The 2017 #DevLearn Conference & Expo Backchannel – Curated Resources

This post curates resources shared via the backchannel of the 2017 DevLearn Conference & Expo being held October 25-27 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

I am a huge proponent of backchannel learning. There are many conferences I would love to be able to attend, but most people can only accommodate one or two each year. The backchannel is an excellent resource for learning from a conference or event, even if you are unable to attend in-person. I find curating and reviewing backchannel resources to be a valuable learning experience for me, even when I am attending a conference in person. Sharing these collections on this blog has shown that others find value in the collections as well.

Official DevLearn Conference Resources
Conference Website
Pre-Conference Workshops
Concurrent Sessions
xAPI Camp

Pre-Conference Posts
Headed to DevLearn? 8 Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss by Holly Hilton
DevLearn 2017 – Where am I going to be? by Bianca Woods
Getting the Most Out of Your DevLearn Experience by Bianca Woods
Pick the BEST Session at ANY conference EVERY time with this one simple trick. by David Theriault

Conference Recaps
DevLearn 2017: eThinkers in Vegas (Baby) via eThink
The IPA @DevLearn 2017 – Day One Takeouts YouTube Video
DevLearn, Las Vegas 2017 – The Exhibitors by Jackie Kennedy
DevLearn 2017 SketchNote Highlights by Nick Floro
The IPA @DevLearn 2017 – Day Two Takeouts
My first experience of #Devlearn summarised as a venn diagram by Arun Pradhan
The IPA @DevLearn 2017 – Day Three Takeouts
The IPA @DevLearn 2017 – Day Four Takeouts
#Devlearn 2017 – Day 1 by Mathias Vermeulen
#DevLearn 2017 – Day 2 by Mathias Vermeulen
#Devlearn 2017 – Day 3 by Mathias Vermeulen

Amy Webb Keynote
Resources and more shared during Amy’s Keynote (Dropbox Folder)
Future Today Institute
How I Hacked Online Dating TED Talk
Data, A Love Story
Hacking the Hyperlinked Heart
How to Think Like a Futurist by Brian Bergstein
Futurist Amy Webb’s Predictions on Where the Creative Industry is Headed by Robert Half
A Simple Tech Failure Could Lose You $440 Million in 30 Minutes. Here’s How to Prevent Disaster
How Machine Learning Will Help You Clean Up a Photo Without Accidentally Decapitating Your Aunt
These Jobs May Be Replaced Before 2030

Glen Keane Keynote
Why legendary Disney animator Glen Keane is making art for Google by Kwame Opam
Renowned Disney Animator Glen Keane’s Adam Raccoon is Coming to Green Egg Media!
Glen Keane and John Williams Team Up With Kobe Bryant for ‘Dear Basketball’ by Amid Amidi
Glen Keane and Kobe Bryant Collab ‘Dear Basketball’ To Premiere At Tribeca by Amid Amidi
The tools that help me reach inside my drawings – Glen Keane on drawing Disney – Zeitgeist 2016
Disney animator extraordinaire Glen Keane draws his character Ariel YouTube video via Daniel Albinsson

LeVar Burton Keynote
“Goodnight Moon” as read by LeVar Burton to Neil deGrasse Tyson
Levar Burton Kids Skybrary
Levar Burton’s New Podcast is like Reading Rainbow for Adults by Amy Ratcliffe
Hooray, LeVar Burton Is Now Legally Allowed to Use His Reading Rainbow Catchphrase by Jada Yuan

Jane McGonigal Keynote
Jane McGonigal’s website
Learning is Earning 2026 mentioned during Jane McGonigal’s keynote
How to Think Like a Futurist podcast summary via Soundbranch
Digital Diploma debuts at MIT by Elizabeth Durant & Alison Trachy
China is fighting toilet paper thieves with facial recognition software by Nick Statt

Session Specific Resources
DevLearn 2017 Session Trailers – YouTube Playlist
How to Attract and Keep Top Employees with Your Digital Learning Strategy by Koreen Pagano
The Big List Of Resources For Designing Digital Learning Experiences by Mel Milloway
More Than Micro – Designing Learning That Fits slides by JD Dillon
How VR Changes Learning by Dan White
Ukulele Learning resources shared by Jane Bozarth
Immersive Learning and the Future of Workplace Learning slides by Andrew Hughes
Communities of Practice resources shared by Jane Bozarth

eLearning Guild Instagram Takeover (Account taken over by Bianca Woods, Mark Britz, & David Kelly showing DevLearn behind-the-scenes)
Code Your First Augmented Reality App With ARKit by Vardhan Agrawal
Mobile Apps for Learning by Nick Floro
Friday Finds | October 27, 2017 by Mike Taylor
Prototyping for Learning by Nick Floro
Podcast: Chad Bellin – Getting Started in Augmented and Virtual Reality by Margie Meacham
Fast and Easy Follow-Up After a Conference by Wendy Terwelp
Definition of MicroLearning by Will Thalheimer
How Games & Gamification Can Help Align Processes & Procedures by Steven Boller
Knock-Knock! Is Anybody in There? – Why Your Brain is Still Essentially a Black Box by Margie Meacham
How to Network During Your Next Conference by Wendy Terwelp
Brain Based Learning and Neuroscience – What the Research Says! by Will Thalheimer
Disney plans to make augmented reality a shared experience by Jon Fingas
IEEE LTSC TAG xAPI Technical Report: Working Draft Outline

Dedicated Backchannel Queries [Tool and search terms shown in brackets]
Access the up-to-date DevLearn backchannel [Twitter: #DevLearn]

I will be adding to this list as I continue to review the backchannel transcripts and find resources. I will tweet updates occasionally as additional links are added. If you know of a valued resource I should add to the list – or if something is inaccurate – please add it to the comments or tweet me a link to @LnDDave.

If you find these collections of value, I have posts that consolidate the backchannel resources from other conferences. An archive of all of these posts can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Click here to access the archive of backchannel resource posts.