From September 28th to September 30th, New Orleans, LA, hosted the first Core4 Conference: Foundations of Learning and Talent Development.
The event was powered by ATD, the Association for Talent Development, together with iSpring. We sponsored the event and shared some thoughts on e-Learning with the guests. The conference hosted more than 300 attendees from all over the world.
The Core 4 Conference was developed to meet the needs of professionals who are interested in the core competencies of the talent development field and want to take a deeper dive into these areas. The event was focused on the most crucial, practical, and fundamental topics needed to effectively develop learners. It was an honor for iSpring to participate in such a conference as we are truly interested in developing the learning community. We were glad to have a chance to communicate with people who are making their first steps into the learning industry, and we were happy to share our experience.
The talks were divided into four categories, which went simultaneously: Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Measurement & Evaluation, and Learning Technologies. Among the speakers were huge learning experts:
- Melissa Daimler, Head of Learning & Organizational Development, Twitter
- Jim Smith Jr., President/CEO at Jim Smith Jr. International
- Karen Hough, Founder and CEO at ImprovEdge
- Mark Simon, e-Learning expert with 25 years of experience in design, development and delivery
- Michael Sheyahshe, who has 2 decades of experience in e-Learning content development, design and innovation technologies.
Brian Tarr, iSpring technical expert, also shared his insights about the e-Learning process. He gave three talks:
- How to Quickly Share Your E-Learning Content
- Why Use an LMS to Organize the Training Process?
- How to Quickly Launch Online Training With iSpring
Brian, Mark and Michael gave educational talks about using iSpring tools to create courses, quizzes, and other e-Learning content, and then assign materials to learners and track their progress in an LMS.
The conference’s attendees had a unique opportunity to ask the speakers their questions. Many guests noted that the event was full of huge insights for them, as they were able to talk to speakers in person, as well as with their peers.
We are grateful to all the attendees who found some time in their tight schedules to make it to New Orleans, and we would like to thank you for all the questions and comments we received. This is vital for us, as the experience you share helps us to improve our products even further.
See you at more great events!