With a name like Learnapalooza, it is only fitting that this innovative learning and development conference took place at Impact Hub – a funky yet historical co-working space at the heart of Pioneer Square in Seattle.Learnapalooza is anything but boring. Whether you came for one of the many micro-learning sessions, learn how to make your own virtual reality game, meet like-minded professional to disrupt the L&D space, there is something for everyone. The dynamic duo, Darren Nerland and Erin Petershick, delivered a well thought out conference experience, with engaging presenters, solid content, and enthusiastic participants. I particularly love the opportunity to gain hands-on experience on some of the emerging tools, and practical insights that you can apply back at work the next day. Overall, an outstanding event.
Stella Lee, PHD.
You're going to hate Learnapalooza. No, really. You are going to leave the event tired from all the activities, sore hands from taking notes, dry throat from networking, and a tired brain from all of the learning you will accomplish. The first thing you will experience walking in the door is the energy. The creative energy of all of those L&D professionals in one place is amazing. The experiences shared and the connections made will be fantastic. Listening to the L&D challenges that others face and how they are approaching those challenges will let you know that you are not alone! I work with the tech sector. Some of the best conversations and Aha moments I had were with a librarian. OK, someone who does training for the King County Library System, but you catch my drift. The variety of experiences will open your mind. Just the varied formats used during the event will help you hack your own career. Add coloring books to your trainings? List words that are NOT related in order to break open people's creativity? Throw ILTs out the window? OK, the last one shouldn’t be shocking to us. If it is, you REALLY need to attend Learnapalooza.
Stakeholder Enablement Senior Consultant
"I'm a massive fan of Seattle's Learnapalooza. I believe that this city is a world leader in workplace learning, and the energy, fun, ambition, and creativity that is palpable in this amazing grassroots event is a big part of the reason why. Do yourself a favor, join the community, get to a Learnapalooza event, and invest in yourself and your career."
The Learning Futures Group
My team and I attended Learnapalooza 2018. The event was fast-paced, energizing and chock full of enthusiastic learning PROs who all had different experiences to bring to the interaction. What my team and I really valued was that it was focused on learning, technology and interaction. Great event. We plan to attend again!
Instructional Design Manager