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1,000 - Exciting News: Learning 2018 Partnership - Expansion, Tech and Global

Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS - June 8,  2018.
#1,000 - Updates on Learning, Business & Technology Since 1997.
57,949 Readers - - The MASIE Center.
Host: Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL 

A Special Note to Learning TRENDS Colleagues and Readers: 

Dear Friends, 

First, I took the liberty of skipping a sequence number for Learning TRENDS to make this my 1,000th edition. 

I started this newsletter/blog back in 1997 and over the years have been sharing professional, business and personal updates.  I have some very exciting news about the future of Learning 2018 (and beyond). 

MASIE Productions, along with our Learning CONSORTIUM, has entered into a partnership with CloserStill Media to jointly produce, enhance and expand our annual Learning 2018 event (Nov 4 to 7, Orlando). 

CloserStill runs the world’s leading workplace learning events, including Learning Technologies, with three market-leading annual events in Paris, Berlin (with Online Educa) and London, a global digital community, and the industry’s leading awards programme for corporate learning and development professionals.  The London event in February is Europe’s largest annual exhibition and conference for the workplace learning sector attracting more than 8,000 attendees and over 200 exhibitors. 

Together, we will take Learning 2018 to its next stage of development and design.  A new focus on disruptive technologies will form part of Learning 2018, with the introduction of Tech@Learning – a multi-strand content program focusing on adaptive learning, artificial intelligence and machine learning, emerging assessment technologies, ChatBots, immersive realities, edTech and venture innovations. 

We will add more working LABS, including UserExperience for Learning, Voice Assistants for Learning, Feedback and Benchmarking for Learning Innovations and more.  The participants for Learning 2018 will be involved in designing a brand new “ChatBot” to allow interactive queries and connections throughout the event.  A global dimension will be expanded, featuring learning leaders from Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.  And more… 

I am thrilled to be part of this new partnership and will continue to be the Executive Producer of Learning 2018. Our MASIE team will be driving the content, curation and activities of this event.  Learning leaders from around the world who work with CloserStill will be featured, as well as over 100 learning experiences from our Learning CONSORTIUM and other corporations. 

And, there will be exciting new models for learning suppliers, including EdTech venture startups at Learning 2018. 

As you may know, this year we have Leslie Odom, Jr., star of “Hamilton” and author of “Failing Up” as our Featured Keynoter!  Dan Pink, Serene Wang, Rebecca Stromeyer, Nick van Dam and others will also be adding excitement and content as keynoters. 

Here are quotes you will see in the press releases and stories about our new partnership: 

Commenting on the joint venture with Masie, CloserStill’s Learning Group Director, Mark Penton, said: “We are thrilled and honoured to be working with Elliott and his team. Elliott is an innovator and a disruptor and we feel that our combined global experience in the learning world will make for a very exciting new era for the Learning Conference which we have long admired and respected.” 

“It is an amazing time in the world of learning – as new technologies and approaches enable organizations and employees to learn anytime from anywhere.  I am thrilled to have our Learning Conference, with over 28 years of experience, become part of CloserStill’s international group of conferences and events.  Together we will link learning leaders in the UK, Germany, France, Singapore and beyond with the learning executives attending Learning 2018 in the US.  It will be an exciting time for me and our team,” said Elliott Masie. 

We already have 516 colleagues registered for Learning 2018.  We invite you to join us as we take our event, in its 28th year, into the future of learning. 

Please feel free to contact me at and we would love to have you join us in our new global learning outreach.  

Yours in learning 

Elliott Masie
Twitter: @emasie   

MASIE Center Seminars, Events and Services: 

- Curation & Learning LAB - July 16 to 18, Saratoga Springs, NY
- Learning 2018 - Nov 4 to 7 - Orlando  (Early Registration Now Open)
- Membership in The Learning CONSORTIUM 

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