You have arrived! Now let's get you where you need to go!
Do you need to be here? ASTD TechKnowledge attendees come from the most progressive companies in the world, but it's what they do at those companies that distinguishes them from other learning professionals.
If you call yourself an instructional designer, an e-learning developer, a trainer in the modern age of learning, a knowledge manager, OR if you are responsible for learning AND show up to work and sit at a computer, carry a mobile device, or log onto Facebook a few times a week, YOU are a learning professional with technology on the mind. Now, figure out how technology will give your learning role or program the edge
at your company, with your clients, and to your own future as a learning professional.
What's going to help you get the edge? ASTD TechKnowledge is always full of learning opportunities and we know that those opportunities can sometimes be overwhelming. Let us help you figure it out.TK Chats
are new in 2011! Using an informal mix of interview and conversation, a series of topical discussions will take place on the Expo floor to give you a chance to connect with both experts and peers and challenge your thinking and knowledge on the latest trends in technology-based learning. Discussions will be moderated by members of the 2011 Planning Advisory Committee.
Case studies will make you think and these key companies stories will push you the think hard! Representatives from Adobe, Cisco, Marriott, Qualcomm, the US Air Force, Virginia Department of Transportation, and Yum! Brands will share their experiences with a range of initiatives.
Featured speakers continue to inspire. The gurus in the field are back with more and you will want to hear the latest and greatest from Michael Allen
, Ruth Clark, Lance Dublin, Anders Gronstedt, Jennifer Hofmann, Karl Kapp, James Kirkpatrick, Bob Mosher, Bob Pike, Marc Rosenberg, Allison Rossett, and more.
Preconference workshops give you a running start to this major learning event! Workshops, held on February 1, 2011, are full and half-day programs held the day before the conference begins. These workshops offer in-depth coverage of topics as well as hands-on work to build skills. There is an additional fee and advance sign-up is required.
The Schedule Builder is your online session guide! This feature allows you to view sessions chronologically as well as search by time, speaker name, and format. Looking for more information? Click on the session title for a complete session description. To read the speaker’s profile, click on the name. Best of all, when you find something of interest to you, simply add it to your own personal calendar to help you keep track of the sessions you wish to attend.
Remember, conference sessions do not require advance sign-up and are first-come, first-served. Using Schedule Builder to develop your personal schedule does not register you for a particular session.
Our general session speakers will get your creative juices flowing! General Sessions will be held on Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 8:15 a.m. showcasing keynote speakers with important messages for the e-learning practitioner. These sessions are an opportunity for all conference participants to come together and hear from the leaders in the profession. Keynote speakers offer insight and inspiration, current thinking and future trends on a range of topics of interest to participants. Wednesday and Thursday General Sessions will be followed by extended EXPO time.
Creation Stations give you a hands-on experience! Creation Stations are tech labs for adult learners. Each class is limited in size and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Computers are provided for in-depth learning. 2011 topics will include Flash, Camtasia, Captivate, and Articulate, as well as sessions on virtual worlds, open source, performance support, social media, and communities of practice. Each Creation Station will be repeated to allow more people to attend. See individual session descriptions for any prerequisites.
Tech Intensives give you the most in-depth experience we hav to offer. Tech Intensives are two hour intensives on topics requiring more depth and interactive delivery. Ten different topics will be offered; four will be hands-on using computers. Topics for 2011 include: moving from classroom to virtual facilitation, creating assessments, emotional intelligence online and more.
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