Content, Themes, Issues, Innovations & Conversations for Learning 2017!

TO: Learning, Training and Performance Colleagues
FROM: Elliott Masie, Host and Curator
DATE: March 29, 2017
RE: Learning Changes - Themes for Learning 2017!

Today, we begin the exciting and engaging process of creating and curating the "Content, Themes, Issues, Innovations & Conversations for Learning 2017.

The overall theme for 2017 will be "Learning Changes!"



Based on my on-going dialogues with learning leaders and colleagues around the world, we are clearly living in a time with "Learning Changes".  Changing Learner Expectations, Changing Technology, Changing Workplaces and more.

In the coming weeks, we will develop topics, labs, conversations, controversies and sessions that are fully focused on how Learning Changes in many areas.  Here is our version 1.0 idea map for this year:

We will be building a complete Learning 2017 Agenda and Community Engagement on how Learning Changes in these areas and more.

As you register for Learning 2017, we will reach out for your input, ideas, key challenges and perspectives.

This is the 27th year that I am honored to Host our Learning event.  I invite you to join me in exploring the ways in which Learning Changes! and how we can create the best learning opportunities for our employees and organizations.

Yours in learning.

Elliott Masie


Learning 2017 Design is Centered On:  

  • Learning Engagement
  • Learning Personalization
  • Learning Diversity
  • Learning Collaboration
  • Learning from Peers
  • Learning from Outside the Learning Field
  • Learning about Cutting Edge Innovations

formatphotosHere are the formats that we use at MASIE Learning events. As our Design evolves in the months ahead, we may add to and refine these learning formats for our learning colleagues at Learning 2017.

  • General Sessions: Six fast moving sessions, led by Elliott Masie, with interviews and stories from major keynote speakers.
  • Learning Stories: Stories about learning interventions/innovations - with context and focus.
  • 39 Ideas: Rapid-fire brainstorming sessions where 39 ideas are generated to solve single problems. All lists will be shared with Learning 2017 participants.
  • How-To’s: Step-by-step processes used to implement learning approaches, shared for others to use or adapt.
  • Learning Autopsies: Honest and deep dives into why learning interventions/innovations failed or resulted in unanticipated outcomes.
  • Let’s Dialogue About Sessions: Facilitated group discussions about learning challenges, issues, or opportunities.
  • Author/Analyst Talks: Interactive presentations by or interviews with authors/analysts about their books or industry-wide trends.
  • Learning Labs/Workouts: Opportunities for participants to try their hands at new methods/techniques, whether individually or in small groups.
  • Supplier Showcases: Presentations by and dialogues with learning providers in branded Supplier Session rooms.
  • MeetUps: Your learning needs often surface in “Real Time”. MeetUps will be organized on the spot at Learning 2017.
  • Experiences: And many active learning experiences that we will add to our Design in the coming months.
    A Note About Learning 2017 Content: Our design model is to provide several updates on sessions and schedules in the months leading up to Learning 2017. You will have a complete online version of our Learning 2017 Program Guide by mid-September.

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