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Treat Yourself to the World of Learning Conference 2015


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DateJuly 02, 2015 Posted by: Laura Overton   Keywords: Events and Networking

Here's our take on the World of Learning Conference 2015, on 29-30 September at the NEC, Birmingham. 

This autumn, join your peers to discuss the current issues affecting L&D professionals and look ahead to the future of workplace learning.

Hear from internationally renowned organisations including Capital One International, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Diageo, American Express, LinkedIn and Santander.

Here are just some of the sessions that caught our eye from the main conference programme - it's great to see a number of Towards Maturity's Benchmarkers, Ambassadors and Supporters in the mix:

Day 1 - Tuesday 29 September

  • 09:10 - 10:05, P1 (Platinum Delegates only)
    Learning to Support the Agile Business
    Cathy Hoy, Senior L&D Manager, Commercial, Europe at Coca Cola Enterprises

  • 14:30 – 15:20, A6
    Video Learning to Improve Learning Effectiveness
    Jenny Beltran, Commercial Capability Specialist, Diageo Academy
    Dan Jones, Senior Project Manager, Brightwave

  • 16:00 – 16:45, A8
    Latest Developments in Learning Technologies
    Robert Todd, Head of Learning Technologies, LinkedIn
    (check out our thoughts on LinkedIn's aquisition of Lynda.com)


Day 2 - Wednesday 30 September

  • 11:30 – 12:15, B4
    Developing an effective learning strategy with a limited budget and limited resources 
    Hesketh Emden, Head of Training, Development and Leadership, NHS Property Services

  • 14:15 – 14:55, B5
    Embedding social learning into your learning strategy
    Polly Barnes, Group Operations and People Director, Start JudgeGill
    Perry Timms, Founder and Director, PTHR

  • 14:20 – 15:00, B6
    Effective strategies for L&D in a geographically dispersed/multi-site environment 
    Melanie Lepine, Director, Global Learning and Development Delivery, American Express

  • 15:10 – 15:40, B8
    The top 10 challenges the learning professional will face in the next 10 years
    Nigel Paine, Owner & Managing Director, nigelpaine.com


Make sure you visit our Ambassadors and Supporters who are exhibiting at the show: 

  • Acteon Communication and Learning C170/TTD
  • Redware C80
  • Training Journal DL 

(You can also book an appointment with them)


Fringe Seminars

It's worth keeping an eye on these free seminars! They focus on a variety of specialist topics around the main conference themes. They are free-to-attend, just make sure you book a place. Here's our take on the unmissables:

Day 1 - 29 September

  • 10:30 – 11:00, F1 
    Keynote: Do you have the right skills for 2016 and beyond? Closing the digital learning skills gap 
    Clive Shepherd, Consultant, Onlignment
    Margaretha Mazura, Secretary General, European Multimedia Forum (EMF)

Day 2 - 30 September

  • 10:30 – 11:00, F4
    Keynote: How to engage your team and deliver optimal performance
    Rob Jones, Head of Organisational Effectiveness, Crossrail

  • 13:20 – 14:05, F6
    Panel Discussion: Future of Learning Forum
    Robin Hoyle, Author of Learning Expert
    Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning & Development, CIPD
    Perry Timms, Founder & Director, PHTR
    Kristofor Swanson, VP Learning Technologies, J.P Morgan


Special discount for Towards Maturity Benchmark Participants: 

If you register as a platinum delegate, you can choose one of two free gifts which are an iPad mini 3 or a Sonos PLAY:1. For every two-day delegate, the free gifts available are a NutriBullet or an Amazon Fire HD 6 Tablet.

Book today and save up to 30% before the 28th of August with the exclusive code for Towards Maturity readers ‘TM1’.


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