Annual National Conference 2015
Sydney 13 and 14 May 2015 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Optional full day and half-day post-conference workshops will be available on Friday 15 May 2015. Initial registration is only available for conference delegates. Details to follow.
The 2015 AITD National Conference is taking place in May 2015 in Sydney, Australia.
AITD's Annual National Conference has developed a reputation for providing delegates with high quality, dynamic presentations on an exciting range of innovative topics.
Keynote speakers are listed below with more sessions listed under the Event Program tab (right).
Immerse yourself in a full day Post-Conference Workshop on Friday 15 May. Details are under the Post-Event Workshops tab (right).
The Conference Program is now available for download (below).
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Master of Ceremony
What Works in Social Learning
The 'New Social Learning' of the Internet is twenty years old. We've already experienced enough 'build it and they will come' failures to last a lifetime. We're starting to learn what works in Social Learning.
In this session I will explore the tactics I've used over the last decade to engage learners in being more 'social' in workplace learning. I will look at the value that can be created when social really works and I'll explore the realities of facilitating successful social learning experiences.
- Understand what makes social learning effective
- Understand how you can make social learning experiences more like the web
- Assess how applicable a range of social learning techniques are to your business
- Reflect on the potential impact of future trends and technologies
No more LMS secrets
In this riveting presentation you will get the inside scoop of the LMS industry. Gain insight and knowledge that many vendors do not want you to know. Learn the feature sets you need today and what is coming in the next two years.
Key Learning Outcomes
- How vendors calculate pricing and what you can do to save money.
- Feature sets that are a must in the next two years.
- The LMSs to watch for in 2015.
- The latest trends in the space.
Innovation in Learning: Embracing disruptive technologies
Most industries are getting disrupted by new technologies, and the learning, development and education sector is no different.
Rather than seeing this disruption as a threat, we start by examining which technologies can be used to boost training and development outcomes and efficiency.
We then look at one of the largest barriers to innovation: fear of failure. Overcoming this requires a new approach - learning through experimentation. We will examine how disruptive technologies have reduced the costs and risks associated with experimentation.
Finally, we will take you through a case study of how a multinational organisation, under threat of disruption itself, used these tools to turn a simple training program into an organisational revolution - with immediate bottom line results.
Learning Analytics: L&D’s chance for recognition?
Big Data and the advantages of effective analytics provide organisations with the information and knowledge that proves crucial for effectiveness. Learning and Development as a profession, has the opportunity to develop the necessary skills to produce Learning Analytics that enable organisations with the capabilities to respond to competitive challenges.
This session will provide participants with learning that aligns to:
- How technology is driving disruption that will ultimately support the L&D function as a key strategic partner
- How the internet of things will provide the learning data of the future
- LMS verses LRS or both?
In addition, we will examine types of analytics that should be considered as a framework for use:
- Social Network Analytics—interpersonal relationships used on social platforms that link learners to contacts, resources and ideas.
- Discourse Analytics—language as a primary tool for connection, conversation, knowledge negotiation and construction.
- Content Analytics—user-generated content is one of the defining characteristics of new learning analytics that we know add value.
- Disposition Analytics—intrinsic motivation to learn lies at the heart of engaged learning and innovation – this needs to be measured.
- Context Analytics—mobile computing is transforming access to people, content and both formal and informal learning. We need to know the contexts that are important and used.
Preparing for Digital Badges
In this session, participants will receive an introduction to the digital badges landscape, in which we will explore:
- Badge anatomy
- Badge design
- Badges and their potential to support lifelong learning
- Badges in communities, organisations and networks
This session can help participants decide if badges are an option for their organisation.
- An overview of the digital and open badges landscape
- Understand the elements of a digital or open badge
- Understand the various aspects of designing for badges
- Access to digital badge examples and case studies
- Understand how badges can be used in education, communities, organisations and professional networks
Leading in the Learning Zone
One of the greatest challenges facing training and development professionals and change agents is how to hold managers and leaders to account for their standard of performance in learning, innovation and connection.
In this session, discover and explore ways to generate higher levels of leadership engagement that inspires greater levels of commitment to learning within your business, organisation or industry.
Apply key ideas from practice and research to better champion desired change. Leave this session with helpful strategies to refine and transform your thinking and approaches. Come along ready to be questioned and inspired to take action.
- The three qualities of exceptional change-agents
- Let go of unhelpful practices while building on your strengths to make a difference
- Help leaders and managers to be accountable and committed to learning
- Pioneer a new era for training and development within your business interest
- Start to take action immediately after you leave the session
Learning in the Workplace of the Future
The nature of work is fundamentally changing. Workplaces are being physically redesigned into activity-based spaces where collaboration with others is expected. Yet our current learning practices remain focussed on classroom sessions or eLearning programs with limited integration with work based activities.
This keynote presentation will address topics:
- What does the future of work and learning look like?
- What technologies will support the future workplace?
- How do you design a sustainable and effective learning approach?
- How to use engagement with learners to understand their needs.
- How to design authentic learning tasks to integrate with new ways of collaborative working.
- How to leverage social learning technologies to enhance informal learning.
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Including workshops and conferences
- AITD requires 10 working days written notice for any cancellations. A 20% cancellation fee will be deducted from the refund (and will be considered owing if invoice is unpaid).
- For cancellations less than 10 working days prior to the workshop or event, including non-attendance on the day, there will be no refund and any outstanding monies will be considered owing.
- A substitute may be sent in the place of the registered delegate for no additional fee with the exception of a non-member replacing a member (the fee difference will be charged).
- AITD retains the right to cancel a workshop or event and will offer a full refund or transfer.
- AITD is not liable for any travel, accommodation or other costs that you may have incurred in relation to the cancelled workshop or event.
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- AITD reserves the right to vary the program, presenters and speakers where necessary.
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