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Connect 2022 programme published

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The Learning Network has published the conference programme for Connect 2022, 15 November London. Event cancelled... The organisers have announced that Connect 2022 is cancelled.


Statement from Learning Network...

Further to a lot of discussion, the Board and I are regretfully cancelling this year’s event.

While we have marketed every aspect of Connect and communicated the benefits and value of attending to members and the wider L&D community, ticket sales have been slower than expected.

At this stage, we don’t have enough participants to make it a good and enjoyable experience for all and we know we won’t attract enough registrations between now and the end of October to make the event viable to run. We’ve had to take the difficult decision now to reduce expense, monetary or otherwise, and minimise risk for everyone involved - delegates, speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.

Upon reflection, we’re very aware there are numerous face-to-face events available to the L&D community all year-round. Most provide learning and networking experiences with little or no cost to individuals to attend. While Connect is a unique event we’re aware we may need to reconsider our offering for future years. As members we welcome your thoughts on what events you would like from your Network - please do let us know in the Members’ Slack channel.

I send my sincere apologies for any disruption this decision may cause.

Best wishes,

Gemma Wells
LN Chair


The Connect 2022 conference programme is now live on the Learning Network website, detailing sponsored sessions and big debates, and sharing more about the opening and closing talks.

It's taking place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, London Tower Bridge, Tuesday 15th November. The LN Connect website contains ticket purchases, including a discounted rate available until 14 October, details of the venue and discounted accommodation for members.  

LN Connect’s line-up includes:

  • “Supporting the learning of others: What about us?” - Michelle Parry-Slater, Kairos Modern Learning
  • Learning Innovation – What’s hot, what’s hype and what’s worth exploring? - David Perring, Fosway
  • “The future of Digital Learning – and why it’s all about engagement” - Erica Farmer, Quantum Rise Talent Group Ltd
  • “Why Content Chaos is a big opportunity for L&D practitioners” - Toby Harris, Filtered
  • “Demystifying the Metaverse” - Sophie Costin and Robin Scott, MakeReal
  • “Things work better when they are beautiful” - Tom Moore and Nathan Konstantino, iAM Learning
  • “Sweet eLearning harmony – how to be the best developer (and best client!)” - Michael Ditchburn, Mint Learning
  • “How can localisation support with DE&I initiatives?” - Emily Decker, Comtec Translations
  • Big Debate: Standards and Professionalisation - Michaela Reaney, The Opportunity Group
  • Big Debate: Digital Transformation - Niall Gavin, Independent Consultant
  • Big Debate: L&D Capabilities and Skills Joan Keevill, Designs on Learning
  • “Dare to be different” - Jane Daly, People-Star.

Follow the event on social media using #LNConnect22.

Event cancelled...
The organisers have announced that Connect 2022 is cancelled.