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Sister Chapter Event: ATD Southern CT Learning Technology Conference

  • 09/18/2019
  • 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • UConn Stamford: 1 University Place, Stamford, CT

Register Here: https://atdscc.org/event-3501742

ATD Southern Connecticut Learning Technology


Maximize your tech potential!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

UConn Stamford

1 University Place, Stamford, CT

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Whether it’s an LMS, Learning Experience Platform, AI or Virtual Reality, technology is becoming part of learning, so don’t be left behind!

Join us at UConn Stamford, where keynotes from IBM, Deloitte and the eLearning Guild will be complemented by two separate tracks, focusing on technology introductions, and case studies. Topics will include:

      Learning Experience Platforms
      Learning Data: xAPI applications
      Virtual Reality Learning
      Augmented Reality Learning
      Content Creation Techniques
      Learning Ecosystems – how to tie it all together

This event is a joint production of ATD SCC, eLearning Guild, and Stamford Innovation Week.    


Conference Schedule as follows:

(Attendees will be asked to select a track or presentation

during concurrent sessions at a later date.)

Speakers & Topic Descriptions:

Keynote 1

ü  Michael Griffiths, Learning & Career Mobility Practice Lead:           Principal at Deloitte

  • TopicLearning as a Platform

Description: With turnover at an all-time high and the half-life of a learned skill down to five years, linear career paths and functional silos are no longer sufficient to meet the needs of companies and workers in today’s digital age. Michael Griffiths (leader of Deloitte’s Learning & Career Mobility Practice) will speak about how the Learning function must become a Learning Platform, both digitally and culturally, to help learners continually adjust to new realities by delivering an integrated corporate learning and development experience that is embedded in the flow of work.

Keynote 2

ü  Elizebeth Varghese, People Strategist & Business Leader, IBM

  • Topic: Transforming the Learning Ecosystem with Leading Technologies  
Description: Come hear how learning is becoming the engine of reinvention and digital   transformation. Leading companies are using artificial intelligence and other emerging technology to look at the entire ecosystem of learning, using skills as the unit of change.

ü  Travis Hudelson, Sr. Account Executive, SABA Systems

  • Topic:  Modern LMS Ecosystems:  What You Need to Know

Description:  The LMS has evolved over time, becoming a powerful, flexible center of your learning ecosystem. Join Travis Hudelsen of SABA systems as he gives an overview of what a major LMS can offer.

ü  Anthony Altieri, xAPI Consultant

  • Topic: Using xAPI to Build Adaptive Experiences
Description: In this session, we’ll look at practical examples of how xAPI can be used to build adaptive learning solutions.  We will explore three examples building content that will self-adjust based on:
  • Choices within the same activity
  • Choices from another activity
  • Real-world job performance

At the end of the session, you will have a better understanding of what is possible, and how to create training that meets the needs of your learners.

ü  Nicole Kastner, Learning Locker LRS

  • Topic: Corralling Your Learning Data Cats: How an LRS Brings Data Under One Roof

Description: The proliferation of learning media means that it can often be hard to keep track of who is doing what, and how they’re doing while there. xAPI was created as a standard to track almost any type of learning, from videos to VR to personal coaching, and has enabled an "unbundling"of learning. At the center of all of this is the Learning Record Store. Come hear from Nicole Kastner as she talks through what Learning Locker, a leading LRS, is doing for clients.”

ü  Mark Lassoff, Founder, Framework.tv
  • Topic: Rapid Content Development for the YouTube Generation
Description: The amount of learning content created each day is massive.  From LinkedIn Learning to Udemy to YouTube, to your custom courses, a formidable amount of content is available to learners.  Today's learner expects the answer to every question to appear on YouTube or Google. You'll learn rapid development tools and tricks to keep up with the increasing demand for content. 

After this session, you will be better prepared to meet the demands of today's learner with frequent, high-quality content, that doesn't break the bank to produce.

ü  Adam Weisblatt, Learning Technologist

  • Topic: Connecting the Dots: An Overview of Trending Tech for L&D
Description: So, you finally know all the buzzwords, and you've seen the bleeding edge; but now you're asking yourself "What does it all mean and what can I do with it?" In this presentation, Adam Weisblatt, a Learning Experience Strategist will use interesting diagrams and humorous cartoons to give an overview of technology impacting L&D and connect the dots from the trends to practical applications for workplace learning.

ü  Yuyan Su, Senior eLearning Strategy Consultant, Memorial Sloan          Kettering

ü  Wes Siegal, Director of Leadership Development, Memorial Sloan        Kettering

  • Topic: Development Pathways:  A Solution for Scalable Blended Learning and Self-Managed Development

Description: A growing population and organizational footprint at Memorial Sloan Kettering is challenging our traditional learning and development function. We investigated several commercial Learner Experience Platforms (LXPs) and identified a need for a technology platform that supports learners while they execute learning pathways that include classroom experiences, self-study, real-world application, and personal reflection. This tool is revolutionizing how we approach instructional design, content delivery, and coaching with a true blended learning approach.

ü  Hugh Seaton, GM, Adept Reality

  • Topic: Virtual and Augmented Reality: What Works and Why

Description: VR and AR have been around a few years and are getting increasing support and trial. This session will take you through what these technologies really are, how they work for learning, and when to use them most effectively. 

ü  Nancy Reyes, Learning Technology Leader, Montefiore Hospitals

  • Topic: Creating eLearning Content that Works

Description: eLearning has often been created too quickly, without enough thought given to how the learner will process and actually learn. Join Nancy Reyes as she talks about her approach to create learning materials that actually work.

ü  David Kelly, EVP & Executive Director at eLearning Guild
  • TopicThe Now & Next of Learning and Technology

Description: Technology continues to advance rapidly, changing how we live and interact with the world around us. Today's learning professionals face the challenge of staying ahead of this curve and tracking the technologies that are shaping the future of organizational learning, while simultaneously recognizing technologies that may be more of a passing fad.

In this session, you will explore the changing face of the learning technology landscape. You will discuss the various technologies that have shifted the landscape of organizational learning. You will also examine the common characteristics of these shifts so that you are better equipped to recognize which emerging technologies have the potential to disrupt organizational learning, as opposed to those that are just hype. You will leave this session better prepared to stay ahead of the evolving technology curve.


Location: UConn Stamford 

The campus is located on Broad Street between Washington Boulevard and Franklin Street; officially 1 University Place, Stamford, CT.  When using GPS, please use the address 1 University Place, Stamford, CT 06901. The nearest parking garages are the Target, and Bell Street, garages. Please click here for a map of these parking garages.

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Continental Breakfast and Lunch Buffet included




(Note: The Early-Bird Special rate has been extended to Thursday, September 12, in celebration of

Stamford Innovation Week and ATD Member Week!)

  • Early-Bird Special (Expires: September 12th, 2019): Members $99
  • Full Rate (from September 13th, 2019) Members $119
  • Early-Bird Special (Expires: September 12th, 2019): Non-Members $119
  • Full Rate: (from September 13th, 2019) Non-Members $139


(For a limited time through Wednesday, September 18th, 2019)

50% off Regular $70 Membership Rate:

Only $35 with registration for this event

(When registering, click on Ticket #7 for the Special Combination Rate: Early-Bird registration, $99 plus Membership $35 for total of $134 through 8/31/2019.  After, rate is Full Rate $119 plus $35 for total of $154.)

Enjoy world-class programming year-round as an ATD Chapter member. Members enjoy discounts, special networking events and access to ATD materials.


Preferred Registration Deadline by Monday, September 16, 2019 

Register early before it sells-out

There will be a $5 additional administrative charge for walk-ins 

with no prior online registration and payment. 

No refunds can be granted within 48 hours of event.

For more information or questions, contact our Business Manager/Chapter Administrator:

Michele Beccarelli, mbeccarelli@gmail.com, or 914.630.0902.

Telephone: 212.479.7397
Email: contact@atdnyc.org

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