Enterprise Learning! Conference Call for Papers

Enterprise Learning! Conference Call for Papers



The Business of Learning


Call for Paper Submissions Accepted until May 1st, 2018

Enterprise Learning! Conference 2018 (ELC18) hosts the exclusive Learning & Workplace Technology Conference for corporate, government and higher education executives. ELC18 provides executives an engaged environment to network, share and learn from the world’s top learning leaders across all sectors. Coupled with cutting edge research, Learning! 100 and Learning! Champion award winners, and expert learning technologists, this is the must attend forum for learning and performance executives.  Join the dialog as a conference presenter by submitting your call for paper by May 1st.


ELC18 Themes

ELC18 conference features four distinct tracks supporting the theme of ‘The Business of Learning.’ They are:  Best Practices of the Engaged Workforce, Future Workforce Talent Strategies, Learning Ecosystem Evolution, and the Business Impact of Learning.  You are welcome to submit a paper as well as a proposal for the workshops. Your session should relate to one of the following topic areas:


  1.                    Best Practices of the Engaged Workforce
  2. Employee engagement is the top business driver for learning investments among CEOs. Presenters should focus on how learning leaders can impact engagement; How engagement is measured; Initiatives that successfully move the engagement needle; and How engagement impacts business performance, retention and culture. Research and case studies should point to convincing evidence and best practices to share with this executive audience.

  3.                    Future Workforce Talent Strategies
  4. More than 370 million jobs will be displaced due to automation and Artificial Intelligence. Yet, 80% of CEOs plan to retrain and redeploy this talent. Learning & Development leaders will drive this transition. Presenters should focus on how to L&D can lead this transition; how to plan for this disruption and strategies to futureproof the talent pipeline.

  5.                   Learning Ecosystem Evolution
  6. Millennials make up a majority of the workforce; their communication and learning preferences are shifting learning and the supporting ecosystems. Add emerging technologies like AI, machine learning, AR, and VR to today’s mobile, virtual and video platforms, and witness a reimagined learning ecosystem.  Presentations are invited on the emerging ecosystems; how to personalize learning, tap predictive analytics and leverage immersive learning; how cognitive and data driven intelligent systems are evolving.

  7.                     The Business Impact of Learning
  8. Talent management and L&D have vital roles to fuel the high-performance enterprise.  Presenters will focus on: Which learning initiatives have greatest impact; How measure Business Impact; How to make the case for L&D investments. Plus, how do leaders can tap data and analytics to prove business impact.


Option:  Workshops

The Business of Learning: These half-day workshops are deep-dives into ELC18 themes. From a CLO Primer to Developing a Learning Ecosystem Roadmap, the topics can be varied but provide detailed and useful content for attendees. Each attendee should walk away from the workshop with the tools to plan, implement and measure the initiative. Submit your workshop topic for consideration.


ELC18 Audience

ELC18 Conference Advisory Committee seeks innovative, creative, solutions-oriented sessions that focus on The Business of Learning. Each session will be 45 minutes long and presented to a live, and possibly, virtual audience. We encourage you to submit your proposal regardless of format: case study, panel, or untraditional format.

Attendees are management level professionals charged with building high-performance organizations via learning & workplace technologies. Each manages enterprise learning budgets up to $5.8 million annually and has active learning and workplace technology initiatives. All submissions must align with ELC18 themes and provide actionable content for real-world application. Vendors may submit proposals but will be subject to an additional sponsor fee.

Potential sessions can include best practices, case study, technology implementation, strategy & leadership, research or trends topics.  


Registration & Travel Information

All session leaders are able to register for ELC18 at a reduced cost of $695 for the 2-day conference.  All speakers are responsible for all their hotel and travel expenses. 


Evaluation Process

The ELC18 Conference Advisory Committee will review all completed submissions received on or before May 1st, 2018. Each accepted submission will be contacted by May 15th.


  1.       Applications are not saved to the system unless they are SUBMITTED.   We suggest that you first develop your submission proposal in WORD to save your work, then copy and paste the information into the appropriate sections in the online form. The online form does NOT have spell check so editing your information in advance and then copying and pasting will ensure greater accuracy.
  2.       The speakers listed in the initial call for paper will qualify for the reduced speaker rate.
  3.       You should print out your final submission for your records. While the system will email a copy of the submission to the author, email can sometimes be blocked.
  4.       See Speaker Terms and Conditions for additional requirements at: ELC18 Speakers Terms and Conditions

ELC18 content may be recorded and webcasted to an extended audience via ELC Online. By completing this call for papers, all submissions and speakers agree to allow webcasting and hosting of session content at ELE Online Events.

Upon acceptance, ELC18 may modify the session title and description to fit the theme, marketing message, style and/or format of ELC18 collateral materials, website and show guides.

If you have questions, feel free to contact our conference team at events@2elearning.com.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at ELC18.


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