Sunday, April 24, 2011

Fri April 29: ASTD Conference “Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind” #ASTDL20

Chances are, if you’re reading this blog, then you’re not so far behind as all that.

But if you’d like to hear from some industry notables on the topic of Learning 2.0, come to ASTD New England Area’s Regional 2011 Conference: Learning 2.0 – Don’t get left behind.

It’s this Friday in Westford, MA.

I’ll be speaking, giving a Cammy Bean style sightseeing tour of Social Media. You can also hear from the likes of Tony Bingham, Dave Wilkins, David Kelly and Gina Rosenthal.

Check it out:

Thursday, April 28, 2011, 6pm to 10 pm -- Pre-Conference Networking Reception and Twitter Chat (included in Conference fee)

Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm -- Conference, including continental breakfast and lunch
Click to view Conference Schedule and Speaker Bios


Westford Regency Inn & Conference Center, 219 Littleton Road, Westford, MA 01886 The location is west of Boston, MA, exit 32 off of I-495, 25 minutes north of the Mass Pike (I-90). 978-692-8200. Check in time is 2 pm and check out time is 12:30 pm.

Conference Description:

The world of learning & development is changing fast. To help you keep up with these many changes, your ASTD New England Area local chapters have joined forces to bring you a very special event designed to share our resources, emerging experience and best thinking in a highly engaging, eye-opening conference.

Networking Reception:

On Thursday evening, April 28, 2011, 6:00 - 10:00, included in the conference registration fee for those that can join us, we will have a highly engaging Networking Reception, including cash bar, hot hors d'oeuvres, audio visual treats, speed networking and an opportunity to participate in a real-time Lrnchat on Twitter with international learning professionals (check out transcripts of previous sessions at
Be prepared for the conference by signing up for Twitter in advance at

Keynote Speaker:

On Friday, April 29, 2011, 8:30 - 10:00 am -- Tony Bingham, CEO and President of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), the world’s largest association dedicated to workplace learning and performance professionals will be our keynote speaker.
Tony will share his insights into future training industry trends, including highlights from his latest groundbreaking book: The New Social Learning – A Guide to Transforming Organizations Through Social Media.

Morning Breakout sessions (Friday, April 29, 2011, 10:30 - 12:00 pm):

  • Sightseeing Social Media -- Overview: Cammy Bean
  • Hands-On -- Twitter: David Kelly
  • Value of Linked In: Patrick O’Malley
  • Dealing with Naysayers: Gina Minks

Afternoon Breakout Sessions (Friday, April 29, 2011, 1:00 - 2:30 pm):

  • Case Study: Where Social Media is Working: Dave Wilkins
  • Facilitating an Online Session: Sue Nolan
  • The Emerging Role of the Community Manager: Jim Storer
  • Hands On – Exploring Social Media: Jean Marrapodi

Closing speaker

As a special treat to wrap-up the conference on Friday, April 29, 2011, 3:00 - 4:00 pm -- David Wilkins,VP Product Marketing at Taleo Learn, a social learning thought leader in the online community and corporate learning industries for more than 15 years, will be our closing speaker.
David is an active speaker at industry conferences and has written articles for CLO magazine, Training Magazine, and Talent Management Magazine.

Ask your friends & colleagues to join you by sending this conference invitation to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. Don't get left behind!

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