• Registration & Breakfast
  • Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • The More You Know, the More There is to Learn: Memory, Creativity, and Having More Fun with Your Own Brain
    Bob Harris

    Author, TV Writer, Jeopardy! Winner, Radio Commentator

    The learning journey as seen by your brain! Join Bob Harris, a bestselling author, a successful screenwriter, and even one of Jeopardy's biggest winners, in a provocative session that delves into the deepest corners of how a brain works when it tries to learn. Doesn't everyone want to remember names more easily? Think more creatively? Want to break out of habits they wish to change? Bob will not only teach you how, but will also explain how these methods work from a cognitive science point of view. Leave the session feeling energized and more in control than ever of your most powerful asset - your brain.

  • What's New from Adobe?
    Dr. Allen Partridge

    Senior eLearning Evangelist, Adobe Systems

    Join Dr. Allen Partridge for an insider's view into what makes Adobe Digital Learning Solutions stand out from the rest. Get an insiders' view into all the new powerful capabilities that have been added to these solutions over the past few months and get a glimpse of where they are headed in the days to come. Explore a new paradigm of responsive design with Fluid Boxes, deliver enhanced mobile experience with TypeKit fonts, automatically convert your desktop courses to mobile learning, and more with Adobe Captivate. With Adobe Captivate Prime LMS, experience the world of delivering digital learning using a modern SaaS platform that's easy, flexible, and personalized for you and your learners. Attend this stimulating session that will set the tone for your day at the Adobe eLearning Conference.

  • Networking Break
  • Learning Track Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Break
  • Learning Track Breakout Sessions
  • Lunch
  • Learning Track Breakout Sessions
  • Networking Break
  • Learning Track Breakout Sessions
  • Before We're History
    Tridib Roy Chowdhury

    Senior Director & General Manager, Adobe eLearning, Adobe Systems

    The world is changing at an incredible pace, where every idea of an established industry is being challenged - either thrown into obsolescence or disrupted by a better one. In the face of such rapid change, how does the modern trainer enable the modern learner to equip themselves with the necessary skills - not just to stay relevant but also to stay ahead in the race for excellence? Join Tridib Roy Chowdhury as he shares the Adobe vision of the future of learning.

  • Getting Started with Adobe Captivate
    Paul Wilson

    YouTuber & Owner, Paul Wilson Learning & Design

    Whether you're new to Adobe Captivate or just getting started with eLearning in general, this session is for you! You'll learn about the different types of content you can create in Adobe Captivate, how you can customize the appearance of this content using object styles and themes, and how you can use fluid boxes to rapidly build responsive design content that works across a variety of device types.

  • Be Device-Wise: Ultimate Guide to Creating Responsive eLearning with Adobe Captivate
    Anita Horsley

    Training & Development Director, C4EIS

    Attend this session to learn about best practices in applying responsive design using Adobe Captivate. With responsive design, you can develop one course that detects the learner's screen size and orientation, and changes how the learner views your course content. This session will appeal to modern day developers who are interested in incorporating out of the box functionalities for efficient responsive design development without programming.

  • The Do's and Don’ts of Building Your Microlearning Strategy
    Ray Jimenez, Ph. D.

    Chief Learning Architect, Vignettes Learning

    Microlearning was rapidly and widely adopted by organizations before we learned the 'do's and don'ts'. We now know Microlearning is more effective at using content to solve immediate work problems/issues - learning becomes a by-product of solving problems - whereas it may not be the best approach when the focus is on training people. During this session we will discuss how Microlearning compares to other learning methods and its benefits, what situations are best suited for Microlearning, and how you can blend Microlearning into your greater training strategies. Leave this session with the foundation to shift the views of SMEs, designers, and stakeholders and transition trainings to Microlearning.

  • Building a Business Case for eLearning in the C-Suite
    Ajay Pangarkar

    Performance Strategist, Author, CentralKnowledge

    Learning practitioners are under tremendous pressure to account for the performance of eLearning investments. During this session, discover how your business leader views the "learning" function, how they go about assessing eLearning initiatives, and how it differentiates from traditional learning methodologies from a business perspective. Through practical business decision tools, participants will be able to assess the viability of their proposed learning projects and develop substantial cases to present to their business leaders.

  • (Part 1) Demystifying the Adobe Captivate Timeline
    Lieve Weymeis

    Consultant, Lilybiri's Consultancy/Training

    Why is Adobe Captivate's timeline different from a normal video timeline (like in Video Demo)? How can you pause the timeline to create interactivity? Which items, like audio/video, can be paused by the Pause command and/or by the pausing point of an interactive object/slide? What does the Timeline panel mean for Master slides? Understand and use the Timeline panel as a pro: buttons, colors, shortcut keys and symbols. What about collaboration between Timeline and Timing panel? You will learn the complete alphabet of Adobe Captivate's Timelines in this introductory session.

  • Mobile Learning 101: Using Fluid Boxes in Adobe Captivate
    Phil Cowcill

    Senior eLearning Developer, Department of National Defense

    Are your courses ready for a mobile platform? Do you have a mobile strategy? This session will demonstrate how to quickly create your eLearning or training that will fit on over a hundred different mobile screen resolutions. We will focus on the use of Fluid Boxes and a few other tricks, and examine common mobile strategies you should consider and then see how Adobe Captivate can help you achieve these strategies. Often when there are constraints on technology or software, it's a chance to become creative. This session will share some creative solutions that can be delivered through Adobe Captivate.

  • (Part 2) Mastering the Adobe Captivate Timeline: Advanced Tips and Tricks
    Lieve Weymeis

    Consultant, Lilybiri's Consultancy/Training

    In this session, learn about using effects, multistate objects, micro-navigation, variables, and advanced/shared actions to leverage advanced workflows via Adobe Captivate Timeline. What is the impact of While Loop and Delay Next Actions on the behavior of a paused slide? How can you skip part of a slide on a second visit, thus avoiding that the learner has to watch the whole slide again or listen to a narrated explanation for a second time? What about creating a Replay Slide button, a timed list of items, a counter, a progress bar, or a game using the Timeline?

  • Brain Bandwidth: Understanding Why and How Not to Overload Learners
    Jane Bozarth

    Director of Research, eLearning Guild

    Trainers and instructional designers know that much instruction simply places too many demands on learners in terms of volume, clarity, and memory. This session provides an overview of cognitive load considerations in instructional design. Particular emphasis is placed on how information can be presented in such a way as to avoid overloading the recipient's ability to receive, process, and understand the information (i.e., their "brain bandwidth").

  • Show How-to! Record High-quality Software Simulations with Adobe Captivate
    Josh Cavalier

    Founder, Lodestone

    In this session, we will deep dive into the best practices for recording responsive software simulations in Adobe Captivate 2017. The latest version of Captivate offers a brand-new Fluid Boxes workflow for creating responsive eLearning courses. Now, you will be able to easily record and modify your screen captures all on one slide while reducing responsive development time. Learn helpful tips and tricks for recording, editing and publishing your responsive simulations.

  • Get Actionable Insights by Adding Advanced Analytics to Your Learning Design
    Trish Uhl

    Senior Consultant, Data Science & People Analytics, Owl's Ledge LLC

    The only constant in today's modern learning landscape is change. Ongoing change requires adaptable, flexible, dynamic learning solutions designed to keep pace, however, the pace is accelerating! It's no longer enough to simply produce high-quality instruction; you're expected to engineer engaging, trackable learning solutions delivered "at the speed of need," serving to enhance the employee experience, with direct contributions to organizational goals. To meet this need, an evidence-based, data-enabled approach that informs and influences learning design, delivery, and decision-making processes is required. Advanced analytics exist to meet these requirements and support this modern design approach. In this session, you will learn the five principles of the "how, what, and why" of applying advanced analytics to modern learning design, five steps for getting started using Adobe eLearning tools to enhance employee experience through your data-powered learning solutions, and three ways to future-proof your career by building your analytical capabilities now-ahead of the curve.

  • The Productive Way To Be Creative: Roundtripping Workflows with Adobe Creative Cloud
    Damien Bruyndonckx

    COO & Pedagogical Director, DiDaXo

    The best Adobe Captivate feature is the fact that it is an Adobe tool. In this session, we will explore the close relationship between Adobe Captivate and some of the most famous Adobe applications. Learn how to integrate the latest features of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition into your eLearning workflow for enhanced quality and tremendous time savings. Use Adobe Capture and the Creative Cloud libraries to generate color schemes, choose fonts, and create vector graphics and more. When your project is finished, use Adobe Dreamweaver and Muse to seamlessly share it with the world.

  • Bring Your eLearning to Life: Embed Animate CC Projects in Adobe Captivate
    Phil Cowcill

    Senior eLearning Developer, Department of National Defense

    Are you looking to take your training courses to the next level? Do you want to enhance the User Experience (UX) so it becomes more memorable for your learners? By using a tool such as Adobe Animate, you can enhance the User Experience. This session will demonstrate how to create stunning animations, export them to Adobe Captivate and then have Adobe Captivate control the animation. In this session you'll also see how to take a simple interaction like a multiple-choice question into a game environment and make the quiz fun. Once you see the examples in this session, you'll be eager to try some of these animations on your courses.

  • Boost Learner Engagement with Adobe Captivate and JavaScript
    James Kingsley

    Solver of Complex eLearning Puzzles, JamesKingsley.com

    Adobe Captivate's pure HTML5 publish option enables developers to use common web technologies to create custom engaging interactions and functionality in their courses. This session will highlight how the Adobe Captivate responsive player, table of contents, and more can be creatively manipulated through JavaScript, jQuery, and CSS. Many of the buttons and text in Adobe Captivate can be found as elements of the published course that can be hidden, shown, or animated with the help of a few lines of code. We will also explore the process of discovering what can be affected by JavaScript and how to debug issues.

  • The Quick and Easy Hacks of Creating High-Quality eLearning Videos Like a Pro
    Mark Lassoff

    Founder & CEO, Punk Learning

    The benchmark for video in eLearning is no other eLearning- but other media that your viewers consume on a daily basis. Your video is being compared to the video produced by network television as well as YouTube. With limited budgets and time, how can learning producers create high quality video quickly and easily? In this fast paced session you'll learn dynamic techniques that you can easily integrate in to your learning video just like large media companies! Each technique takes only moments to execute but has a profound effect on the engagement level and overall quality of your video production. You don't have to be a production expert to use these techniques. Each technique can be completed in just three or four steps with the Adobe suite.

  • All In. eLearning Design that Meets Accessibility Standards, with Adobe Captivate
    Joe Ganci

    President, eLearningJoe, LLC

    Ensuring that your eLearning is meeting the accessibility needs of your learners is challenging! To accommodate your learners with vision, aural, and motion impairments requires proper planning. Yes, your design needs to include accessibility features. Of course, the tool you use must be able to let you implement those design elements with no problems. Adobe Captivate is accessibility-friendly! You don't need to compromise your learning design. With a few steps, you can help all your learners, including those with disabilities. In addition, you may use some of these same techniques to help those who speak a different primary language or who may work in noisy environments. In fact, you can take advantage of these techniques for a variety of applications!

  • Building All Kinds of Learning Interactions without Programming in Adobe Captivate
    Pooja Jaisingh

    Senior Learning Evangelist, Adobe

    The best way to beat the boredom in eLearning courses is to make them engaging and interactive. But adding learner interactivity in the courses can be time-consuming, and to some extent, challenging as well. During this session, you will learn simple ways to add interactivity in your eLearning courses using interactive objects, multi-state objects, drag and drops, and simple actions in Adobe Captivate. You will also learn about best practices to quickly convert drab and boring content to vibrant interactive eLearning, without any programming!

  • Solving L&D Challenges for a Global Organization
    Christopher Lind

    Global Digital Learning Leader, GE Healthcare

    There's no shortages of challenges in Learning and Development (L&D). These challenges scale exponentially when executing learning strategy across a global footprint. The complexity of these challenges is further escalated as L&D is continually disrupted by digital technology. In this session, Christopher will share how GE is facing these challenges head on and will discuss strategies for success.

  • Building a Learning Organization from Ground Zero
    Thomas Harrell

    Talent Development Specialist, Master Electronics

    Are you building learning content and then waiting for your learners to take it? As a learning leader, reach and impact learners through savvy marketing. Relive the journey of Master Electronics and the partnerships we forged to create a sustainable marketing model. Hear directly from talent development specialist, Thomas Harrell of Master Electronics, on why partnerships, marketing plans, consistent messaging, and various communication channels are key ingredients to successfully marketing your learning programs.

  • The Whole Nontechnical Learner: Using Virtual and Live Environments
    Shelly Olmstead

    Director of Quality & Development, IES Communications

    In this session, Shelly will discuss how using live and virtual methods creates a more successful teaching model for training nontechnical or newly technical employees in the workplace. Shelly will review a case study from IES Communications as well as tips to making training more meaningful to new hires.

  • Tips for Effective Virtual Classrooms
    Paul Gilbertson

    Senior Solutions Consultant, Adobe

    Moving a classroom experience online doesn't automatically make it more engaging. In fact, often the opposite is true- but it doesn't have to be! In this session, Paul will cover some tips and tricks on embracing technology like Adobe Connect to keep students truly engaged. See how to create your own learning experiences that keep virtual classrooms moving, collaborative, consistent, interactive, and engaging.