Learning Technologies 2020 - all you need to know (and more)

Forget the Oscars. The rugby can wait. Learning Technologies 2020 is the year’s must-see event so far. With 200 exhibitors, 200 free seminars and 8,500 expected visitors, #LT20UK is set to be the biggest yet.

Written by Alastair Roy
Published 05 February 2020
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Learning Technologies 2020 - all you need to know (and more)

Learning Technologies is Europe's leading workplace learning event. It’s your chance to discover the tech upturning our industry, make connections and rub shoulders with thought-leaders.

Here’s our guide to getting the most from the event.

Wednesday 12 February

10:15 to 10:30 – The Mind Tools toolkit (DZ2)


What are the management must-haves? How can you boost your personal effectiveness skills?

Emerald Works’ Senior Sales Executive, Kyle de Klee, takes you through the Mind Tools toolkit. Discover how our online, multimedia resources can help build happier, more successful careers.  

11:00 to 11:45 – The habits that matter in learning cultures (Stand A18)


Join the first of our LT Exchange roundtable sessions with conference speakers and facilitated by Nahdia Khan, Emerald Works' Head of L&D Community of Practice.

Here, we catch up with analyst and Chief Insight Officer, Jane Daly. On the back of her independent research for Emerald Works, Jane reveals the habits behind successful learning cultures.

Book your seat at the table.

12.30 to 13.00 – L&D Success Story: How LV= utilise technology to automate learning (Theatre 10)

Join James Clemence, Learning and Development Consultant at LV=, as he explains the place for e-learning, digital content design, training delivery and apprenticeships in L&D. You’ll also discover the importance of training-needs analysis and understand your training cycle.

14:45 to 15:15 – At the coal face of instructional design (Theatre 6)

Join James McLuckie, Emerald Works’ Learning and Performance Solutions Director, as he cuts through L&D fluff to grapple with the nitty-gritty of instructional design. So, how you can really help people learn.

15:15 to 16:00 – How to choose and deal with vendors (Stand A18)

At our second LT Exchange round table session, we’re joined by Amanda Nolen, the co-founder of digital learning firm NilesNolen.

She helps Global 1000 organizations get the right mix of technology, strategy and talent to drive learning. Here, Amanda offers tips on choosing and managing vendors.

Book your seat at the table.

17:00 to 18:00 - New 2020 research report launch event (Platinum Suite, Track 2)

Join the exclusive launch event of our new research report: Back to the Future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture. You’ll discover what makes a high-impact learning culture. And how to see success from your L&D strategy. Join us for lively discussion, fresh insights and some fizz.

We’re nearly booked out, so secure your spot now:
Register for this event here.


Thursday 13 February

10:40 to 10:55 – The 101 Suite (DZ2)

For James’ encore, Emerald Work’s Learning and Performance Solutions Director will take you through the 101 Suite.

Our new, quirky e-learning courses can help you get to grips with management skills, compliance, change management and much more.

11:00 to 11:45 – Performance support (Stand A18)

At this LT Exchange round table session, we’re joined by Adam Harwood, Head of L&D at hospitality group D&D London.

Adam’s 10 years’ experience includes working for fashion giant ASOS and FinTech bank Revolut.
Adam will reveal how digital tools are making us re-think performance support in 2020.

Book your seat at the table.

11.15 to 12.25 – Making the right first impression with impressive onboarding (Track 5)


You never get a second chance to make a good first impression. From virtual reality tours to easier uniform ordering, discover how Virgin Trains and Tetra Pak use digital learning strategies to on-board. See how it saves them time and money and gets their people up to speed – faster.

12:30 to 13:00 – Back to the Future annual research report (Theatre 6)

Join Gent Ahmetaj, our Senior Researcher, as he shares the latest findings in our new research report, Back to the Future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture.

Why do learning investments keep rising, but impact keeps falling? Why is it smarter to invest in culture over digital? And how do top-performing companies make the most from their learning and development? Come along to learn more!

12:40 – The rise of the high-impact learner (Track 4)

Jane Daly is back! And this time she’s talking about high-impact learners.

Jane was the lead author for our new, independent research report – Back the future: Why tomorrow’s workforce needs a learning culture.

Learn what a high-impact learner is – and how can you lift your people to their level.

15:15 to 16:00 – Innovation in learning and change management (Stand A18)

Our final LT Exchange session is with Helen Dudfield, Chief Scientist Training at QinetiQ.

With a background in human science in high-risk environments, she explores the tech that’s reinventing change management.

Book your seat at the table.


Remember to register and save your space before seats go.

You can check out the full conference programme.

 

Top 5 tips to get the most from LT 2020

Step 1: Follow the event's content feeds

Stay connected before, during and after the conference. We’re talking LT’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. That way, you can keep an eye on what everyone’s talking about, arrange a coffee with peers, and share your thoughts with the hashtag #LT20UK.

Step 2: Get tips from other attendees

If you’re new to LT, it's a good idea to talk with seasoned attendees who’ve been before. They can give you advice on how to navigate the two days.

And when you're there, keep talking to people! Ask what they think about sessions, share your opinions and get a different perspective on things.

Step 3: Don't be afraid to leave sessions

For whatever reason, sometimes sessions don't deliver what they promise. If this happens to you, get up and go find a better session.

You can also watch any sessions you miss on the Learning Technologies resources page. It has a web TV channel with videos of conferences, sessions and exhibitions.

Step 4: Attend the after party

Networking doesn’t have to stop with canapés. Day one is particularly strong on after parties like the LearnPatch barcamp event where you can carry on the conversation.

If you’re in town before the event, there’s even a pre-party to check out.

Step 5: Follow-up on your new contacts

Don't let leads go cold. Follow up with new contacts you make at LT.

Connect with them, share your thoughts on sessions, and ask for their opinions on the event. You could even blog about your experience on LinkedIn.


Swing by Stand G20

Remember to come and say hello!

At our epic Emerald Works stand, you can get hands-on with our learning solutions, talk with our team and even play Spin to Win! You’ll find us at Stand G20.

But we reckon you’ll spot us easy enough!

About the author

Alastair Roy

Alastair Roy

Content Editor/Writer
Alastair brings 15 years' experience writing, editing and prodding at content. During that time, he’s picked up copywriting, content marketing and video editing skills. Along with two shirts and about a stone in weight. At Emerald Works, he enjoys creating resources that help people better themselves.
 

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