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The evolution of the modern workforce continues to forge ahead at a rapid speed.

Even before the pandemic, the corporate world was becoming more and more virtual every year, and the need for flexible and convenient online training solutions has become essential for almost every organization in any industry.  

Now that many of us have spent more than a year working, communicating and learning together remotely (and will likely continue to do so to some extent moving forward), teams are searching for more engaging and sustainable ways to connect and learn collaboratively.
 
Hear from experts from OpenSesame and Open LMS — two leaders in enterprise learning and talent management — for a discussion about how to create active learning experiences that enhance online training content.

ONLINE SUMMIT      3 NOVEMBER      3 REGIONS

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Find a group of people who challenge and inspire you, spend a lot of time with them, and it will change your life.

Explore the 360-degree view, spark your idea, be inspired to create new opportunities for your online learning experience.

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Explore the 360-degree view, spark your idea, be inspired to create new opportunities for your online learning experience.

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PHOENIX, ARIZONA      FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 2, 2023

EMPOWER THROUGH INNOVATION

An opportunity to exchange best practices, discover new tools, and connect with the community within open-source and technologies partners.

Our hand-picked speaker lineup brings you the perfect mix of eLearning topics. You'll learn from the best online education speakers and experts from around the world, all in one place.


LEARN FROM INDUSTRY LEADERS

Curiosity Drives Innovation.

It isn’t easy staying up to date with the latest eLearning trends—whether that reporting, automation, staying compliant, or managing your learners. It’s enough to make you throw your hands up and wish for a simpler time where face-to-face learning and training were enough.

At Open LMS Connected 2023, you’ll unlock presentations that deliver actionable tactics to solve confounding eLearning challenges. You’ll meet senior-level learning & development leaders like you who redefine how their organizations deploy eLearning to achieve business results.

Get the tools, insights, and inspiration you need to take your learning & training platform to the next level during three unforgettable days in Phoenix.

You will experience

You'll be part of a community of hundreds of learning enthusiasts and EdTech professionals from all over the world. Networking and fun activities are planned so you connect with fellow attendees throughout the event.

You will grow

You want to create epic courses and network with some of the brightest in the business. In addition, you want to build better systems and processes, and learn about innovations and opportunities in the industry.

You will be inspired

We have over 30 sessions, workshops, and industry forums presented by leading eLearning professionals and experts from around the world, covering every aspect of eLearning so you can customize your experience.

WHY THIS SUMMIT IS FOR YOU?

This Event is Perfect for eLearning Professionals Who . . .

Want to create a successful online learning program

You're here because you're a part of an eLearning program initiative and want practical, proven strategies to pivot your mission.

Want to learn from leaders within the EdTech space

You're here because you want to learn from the best and discover how to use existing technologies strategically through these changing times.

Want to explore the current trends of eLearning needs

You're here because you know how much user experience matters now more than ever. And you need to stay ahead to deliver your goal.

Want to contribute to an open-source community

You're here because you want to contribute your open-source skills to help improve the system and leave your mark.

Are curious about Open LMS and its services

You're here simply because you want to know more about what Open LMS does by getting behind the scenes at this in-person summit.

Know the value of
continuous learning

You're here because you know the way we learn and train has changed forever. And you want to do this for your professional development.

Who Should Attend
Connected 2023?

This in-person event is perfect for eLearning professionals, training managers, teachers, LMS administrators, eLearning enthusiasts, instructional designers, HR professionals, and anyone curious about Open LMS services.

eLearning Professionals

Looking to explore new ways to improve their learners' experience on the learning management platform.

Teachers & Trainers

Looking for step-by-step guidance from eLearning experts and to better understand how to use the platform and tools.

LMS Administrators

Looking to improve the way they navigate through their LMS platform and stay on top of the latest releases.

IT Professionals

Looking to collaborate with other developers to enhance the current system and an opportunity for you to be a part of the future product roadmap.

Education Enthusiasts

Looking to connect with the eLearning community and continue to explore and grow for their role.

Phill Miller
Open LMS
Managing Director

Adam Mendler
Thirty Minute Mentors
Creator & Host

Dr Tonya Riney
IntelliBoard, Inc.
COO and Chief Intellivangelist

Dale Johnson
Design Institute at Arizona State University
Director, Digital Innovation

Stephen Ladek
Open LMS
Principal of eLearning Advocacy

Rollin Guyden
Columbia Theology Seminary
Director of Instructional Design & Technology

Michael Phillips
Monash University
Associate Professor of Digital Transformations

Laura Martin Prieto
Open LMS
Product Manager, EDU

Phil Hill
MindWires, LLC
Educational Technology Consultant & Industry Analyst

Lisa Avery
Linn-Benton Community College
President

Cindy Gattorna
A Stepping Stone
Executive Director

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Partners and Sponsors

WE ARE NOT DOING THIS ALONE

Collaboration is essential within the eLearning community, so we made sure to bring along familiar faces and brands you might have heard of to celebrate at Connected 2023.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Jeremy Schweitzer
Open LMS
Product Manager, WORK

Francisco Nato
Seidor
eLearning Manager, Andean Region

Mark Henderson
University of Northwestern - St. Paul
Academic Technology Manager

Kevin Barhydt
Union College
Senior Learning & Inclusive Technology Analyst

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through innovative initiatives. Nothing less.

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Workshop day & Two days of full access to the conference. 

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Two days full access to the conference on March 1st & 2nd.

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Collaboration is essential within the eLearning community, so we’d like to invite you to be part of creating this experience at Connected 2023.


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Our call for presenters is open! Visit the page to apply. It's completely free and we’re open to all, whether you're from the education industry or a business entity.


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Looking to be a part of the experience? Get in touch with our team through the form or email us at contact@openlms.net to learn about all the ways you can get involved.

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Hilton Phoenix Tapatio Cliffs Resort
Phoenix, Arizona

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DATES

18 - 20
October 2022

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BRIEF AGENDA

3 Epic Days of Learning

 TUESDAY FEB 28 

Workshops & Leadership Masterclass

 WEDNESDAY MARCH 1 

Keynote & Collaborative Breakouts

 THURSDAY MARCH 2 

Panel, Keynote, & Collaborative Breakouts

DAY 1 • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28 

Workshop Day

10:00

Welcome Coffee & Badge Pickup

10:30 - 13:00

Leadership Workshop Part 1
Neuroscience for the Whole Person: From Burnout to Connection
Dr. Britt Andreatta

Kicking things off, renowned speaker and CLO invites you to an intense, intimate day-long workshop that brings you a state of the art in neuroscience and emotional intelligence applied to learning and the workplace. Open your mind to a deeper understanding of the neurobiological processes that drive us, and an appreciation on why a sense of community is so vital to navigate the current mental health landscape of our learners, each other, and ourselves.

14:00 - 15:00

Leadership Workshop Part 2
Neuroscience for the Whole Person: From Burnout to Connection
Dr. Britt Andreatta

LMS Success Workshops
Intro to Site Administration | Amy Tessitore
This interactive workshop provides site administrators with the information and tools they need to effectively administer their Moodle™ or Open LMS. Whether you found yourself jumping into an LMS admin role with no training or you are looking to make sure you are maximizing your LMS experience, this workshop is designed to empower administrators to optimize their site, navigate plugin databases, troubleshoot Tier 1 support questions, as well as how to make use of site-level settings, roles, and functionalities to keep your site running smoothly. This workshop is ideal for those who hold a client administrator role on a site and full administrators who are new to Moodle™ site administration or seeking to brush up on skills and learn about new admin features.

Using H5P to Enhance Your Course Content | Michael Vaughn
What’s one of the best ways to boost engagement and increase learner retention? Interactive content! Join Open LMS Academy’s Michael Vauhn for a live workshop deep diving into how you can give your courses a boost with interactive content created in H5P. This workshop will explore a variety of H5P interactive content types and how to utilize them, completion settings, grading, and the content bank to your advantage. With the team’s deep background in learner engagement and digital learning tools, this course will be a unique opportunity to collaborate with well-versed experts who have been in your shoes.

OR

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

16:00

'Open Outdoors LMS': All-Terrain Activities
Top Connected’s first day with a revitalizing hike across the stunning Tapatio cliffs.
Interested in some of the additional activities offered at the hotel not covered in the registration? Reach out to the Connected organization team for details.

15:00

Coffee

DAY 2 • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1 

Roadmap Day

8:30

Welcome Coffee & Badge Pickup

9:00 - 10:00

Official Welcome & Opening Keynote
What Connects Us
Dr. Britt Andreatta
The not-to-be-missed opening keynote of Connected brings you Dr. Britt Andreatta, internationally recognized thought leader in leadership development and workplace learning strategy, experienced senior manager and top educational influencer for over a decade. Let this be the start of a journey, paved and walked together.

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee

10:00 - 10:45

Breakout Sessions
Using Video Content To Enhance Learning Inside The LMSRollin Guyden 
We’re all doing video nowadays, but probably not the way it’s done at Columbia Theology Seminary. This customer showcase recounts the journey and efforts to develop a unique learning experience with video on the LMS, crystalized in a modern, engaging, effective and measurable digital environment.

My Favorite Moodle HacksHart Wilson 

12:00 - 13:30

Lunch begins

11:00 - 12:00

Customer Success Solutions Circles
Integrations, SSO, LTI: Technical Connections | Teaching & Learning | How do I? | The New Normal for eLearning 
Amy Tessitore, Claire Kruse, & Stephen Ladek
A unique opportunity for a one-on-one with Open LMS top talent. Discuss, inquire, get specific advice for your case, and touch on everything you’ve ever wanted—from the higher end of what we do, down to the troubleshooting of your most technical, insidious issues. Subtopics subject to audience interest.

Lunch with Open LMS
Open LMS EDU & WORK Roadmap | Laura Martin & 
Jeremy Schweitzer
Learn what we have in store to suit your education and corporate learning needs. We will cover the latest and upcoming features and capabilities, and what we have in store for you in 2023.

12:30 - 13:30

15:00 - 15:30

Coffee

17:00 - 18:00

Charity Stories: Fundraising, Tech & SkillsCindy Gattorna & Michael Phillips
Open LMS, both as a company (part of LTG) and a team, has always been privileged to support various charities, not just financially but with technology and our people’s time and talent. And as a client, you made this possible. In this special activity around gratitude and impact, to learn how your relationship with us is helping learners worldwide.

19:00

Poolside Networking Night
The actual reason we came to Phoenix, right? As a company born in the middle of a global pandemic, we’re thrilled to finally get to know you, in person—hopefully you are too! Let’s take a break from the conference structure so we can actually “Connect,” relax and have fun together.

14:15 - 15:00

Learning Trends Panel: Stand On The Horizon! Global Experts Spot & Predict 2023
Phil Hill, Dale Johnson, & Stephen Ladek.
Stay ahead of the curve as this high-octane, multidisciplinary group of experts and leaders exchanges views, developments and trends in technology and learning; to later share their forecasts exclusively for the Connected audience.

13:30 - 14:15

Breakout Sessions
LMS's & Inclusion: Developing a Framework for Campus Wide Inclusivity | Kevin Barhydt
Kevin will present a framework for creating a campus-wide inclusive eLearning environment using your LMS. You'll learn how to overcome common barriers to inclusivity and create a more equitable and accessible eLearning experience for all learners.

Digital Care for Your Cat Herd: Course Technology Support for Independent PersonalitiesMark Henderson
Mark will guide you through the complex world of technology support for diverse personalities in eLearning. From IT administrators to instructional designers, this session will provide valuable insights and tips on how to best support and meet the needs of your learners.

15:30 - 16:00

Breakout Sessions
Advanced LMS Administration Lifecycles | Paul Tannahill
Paul leads a deep-dive into LMS administration, sharing techniques and strategies for maximizing the potential of your learning management platform. Learn how to stay ahead of the curve and improve your LMS performance.

What It Takes To Make 50K Students Life & Work-ReadyProf. Hayato Yamana
Professor Yamana shares the story of how he and his team prepared nearly 50K students at Waseda University for the beginning of their professional careers. From using technology to enhancing employability skills, you'll learn about the practical strategies and techniques used to create a successful eLearning program for the career-minded.

16:00 - 16:45

Spark Talks
Vision & Leadership Rituals for Everyday Students
Integrity Post-Surveillance, Pre-AI Bot Writing Dominion
Integrated Intelligence Ecosystems for Learning & Business
The Connected 2023 sponsors invite you to check out their booths, talk about the latest releases and consider incorporating them into your supercharged 2023 strategy!

18:00

Open LMS Spa Treatment Giveaways

DAY 3 • THURSDAY MARCH 2 

Reflect & Align Day

8:30 - 9:00

Morning coffee

9:00 - 9:15

Phill's ReflectionsPhill Miller
The Managing Director of Open LMS, an experienced educator and industry leader, shares his thoughts on the conference so far along with his take on the current state of the industry.

9:15 - 10:00

Higher Ed and Corporate Alignment Panel: Bridging the Gap | Lisa Avery, Phil Hill, Brad Koch, & Phill Miller
Leaders at the top of academia and the corporate sector get together to explore real and clear avenues of collaboration towards common, sustainable goals.

10:00 - 10:45

Breakout Sessions
The Analytics of Human Connection | 
Dr Tonya Riney
Get a glimpse into the very human future of learning analytics with IntelliBoard NEXT, the new generation in Learning Analytics. This session will showcase the latest advances in learning analytics and how they can be used to improve student outcomes and drive institutional success. Gain a deeper and practical understanding of the potential of analytics and how they can be used to make data-driven decisions.

Running Class Using 500 Moodle™ Instances

6:30 - 7:45

Sunrise Yoga | Kara Conger
Seize the final day of the conference by starting up with Kara, one of the company’s fitness enthusiasts —by no means the only one— with a session focused on your mindfulness and body awareness. The choice to go gentle or hard is always yours.

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee

11:45 - 12:30

Breakout Sessions 
Open LMS Community's Most Challenging Question Bank & Quiz Issues [Solved] | Michael Vaughn
Learn how to solve the nagging Question Bank and Quiz issues you run into more often. This workshop with hands-on demonstrations —hopefully on your LMS— will leave you with a wealth of practical knowledge and experience to enhance your practice.

A New Era Of Personalized Learning & Personalized Design Tools | Amy Tessitore
Learn how to revolutionize your eLearning experience with the latest personalized learning tools and techniques. Leave empowered to design truly personalized and impactful online learning programs.

13:45 - 14:45

Closing Keynote
How To Be A Futurist | 
Karie Willyerd
In our closing keynote, Chief Customer Strategy Officer, GP Strategies will help you synthesize the Connected 2023 experience, learnings and reflections into a cohesive strategy for 2023 and beyond.

14:45 - 15:15

Closing Ceremony, Awards, and Farewell | Phill Miller & Stephen Ladek
The company’s leadership comes together to bid farewell to Connected 2023, which in reality is a new start for us. We’ll discuss what comes next, and take the opportunity to publicly recognize the efforts and accomplishments of our team members and the Open LMS community.

12:30 - 13:15

Lunch

11:00 - 11:45

Breakout Session
UoB's Shake-Up: A Pandemic Response that Retools University of Boyacá towards Sustainability, Innovation in Colombia's Higher Ed | 
Rodrigo Correal
Rodrigo shares the story of the University of Boyacá's shake-up during the pandemic. From rethinking their approach to innovation and sustainability, to improving their eLearning programs, you'll learn how this university is setting a precedent for Latin America and beyond.

13:15 - 13:45

How Will ChatGPT Change… Everything? The AI Readiness Session | Joti Balani
Join Joti Balani in the AI Revolution in eLearning through a fascinating discussion on how AI and chatbots, like ChatGPT, are changing the eLearning landscape. You'll learn about the potential impact of AI in eLearning and discover how you can leverage this technology to deliver better experiences for your learners.

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Hilton Arizona 
Tapatio Cliffs Resort

EVENT VENUE

ADDRESS

11111 N 7th Street, Phoenix 
Arizona 85020, United States

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KEYNOTE #1 & LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP FACILITATOR

Britt Andreatta, PhD

Dr. Andreatta is an internationally recognized thought leader in leadership development and workplace learning strategy with over 10 million views worldwide of her online courses. As an accomplished author, Britt was named a Top 10 Influencer in Learning for 2022.

She has worked with major educational institutions like the University of California: Santa Barbara (UCSB), Dartmouth University, and the University of New Mexico. Dr Andreatta has also served as professor and dean at the University of California, Antioch University, and several graduate schools; her presentation will be unmissable!

30+

Speakers

15+

Talks & Workshops

170+

Attendees

6+

Technology Partners

Here are some of the sessions you can expect...

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H5P Creator
What’s one of the best ways to boost engagement and increase learner retention? Interactive content! Join Open LMS Academy’s team at Connected 2023 for a live workshop deep diving into how you can give your courses a boost with interactive content created in H5P. This workshop will explore a variety of H5P interactive content types and how to utilize them, completion settings, grading, and the content bank to your advantage. With the team’s deep background in learner engagement and digital learning tools, this course will be a unique opportunity to collaborate with well-versed experts who have been in your shoes.

Intro to Site Administration
This interactive workshop provides site administrators with the information and tools they need to effectively administer their Moodle™ based LMS. Whether you found yourself jumping into an LMS admin role with no training or you are looking to make sure you are maximizing your LMS experience, this workshop is designed to empower administrators to optimize their site, navigate plugin databases, troubleshoot Tier 1 support questions, as well as how to make use of site-level settings, roles, and functionalities to keep your site running smoothly. This workshop is ideal for those who hold a client administrator role on a site and full administrators who are new to Moodle™ site administration or seeking to brush up on skills and learn about new admin features.

March 1 at 1:15pm
This live panel discussion will explore where the future of eLearning is going. Topics will include the latest in EdTech, how organizations are innovating, which trends are fads and which are here to stay, and more! This panel will get you to reflect on where the eLearning space is going and get inspired to take your LMS environment to the next level.

March 2nd at 9:30am
This live panel discussion will dive into how higher education institutions, including traditional universities and community colleges, and corporate and nonprofit organizations can use eLearning to achieve better outcomes and can help close the “skills gap”. Topics will include how institutions and organizations can learn from one another; how students can be better prepared for the next stage of their careers after their education; eLearning technology is changing both education and corporate spaces; and more.

What is on the horizon in the eLearning space?

How can eLearning drive better alignment between higher education institutions and corporate organizations?

Ungrading
Ungrading has caught a lot of buzz in the education and training space recently, but it is commonly misunderstood or seen as an all-or-nothing approach to evaluating learners. Join this session to explore how you can pull from upgrading strategies and techniques to make your courses more impactful for your learners while incorporating effective knowledge checks that go beyond the standard examination strategy.

Adult Learning Theory
You’ve probably heard of pedagogy, but have you heard of andragogy? Andragogy, the theory of teaching adults, focuses heavily on embracing autonomy and individual experiences to provide effective learning experiences. Join this session to explore how you can use Adult Learning Theory to help you power an effective training and learning program at your business or institution.

Cultivating a Culture of Learning
Requiring learning for your team has benefits, but if learning isn’t a part of your organizational culture and strategy, you are likely missing out on the majority of the benefits you could see from the training courses your team is putting time and energy into creating and completing. Join this session to learn how to build a culture of learning within your organization that engages learners and engrains the value of consistent knowledge growth and sharing.

WORKSHOPS

PANELS

BREAKOUTS

Need help convincing your boss for the budget to join? 

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Need help convincing your boss for the budget to join?

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GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS

KEYNOTE #2

Karie Willyerd

Karie is the Chief Customer Strategy Officer for Learning Technologies Group. (Parent company of Open LMS) Formerly she was the SVP and Chief Learning Officer for Visa globally, the head of SAP’s Global Education business unit and the Workplace Futurist at SuccessFactors, an SAP human capital software company.

 Karie is the coauthor of the award-winning bestseller, The 2020 Workplace: How Innovative Companies Attract, Develop & Keep Tomorrow’s Employees Today. She has blogged for Harvard Business and Forbes, coauthored a feature article on Mentoring Millennials in Harvard Business Review and has authored dozens of other articles on the future of work and learning, emerging talent trends and the importance of talent development. 

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Prof. Hayato Yamana
Waseda University
Vice President for IT Promotion

Paul Tannahill
Linn-Benton 
Community College
eLearning Systems Administrator & Instructional Technology Trainer

Michael Vaughn
Open LMS
Customer Support Specialist

Jaime Ade
Open LMS
Adoption and Education Specialist

Brad Koch
Open LMS
Vice President Higher Education & Strategy

Joti Balani
Freshriver.ai
Founder & Managing Director

Amy Tessitore
Open LMS
Snr. Manager of Engagement Services

Kara Conger
Open LMS
Strategic Account Manager

Rodrigo Correal
Universidad de Boyacá
Academic Vice President

Claire Kruse
Open LMS
Senior Manager Support Services