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A look ahead to Learning Live


The LEARNING LIVE Conference and Exhibition is drawing closer, as a partner for the event we take a look at what this year’s LEARNING LIVE will offer.

It’s a free for all on day one

Wednesday 12th September is an open day where training and learning professionals can register to attend the exhibition and day one conference sessions for free. TZ members can register by clicking here.
The event opens at 1:00pm with an introduction from Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) Chairman, Donald H Taylor, after which delegates will filter off into a choice of four main conference sessions and eight sponsored workshop sessions.
Some of the standout sessions on day one include Annie Cossar, Head of Operational Training at Barclaycard discussing how she manages global collaboration for Barclaycard training. BP’s Nick Shackleton-Jones will also be on hand to demonstrate how his organisation turns courses into resources. You can view the full programme here.

Drinks reception

Day one closes with a drinks reception and exclusive networking dinner for all delegates booked to attend the event in full. The networking dinner provides a relaxed, casual environment for delegates to make new contacts and reflect on the first day’s events. Delegates will also be joined by leading L&D commentator Elliott Masie who’ll be delivering an after dinner speech live from the US.

The main event

Thursday 13th September is where LEARNING LIVE really hits top gear. Day two kicks-off with what many would view as the main event – a unique keynote presentation from former Olympian and celebrity trainer, Professor Greg Whyte. The professor is perhaps best known for his role in training celebrities such as David Walliams, Eddie Izzard and John Bishop through various extreme physical and mental challenges in aid of Sports Relief. The keynote presentation will focus on performance improvement and how to train people to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Aside from the keynote, day two also plays host to twelve further conference sessions focused on a range of training topics. Amongst these sessions, Jane Bozarth will be encouraging trainers to use social media and Nigel Paine will provide six learning trends that you cannot afford to ignore.
Day two also includes an International Think Tank which will bring together L&D professionals from across the globe to discuss the differences in approach and lessons that can be learnt across three key areas – research, technology and collaboration.
Places at LEARNING LIVE are now very limited. For further information and to register for the conference in full visit

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