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Laura Bush to keynote Learning 2018

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Learning Technologies announces Former First Lady, Laura Bush, is to keynote Learning 2018 in Orlando. Learning 2018 is one of the world’s foremost conferences on Learning, organised by Elliott Masie in association with Learning Technologies.

Former First Lady, Laura Bush, is to keynote Learning 2018 in Orlando
Former First Lady, Laura Bush, is to keynote Learning 2018 in Orlando 

Learning 2018 is a unique event, bringing new insights, perspectives, best practices, difficult challenges, and emerging innovations in the world of learning at the workplace and takes places in Orlando, Florida, November 4-7.

Mrs. Laura Bush, First Lady of the United States (2001-2009), is a leading voice for spreading freedom and promoting human rights across the globe. As First Lady, Mrs. Bush advocated the importance of literacy and education to advance opportunity for America’s young people and to foster healthy families and communities. Today, Mrs. Bush pursues her work on global healthcare innovations and empowering women in emerging democracies through the George W. Bush Institute.

The conference, established by Elliott Masie, is now in its 28th year. Learning 2018 brings together Learning Leaders, Chief Learning Officers, Learning Producers, L&D Professionals, EdTech Ventures, HR Teams and Policy Makers, and Business Colleagues focused on the changing world of learning.

The event comprises:

  • 2,000+ learning professionals from corporations, government agencies, and associations around the world – focused on how Learning is Changing
  • 10 Keynote Speakers, including Mrs. Bush, Leslie Odom, Jr. (Author of Failing Up and Star of Hamilton), Dan Pink (Author of WHEN), Rebecca Stromeyer (eLearning Africa and Online Educa Berlin), and Zenganqi Wang (AI & Learning in China)
  • 125+ activities, sessions, experiences, LABS, LearningTowns, discussions, and high-engagement learning options for 3 ½ day
  • "Tech@Learning", Sponsor Showcases, Innovation Gallery and Many Action Labs exploring the evolving world of Technology, Design, Systems, and Innovations in Learning

In addition, the event features emerging leaders in the learning sector through its 30 Under 30 programme - an initiative to provide support, visibility, voice and development for the next generation of Learning Leaders. 2018 will be the 9th annual 30 Under 30 class which has now seen over 200 rising learning leaders in their 20’s receive support and stretch their careers through the programme: 30 Under 30 @ Learning 2018.

Learning innovations, products and services provided by leading suppliers are featured in Sponsor Supplier Showcases during Learning 2018. These are content rich sessions that highlight the latest thinking and innovations within the Learning Marketplace. In addition, there will be exciting new technology and solutions highlighted within our “Tech@Learning” experiences.

Content and online registration for Learning 2018 is available at

Learning 2018 is for the for the first time being produced in association with CloserStill Media, the learning-sector media and events business, which produces the Learning Technologies portfolio of conferences, events and communities.