Speaking at BlueVolt LEAP Ahead Conference 6/25/14

This Wednesday I’ll be speaking on the topic of “Actively Involving Learners Through Story” at the BlueVolt LEAP Ahead Conference in downtown Portland. My session will focus on the power of storytelling as a tool of persuasion, how stories can inspire and engage learning, and tips for interviewing subject matter experts during the discovery process. We’ll break into groups and work on creating a story-based instructional outline in a case study.

I’m also very excited to attend sessions by some inspiring colleagues and leaders in the field of learning design. (Some of them are speaking at the same time, so it will be hard to choose!) Stacy Friedman will hold sessions on “Content Curation 101,” “Mobile and the Learner Experience,” and “Using Incentives.” Ben Carmel’s topic is “Learning in a Connected Workplace.” Dana Pratt will be speaking on “Training’s Role in Creating the Future.” Judy Katz will speak about “Design Thinking for Learning Experiences.” Jane Bozarth’s topic is “Show Your Work: The New Knowledge Management System.” And Julie Dirksen, author of Design for How People Learn, will present “Talk to the Elephant: Design for Behavior Change.” And that’s not even all!

To follow along with the tweets, look for #LEAPahead on twitter on both Wednesday and Thursday this week.



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