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Join us in Indianapolis for eXLearn 2019! BLP’s second annual eXLearn conference will help you pursue excellence in workplace learning. In one action-packed day, you will hear from industry thought leaders, practice designing better learning experiences, benchmark your training programs against your peers, and see what’s possible with the latest learning technologies.

This year, we are also hosting a pre-conference workshop on design thinking. The workshop will be facilitated by BLP President, Sharon Boller, and BLP’s Manager of Instructional Design, Laura Fletcher. The main conference will take place on Thursday, September 5th, with the pre-conference workshop held on September 4th. When you register, you have the option to register for just the conference, just the pre-conference workshop, or both!

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Who should attend eXLearn?

eXLearn is ideal for L&D and training professionals who want to create excellent learner experiences and business leaders who seek better results from their workplace learning initiatives. But any employee in your training department would walk away from eXLearn with useful information to start implementing at their organization right away.

We are capping registration at roughly 140 attendees to ensure a high-quality, intimate event with ample networking opportunities.

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What will we do at eXLearn?

The eXLearn agenda will feature, not one, but TWO amazing keynote speakers: Dr. Karl Kapp and Melissa Daimler. You’ll have the opportunity to customize your conference experience by attending different breakout sessions + hear a series of high-impact case study presentations from BLP clients throughout the day.

You’ll also have the opportunity to visit hands-on Demo Stations that showcase various emerging learning technologies. Topics include chatbots, learning games, virtual reality, our Knowledge Guru platform, and more.

We’re also hosting a hands-on pre-conference workshop on September 4th on design thinking led by BLP President, Sharon Boller, and BLP’s Manager of Instructional Design, Laura Fletcher. You can register for just the pre-conference workshop, just the conference, or both!

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Keynote Speakers: Melissa Daimler & Dr. Karl Kapp

Melissa Daimler

Melissa Daimler has been an executive at high-growth companies for over twenty years. She created and built Learning & Organizational Development functions for Adobe, Twitter and WeWork. Now, she works as an executive coach, advisor, and facilitator. She is also a speaker, panelist, and contributor to broad industry publishers including Harvard Business Review (HBR), Huffington Post, Chief Learning Officer, and Chief Talent Development Officer magazines.

Dr. Karl Kapp

Karl M. Kapp, Ed.D., is a scholar, writer, and expert on the convergence of learning, technology and business with a focus on game-thinking, games and gamification for learning. Karl is an award-winning professor and author or co-author of eight books including “The Gamification of Learning and Instruction” and “Play to Learn” which he co-authored with Sharon Boller.

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Where and when is eXLearn?

eXLearn 2019 will be hosted at The Montage in Indianapolis, Indiana. The main conference will take place on Thursday, September 5th, with the pre-conference workshop held on September 4th. The Montage is a premier event location on the north side of Indianapolis. Conveniently located off 465, you’ll find plentiful free parking and access to plenty of dining and lodging options.


Pre-Conference Workshop Overview

8:30am-4:30pm – Agenda details TBA

Conference Agenda Overview

7:45am-8:30am – Registration Open; Breakfast/Networking/Demo Stations Open
8:30am-8:45am – Welcome Remarks
8:40am-9:45am – Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Karl Kapp
9:45am-10:00am – Morning Break/Demo Stations Open
10:00am-11:00am – Breakout Sessions
11:00am-11:30am – Case Study Presented by BLP Client
11:30am-1:00pm – Lunch/Demo Stations Open
1:00pm-1:45pm – Interactive Session
1:45pm-2:00pm – Afternoon Break
2:00pm-3:00pm – Breakout Sessions
3:00pm-3:30pm – Afternoon Break/Demo Stations Open
3:30pm-4:30pm – Keynote Address Featuring Melissa Daimler
4:30pm-5:30pm – Happy Hour/Demo Stations Open