World of Learning 2018 took place in October and Learning News was there to interview some of the event's conference speakers and exhibitors.
One of the main themes at the event was how L&D is now paying a great deal of attention to the complete learning experience in the workplace - several conference speakers and exhibitors spoke about this.
Other key themes at World of Learning 2018 included the apprenticeship levy, learning design, learning transfer, data-driven learning and analytics, AI, chatbots and microlearning, 21 century business skills and the UK skills gap.
Learning News interviewed participants throughout the two-day event, including:
Alex Hathway, Nimble Learning
Asma Shah, You Make It
Conor Healy, Acteon
David Perring, Fosway Group
Ennis Reid, Quilter,
Ina Weinbauer-Heidel and Paul Matthews, Institute for Transfer Effectiveness and People Alchemy
Jaison Cresswell, Virtual College
Joseph Birri, Unicorn Training
Luke Merrick, Bolt Learning
Martin Baker, Clear Lessons and The Charity Learning Consortium
Nebel Crowhurst and Mike Collins, River Island
Mike Newton, Learning Pool
Paul Freeman, Global Knowledge
Rafal Szaniawski, Lee Hecht Harrison
Richard McCann, iCann Academy
Sean Nugent, LEO Learning
Steve Smedes, Knowbly
Tom Beale and Will Towse, Thrive Learning
World of Learning took place at the NEC, Birmingham, 16-17 October and has been running annualy for over 20 years. The event, comprising a thought leadership conference and an exhibition of over 100 learning providers, is organised for learning and development and HR prossionals by Venture Marketing. Further information about the event including details of how to get involved in the 2019 event is available from Sophie Barnes: firstname.lastname@example.org.