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Exploring the Virtual Conference Experience

Posted by Phylise Banner on Feb 7, 2017 12:15:00 PM

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Virtual Conference Learning ConferenceAttending a conference in-person is not always an option. Budget constraints, scheduling, and getting approvals can often prevent you and your staff from participating as attendees, or even presenters. 

More and more, we see virtual conference options being offered – either an entire virtual conference, or the virtual attendance option for an on-site conference. These live virtual learning experiences have extensive benefits (and limited drawbacks) if they’re well produced and facilitated.

The Producer Perspective

I have been producing and facilitating virtual conferences for several organizations for the past five years. These are virtual tracks at the conferences, meaning that we broadcast only specific sessions that are taking place on-site. This gives attendees a multi-day experience with sessions chosen from the overall schedule to be streamed live.

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Topics: Conferences, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Face Time: Tips for Maximizing the Conference Experience and Your Personal Learning Path

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Feb 3, 2017 12:05:00 PM

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Training Conferences Personal Learning Pathways Remember the adage “the cobbler’s children have no shoes?” It’s a reference to the fact that we tend to be so focused on using our expertise and special talents to help others, that we neglect our own needs. 

That is so true for us in the L&D profession. We dedicate our careers to enabling others to be successful while often not managing our own personal learning paths. And when we do focus on our own talent development, we overlook the value of true face time.

Let’s face it, all this virtual, online learning is great. But getting together to learn can be energizing, and fun! An in-person training conference can be a great learning opportunity that keeps you connected to trends, new training approaches, and can expand your personal learning network.

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Topics: Conferences, Personal Learning Networks, 50 Modern Blended Learning Blogs

Reimagine Your Role: ATD TechKnowledge 2017

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jan 12, 2017 4:00:00 PM

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I'll tell you a secret. I enjoy speaking at ATD TechKnowledge more than I do ATD ICE. The people at this conference are so focused on a common goal - using EdTech to support the learning function. Everyone you talk to has a story to tell and a problem to solve - and I believe I learn more from the attendees then they learn from me!

If you attended and have feedback or would like to continue the conversation reach out to me on Twitter @InSyncJennifer #ATDTK.

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Topics: Blended learning, Conferences, Learning Experience Architect

The Internet of Things and Launching Learning Ideas

Posted by Katelind Hays on Sep 22, 2016 6:38:43 PM

2016 Online Learning Conference Recap

45835369_s_1.jpgGreetings from Chicago! Members of the InSync Training team, including Jennifer Hofmann, have had the privilege of attending Training Magazine’s 2016 Online Learning Conference (OLC). This three-day, in-person learning event highlights some of our most favorite things about our industry: a community of practitioners who believe in collaboration and the transformative power of online learning.

With learning legends and rising stars on the presentation agenda, the lessons learned were innumerable. In the spirit of the modern classroom, which supports skill-building through access to a myriad of resources, we would like to share takeaways from two of the keynote sessions, and some resources to support key themes present in the conference agenda.

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Topics: Conferences, Trends, Modern Learning

the power of hands-on learning, applied deception, and collaboration and curiosity

Posted by InSync Training on Mar 8, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Recap_Training_Magazines_2016_ConferenceRecently, we had the privilege of sponsoring and attending Training Magazine’s 2016 Conference in Orlando, Florida.

This event brings industry thought leaders and practitioners together to learn from one another, collaborate to find solutions to common challenges, and celebrate our successes.

The wisdom gained is worth sharing beyond the conference. The most important lessons we learned included the power of hands-on learning, applied deception, collaboration and curiosity, as well as two big trends we are extremely passionate about ourselves.

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Topics: Conferences

Day 3 Highlights: Training Magazine's 2015 Online Learning Conference

Posted by Katelind Hays on Oct 9, 2015 2:30:00 PM

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Training Magazine’s 2015 Online Learning Conference (OLC) has come to a close. While yesterday was a short day for many attendees due to travel, the wisdom imparted by session presenters was no less impactful.

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Day 2 Highlights: Training Magazine 2015 Online Learning Conference

Posted by Katelind Hays on Oct 8, 2015 10:43:00 AM

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Yesterday, the Training Magazine 2015 Online Learning Conference (OLC) included a day full of learning and networking. I participated in informative and hands-on sessions,attended the conference networking night at Howl at the Moon, and interviewed Kevin Thorn, President of Nuggethead Studioz. I’m excited to share all of that with you in this post!

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Topics: Conferences

Day 1 Highlights: Training Magazine's 2015 Online Learning Conference

Posted by Katelind Hays on Oct 6, 2015 10:52:00 PM

OLC_2015_LogoGreetings from Denver!

Please allow me to introduce myself: my name is Katelind Hays and I am the Social Media Marketing Manager for InSync Training. I have the great privilege of attending Training Magazine’s 2015 Online Learning Conference (OLC) with InSync President Jennifer Hofmann.

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Blended Learning Instructional Design

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on Jun 5, 2015 9:00:00 AM

ATD Session Recap

I’d like to thank the ATD Learning & Development Community of Practice for hosting a Webcast on June 1, when I delivered Blended Learning Instructional Design: A Modern Approach.

The audience (over 300 strong in the live event!) was incredibly interactive. I am so thankful to all of the attendees for contributing to the conversation.

Highlights from the conversation are below. And don’t forget to scroll to the bottom of the post for all of the valuable resources. 

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Topics: Blended learning, Conferences

#ASTD2014 Monday Morning Highlights

Posted by Jennifer Hofmann on May 5, 2014 12:24:31 PM
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Topics: Conferences