Call for Presenters for 2017 Online Learning Conference

The conference will be held September 25-27 in New Orleans. The session proposal deadline is February 15, 2017.

Training magazine is now accepting speaker session proposals for the 2017 Online Learning Conference, which will be held September 25-27, in New Orleans, LA. To submit your proposal, visit:


Training magazine’s Online Learning Conference is designed for training and learning professionals who want to leverage the latest in eLearning tools, virtual classrooms, games for learning, simulations, mobile, social media, augmented reality, and other emerging technologies to improve human performance in the workplace.

Participants get the theories and the practical how-to’s, plus hear from companies leading the charge in the use of technologies for learning. They learn strategies and best practices for designing, deploying, and managing effective learning technologies.


Attendees are organizational Learning professionals across all industry sectors, including academic institutions, government/military, health care, manufacturing, finance, transportation, and business services. Attendee titles cover the full spectrum of roles—executives, managers, developers, designers, facilitators, and project managers.

Attendees want strategies and techniques for building better, faster, cheaper online learning that adds to the bottom line. They deal with limited budgets, sometimes in IT-restricted environments. They are looking for ways to use existing learning technologies and how to integrate new technologies. They need help making the right technology decisions, navigating the “stuff” in the middle, and connecting the dots in their ultimate goal of building effective online learning to deliver value to their organizations.


  • We welcome proposals from industry experts, vendors, authors, and internal practitioners.
  • We are looking for how-to, in-the-trenches, skill-building content, as well as examples of good eLearning and business cases.
  • All proposals must be educational in nature—sales-oriented proposals will not be accepted or considered.
  • Up to five proposals may be submitted by any one person.
  • All steps of the proposal submission process must be completed.
  • All proposals will go through a thorough review process by an outside Review Committee.
  • Primary presenter will receive a complimentary conference registration; up to two co-presenters will receive a 50 percent conference discount.
  • Training magazine does not pay per diem, honoraria, or expenses for session presenters.
  • This event will be promoted in printed brochures, on,, in Training magazine, in the Training Weekly e-newsletter, and via emails to the Training universe of subscribers, attendees and members.
  • Selected presenters will be notified by April 14, 2017. If you are not contacted by April 14, your proposal will be placed on a stand-by list and you will be considered as a substitute presenter.

We are accepting proposals for the following formats:

  • Breakout Sessions (60 minutes in length, with six breakout sessions running concurrently in each time slot).
  • Hands-On Clinics (up to three hours in length, with up to six hands-on clinics running concurrently in each time slot).
  • Technology Test Kitchen Demos (demonstrations of emerging technologies delivered in the general session room with participants rotating every 15 minutes to a new demo station).
  • eLearning Design Challenge Demos (demonstrations of innovative, engaging, and results-oriented best practices in eLearning delivered in the general session room with participants rotating every 15 minutes to a new demo). Entries are being accepted in these five categories with Gold, Silver, Bronze prizes to be awarded in each: 

1. Mobile

2. Gamification

3. MicroLearning

4. Social/Collaborative

5. Simulations


  • Absence of sales pitch for products or services.
  • Content is important, timely, and practical.
  • Content deals with new trends, tools, or strategies for learning.
  • Session showcases a proven, industry-changing example.
  • Session description, title, and learning objectives are clearly defined.
  • Session fits with the overall need for diversity of content and perspectives.
  • Evidence of speaker expertise and presentation experience.

REMINDER: Selected presenters will be notified by April 14, 2017. If you are not contacted by April 14, your proposal will be placed on a stand-by list and you will be considered as a substitute presenter. 

To submit your proposal, visit:
For questions, e-mail 

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