It’s time to start getting ready for #DevLearn

It’s hard to believe that the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn conference is less than a week away. Each year the conference seems to outdo itself, adding great speakers and sessions that not only reinforce the work we’re currently doing, but inspire the type of work and thinking that we should be incorporating in the future.

This year’s keynote sessions are a great example of this. There are five different keynotes, all from highly creative people that have been successfully disruptive in their work – something I think the learning and performance profession will also be seeing in the coming years.

There is tremendous value being shared at DevLearn. In addition to the keynotes, there are over 90 concurrent sessions, 5 different learning stages (Management xChange, Emerging Tech, Technology Enriched Training, Mobile Learning, and Learning Media Studio), Demofest, Tin Can Alley, and more. There’s also great content before the start of the conference itself, including a number of great certificate programs and the Adobe Learning Summit.

Want to learn more about what to expect at DevLearn? Check out this preview video.

This year I’m thrilled to again be working with the eLearning Guild as their featured blogger. Leading up to DevLearn, I’ll be publishing a series of posts on how you can prepare yourself to maximize your conference learning experience. I’ll also be sharing ways that both attendees and those following the conference from home can contribute and learn from the conference backchannel.

Curation of the DevLearn backchannel will again feature two primary sources. I will be regularly curating the backchannel for a comprehensive curated resource post, and Hashcaster returns as a great way to see what’s currently being shared in a newspaper-like format.

In addition to the writing I’ll be doing for DevLearn, I’m also excited to be facilitating two concurrent sessions at the conference, both of which provide a deeper dive into the growing usage of curation as part of an organizational learning strategy.

Curation: Moving Beyond the Buzzword
Curation: Tools and Applications for Learning (co-facilitated by Tracy Parish)

Be sure to watch this space for new posts sharing tips for maximizing your DevLearn expereince. And if you’re attending the conference in person, please stop by one of my sessions and say hi.

See you in Vegas.