AITD National Conference 2017
Sydney 11-12 May 2017 (9:00am - 5:00pm)
Optional Pre-Conference Workshops will take place on Wednesday 10 May 2017.Register now
The 2017 AITD National Conference will take place on 11-12 May 2017 in Sydney, Australia.
AITD's National Conference has a reputation for delivering thought-provoking presentations on contemporary issues relevant to learning and organisational development professionals.
Past conferences have included high profile L&D thought leaders like Charles Jennings, Dr Jane Bozarth, Harold Jarche, Ger Driesen, Nigel Paine, Dr Anne Bartlett-Bragg, Donald Clark, Emma Weber, Craig Weiss, Prof Robert Brinkerhoff and more.
See the AITD2016 Storify for an overview of our most recent conference.
The 2017 program is currently in development. Topics that will be explored include: learning ecosystems; performance support; learning technologies; microlearning; big data; curation; gamification and more. AITD is seeking Expressions of Interest from speakers for the 2017 Conference. If you have an interesting presentation to share with this learning community, we are keen to hear from you by 30 September 2016. Case studies and show-and-tells are particularly welcomed.
Put your organisation in front of some of the most influential Training, Learning and Development, Human Resources and Organisational Development leaders and decision-makers in Australia by sponsoring or exhibiting at the AITD Conference. Places are limited to provide sponsors with maximum exposure.
- Expose your brand to thousands of potential clients through Conference marketing collateral, AITD's magazine, enewsletters and website (campaign runs July 2016 through June 2017).
- Excellent networking potential with delegates.
- Affiliation with a credible and reputable event.
Please contact Elizabeth Robinson, at by email or 02 9211 9414 to discuss how you can get involved. The earlier you align with this event, the more opportunities you have to participate in marketing of your brand. Plus, there is an opportunity for increased exposure through alignment with the AITD Awards by booking in early.
Pre-release registration is now available for AITD members. Recognising that the full program is not available, tickets are currently on sale for 40% off the standard price. Discounts are also available for groups.
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66 Goulburn Street
The 21st Century Learning Professional
The convergence of cultural and technological drivers is changing the training landscape. The learning and development skills that have taken us this far are not enough to carry us into the future.
During these transformational times, learning professionals can meet the needs of 21st-century workforce in new and exciting ways. Simultaneously, learning
officers and managers can support the L&D organization of the future with a strong vision.
In this keynote, Connie will examine the effects that new technologies, increased collaboration, bring your own device and social media are having on the
learning and performance function. She will explore how learning professionals can expand their roles to embrace the new learning ecosystem.
Drawing on stories and examples from forward thinking practitioners, you will your role in a new light. You will leave this session with big ideas for
empowering the 21st century learner so your organization (and your career) can stay ahead of the curve.
- How changes in culture and technology affect the learning and performance ecosystem.
- How current and future workforce members can benefit from new perspectives on learning.
- How learning professionals can lead the way to a smarter and more fluid learning culture.
- How organizations can support the new learning and performance ecosystem.
Designing Learning and Performance Ecosystems
For L&D professionals, the days of simply delivering formal training, whether it be via workshops or elearning modules, is no longer enough. Instead, we are being challenged to acknowledge the crucial role of learning and performance ecosystems that also incorporate digital platforms, tools, processes, social networks, and collaborative teams.
In this session, Arun will outline the anatomy of such ecosystems before exploring the opportunities they represent. Drawing on case studies, he will identify common challenges and outline how human-centered design can provide L&D professionals with the mindset and tools to help burst the training bubble and embrace this brave new world of holistic learning.
- The anatomy of learning and performance ecosystems
- The opportunities such ecosystems present
- Common challenges and fail points
- How to use design thinking and other strategies to overcome these challenges
Measuring Learning Maturity in Digital and Social Environments
Many organisations and individuals are recognising and promoting the value of digital and online social learning... but how do you measure, evaluate and promote maturity in these environments? This presentation will outline the Levels of Learning Maturity, define Learner Behaviours and give insights into tools and techniques to advance Learning Maturity in an organisation or community.
- What is Learning Maturity, what are the levels, and how do we measure it?
- Definition of Learner Behaviours related to each level of Learning Maturity, including examples from digital and social environments
- Tools and techniques to advance learner behaviours in digital and online social environments
Visual Design for eLearning and Slides
eLearning and training slides are visual mediums, yet most learning designers have not been trained in the principles of visual design.
Effective graphics are essential to learning success, yet many practitioners find visual design to be challenging and frustrating. Furthermore, many learning designers falsely believe that they can not improve their skills because they are not artists.
In this hands-on workshop, you will see that everyone can improve their visual design skills. Drawing is not a requirement. This full-day course explores the components of visual design (graphic space, images, and typography) and the foundation principles of graphic design.Using PowerPoint as your graphic editor, you will practice by applying design principles to eLearning templates and graphics.
You will also consider ways to optimize graphics to promote learning. You will leave this workshop able to design with intention, rather than making random
or haphazard design choices.
In this session, you will learn:
• How to make intentional design choices that make your visuals appealing and effective
• How to create graphics that meet your needs through layout, imagery, and typography
• The foundation principles of visual design that have the most impact
• How to transform bullet points into visuals
• How to explain the rationale behind your design choices
The Reality of AR and VR in Learning
Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) used to be within the realm of science fiction, seen only in movies (think R2D2’s projection of Princess Leia in Star Wars, Iron Man’s heads up display and Avatar’s projection of the tree of life). However, in recent years, the development of information technology has progressed in leaps and bounds.
With Facebook’s purchase of Occulus for $2B, Apple’s purchase of AR company Metaio and Microsoft’s development of HoloLens it shows that the big players are moving into the AR/VR space.
The utilization of AR/VR technologies in training & development will blend the real world with online applications to provide an engaging, immersive, contextual and customized learning experience.
In this full day workshop participants will be able to experience some examples of this rich learning first hand. They will also be presented with a design challenge, on how they can implement AR/VR in their role or industry. Participants will also engage with some of the tools available to create AR/VR experiences, to create a simple AR/VR experience.
The structure of this workshop will include:
- What Augmented Reality & Virtual Reality is
- A hands-on look at some applications of AR/VR in learning
- Options for creating AR/VR in learning
- Tools for creating an AR/VR experience
- Practical application of the tools
Converting F2F Training to the Virtual Classroom
This workshop is for facilitators, designers and learning strategists to understand the optimal use of Virtual Classrooms in a blended learning mix. It’s purpose is to provide a researched rationale for converting F2F training to a fully interactive and agile Virtual Classroom environment.
Are you considering converting your face to face training to a virtual learning?
If you are looking to an online or blended learning solution but aren't sure where to start, this full day workshop will help you to understand the benefits of virtual classrooms. Topics include:
- Why convert to a virtual classroom
- How and where to start
- Critical design considerations
- Formulas for conversion
Spend a day with Digital and Future Learning Strategist Cheryle Walker and come away with practical tips, tools and strategies to move your training to the virtual classroom.
Participants in this full day workshop will be able to:
- Understand the use of the Virtual Classroom in the context of blended learning programs
- Explore web-conferencing alternatives suitable for highly interactive learning online
- Apply a researched design rationale to converting learning interactions to the Virtual Classroom format
- Know how to motivate and engage learners in the LIVE online environment
- Employ learning strategies that maximise learning outcomes from Virtual Classrooms
- See how a blend of Instructional and Visual Design is necessary for maximum impact
- Understand LIVE online Presence and the Facilitation skill-set
- Consider the Strategic and Operational elements of LIVE online learning within an organisation
AITD members register before 30-Nov-2016 to receive a 40% pre-release discount
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