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A Co-Located Event with 2017 Online Learning Conference

Presented by Training magazine and Duke Corporate Education
Wed, Sept 27 (5:30 pm) - Fri, Sept 29 (1:00 pm)

New Orleans, LA

An Expedition into the Future of Learning at Work


What is the nature of learning in the digital enterprise – and what role will YOU play in it? Join us for an immersive learning event – imagining, experiencing and creating a new future of learning for your organization.


The narrative of our journey will unfold in three acts: Imagining, Experiencing and Creating.

  • During the Imagining phase you will be challenged to break free from your default thinking and limiting assumptions about learning.

  • During the Experiencing phase you will be immersed into environments where breakthrough technologies such as simulations, VR and AI are being leveraged to forever alter the way we live, work and learn.

  • During the Creating phase you will use design thinking to envision and build a prototype for the future of learning in your organization.



  • Tony O'Driscoll, Global Head of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Duke Corporate Education

  • Monica Cornetti, Founder and CEO, Sententia Gamification

  • Steven T. Dahlberg, Creative Engagement Director, Training Magazine
  • Matt Hales, VP of Immersive Tech, TurboSquid
  • Steve Haskin, President and Chief Creator, Industrial Strength Learning

  • Morgan Krutz, VR/AR Developer

  • Laura Murphy, Lead Convener, Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking

  • John Paige, Director of Applied Surgical Simulation, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine

  • Chef Leah Sarris, Program Director, Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine Teaching Kitchen

  • Rick Schwab, Director of Maritime and Industrial Training Center, Delgado Community College

  • Sydney Smith-Heimbrock, Executive Director of Innovation Lab, US Office of Personnel Management; and Project Fellow, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford

  • Chef Shawneki "Nikki" Wright, Co-Founder, Black Swan Food Experience

  • And more innovators to be announced soon!


  • Center for Culinary Medicine, Tulane University School of Medicine Teaching Kitchen

  • Launch Pad New Orleans, Collaborative Workspace

  • Maritime and Industrial Training Center, Delgado Community College
  • Simulation Learning Center, LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans School of Medicine
  • Small Center for Collaborative Design, Tulane School of Architecture
  • More locations to come!

The success of this shared learning experience requires that we convene a diverse cohort of learning professionals, industries and perspectives. So come one, come all … on a journey of imagination, experience and creativity to make a fundamentally new tomorrow for learning at work.

This learning journey will introduce you to innovators from New Orleans and beyond ... and take you to cutting-edge sites throughout New Orleans where the future of learning is being played out today. You don't want to miss this exclusive, intimate learning experience – limited to 50 people. Sign up now! Registration includes two continental breakfasts, two lunches, and two dinner experiences; shuttles to off-site tours and learning venues; and lots more!


"In the past three days, I've felt like a kid in a candy store. This has been absolutely fantastic – all these tools and ways to use simulations and virtual environments."

Rick McNamara, Senior Manager of Instructional Design, Siemens

"I loved it! I really liked the boutique nature of this event. There was a really nice balance between low tech and high tech. There are things that I can apply tomorrow and there are things that I can build on that could change the way things work for us a year from now. It was very, very practical."

Adam Smith, Learning Partner, Alberta Treasury Branch

"I learned many angles and approaches to common training challenges. I liked the fun atmosphere – I never felt bored or tired!"

Scott Wilson, Training Program Manager, HP

"Even though we all came from different backgrounds and different industries – and we experienced things from outside of our industries – there were a lot of connections that we were able to make and apply. ... What I really liked was we were able to ask questions and collaborate throughout."

Brandon Tanguay, Learning and Development Content Developer, Vistana

"I was surprised there were so many innovative ways to train. I liked the size of the group – it helped with networking and feeling important in the group."

Jessica Lotzkar, Agent Training & Service Improvement, Capital One

"I liked everything – the tours, the discussions, the debriefs."

Monica Cornetti, Founder and CEO of The Sententia Gamification Consortium

"I liked the mix of tours and seminar. The event took me outside my comfort zone to let me experience training solutions I would never have explored on my own."





Download  the 2017 brochure.  See page 16 for a $250 Early Bird discount code.  

Earn recognition, publicity, and exposure for your work! Enter these Training magazine Awards Programs which will be held at Training’s 2017 Online Learning Conference.  Each selected entry will receive one complimentary Conference registration (value $1,495). There is no fee to enter. Submit now for the 2nd Annual eLearning Design Challenge and the 4th Annual Top Training Videos Awards.


Co-Located Events

Allen Interactions

4th Annual event hosted by Allen Interactions. Monday, Sept 25. Click here.

An Expedition into the Future of Learning at Work
Presented by Training magazine and Duke Corporate Education
Post-Conference Experience: Sept 27 (pm) - Sept 29 . Click here.



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