eLearning Conference

June 20-21, 2017 / Portland, OR

Learn to Inspire
June 20-21, 2017
Portland, OR


Discover how to use eLearning to train employees and your channel. Propel your business with LEAP Ahead. Find out how to inspire your learners – and be inspired in turn by the information and resources at the conference.

The 2-day conference includes more than two dozen sessions led by industry experts on content development, training program management, and training strategy.


Who Should Attend?

Anyone who has a stake in turning learning into a strategic asset for their company.

  • Training content designers and developers
  • Training program managers
  • LMS/training administrators
  • HR, Sales, and Marketing decision-makers



John Cremer


John Cremer is a speaker, consultant, author and improviser who has almost 30 years experience in the art of reading people. He brings this powerfully effective ancient system to organizations around the world to help people deepen and enhance their personal and professional relationships. Clients include: Vistage International, Vodafone, T-Mobile, HTC, Roche, Bayer, GSK, Microsoft, Samsung, Million Dollar Round Table, and the UN. When he is not speaking, training, or performing improvised shows you will usually find him fly fishing.


Art Kohn

Dr. / Professor

Dr. Art Kohn consults with organizations around the world helping them modernize and optimize their training programs. He is currently working with Google Inc. helping them develop cutting edge new programs that train more than 1.2 billion people. Dr. Kohn earned his Ph.D. in cognitive science at Duke University and his research explores how to present information in order to maximize learning and memory. He was awarded the National Professor of the Year award from the American Psychological Association and he won a Fulbright Fellowship in cognitive psychology and a second Fulbright Fellowship in distance education.


Dr. Jane Bozarth

Elearning Coordinator for the North Carolina, USA, Office of State Personnel

Juliana Trichilo Cina

Managing Director, Self Solutions Inc

Julie Dirksen

Learning Strategist, Usable Learning

Stacy Friedman

Instructional Designer, Bonneville Power Administration

Nicole Legault

Community Manager, Articulate

Ayla Lewis

Chief Operating Officer, Happy Brain Science

Brittany McClain

Marketing Manager, Open Sesame

Ben Young

Director of Learning Solutions, Lambda Solutions

“Meeting all of the experts in the eLearning community was my favorite part of the Conference.”


Tuesday, June 20

8:00am - 5:00pm

Day 1, BlueVolt User Group Day

If you are a BlueVolt customer or considering becoming a BlueVolt customer, do not miss this informative day! Learn how to get the most out of your BlueVolt-hosted University.

  • BlueVolt LMS Product Roadmap update
  • Analytics & Reporting features
  • Sharing courses with external partners
  • Mobile-optimization
  • Increasing completions through incentives
  • Q&A Sessions with BlueVolt subject matter experts


7:30am – Registration Opens

8:00am  – Breakfast

8:30am – 9:00am Opening remarks by Douglas Gastich, BlueVolt President

9:00am – 10:45am New BlueVolt LMS UI

10:45am – 11:00am Break

11:00 – 11:45am Reporting/Analytics

11:45am – 1:00pm Lunch in Private Room

1:00pm – 2:00pm Networking Matchmaking Session

2:00pm – 3:00pm 2017 Roadmap

3:00pm – 3:15pm Break

3:15pm – 4:00pm Future of Mobile

5:00pm – Happy Hour

*Silver Sponsor Open Sesame is available all day for off-the-shelf training courses

Wednesday, June 21

8:00am - 6:00pm

Day 2, eLearning Thought Leadership

One full day of sessions lead by industry thought leaders and experts on:

  • Online course creation best practices
  • Learning metrics that matter
  • Learning neuroscience
  • Excelling as a one-person training department
  • Nurturing a culture of learning
  • Creating learning & development strategies
    to drive business growth

PLUS a Virtual Reality experience and demo throughout the day.


7:00am – 8:00 am Registration & Breakfast

8:00am – 9:15am Opening Remarks by Douglas Gastich, BlueVolt President, and Keynote- How to Read Someone Before You Shake Hands, John Cremer

9:15am – 10:15am /5th Ave. Room – Deliver Learning Like a Marketer, Julia Trichilo Cina

9:15am – 10:15am /Lipman Wolfe Room – Continuous Learning Through Social Tools & Techniques, Dr. Jane Bozarth

10:20am – 10:35am – Break & VR Demos

10:35am – 11:35am /5th Ave. Room – The Emerging Discipline of Learner Experience Design (LXD), Stacy Friedman

10:35am – 11:35am /Lipman Wolfe Room – The Science of Being Happy & Productive at Work, Ayla Lewis

11:35am – 12:35pm – Lunch & VR Demos

12:35pm – 1:35pm – Content Trends: 6 insights to help you build a better training experience, Brittany McClain

1:45pm – 2:45pm /5th Ave. Room – Capturing Data to Improve the eLearning Experience with Analytics, Ben Young

1:45pm – 2:45pm /Lipman Wolfe Room – Create Multi-Device E-Learning Like a Pro with Articulate 360, Nicole Legault

2:45pm – 3:00pm / Break & VR Demos

3:00pm – 4:00pm /5th Ave. Room – Expanding Your Reach, Julie Dirksen

3:00pm – 4:00pm / Lipman Wolfe Room – VR Demos with Dot Dot Dash

4:10pm – 5:10pm /5th Ave. Room – Closing Keynote – Training the Google Way: Lessons Learned from Training 1.2 Billion People, Art Kohn

5:10pm – 6:00pm – Happy Hour & VR Demos

7:00pm – Brewcycle, Old Town Route

Thursday, June 22

8:00am - 6:00pm

Day 3, Workshops Day

If you are coming for Days 1 and 2, stay for Day 3 (FREE) and immerse yourself in hands-on workshops led by BlueVolt subject matter experts. Workshop topics:

User Interface (Sage) Workshop

  • Use the new Draft Category workflow to restructure your current course catalog
  • Apply different block designs to support the intended audience of your various categories
  • Work on setting up a new Home page and theme for your University using the new Sage UI


  • Explore various built in reports available in your University
  • Create scheduled reports that can also be sent automatically to various email addresses
  • Take a look at how your University data looks with our advanced analytics product


  • Quickstart your new University Implementation and set up your group and catalog structure
  • Work though various university setting options available for your University
  • Customize default design and email templates


  • Create a “Course Canvas” outline (defines goals, audience, definition and style of for course development)
  • Create a course asset plan for an custom course
  • Create a standard course survey for courses in your University

Course Creation

  • Create an incentive program
  • Syndicate your courses to your partners
  • Create a course awareness program

Learning & Development Strategy

  • Create a learning strategy for your online university
  • Explore learning needs of your audience
  • Leverage a multitude of learning experiences to engage your audience


7:00am – 8:30am  – Continental Breakfast

8:30am – 9:00am Intro

9:00am – 12:00pm Workshops Sessions

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm Workshops Sessions



Hotel Monaco Portland
506 SW Washington Street
Portland, OR 97204

Get $50 off your ticket if you register by March 31, 2017