Elearning! Media Group announced the partnership with American Society of Trainers & Developers Orange County Chapter to co-locate their Southern California membership event with the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 26th, 2012 in Irvine, CA. The partnership enables executives from state, national and international enterprises to share and advance learning and workplace technology business practices.
“We are thrilled to host the ASTD Orange County Chapter’s event during the Enterprise Learning! Conference. Our goal is to create a community of many constituents to convene, share ideas, best practices and viewpoints. Together, we can bridge the information and solutions gap that leaders face when creating the high performance organization,” reports Catherine Upton CEO and Group Publisher of Elearning! Media Group.
The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo is hosted in California, one of the world’s most dynamic, innovative and robust regions. The gaming, technology, entertainment and social media industries were born here. As the world’s 8th largest economy, California continues to be the innovation hotbed of the world.
“We selected the Enterprise Learning! Conference as our partner because it offers an enterprise perspective on learning from real innovators. As members of this diverse and evolving region, the ASTD Chapters will host an annual conference that meets the needs of our unique constituents. ELCE provided us the best option for a reoccurring event in California. We look forward to co-locating with them over the next two years,” reports Damion Donaldson, Vice President of Programs, ASTD Orange County Chapter.
Collectively, the ASTD Chapters from Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles serve over 16,000 constituents from America’s top organizations. Members herald from the public and private sectors including Disney, Qualcomm, Sony Electronics, Departments of Homeland Security, Health & Human Services and Veterans Affairs. Altogether, Southern California enterprises employ over 13 million people and generate $1 trillion in GDP according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and CalFacts.
ASTD Chapter members are invited to attend the ASTD Chapters event on Wednesday, September 26th at 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM. ASTD member registration is $25 which includes an ELCE Expo Plus Pass for free and a Non-members are $45 which includes the Expo Plus Pass for free. To reserve you pass, register by September 15th at www.astdoc.org and search events.
Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo features four conference tracks in addition to the ASTD Chapters programming. ELCE helps executives IMAGINE. INSPIRE. INNOVATE. The four tracks focuses on Strategy, Best Practices, Technology at Work, and the Best of Elearning!. The ASTD Chapter program kicks off with the 3:00 PM Keynote titled ‘Meet Bina48: Your Humanoid Personal Tutor,” followed by a personal Meet & Greet with Bina48 and her creator, Bruce Duncan. Members will then engage in a Networking Reception from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM followed by 6:00 PM session titled “The Future is Here: Innovations in Training & Development."
The U.S. enterprise learning and workplace technology market is valued at $160 billion, with the public sector accounting for $100 billion of the market. Corporate investments in learning and workplace technologies have increased to $3.5 million per respondent despite a level $4.9 million in overall development spend according to the 2012 E-learning User Study: Private Sector. The public sector investment in learning and workplace technologies is $7.1 million per respondent according to the 2012 E-learning User Study: Public Sector.
To learn more about the Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo, visit www.ELCEShow.com. Registration is now open and offers early bird rates until August 25th, 2012 saving attendees up to $300. The Hyatt Regency Irvine is the host hotel. Discounted rooms are available for only $145/night, but subject to availability. Reserve rooms at www.ELCEShow.com under Travel.
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