Learning Solutions Keynotes


Our keynote speakers will inspire you to think differently while providing tangible takeaways you can apply in your work.

Duff GoldmanCreativity: Thinking Outside the (Cake) Box

Duff Goldman

Pastry Chef, TV Personality, Charm City Cakes

During this fascinating opening keynote Duff will share stories of his life and work, examining how a classically trained pastry chef and metal craftsman turned his unrelated passions into a unique, creative art form. He will also put the creative practices he will share into action, showcasing his decorating techniques live during an on-stage interview. Join us as Duff Goldman reflects on the stories and inspiration behind his confectionary masterpieces and shows that magic can happen when creativity is king and “no limits” is the mantra. Read more →

Keynote3How VR & AR Technologies Enhance Workforces to Transform the Enterprise

Jaimy Szymanski

Industry Analyst & Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights

Jaimy Szymanski will explore the six most effective cross-departmental use cases of mixed reality (or XR) within organizations, and the advantages of utilizing XR over traditional processes, practices, and legacy technologies. You’ll discover the benefits of each XR use case over traditional approaches, catalysts driving XR adoption within corporations, and more. Read more →

keynote2The Future of Learning and Work

Michelle Weise

Senior VP of Workforce Strategies and Chief Innovation Officer, Strada Education Network

In this closing keynote, Dr. Weise illustrates how learning and work are becoming inseparable and how education and training must transform itself to support the workplaces of tomorrow. She will explore the factors that are changing the nature of work, and offer tips that learning and development professionals can apply to prepare themselves, and their organizations, for the future of work. You will leave this closing session with a new view on your work and how it may need to evolve in the future. Read more →


The Next Decade of Instructional Design: A Guild Master Ignite Presentation

Jane Bozarth, Julie Dirksen, Nick Floro, Connie Malamed, Megan Torrance & Chad Udell

As we enter a new decade, our thoughts naturally ponder what the future may bring for our work. This year we’re excited to host a special keynote session exploring the next decade of instructional design. This unique, fast-paced Ignite session format will provide an energetic hour with lots of great learning takeaways. This keynote is the perfect addition to extend the core purpose of what drives the Learning Solutions Conference and Expo each year: The importance of sharing what works. Read more →

An Insider’s View on the Future of Learning PlatformsAn Insider’s View on the Future of Learning Platforms

Steve Foreman

President - InfoMedia Designs

The learning platforms landscape has expanded greatly in the last few years. In this keynote, we will look at the present and future capabilities of learning platforms. We’ve invited some of our industry’s leading learning platform providers to join us in a discussion exploring the future of the learning platforms market. We’ll examine where they see the market going and how they see these diverse platforms augmenting an organization’s learning and technology infrastructure. Read more →

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