Learn to Design, Deliver, and Manage Impactful Training at the TechLearn 2021 Virtual Conference

Everyone can attend as TechLearn 2021 goes fully online—but LIVE—October 25-29 with a jam-packed schedule of learning experiences.

With health and safety top of mind, Training magazine opted to continue riding the virtual wave for our TechLearn 2021 Conference, which aims to help Learning and Development (L&D) professionals design, deliver, and manage impactful training. That means everyone can attend! This event will be fully online, but all of the sessions will be LIVE; plus all attendees can listen to the recordings on demand afterward.

We learned so much during our first-ever virtual conference this past February—one of the most critical lessons being the power of connection via the Internet (in addition to the importance of a strong actual Internet connection, of course!). And we’re applying that knowledge and so much more gained over the last few months to our TechLearn 2021 Virtual Conference.

130 Learning Experiences

We’ve upped the learning (and engagement) ante with this event. Attendees can participate in 130 all-live learning experiences, including:

  • 90 practical breakouts
  • 16 solution demos
  • 5 Technology Test Kitchen days
  • Twice-daily problem-solving sessions
  • 5 Adobe maker labs
  • 5 fresh keynotes
  • 1 e-learning makeover
  • 18 dine arounds
  • 2 Innovations in Training tours
  • 2-day Camp GamiCon
  • 5 post-conference certificate programs

Can’t-Miss Keynotes

Hear from fascinating thought leaders on your high-priority issues in innovative, interactive keynote sessions, such as:

1. Creative Is Not a Noun!
Creativity is not magic—it is for everyone, believes Austin Kleon, author of The New York Times bestselling trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: “Steal Like An Artist,” “Show Your Work!” and “Keep Going.” He will share 10 principles to help anyone—regardless of job title—do more creative work. Learn to mash up and remix old ideas into new ones, how sharing process builds an innovative and productive work culture, and the value of using analog tools for better ideas.

2. Radical Transparency: Inspiration from Taiwan’s Digital Innovations
What happens when a visionary digital minister of government applies radical transparency to creating a more open, inclusive, and participatory society? You get more engagement, more leadership—and a country that never locked down during the pandemic and experienced only 11 COVID-related deaths (April 2021). Join Audrey Tang, Taiwan’s digital minister, to learn how Taiwan’s use of social innovation, apps, crowdsourcing, digital campaigns—and humor—might inspire different ways of working, learning, and communicating in the “New Normal.”

3. The Implications of Design: Prioritizing Equity in Emerging Technologies
The rise in algorithmic bias—and the consequences for non-dominant groups—demonstrates how artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning can recreate structural inequities when not thoughtfully designed. Many are unaware of how to identify harmful bias and how their own biases shape their designs. Ariam Mogos, futurist fellow at Stanford d.school, will reveal how you can support your organization with equity-centered practices, design, and training.

4. The Technology Fallacy: How People Are the Real Key to Digital Transformation
Too many companies approach digital transformation as a technology issue when it’s really a people and processes issue. Deloitte Research Lead Anh Nguyen Phillips shares why the best way to respond to digital disruption is by changing the company culture to be more agile, risk tolerant, and experimental.

5. Storytelling Lessons from “The Walking Dead”
Inspire and motivate your stakeholders to take action using the power of narrative. Learn how to craft compelling stories with Jay Bonansinga, New York Times bestselling author of “The Walking Dead” novels. Discover how to deliver them with purpose, passion, and intention from communication skills expert G. Riley Mills. Together, we’ll explore the Five Essential Stories needed to create engaging and effective learning.

Start Your Learning Engine

YOU are in the driver’s seat at our ALL-LIVE TechLearn 2021 Virtual Conference. So click here to register today and start your learning engine!

Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.