The Top eLearning Conferences to Attend in 2019 Paula McNamee Published on December 20, 2018 Visiting an eLearning conference is something every eLearning professional should have on their to-do list. Industry specific events like these provide an opportunity to give your professional development a boost, network with other eLearning professionals, and gain the latest insights from industry leaders. With hundreds of eLearning conferences out there, it can be difficult to ascertain which ones are worth attending. As seasoned attendees, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite eLearning conference recommendations. Mark the date on your calendar, and we might see you there! Learning Technologies Learning Technologies is one of the biggest workplace learning exhibitions in Europe. It takes place in London from 13 - 14 February 2019, and is one that LearnUpon mark in our calendars every year. This year, come visit us at Stand H22! With more than 8,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, over 200 exhibitors, there’s lots to see, do, and learn. You can get a taste of what you’ll experience at Learning Technologies by watching some of the conferences engaging event videos available on YouTube. Learning Technologies’ summer event is also one not to be missed. Training Conference and Expo 2019 will mark Training Conference and Expo’s 42nd year, and will take place in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, from February 25 - 27. For the last 41 years, this conference has brought together learning and training professionals from all industries and experience levels to share knowledge and ideas. Training Expo is also aimed at a wide range of training professions. From training managers to instructional designers to trainers and more, it has something for everyone. Self-described as “the industry’s leading train-the-trainer event for anyone charged with increasing workplace performance”, the conference offers huge value to training professionals. This is one that LearnUpon likes to attend every year, as we find it provides eclectic, informative talks, and content that helps trainers to up-skill. Be sure to check out the Test Kitchen, another element that makes this conference truly unique! Learning Solutions Learning Solutions will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 26 - 28, 2019. This eLearning conference provides an invaluable experience for training and learning professionals. Considered a must-attend event, the conference showcases inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panels and discussions, and workshops for those looking for an in-depth learning experience. Open to a mixed array of training professionals, including those interested in design, development, and management, it’s a great event to find like-minded people in the industry. By attending this conference, you’ll discover the challenges facing the eLearning industry, while improving your skills simultaneously. CLO Symposium Celebrating its 15th year in 2019, CLO Symposium takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from April 1 - 3. This conference focuses on examining the trends, technologies and practices transforming employee development into an even more powerful force for sustained success. The event is aimed at a wide range of people in varying roles from beginners to senior professionals. And with lots of interesting speakers and talks, it’s one to add to your diary. ATD International Conference & Expo ATD is one of the leading eLearning conferences in the States, and takes place in Washington D.C.from May 19 - 22, 2019. With over 15,000 attending yearly, this conference features 400 speakers delivering 300 sessions over 4 days, ATD rounds up thought leaders working in the talent development industry. The conference provides a wide collection of resources to help talent development professionals reach their full potential. Speakers at ATD tend to be recognizable names shaping practices across the industry. Presentations focus on practical, actionable advice filled with takeaways attendees can apply in their organizations. It hosts a number of professional development workshops before the conference that encourages participants to develop the skills they need to stay competitive in their role. With Oprah Winfrey being the keynote speaker at their 2019 event, this eLearning conference is one you don’t want to miss! Pulse 2019 Pulse 2019 offers something a little different. Taking place in San Francisco, California from May 20 - 23, 2019, this conference focuses on Customer Success. Although not technically an eLearning conference, customer success is becoming an increasingly important factor in the progress of organizations. Here at LearnUpon, we recognize the importance of satisfied customers, which is why Pulse 2019 is a must-attend conference alongside the more traditional eLearning events. From deep learning to elite speakers and peer networking, Pulse 2019 offers keynote, workshops, topic breakouts, ask-me-anything sessions, and opportunities to collaborate with like-minded peers focused on Customer Success. The European version of this conference takes place in November 2019. Training Industry Conference & Expo The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) will from June 17 - 19, 2019, in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference is a highly interactive experience, helping you meet new people while developing ideas and discovering solutions to address your challenges as an L&D professional. TICE runs workshop sessions and networking events for attendees, providing relevant and actionable advice and knowledge. Realities360 Conference & Expo Realities360 is an eLearning conference with a difference, and will be running from June 25 - 27, 2019, in San Jose, California. The conference focuses on the future of eLearning with three overarching topics at its core – augmented reality, virtual reality, and simulations for learning. Attendees get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology that is shaping the landscape of eLearning. It also shows you how to make these advancements a reality in your current training strategy. World of Learning Another LearnUpon favorite, the World of Learning conference and exhibition will take place in Birmingham, UK from October 15 - 16, 2019. The conference has much to offer, and is touted as a ‘one-stop shop for L&D professionals’. Over two days, those in attendance will be introduced to current eLearning trends and experience the latest L&D technologies in the eLearning industry. Exhibitors cover a wide range of areas within the L&D sphere, including leadership development, blended learning, talent management and much more. If you’re in the need of a new LMS, authoring tool, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the world of L&D, World of Learning is a top event to attend. DevLearn DevLearn is a major event in the eLearning calendar, and will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, from October 23 - 35, 2019. This conference focuses on innovative thinking and emerging technologies. At DevLearn, you’ll have the opportunity to meet industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and ideas for eLearning. Due to its scale and reputation, DevLearn works as a who’s who of eLearning. You’re sure to bump into bloggers and experts, friends and peers from all areas of eLearning. It also caters for a huge variety of eLearning professionals from Chief Learning Officers to Project Managers to Instructional Designers; there is something here for everybody. The LearnUpon team attends every year with it being a major event in our calendar. If you have the opportunity, this conference is an excellent one to experience. Elliott Masie’s Learning This jam-packed conference is produced and hosted by Elliott Masie, the man credited with coining the term “eLearning”. In 2019, Elliott Masie’s Learning conference will enter its 29th year. With over 2000 learning professionals in attendance, the event hosts an impressive array of keynote speakers and over 140 activities to participate in, including sessions, labs and discussions. The event also features Supplier Showcases; content-rich sessions that highlight the latest thinking and innovations within the learning industry. eLn Connect Held in London, UK, eLn Connect’s unique selling point is that attendees have the ability to meet and mingle with leading minds in learning technology. It is the only UK learning technology conference that features personal networking sessions as part of its programme. The event also boasts keynote presentations from industry leaders, plus presentations, panels, and more. eLn Connect boldly guarantees that in just one day, you’ll discover a new world of ideas, friends, and associates to empower your learning. Add an eLearning conference to your calendar now Start your journey to better eLearning and add one of these eLearning conferences to your calendar! If you do, be sure to say hello to the LearnUpon team in the exhibitors’ area. We’ll give you a first-hand look at our learning management system and fill you in on the exciting new features we’ll be releasing this year.