BLP’s first 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.


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 100 attendees to ensure a high-quality, intimate event with ample networking opportunities.


What will we do at eXLearn?

The eXLearn agenda will feature an engaging keynote from Dr. Will Thalheimer and a hands-on workshop led by BLP president Sharon Boller. Then, we turn the spotlight on our clients for a series of high-impact case study presentations and an interactive panel discussion.

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


Keynote Speaker: Dr. Will Thalheimer

Will Thalheimer, the president of Work-Learning Research, is a consultant and research translator, providing organizations with learning audits, research benchmarking, workshops, and strategic guidance. He regularly shares his work and research through keynotes, free reports, job aids, workshops, and blog posts. Will is the compiler of the Decisive Dozen, author of the book Performance-Focused Smile Sheets, a co-author of the Serious eLearning Manifesto, and a founder of the Debunker Club.


Where and when is eXLearn?

eXLearn 2018 will be hosted at The Montage in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday, August 29th. 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.

Agenda Overview

7:45am-8:30am – Registration Open; Breakfast/Networking
8:30am-8:45am – Welcome Remarks
8:45am-9:45am – Keynote Address Featuring Dr. Will Thalheimer, workplace learning expert
9:45am-10:00pm – Morning Break
10:00pm-11:15pm – Facilitated Workshop: “Using Design Thinking to Craft Better Learner Experiences”
11:15pm-12:45pm – Lunch/Demo Stations Open
12:45pm-2:30pm – Four 20-minute Case Studies presented by BLP Clients
2:30pm-2:45pm – Afternoon Break/Demo Stations Open
2:45pm-3:45pm – Panel Discussion featuring leaders at BLP client organizations: “What are the challenges in measuring excellence in learning?”
3:45pm-4:00pm – Closing Remarks
4:00pm-5:00pm – Happy Hour/Demo Stations Open