Special Section: Elearning! Summit  Show Guide

Special Section: Elearning! Summit Show Guide

Welcome to the Elearning! Summit Show Guide! It is a pleasure to host the 3rd Elearning! Summit.  This would not be possible without you, our event sponsors and session hosts.  Together, we are learning about the industry’s best practices, emerging technologies and developing our own skills to help build smarter organizations. The Summit is a live event on 04.30.09. We invite you to invite your colleagues to join in. There is no cost to qualified professionals in the corporate or public sector learning and performance arenas. If you miss the live day, the sessions, exhibitor’s booths and resources are available on-demand for 90 days. But, there is nothing better than joining 1000+ of your peers at this live, interactive conference.  Not registered yet? Join us by registering at: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=361&seid=29 See you at the Summit, Catherine Upton Elearning! Group Event Director   About the Virtual Event Venue When you sign into the Elearning! Summit, you will enter the virtual campus. The Summit hosts the same venues as a traditional event including: Exhibit Hall: Meet exhibitors, see demos and chat with peers in this section. Conference Hall: All the educational sessions are here. Enter the “room” to view the session. All session are available for 90 days on-demand.   Networking Lounge: In the lounge, you can post questions, chat with speakers and peers. Exchange virtual business cards and continue the dialogue offline.   Resource Center: Access webcasts, research, white papers and more in the center. Download assets to your personal briefcase and forward to peers. Sessions & Speakers: 7:00 am – 2:00 PM PT General Session I: Web 2.0 Trends & Applications in Learning  8:00 – 9:00 AM PT Dr. Gary Woodill and Janet Clarey, analysts from Brandon Hall Research Group, reveal how enterprises are leveraging Web 2.0 technologies to impact learning. From the United Nations to Proctor & Gamble, Web 2.0 is at work in recruitment, worker collaboration, knowledge sharing, customer learning and sales. Approximately, 47% of Elearning! readers intend to purchase a Web 2.0 or social networking solution in 2009. See if your organization can benefit from these tools by attending this session. General Session II: Best Practices: Managing Learning as a Profit Center 9:30 – 10:30 AM PT Sun Microsystem’s Learning Services group is the epitome of a high impact learning organization. Named a 2008 Learning Leader for Organizational Management Excellence, Sun’s Learning Services is managed as a profit-center and a central service.  In this session, Leighanne Levensaler, Director of Talent Management Research at Bersin & Associates, hosts Karie Willyerd, Vice President and CLO of Sun Microsystems’ Learning Services group.  Discover how Sun Learning Services is managed  to serve employees, customers, partners and the community under one program.   See how profits are maximized by implementing technology, centralizing services and off-shoring. Learn how you can impact learning’s profitability within your organization. General Session III: Best Practices: Presenting in a Virtual Classroom Sponsored by Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Corporations are cutting travel expenses 24% today, according to Aberdeen Research. Yet, your team needs training and meetings now more than ever. Learn how you can achieve both goals in this session. Hear from two e-learning evangelists as they share the best practices for the virtual classroom. See how to engage your audience with interactivity, live chat and improve employee learning and performance. Join this live session, ask questions,  and get ready to host  your next meeting virtually! Demo Sessions: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations   7:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT See more solutions at work in the Exhibit Hall. More than 100 products, services, demos and webcasts are available for view. Take time to ask the professionals in each booth how to solve your e-learning challenge. Exchange business cards and keep the dialogue going after the event.
The Elearning! Summit Sponsors SkillSoft SkillSoft is a leading provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-size businesses.   SkillSoft is committed to helping its customers achieve connected learning; the ability to align learning with strategic business objectives and learner needs. In order to achieve connected learning, SkillSoft provides: a comprehensive offering of high quality learning content, Technologies to leverage, extend and enhance the value of content, and Services to support our customers’ long term success. SkillSoft has a deep commitment to customer satisfaction and a strong record of execution. Contact: 87-SkillSoft (877-545-5763)  http://www.skillsoft.com Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. The company’s award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime. Adobe Acrobat Connect® ProTM offers high impact web conferencing that everyone can use. It features four critical components of a rapid e-learning solution: easy content authoring, convenient content management, live virtual classrooms, and curriculum management and tracking. Contact: 800-945-9120   http://www.adobe.com Bersin & Associates Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. The company’s WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact.  Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions.  Member benefits include strategic advisory services, briefings, forums, analyst interaction, and workshops Contact: 561-455-0622  http://www.bersin.com Brandon-Hall Research Group  Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Brandon Hall Research, is an independent research firm that provides advice and insight on employee training, talent management, and learning technologies through reports, KnowledgeBases, Webinars and consulting services. Brandon Hall Research also presents the annual Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards, spotlighting the best learning programs, technologies and innovations. Contact: 408-736-2335   http://www.brandon-hall.com Brisinger Group At Brisinger Group, Inc. (BGI) we are dedicated to providing the most flexible and user friendly e-learning environment available today. From corporations and government to universities and online training sites, our SCORM comformant Learning Management System (LMS) has the power and flexibility to handle the demanding requirements of training and education in the 21st century.  Brisinger Group’s LMS is the only system you need. With a simple to use interface and feature rich modules, you can do what you need in less time and with less effort. Let us help you to create the learning environment you require. Unleash your boundaries and make learning interactive again with BGI’s Award-winning SCORM LMS Portal. Content: 360-991-6077 htt://www.brisingergroup.com Clarix Technologies Clarix Technologies, Inc. is a leading Adobe Authorized Reseller, Adobe Solutions Network training provider and Adobe Gold Partner. With hundreds of satisfied customers throughout North America, we provide everything that you need for e-learning and online training, web conferencing and audio conferencing . Contact:  800-457-6613 or 585-899-5300   http://www.clarix.com EBSCO EBSCO Publishing provides premium content for corporate learning including Business Book Summaries; executive summaries of business books, periodicals via EBSCO’s Learning Centers and Business Basics. Contact: 800-653-2726 http://www.ebscohost.com Federal Government Distance Learning Association The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology in support of the education and training needs of the Federal government employee. Focused on supporting Federal government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA is embarking on innovative ways to incorporate the latest instructional technologies for the new millennium. Our membership is derived primarily from people employed by the various agencies within the Federal government or on contract with the Federal government to support its distance learning programs. The Federal Government Distance Learning Association seeks to facilitate, guide, develop, lead and advocate issues and strategies affecting the distributed learning community. To join our community, visit: www.fgdla.us. NetSpeed Learning NetSpeed Learning Solutions (www.netspeedlearning.com) provides cutting-edge e-learning and blended solutions that give mid-sized organizations tools to quickly launch programs, reinforce skills, measure the impact and report results.  We offer customizable programs for managers, supervisors, individual contributors and work teams, delivered in the classroom, the virtual classroom, and as learning on demand that can be downloaded to mobile devices.   We offer a suite of innovative programs including:   Blended learning programs for managerial and supervisory skills development, as well as for front line customer service personnel;  Instructor-led training in the classroom or virtual classroom, followed by self-paced e-learning reinforcement tools;  Self-paced learning on demand for individuals at all levels within an organization.  All of the above followed by easy-to-use web tools so training administrators can track and report on the impact of this learning.  Contact: 1-877-517-5217 or 206-517-5271  http://www.netspeedlearning.com Wish to join us? Register complimentary at: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=361&seid=29 Download Elearning! Summit Show Guide.  Welcome to the Elearning! Summit Show Guide! It is a pleasure to host the 3rd Elearning! Summit.  This would not be possible without you, our event sponsors and session hosts.  Together, we are learning about the industry’s best practices, emerging technologies and developing our own skills to help build smarter organizations. The Summit is a live event on 04.30.09. We invite you to invite your colleagues to join in. There is no cost to qualified professionals in the corporate or public sector learning and performance arenas. If you miss the live day, the sessions, exhibitor’s booths and resources are available on-demand for 90 days. But, there is nothing better than joining 1000+ of your peers at this live, interactive conference.  Not registered yet? Join us by registering at: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=361&seid=29 See you at the Summit, Catherine Upton Elearning! Group Event Director   About the Virtual Event Venue When you sign into the Elearning! Summit, you will enter the virtual campus. The Summit hosts the same venues as a traditional event including: Exhibit Hall: Meet exhibitors, see demos and chat with peers in this section. Conference Hall: All the educational sessions are here. Enter the “room” to view the session. All session are available for 90 days on-demand.   Networking Lounge: In the lounge, you can post questions, chat with speakers and peers. Exchange virtual business cards and continue the dialogue offline.   Resource Center: Access webcasts, research, white papers and more in the center. Download assets to your personal briefcase and forward to peers. Sessions & Speakers: 7:00 am – 2:00 PM PT General Session I: Web 2.0 Trends & Applications in Learning  8:00 – 9:00 AM PT Dr. Gary Woodill and Janet Clarey, analysts from Brandon Hall Research Group, reveal how enterprises are leveraging Web 2.0 technologies to impact learning. From the United Nations to Proctor & Gamble, Web 2.0 is at work in recruitment, worker collaboration, knowledge sharing, customer learning and sales. Approximately, 47% of Elearning! readers intend to purchase a Web 2.0 or social networking solution in 2009. See if your organization can benefit from these tools by attending this session. General Session II: Best Practices: Managing Learning as a Profit Center 9:30 – 10:30 AM PT Sun Microsystem’s Learning Services group is the epitome of a high impact learning organization. Named a 2008 Learning Leader for Organizational Management Excellence, Sun’s Learning Services is managed as a profit-center and a central service.  In this session, Leighanne Levensaler, Director of Talent Management Research at Bersin & Associates, hosts Karie Willyerd, Vice President and CLO of Sun Microsystems’ Learning Services group.  Discover how Sun Learning Services is managed  to serve employees, customers, partners and the community under one program.   See how profits are maximized by implementing technology, centralizing services and off-shoring. Learn how you can impact learning’s profitability within your organization. General Session III: Best Practices: Presenting in a Virtual Classroom Sponsored by Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Corporations are cutting travel expenses 24% today, according to Aberdeen Research. Yet, your team needs training and meetings now more than ever. Learn how you can achieve both goals in this session. Hear from two e-learning evangelists as they share the best practices for the virtual classroom. See how to engage your audience with interactivity, live chat and improve employee learning and performance. Join this live session, ask questions,  and get ready to host  your next meeting virtually! Demo Sessions: Exhibit Hall Demonstrations   7:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT See more solutions at work in the Exhibit Hall. More than 100 products, services, demos and webcasts are available for view. Take time to ask the professionals in each booth how to solve your e-learning challenge. Exchange business cards and keep the dialogue going after the event.
The Elearning! Summit Sponsors SkillSoft SkillSoft is a leading provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-size businesses.   SkillSoft is committed to helping its customers achieve connected learning; the ability to align learning with strategic business objectives and learner needs. In order to achieve connected learning, SkillSoft provides: a comprehensive offering of high quality learning content, Technologies to leverage, extend and enhance the value of content, and Services to support our customers’ long term success. SkillSoft has a deep commitment to customer satisfaction and a strong record of execution. Contact: 87-SkillSoft (877-545-5763)  http://www.skillsoft.com Adobe Acrobat Connect Pro Adobe revolutionizes how the world engages with ideas and information. The company’s award-winning technologies and software have redefined business, entertainment and personal communications by setting new standards for producing and delivering content that engages people anywhere at anytime. Adobe Acrobat Connect® ProTM offers high impact web conferencing that everyone can use. It features four critical components of a rapid e-learning solution: easy content authoring, convenient content management, live virtual classrooms, and curriculum management and tracking. Contact: 800-945-9120   http://www.adobe.com Bersin & Associates Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. The company’s WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable and practical guidance and to improve operational effectiveness and business impact.  Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions.  Member benefits include strategic advisory services, briefings, forums, analyst interaction, and workshops Contact: 561-455-0622  http://www.bersin.com Brandon-Hall Research Group  Located in Sunnyvale, Calif., Brandon Hall Research, is an independent research firm that provides advice and insight on employee training, talent management, and learning technologies through reports, KnowledgeBases, Webinars and consulting services. Brandon Hall Research also presents the annual Brandon Hall Excellence in Learning Awards, spotlighting the best learning programs, technologies and innovations. Contact: 408-736-2335   http://www.brandon-hall.com Brisinger Group At Brisinger Group, Inc. (BGI) we are dedicated to providing the most flexible and user friendly e-learning environment available today. From corporations and government to universities and online training sites, our SCORM comformant Learning Management System (LMS) has the power and flexibility to handle the demanding requirements of training and education in the 21st century.  Brisinger Group’s LMS is the only system you need. With a simple to use interface and feature rich modules, you can do what you need in less time and with less effort. Let us help you to create the learning environment you require. Unleash your boundaries and make learning interactive again with BGI’s Award-winning SCORM LMS Portal. Content: 360-991-6077 htt://www.brisingergroup.com Clarix Technologies Clarix Technologies, Inc. is a leading Adobe Authorized Reseller, Adobe Solutions Network training provider and Adobe Gold Partner. With hundreds of satisfied customers throughout North America, we provide everything that you need for e-learning and online training, web conferencing and audio conferencing . Contact:  800-457-6613 or 585-899-5300   http://www.clarix.com EBSCO EBSCO Publishing provides premium content for corporate learning including Business Book Summaries; executive summaries of business books, periodicals via EBSCO’s Learning Centers and Business Basics. Contact: 800-653-2726 http://www.ebscohost.com Federal Government Distance Learning Association The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology in support of the education and training needs of the Federal government employee. Focused on supporting Federal government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA is embarking on innovative ways to incorporate the latest instructional technologies for the new millennium. Our membership is derived primarily from people employed by the various agencies within the Federal government or on contract with the Federal government to support its distance learning programs. The Federal Government Distance Learning Association seeks to facilitate, guide, develop, lead and advocate issues and strategies affecting the distributed learning community. To join our community, visit: www.fgdla.us. NetSpeed Learning NetSpeed Learning Solutions (www.netspeedlearning.com) provides cutting-edge e-learning and blended solutions that give mid-sized organizations tools to quickly launch programs, reinforce skills, measure the impact and report results.  We offer customizable programs for managers, supervisors, individual contributors and work teams, delivered in the classroom, the virtual classroom, and as learning on demand that can be downloaded to mobile devices.   We offer a suite of innovative programs including:   Blended learning programs for managerial and supervisory skills development, as well as for front line customer service personnel;  Instructor-led training in the classroom or virtual classroom, followed by self-paced e-learning reinforcement tools;  Self-paced learning on demand for individuals at all levels within an organization.  All of the above followed by easy-to-use web tools so training administrators can track and report on the impact of this learning.  Contact: 1-877-517-5217 or 206-517-5271  http://www.netspeedlearning.com Wish to join us? Register complimentary at: http://events.unisfair.com/index.jsp?eid=361&seid=29 Download Elearning! Summit Show Guide. 

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