Towards Maturity’s pick of the best at World of Learning 2012

by | Sep 11, 2012 | Articles

World of Learning at the NEC this year is celebrating 20 years on the 2nd and 3rd of October. There is lots going on so if you are going to the whole event or just to the exhibition, we thought you might appreciate our pick of the best

(editors note – we might be a bit biased here with a focus on the Towards Maturity Ambassadors, supporters and top performers in our benchmark but we think they have got some great ideas to share!):

Our pick of the conference programme

Don’t forget that it’s not too late for Towards Maturity Research community members still qualify for a 10% discount on the conference programme – just quote Towards when you book.

2nd October – Don’t miss

  • Opening Address,10:05 – 10:45 –How will L&D have to adapt to the changing workforce? with Caroline Waters OBE, Director of People & Policy,BT
  • 13:40 – 14:25 –Reduce cost, increase performance, support growth. How can L&D deliver?withTim Drewitt, elearning Specialist, Eversheds; Robert Craig, HR Manager, Eaton Aerospace; Rachel Powell, L&D Technology Specialist, EDF Energy
  • 4:30 – 15:30 –How people really learn at work – the 70:20:10 model in action with Boyd Glover, Head of Skills Training, Dixons; Steve Dineen, CEO, Fusion Universal (Best wishes to Boyd  he is shortlisted for an e-learning award in November!)
  • A3 14:55 – 15:55 Learning and talent in the Cloud with David Wilson, Managing Director, Elearnity ( a TM supporter)  and Conrad Hamer, Business Development Manager, Jenison
  • Keynote – 16:00 – 16:45 –Learning innovation with tomorrow’s technology tools Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor of Learning Technologies, University of Plymouth

3rd October -Don’t miss

  • M6 11:30 – 12:20 Mobile learning or mobile performance? with Ros Sutton, Learning Strategy Consultant, PwC; Sam Taylor, elearning Manager, Barclaycard
  • A6 13:20 – 14:10 Technology not just to cut costs, but to add value withJames Snook, Online Training Manager, EST; Phil Green, Consultant, Onlignment
  • A8 14:25 – 15:15 Collaborate and innovate to succeed in L&D with Lesley McGuire, Learning Technology Manager, Macmillan Cancer Support; Martin Baker, Founder, The Learning Consortium
  • 15:20 – 15:50 finally please come and support Laura Overton in the final session of the day where she will be battling it out PechaKucha style!


Our pick of the exhibition
It is free to attend the exhibition just register here to save some time! There are lots of free seminars to attend where you can pick up practical ideas from the experts, here are some of our favourites:

Tuesday 2nd October

3rd October

Don’t forget to say hello to our supporters and ambassadors at the show as well:

  • Charity Learning Consortium stend A180
  • Corporate eLearning Consortium  – stand A180
  • eLearning Network (eLN) – stand F80
  • Acteon (previously Information Transfer) on stand  D210
  • Kallidus (formally E2train) on E50
  • LINE Communications Group on stand E170
  • Redware on stand  E30 / TTD
  • Training Journal on stand A250
  • Upside Learning Solutions  on stand D250

Practical stuff!

The World of Learning is open during the following times:

Tuesday 2 October 2012:         10:00-17:00
Wednesday 3 October 2012:    10:00-16:00

Directions -The World of Learning 2012 takes place at:

Hall 3A, National Exhibition Centre,
Birmingham, B40 1NT

The NEC can be easily reached by train, car, plane, taxi or coach. For full directions visit the NEC website.

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