Sunday, August 1, 2010

4 Atlanta Learning-Industry Events You Shouldn't Miss - August 2010

August 2010 looks to be a great meeting month for learning professionals in the Atlanta area, though it's unfortunate that three of the best events are during the same week of the 23rd. Nevertheless, here are four events for the learning industry you shouldn't miss.

August 11, Your Professional Conference Wants You!

Join ISPI Atlanta for 'Your Professional Conference Wants You! How to Get Your Speaking Proposal Accepted and Get Asked Back Again.'

Many of us might be considering speaking at national conferences, but not sure how to get started. Award-winning speaker and presentation skills expert Kelly Vandever leads a night of tips on writing a winning conference proposal and delivering a successful presentation.

Go to the ISPI Atlanta website for more information.

August 23, ASTD Atlanta UnConference

ASTD Atlanta members voted on submitted topics; those selected will present in 15-minute sessions. Should be a fun, fast-paced night of learning and networking.

Register for the ASTD Atlanta unConference.

August 25, Video-based Training

Thanks to YouTube, Vimeo, the Flip cam, and others, it's never been easier to include video in your training designs. Join the ASTD Atlanta Technology-based Learning SIG as a panel of industry experts discuss the present and future of 'Video-based Training.'

Register for the Technology-based Learning SIG.

August 26, How Technology-enabled Learning meets Business Objectives

The Technology Association of Georgia's (TAG) Workplace Learning Society invited Learning and Development leaders from the 14 Georgia-based companies on this year's Training Magazine’s Top 125 list. Attending panelists will discuss how their company leveraged technology and other tools to earn the ranking. If you're interested in your own company someday making the list, come hear what tips they share.

Georgia companies ranked in the Top 125 include Shaw Industries, Cox Communications, Orkin, Warner Robins Logistics Center, NIIT (USA), Mohawk Industries, Gables Residential, Intercontinental Hotel Group, Cbeyond, Tandus, Aflac, U.S. Security Associates, UPS, and Morrison Management Specialists.

Register for TAG Workplace Learning.