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Record-breaking attendance at Learning Technologies 2024

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Learning Technologies 2024 took place in London in April; Record-breaking event with 11,000 visitors; Key themes were using artificial intelligence to solve practical problems and the focus needed from L&D on business.

Celebrating 25 years of Learning Technologies
Celebrating 25 years of Learning Technologies  

Learning Technologies, the world’s largest event on workplace learning tech, ran last month: a two-day exhibition and conference for Learning & Development and HR professionals. 11,000 people attended the exhibition, a record-breaking event. At the conference running alongside, there were over 1,000 delegates and approaching 100 expert speakers.

HR Technologies, co-located at the event for the first time in 2023, was a larger part of the show this year with an increase in presence from top HR tech companies. HR Technologies is now firmly established as an important feature of the event.

There was a call for focus from L&D on business led by Learning Technologies Conference Chair, Donald H Taylor, who explained the challenge for L&D: “The top priority for L&D in the year ahead is focus. There's so much noise, around things including AI, that it's easy to get distracted. That won't do anybody any favours. Stay focused on the business strategies and how to support them.”

AI stood out as the dominant theme of the event and how to utilise it to solve practical problems. 

Danny Abdo, Skillable: “AI is really changing the way we have to think about learning.”

Helen Marshall, Thrive: “We're honing in on what are the problems that people are facing and how do we utilise AI to solve those problems.”

Lars Hyland, Totara: “The challenge is linking learning and development activity to business needs and objectives.”

Ben Laycock, Valamis: “AI is a massive opportunity but also a massive challenge.”

Martin Hallworth, Talent Manager, IBM: “AI is going to give us the opportunity to focus on the things that we're really good at and that's people, engaging with people.”

Event organiser, Mark Penton: “We'd like to thank everyone who took part in this year's show, our 25th celebration of Learning Technologies. We hope you enjoyed visiting and will return to work full of ideas and inspiration for the year ahead.” 

Learning Technologies returns in 2025 from 30 April to 1 May. Before then the organisers are planning the annual Learning Technologies Autumn Forum, to be announced shortly. 

Watch highlights and feature interviews from Learning Technologies 2024.