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The Second Annual Learnapalooza; Awesome Speakers, Accessible LMSs, and Award-Winning Association Learning Professionals

In 2017 Association TRENDS observed the significant lack of events that focused on providing training to the program, marketing, and education professionals within an association. Thus, Learnapalooza was born.

This second annual Learnapalooza took place at the National Housing Center in D.C. and kicked off on October 16th. The conference consisted of 11 education sessions over the course of two days with an interactive boot camp hosted by Community Brands on the third day. Some of the engaging sessions included “Powering the New World of Learning – How to Engage Today’s Learners”, “Virtual Events: A Strategic Must Have”, and, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Using new technology to uncover insight from your association’s conference session submission data”. Thank you to our amazing speakers! Click here to check out the full lineup.

Additionally, Learning Management Systems (LMSs) were invited to come and demo their software so attendees could test-drive the latest LMS technology. Imagine being in search of a new LMS and having the opportunity to check out multiple systems, see the latest features, and talk one on one to LMS reps, all in one place!

This year’s LMSs included:

  • BenchPrep
  • CommPartners
  • Community Brands
  • Next Thought

During the first evening, Association TRENDS held the second annual Learnies awards. The Learnies recognizes the role associations play in the development of their members and their own employees. Throughout the year AT asks associations to send in their best learning tools and success stories. A panel of experts then decides who is awarded a coveted Learnie award. Congrats to all our amazing winners listed below!

  • Most Innovative Education: The Ohio Society of CPAs
  • Best Use of Multi-Purpose Learning Content: Minnesota Workers’ Compensation Insurers Association, Inc.
  • Biggest Success Story: National Association of Colleges and Employers

Association TRENDS was thrilled at the success of this year’s Learnapalooza and the feedback we got from our attendees.

“This was an absolutely great conference and I was excited to attend this as a first-time attendee! I’m hoping to come back to Learnapalooza next year!”

“Packed with insight and creative ideas and must-dos for the 21st-century learning organization/association”

 Thank you to everyone who joined us for Learnapalooza, speakers, sponsors, and attendees alike. We love meeting our awesome learning and education professionals and providing them a place to learn, collaborate, network, and most importantly have fun!

Did you miss out on this year’s Learnapalooza?

Don’t worry. We are coming back and even sooner than you think. Learnapalooza 2019 is scheduled to take place this spring. Keep your eyes open for information coming soon!

Want to submit for a Learnie award?

Submissions will open in December. Visit http://www.trendslearnapalooza.com/learnies or keep an eye out for Association TRENDS announcement next month!

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