatre 4
In December 2015, Filtered and Towards Maturity ran a global study and surveyed 3,500 learners to understand what motivates them to learn and why they invest externally. The report, 'The Consumer Learner at Work', is very simply a wake-up call for the L&D industry.
What is important to today's learners? What impact does this have on internal L&D provision? What can we learn to influence the change in learning culture towards more self-directed learning that we seek?
Marnie Threapleton, Head of Advisory Services at Towards Maturity and I will run this fast session and tell you what technology choices today’s learners are making; when they prefer to learn; what’s their willingness to curate and share knowledge; who influences their learning choices and what support they need. So if you are talking about mobile, social, 70:20:10, learning design, games, rewards, recognition, certification or accreditation, you just cannot miss this session!
Copies of the report will be available at Filtered stand (B14) straight after the seminar.
Top tips to make the most of the show
Come prepared. At Learning Technologies there are so many great companies to meet, influential speakers to listen to and interesting free seminars to attend that choosing the right ones can be difficult. Take your time before the show and shortlist who you want to see and why.
Join the debate. It wouldn’t be a real tech event without an exciting live news feed. Most of the action is on Twitter: follow and use #LT16uk and you won’t miss a thing.
Network. At most conferences real business is done in the cafe/bar/lounge area. Get involved even if you run out of business cards!
Stay in touch. Learning Technologies comes and goes, but I promise we’ll keep in touch throughout the year. We’d love for you to do the same and send us questions, thoughts, ideas etc after the show (email@example.com).
See you there :)