First and foremost, I am so grateful to Kory for getting my site up and running, I’m looking forward to adapting it as I move forward in my business ventures. You can also follow my blog on Bloglovin.
Sadly, I will not be attending this year because I have several contracts on the go; however, I plan to attend in 2015. What I’m most sad about missing is the sunny weather and the unending list of concurrent sessions I would have loved to attend. My top picks include:
- Variables and Advanced Actions in Adobe Captivate by Yewande Daniele-Ayoade – This would have been a great Bring Your Own Laptop (BYOL) to enhance my current Adobe Captivate knowledge base.
- Professional Portfolio Primer: Build, Brand, and Empower Your Career by John DiMarco – It’s always great to encourage professional development and expand your career, so this would have been a nice primer as portfolios can be incredibly powerful.
- How to Convince your Manager or Stakeholders to Adopt Virtual Classroom Tools and Training by Karen Hyder – This will be a great session for anyone struggling with convincing anyone else of the impending need and demand of e-learning. Sometimes it can be a tricky sell, but the benefits are huge!
- Quick and Dirty Needs Assessment 101 by Brad Minor – I once conducted some very detailed research on needs assessments, and feel my research made me a bit jaded, so I feel like some quick and dirty tips would do well to restore my faith 😛
In addition to the concurrent sessions, I am most sad about missing out on two certificate programs in particular:
- The Accidental Instructional Designer by Cammy Bean – I’ve been reading Cammy’s blog for awhile now and admire her. Because my own path to Instructional Design has been paved accidentally, it would have been great to attend this program.
- Using Advanced Features of Articulate Storyline to Build Complex Learning Modules by Ron Price – As I work extensively within Articulate Storyline, this would have been a great program to attend in order to leverage my full potential within the tool – maybe next year!
The conference is fast approaching, and I look forward to reading everyone’s conference updates next month – have fun!