14 key people and four useful things you need to know about Learning Technologies 2017

The build up to Learning Technologies 2017 is now well underway. As social chair of the event, I’m pleased to bring you everything you need to know to make the most of the event whether you are attending in person or following from afar.

The backchannel
As ever, the place to have eyes on is the main conference hashtag #LT17UK. This is used on all conference tweets and is used by exhibitors and attendees of the Learning Technologies part of the exhibition. It’s a great way of tapping into people to meet, things to read and what to see before the event, not just during. There is also the Learning and Skills hashtag #LAS17UK but if you’re following the conference, then tune in via #LT17UK. In order to help cut through the sheer volume of tweets, we use individual session hashtags as well as the one for the overall event e.g. Welcome to this session on the future of technology #LT17UK #T1S1. The details of the hashtags for each session will be published in a follow-up post. In addition to tweets, there will be blog posts, LinkedIn updates, graphic summaries and videos.

The 2017 team
Here are the people that will be capturing the action and reflecting on what they’ve heard at the conference. If you’re not already connected with these experienced L&D folk, this is a unique opportunity to make some new connections and expand your network as well as the chance to tune into all the action.

Susie Finch – @susiefinch
Sam Taylor – @samt_el
Alistair Cockroft – @acockroft
Kim Edwards – @kimsedwards
Michelle Parry-Slater – @MiPS1608
Ollie Gardener – @olliegardener
Joan Keevill – @Designs_JoanK
Krystyna Gadd – @krystynagadd
Sam Burrough – @samburrough
Stephen Walsh – @stephentwalsh
Steve Rayson – @steverayson
Julie Drybrough – @fuchsia_blue

(And me – @kategraham23)

Also, don’t forget to follow:

Don Taylor (Conference Chairman) – @DonaldHTaylor
Learning Technologies official feed – @LT17UK
Learning and Skills official feed – @LAS17UK

My next post will detail who is covering which sessions.

Captured for posterity

In addition to the tweets which are somewhat transient, we’re capturing many of the conference speakers on video this year. Barbara Thompson will be finding out more about their thinking delving into some of the detail from their sessions. Be sure to follow Barbara via @CaribThompson and look out for the opportunity to ask the experts your questions via Twitter. All videos will be shared online after the event.

What else is going on?




towards-maturity-exchangesMore to come on the session details soon and as always, if you have any feedback or thoughts on how we can make the most of this learning opportunity, let me know.



About kategraham23

Start-up founder, writer, connector, librarian's daughter. Interested in learning, HR, technology, online, media, marketing, fashion and cricket. Not always in that order. The views expressed here are solely my own and do not reflect the thoughts and opinions of the company I work for currently, or those I've worked for in the past.
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