Co-Located Events

Innovations in Training

Don't miss this pre-conference field-trip experience – September 18 (pm) - 20, 2022 – at sites throughout Austin, Texas, presented by Training magazine!

With one of America's most innovative cities as your learning lab, this exclusive field trip (limited to 50) gives you insider access to cutting-edge learning organizations throughout Austin — and guides you through facilitated creative debriefs to adapt and apply these innovations in your organization.

If you work in L&D and are seeking new ways to design and deploy training, don’t miss this immersive learning event. Additional fee applies, and includes two dinners, two lunches, breaks, and transportation (though some locations will be walkable or taxi on own). Want to bring three or more people from the same organization? Contact us for a special group discount!
 

“I learned a variety of innovative ways to ensure experiential learning.”

– Andrea Gunther, Visa


 

When have you ever done THIS at a conference?

Our agenda is full – starting with a kickoff on Sunday evening, September 18, which includes an introduction to Innovations in Training, a visit to an arts-based sustainability project, dinner, and more. Then, two more days on the road visiting Austin's super-creative — famously "weird" — innovators! And YOU will get to visit the incredible places where they create their magic!

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 – 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The Dumpster Project at Huston-Tillotson University
How do you inspire learners? Can one learning program have many layers of engagement? Where do design and innovation intersect learning? What role do the arts (does an artist) play in creating/designing more-engaging learning experiences? How do we leverage learning to help our organizations accomplish their sustainability goals? What happens when the public interacts with your learning programs?

Experience the answer to these questions and discover a lot more connections when we visit The Dumpster Project at Huston-Tillotson University, a historically black institution located in the heart of East Austin, to kick off Innovations in Training Austin!

The Dumpster Project is a grand design experiment that not only uses the real-world challenge of transforming a trash dumpster into a tiny sustainable home to inspire learners of all ages — it simultaneously serves as a re-imagining of home, a portable learning initiative, a sustainability conversation, a creative branch of wider green campus initiatives, and an innovative STEM education platform.

 

 

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 – 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
  • IBM Design Studio Austin — including a tour, two Innovation Chats, and a facilitated design process debrief
  • An Immersive Lab with Revinax VR and others
TUESAY, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Design and Creative Technologies
  • University of Texas at Austin School of Nursing Simulation and Skills Center — including an Innovation Chat on the use of technology in nursing education, a tour the simulation stations, and trying out some simulations, including mid- and high-fidelity manikins, the cardiopulmonary trainer, and more
Join your learning and development colleagues from Visa, the Federal Reserve, Microsoft, Amazon, Mortenson, Southern Power and many other leading organizations … and be inspired together, have fun, and learn what's possible for what next in workplace learning!
   

“Innovations in Training is unlike anything I’ve seen offered at a conference before. It was great to see real innovations already implemented at organizations – and gain ideas and insights to bring back to my team.”

– Lisa O'Donnell, Director of Instructional Design, KPMG



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