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Learning 2019 keynotes announced

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Learning 2019, Produced by CloserStill Media, features CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Special Keynote by Elliott Masie.


In 2018, CloserStill Media had the honor of taking ownership of Learning 2019, which they consider to be one of the most respected and quality learning conferences in the USA. Drawing around 2,000 delegates, and participation of over 40 sponsors from the technology and learning sectors, it is hugely beneficial to anyone in the learning sector and will provide the opportunity for individual or business growth, and a chance to network with the thousands of peers in attendance. Learning 2019 is organized by multi award winning event organizers CloserStill who have more than 30 years experience in the learning and higher education field and have a proven track record of delivering outstanding events that support the learning community in every possible way they need.

Elliott Masie, the original founder,  is a Special Keynoter and Advisor to the event.  He commented:

“For nearly 30 years, it was my honor, as Learning’s Producer to gather industry leaders together to engage about the field of workplace learning. This year, I shift to an exciting role as Keynoter on Monday morning on “Re-Imagining Learning”. And, I am advising the new owners CloserStill Media as they pick up the event’s  Organizer role. In addition, our Learning CONSORTIUM will be meeting at Learning 2019I hope you will join me!”

His thoughts were echoed by Mark Penton, Managing Director, Learning Portfolio at CloserStill Media who added, “We are absolutely delighted to have added the Learning event at Disney’s Coronado Springs to CloserStill’s growing global portfolio of workplace learning exhibitions, conferences and communities. The event is incredibly unique and we look forward to working with its founder Elliott Masie to take it to the next stage.“

Speakers this year include, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, author Lindsay Pollak, gamification expert Karl Kapp, Elliott Masie and Strada Institute’s Michelle Wiese to name just a few.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta is known as the multiple Emmy winning Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN, reporting health and medical news for domestic, international and digital shows. Being a practicing neurosurgeon, combined with his public policy experience and literary style, he has transformed himself into one of the most respected and distinctive reporters on television. With three NY Times best sellers! 

Lindsay Pollak is the author of ‘Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders’ and ‘Getting from College to Career: Your Essential Guide to Succeeding in the Real World’ earned Pollak the status of New York Times bestselling author, and her newest book; ‘The Remix, How to Lead and Succeed in the Multigenerational Workplace’ was recognized as a Wall Street Journal Best Book of the Month.

Attendees can expect a rich program of over 150 sessions focused on our learning themes and today’s “Hot Topics” like VR, AI, Performance Support, OnBoarding, Compliance and so much more! Content will include panels, case studies and thought leader sessions from a wide variety of organizations, such as Dell Technologies, Verizon, i4cp, JetBlue and many others, as well as our Supplier Showcase Sessions, highlighting the latest innovations from the learning supplier community!

There will also be a [email protected] feature and many other multifaceted experiences such as: Pit Crew Adventure, the new Learning 2019 Book Club, MIT’s Brain Science Lab, Disney’s Business Behind the Magic Tour, Learning Genius Bar, Learning Escape Room, Virtual Reality “Hands-On” Gallery, Make-up for HD Video, Create Your Own Comics, and many more. CloserStill Media, Elliott Masie and all of the keynote speakers look forward to welcoming visitors to Learning 2019 on October 27-30, 2019 in Orlando.