My 2015 LSCon / EcoCon Schedule


Learning Solutions/Ecosystem 2015 will be 10th big L&D industry event and 4th in the past 5 months, and it’s by far my favorite! The eLearning Guild always puts on a great, energetic, community-oriented show with an array of quality formal and informal learning offerings. Another big positive for me is the size of the event – it’s big enough to have a decent variety of sessions but also calm enough to allow for discussion and networking. I also enjoy the mix of traditional conference activities (concurrent sessions, keynotes, etc.) and informal community activities (Game Crawl, morning buzzes, #lrnchat).

Here’s a breakdown of my current schedule for #LSCon/#EcoCon. I arrived at this list based on a few considerations:

  • I am hosting several scheduled activities, including 2 concurrent sessions and 1 featured panel.
  • I like to support my L&D peers that I consider part of my PLN, especially if I have never seen them present in the past.
  • I am interested in discussions regarding the future of our work, especially ways we need to evolve and adapt as L&D professionals to further our goals of improving performance and business results.
  • Social, performance support, and user-generated content are my current big topics of interest.

If you’ll be attending any of the same sessions, be sure to say HI!

Sunday, March 22

4pm: Conference Registration

  • I basically live next door to the conference venue. This gives me the luxury of skipping over a few days early to register and walk around despite not having any formal activities until Wednesday. If you’ll already be around on Sunday, drop me a note and say HI!

Tuesday, March 24

5:30pm: EcoCon Welcome Reception (tentative)

Wednesday, March 25

7:15am: Formalizing Informal Learning (MB08)

  • Presenters: Bob Mosher & Conrad Gottfredson

8:30am: Return on Imagination (Keynote – GS01)

  • Presenter: Tom Wujec

10am: Meeting the Needs of the Modern Learner (SC101)

  • Presenter: Carol Leaman

10:45am: The Power of Community in the New Social Workplace (Learning Solutions – F3)

  • Panel: Jane Bozarth, Mark Britz, Julian Stodd, & ME

11:45am: Lunch

1pm: Transform Users into Contributors (Learning Solutions – 106)

  • Presenter: ME!

2:30pm: Scaffolded Social Learning – Designing Learning Fit for the Social Age (Learning Solutions – 211)

  • Presenter: Julian Stodd

4pm: Managing Data-Driven Learning Projects (Learning Solutions – 305)

  • Presenters: Aaron Silvers & Megan Torrance

5pm: Expo Reception

6:30pm: Game Crawl

Thursday, March 26

7:15am: Sponsoring and Supporting Social in Organizations (MB15)

  • Presenter: Mark Britz

8:30am: The Future of Learning at Work (Keynote – GS02)

  • Presenter: Michael Furdyk

10:45am: Reworking the Puzzle – How Kaplan Built a Smarter Learning Ecosystem (Ecosystem – 4002)

  • Presenters: Carol Leaman & ME

11:45am: Lunch

12pm: Addressing the Wave of “Bring Your Own Learning” (SC203)

  • Presenter: David Blake

1pm: Content Wrangling: Applying Content Strategy and Information Architecture (SB204)

  • Presenter: Aaron Silvers

2pm: eLearning Guild Expo Booth

2:30pm: The Emerging Roles of the 21st Century Learning Professional (Learning Solutions – 604)

  • Presenter: Connie Malamed

3:45pm: Understanding the Social Age of Learning (Ecosystem – 7003)

  • Presenter: Julian Stodd

4:45pm: DemoFest (exhibitor)

8:30pm: #lrnchat LIVE

Friday, March 27

7:15am: Finding New Channels for Delivering Learning (MB26)

  • Presenter: Adam Weisblatt

8:30am: Content Curation, Social Learning, and Modern Training Strategy (Learning Solutions – 803)

  • Presenter: Vadim Eelen

10am: The Future of Learning: Where Should We Focus in 2015? (Learning Solutions – 901)

  • Presenter: Nick Floro

11:15am: Design Thinking to Enhance Learning (Keynote – GS03)

  • Presenter: Juliette Lamontagne

If you’ll be at #LSCon or #EcoCon, what sessions are you most looking forward to? If you aren’t attending, be sure to follow the backchannel via the hashtags along with David Kelly’s curated resources.

My 2015 LSCon / EcoCon Schedule

by JD Dillon time to read: 2 min