Escape Room & Gamification Labs

Gamification & Escape Room Learning Experiences!  This year, we are adding a Gamification LAB and a Escape Room LAB as Experiences at Learning 2017.  In both situations, our participants will have opportunities to create and experiment with "extreme" experiences as learning activity options:


Trends Briefing Video

Follow-Up Video with Questions from Participants

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Content List Updated

August 4, 2017 - Update on Content for Learning 2017

In addition to our General Session Speakers, you will have an opportunity to participate in a range of the over 160 Learning Conversations, Sessions and Dialogues that are now under development for Learning 2017.  Here is a quick sample of some of these one hour learning choices:

  • Agile Learning Development: Wins, Fails & Lessons Learned (Capital One, Bloomberg)
  • Amateur Videos for Engagement (Mount Sinai Health System)
  • Learning Strategy vs. Business Strategy: The Digital Connection (PwC)
  • Digital Distractions & Learning? (30 Under 30)
  • Cyber, Terror & Emergency Disruption Readiness (Learning CONSORTIUM)
  • Making a MARK on Your Organization (Yahoo)
  • More Variety = Improved Learning Outcomes (Herman Miller)
  • Prove It! Measuring SMARTER to Show Business Relevance (Cisco)
  • Ice-Ice-Breakers...& Other Engagement Activities! (Keurig Green Mountain)
  • Two-Way Coaching: A Grassroots Way to Grow Your Employees (State Auto Insurance)
  • Using Improv Techniques to Boost Creativity in Your Team! (Garney Construction)

Brain Science Research Live!

Brain Science Research LAB with MIT!

We are very excited to announce a LIVE Brain Science Research LAB that will be conducted with participants at Learning 2017.  The LAB will focus on measuring brain waves of workplace learners while learning with content segments that are both short and longer.  How does the brain reach differently when the content is "micro" or "longer". 

The LAB will be conducted by our colleagues from MIT's Office of Digital Learning and the MASIE Learning CONSORTIUM


Timo Gorner, Fox Learning Leader




We are honored to have Timo Gorner, Director of Organizational Development and Training at Fox Group as one of our General Session speakers and learning leaders.   
Timo Gorner describes himself as a self-taught teacher. With a German accent.


Diane Adams, Mt. Sinai

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Diane Adams, MS, LCSW, is the Chief Learning Officer for the Mount Sinai Health System, which consists of 38,000 employees, 7 hospitals, a school of medicine and an extensive ambulatory care network.


Julian Stodd & Nigel Paine - The British "Invasion"

A British "Invasion" of Learning Keynoters at Learning 2017 :)


Our learning leader colleagues from the UK will make a powerful presence as Keynote and Session Leaders at Learning 2017.  I am honored to host Julian Stodd and Nigel Paine (a MASIE Learning Fellow).


Chris Pickett, PG&E Learning

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Chris Pickett is the Senior Director of Training for Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E). PG&E is one of the largest combination natural gas and electric utilities in the United States; they have over 23,000 employees and serve 1 out of every 20 Americans.


Cyber & Terror Readiness?

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How are we, as Learning Leaders, preparing our workforce for the very real impact of Cyber Intrusion, Terror Incidents and Emergencies?


John Lithgow: Storytelling

Lithgow blackWow! We are proud to present the extraordinary John Lithgow in his one-man theatrical memoir, STORIES BY HEART at Learning 2017. Earlier in the day, Elliott Masie will interview John Lithgow on the ‘Power of Storytelling’ - a key competency in the ever evolving field of Learning.

The Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity.


LearningTown is Coming!

We are proud to introduce a brand that you will be using for your networking, benchmarking and colleague connections at Learning 2017: LearningTown.

LearningTown will be the name of:

  • Learning 2017 Mobile App for Participants
  • Community Spaces & Labs for Collaboration at Learning 2017
  • Real Time Curation of Content & Context

LearningTown will be your Network at Learning 2017.


Physics for Rock Stars!


Christine McKinley, author of "Physics for Rock Stars: Making the Laws of the Universe Work for You", will be one of our Keynoters at Learning 2017.

STEM activist Christine McKinley is a mechanical engineer, musician, author and host of Discovery Channel’s Decoded, and author of Physics For Rock Stars


PITCH! for Learning

Learning 2017 is excited to introduce a high energy set of experiences called "PITCH! for Learning"


Former First Lady Michelle Obama to Keynote Learning 2017

Former First Lady Michelle Obama will be the keynote speaker at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017 conference on October 23rd in Orlando, Florida.


Michelle Robinson Obama served as First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017.

As a transformative First Lady, Mrs. Obama launched and led four key initiatives: Let’s Move!, to address the challenge of childhood obesity; Joining Forces, to support veterans, service members and their families; Reach Higher, to inspire young people to seek higher education; and Let Girls Learn, to help adolescent girls around the world go to school.


Learning Cruise Invite

You and your family are invited to join Elliott Masie and other colleagues for a special Learning Cruise right after Learning 2017.

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