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Learning Technologies 2015 eXchange

by | Dec 15, 2014 | Articles

The eXchanges programme is a unique, free opportunity to get up close and personal with the speakers at the Learning Technology event on 28th-29th January 2015.

Please note this is not a webinar but a face-to-face group meeting.

eXchanges at a glance:

  • Full agenda for exchange programme is now published below
  • Turn up on the stand 5 minutes before the exchange is due to start to join in (if spaces allow!)
  • eXchanges is free to participate for anyone registered to attend the Learning Technologies or Learning and Skills exhibition at Olympia 28th and 29th January – follow the links to register for the exhibition
  • Exchanges take place on Stand 88 (for LT exchanges) and Stand 416 (for L&S exchanges)
  • Watch this space for a series of blogs following the eXchange sessions.


What are the eXchanges?

Towards Maturity have teamed up with our supporter Training Journal to bring you the Learning and Skills and Learning Technologies eXchange on the 28th-29th January at Olympia as part of the LT/L&S Exhibition’s Share and Learn Programme.

This is the fourth year that Learning Technologies and Learning and Skills are hosting an official eXchange to give the learning and development community a chance to meet, network and collaborate at the event. eXchanges will provide a unique opportunity to get up close and personal with speakers from the conference.

The eXchanges provides an opportunity for L&D practitioners who are visiting the show to directly meet the conference speakers to exchange practical ideas and experiences around themes being discussed in the conference.


An opportunity for personal interaction with conference speakers

The feedback that we received last year was unanimous: What a great idea! Like all great ideas, it’s simple and straight forward, but incredibly effective. Each eXchanges will take the form of an informal, face-to-face group conversation looking at answers to practical questions that will stimulate innovation and creativity in learning and development. The eXchanges will last for an hour and their USP is that each one will be lead by an industry-leading expert who is speaking at the conference.

Every eXchange will give you personal access to much respected industry leaders and conference speakers. Here’s your moment to air your questions, problems and even solutions to your industry peers.

Please note that each eXchange session can be followed on Twitter using the hashtags: #LT15ex and #LAS15ex

We are no longer taking bookings online for the Learning Technologies eXchange. Please come to stand 88 or 416 a few minutes before your chosen session starts and we will do our best to fit you in.

2015 eXchanges Timetable

Wednesday 28th January

11:20 – 12:20
Kandy Woodfield
The Do’s and don’ts of facilitating vibrant communities of practice
Edward Gallier 
How to support in-company sharing of knowledge

14:00 – 15:00
Clive Shepherd
How to build high impact blended learning
Martin Couzins /Sam Burroughs 
How can we use MOOCs effectively in corporate learning?

15:15 – 16:15
Julian Stodd
How to identify the right learning tools for the social age
Patti Shank
What are today’s essential instructional design skills?

Thursday 29th January

11:20 – 12:20
Mark Reilly 
How to deliver business results with game based learning
Gary Hearn
How to transform learning (and bring the business with you)

13:30 – 14:30
Nigel Paine
Speed, innovation, change: How to meet the learning challenge
Velda Barnes 
How can we manage stakeholders more effectively?

14:45 – 15:45
Laura Overton
Delivering Value – how to build a high performing learning team
Charles Jennings
Embedded Learning – extending learning beyond the formal 


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