Education Innovators Take ELCE Spotlight

Recently named “Innovators in Education” by MSNBC-TV, Sal Khan and John Hunter shared their vision of education’s future as keynoters at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) this past fall in Anaheim, Calif.

“Both Sal Khan and John Hunter represent the best in enterprise learning: innovation, passion and the ‘power of one,’” notes ELCE conference chairman Joe DiDonato. “They illustrate how one idea can ripple to impact millions. After hearing them speak, we are motivated to re-think, re-design and re-invent how we educate our teams, partners and suppliers.”

Khan started the Khan Academy with less than $100 and a will to help cousins who needed tutoring. Now, Khan Academy YouTube-like sessions are viewed 65 million times a month. Hunter is a fourth-grade teacher who created “The World Peace” board game.

“All of the attendees were riveted and absolutely captivated by Sal and John,” DiDonato reports. “It’s exciting to ponder how their ideas will impact enterprise education going forward. After Sal’s session, he joined the Leadership Forum, where executives discussed how they could leverage his innovations in their own organizations, as well as support the Khan Academy. The discussion was lively, motivating, and inspirational as execs reflected on how the Academy has affected their own lives. We also got to preview John’s new documentary, ‘World Peace and other Fourth-Grade Achievements,’ and many of the attendees were moved to tears of joy.”

Catherine Upton, group publisher and CEO of the sponsoring Elearning! Media Group, says, “This $160 billion industry needed ELCE to provide a venue where buyers and sellers can convene to showcase the possibilities, and the innovations of leaders like Sal Khan and John Hunter.”

Altogether, the conference attracted more than 2,000 onsite and virtual attendees. The high-quality content also attracted very high level executives in attendance. Approximately two-thirds of attendees held management titles, and 17 percent were CLEO.-level executives.

“We thank our sponsors and speakers for supporting ELCE,” says DiDonato. “The solid content was the result of an active advisory board and 400-plus power users who voiced their conference needs. The choice of keynotes was unanimous, and no one in attendance was disappointed.”

Not only corporate e-learning but government e-learning was also well represented. ”The average government learning buyer invests $3 million on e-learning and $8 million on enterprise learning annually,” notes Upton.

More than 70 sessions, 80 experts and 50 solution-providers were involved. Attendees from the U.S. Department of Defense to Xerox heard from executives who leveraged workplace technologies to drive enterprise performance. Sessions were hosted by the America Automobile Association, Orbitz Worldwide, Philips Healthcare, WellPoint and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Topics ranged from how to buy the best technology, to culture change, to social and mobile learning case studies.

In addition, the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon was held, and five sessions that showcased winning solutions were presented. The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo was also home of the co-located Learning! Leadership Summit offering VIPs networking, meet-and-greets with high profile keynotes, and candid roundtable discussions with C-level executives.

The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo’s mission is to help executives empower teams, engage employees and evolve their organizations with learning and workplace technologies.

Learn more at www.elceshow.com

Recently named “Innovators in Education” by MSNBC-TV, Sal Khan and John Hunter shared their vision of education’s future as keynoters at the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) this past fall in Anaheim, Calif.

“Both Sal Khan and John Hunter represent the best in enterprise learning: innovation, passion and the ‘power of one,’” notes ELCE conference chairman Joe DiDonato. “They illustrate how one idea can ripple to impact millions. After hearing them speak, we are motivated to re-think, re-design and re-invent how we educate our teams, partners and suppliers.”

Khan started the Khan Academy with less than $100 and a will to help cousins who needed tutoring. Now, Khan Academy YouTube-like sessions are viewed 65 million times a month. Hunter is a fourth-grade teacher who created “The World Peace” board game.

“All of the attendees were riveted and absolutely captivated by Sal and John,” DiDonato reports. “It’s exciting to ponder how their ideas will impact enterprise education going forward. After Sal’s session, he joined the Leadership Forum, where executives discussed how they could leverage his innovations in their own organizations, as well as support the Khan Academy. The discussion was lively, motivating, and inspirational as execs reflected on how the Academy has affected their own lives. We also got to preview John’s new documentary, ‘World Peace and other Fourth-Grade Achievements,’ and many of the attendees were moved to tears of joy.”

Catherine Upton, group publisher and CEO of the sponsoring Elearning! Media Group, says, “This $160 billion industry needed ELCE to provide a venue where buyers and sellers can convene to showcase the possibilities, and the innovations of leaders like Sal Khan and John Hunter.”

Altogether, the conference attracted more than 2,000 onsite and virtual attendees. The high-quality content also attracted very high level executives in attendance. Approximately two-thirds of attendees held management titles, and 17 percent were CLEO.-level executives.

“We thank our sponsors and speakers for supporting ELCE,” says DiDonato. “The solid content was the result of an active advisory board and 400-plus power users who voiced their conference needs. The choice of keynotes was unanimous, and no one in attendance was disappointed.”

Not only corporate e-learning but government e-learning was also well represented. ”The average government learning buyer invests $3 million on e-learning and $8 million on enterprise learning annually,” notes Upton.

More than 70 sessions, 80 experts and 50 solution-providers were involved. Attendees from the U.S. Department of Defense to Xerox heard from executives who leveraged workplace technologies to drive enterprise performance. Sessions were hosted by the America Automobile Association, Orbitz Worldwide, Philips Healthcare, WellPoint and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Topics ranged from how to buy the best technology, to culture change, to social and mobile learning case studies.

In addition, the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon was held, and five sessions that showcased winning solutions were presented. The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo was also home of the co-located Learning! Leadership Summit offering VIPs networking, meet-and-greets with high profile keynotes, and candid roundtable discussions with C-level executives.

The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo’s mission is to help executives empower teams, engage employees and evolve their organizations with learning and workplace technologies.

Learn more at www.elceshow.com

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