Schedule

Day 1 – Monday, January 28

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8:00am – 8:30am

Amphitheater

Welcome to The Training, Learning, and Development Conference 2019

By Brent Schlenker, Host & TLDC Co-Founder

Welcome to the Conference!

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8:30am – 9:15am

Amphitheater

Keynote with Trish Uhl

By Trish Uhl, Senior Project Manager, Data Science & Advanced Analytics, Owl’s Ledge LLC

The Modern Learning, Talent & Development Landscape in the Age of Intelligent Machines

“Thе future іѕ already hеrе. It’s just not еvеnlу distributed.” – Wіllіаm Gibson

We are moving from an іnfоrmаtіоn аgе to thе аgе оf intelligent machines, wіth consequences for the wоrld оf work, the economy and ѕосіеtу.

These forces are re-shaping Talent, Learning & Development (L&D) – and with L&D being notoriously slow to adapt, wе are now running оut of tіmе!

As аutоmаtіоn gains momentum, the demand fоr rоutіnе knowledge wоrk wіll continue tо dесrеаѕе, аnd thе numbеr оf реорlе needed to do thе work will shrink rіght аlоng with іt.

These high challenge pressures on L&D are causing two polar reactions; fear of obsolescence or complete denial; perhaps with good cause. After all:

  • Hоw many instructional designers аrе nееdеd in аn еrа where аrtіfісіаl іntеllіgеnсе accelerates thе сrеаtіоn оf instructional materials frоm mоnthѕ tо mіnutеѕ?
  • Hоw many trаіnеrѕ are nееdеd аt a tіmе when соnvіnсіnglу соnvеrѕаtіоnаl сhаtbоtѕ аrе сараblе оf outperforming humаnѕ ѕо wеll, thеу’rе nominated fоr Outѕtаndіng Teacher Aѕѕіѕtаnt Awаrdѕ?
  • How many соасhеѕ аrе nесеѕѕаrу whеn nаturаl language digital dосеntѕ саn be dерlоуеd fоr реnnіеѕ, at scale, offering реrѕоnаlіzеd coaching аnd fееdbасk, оnе-оn-оnе, 24/7, аt any time – dау оr nіght?

Thе truth is; thе Talent, Lеаrnіng & Development funсtіоn іѕ NOT bеіng dеѕtrоуеd; іt’ѕ being deconstructed.

Deconstructed means kеу components оf thе traditional L&D vаluе сhаіn аrе being broken dоwn аnd decoded; replaced; dіgіtіzеd and dematerialized іntо ѕорhіѕtісаtеd apps, ѕоftwаrе ѕеrvісеѕ and рlаtfоrmѕ.

The question becomes, Hоw саn уоu remain rеlеvаnt аnd аvоіd the thrеаt of L&D deconstruction?

The answer: deliver more value, faster

How?

Develop the right mindset, skillset and toolset to outsmart the future and get ahead of what’s now, new, next.

Outthink. Outsmart. Outperform.

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9:30am - 10:15pm

Amphitheater

Keynote with Kevin Thorn

By Kevin Thorn, Owner, NuggetHead Studioz, LLC

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10:30am - 11:30pm

Amphitheater

TLDC Micropresentations

Featuring six speakers, each presenting five minute micropresentations

Various Titles

You may remember a presentation style called Pecha Kucha, or Ignite. We’re reviving the format at TLDC19 which we’re calling Micro-Presentations!

Each micro-presentation is a total of 5mins. No more. No less. Each presentation includes up to 20 slides.

Join us for what will be one of the most enjoyable and engaging conference experiences around!

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11:30am - 1:00pm

Amphitheater Foyer

Lunch

Locally prepared, fresh, healthy fare.

Sorry, we don’t offer hotel food at TLDC. This is fresh, locally prepared meals by one of the top caterers in Phoenix. You’re going to love it!

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1:00pm - 1:45pm

Pima Room

Shannon Tipton

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1:00pm - 1:45pm

Pinal Room

Joe Ganci & Margie Meacham

Make Them Say “Wow” with a Smart Chatbot

Three Ways to Use Artificial Intelligence to Engage, Support, and Inform Your Learning Audience

You can’t be available to provide coaching and feedback 24/7, but an intelligent chatbot can! All over the world, people are using artificial intelligence to manage their bank accounts, book travel, and find great products, so why not use this same technology to help people learn new skills and advance their careers?

A chatbot is a program that speaks to the user in plain English, adapting to the needs of the individual to provide a realistic, engaging, two-way text or voice conversation between the human user and the chatbot persona. These smart programs can be used to give embedded performance feedback within an elearning course, share customized tips after training is complete, recommend future courses tailored to individual learners, or answer questions related to the course. Chatbot programming tools let you get started without coding or specialized skills and they integrate well with tools you are already using, like Articulate Storyline, Adobe Captivate, Trivantis Lectora, and even Microsoft PowerPoint. The software to build the chatbot, as well as training on how to do it, is available for free or at no cost from several sources, so your first chatbot doesn’t need to cost any more to develop than a more traditional approach to Learning development.

In this interactive session, you will see demonstrations of several chatbots integrated into Learning programs as prework, embedded support, and post-training reinforcement, producing higher learner engagement, deeper learning, and great retention, all while eliciting a “wow” response from your learners and your clients.

We’ll show you several examples of how you can deploy intelligent chatbots to support and enhance the learning experience before, during, and after class, using common tools you probably already have.
We’ll help you generate a few ideas to implement chatbots in your next project and we’ll send you away with a handy implementation guide full of low-cost or no-cost resources for building a chatbot without coding or programming skills. You will also be welcome to ask questions at any time.

Learning objectives:

  • Identify at least three ways to incorporate a chatbot into your next eLearning project using the tools you have today, using our “Getting Started” checklist
  • Locate the training, software, and tools to help you implement smart chatbot easily and affordably in your next project
  • Avoid common pitfalls experienced by new developers, so get your chatbot talking with your customers and learning audience as soon as possible
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2:00pm - 2:45pm

Pima Room

Patti Shank

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2:00pm - 2:45pm

Pinal Room

Brandon Carson

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3:00pm - 3:45pm

Pima Room

Cara North & Joseph Suarez

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3:00pm - 3:45pm

Pinal Room

Frank Nguyen

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4:00pm - 5:00pm

Pima & Pinal Rooms

TLDCast Group Discussion

Group Discussion Activity
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5:00pm - 5:30pm

Pima & Pinal Rooms

Group Highlights and Closing the Day

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5:30pm - 7:00pm

Outdoor Foyer and Patio

TLDC19 Reception

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