Visionary Game Designer, Facebook Executive are Featured Speakers at ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge® Conference

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More than 1,000 tech-savvy L&D professionals will attend.

TechKnowledge offers more than 80 sessions, each designed to provide an overview of trends, best practices, case studies, emerging technologies, and hands-on experiences.

A gaming expert and the head of L&D at Facebook are among the keynote speakers at the ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition, being held January 25-27 at the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. TechKnowledge is one of the largest e-learning conferences and expositions in the learning and development industry, and attracts more than 1,000 professionals every year.

The conference’s opening general session on Wednesday, January 25 will feature Jane McGonigal, the director of game research and development at Institute for the Future, and author of the New York Times bestseller Reality is Broken. McGonigal’s keynote is titled “Learning is an Epic Win.” She’ll show attendees how insights from the world of gaming can be applied to how we learn, problem solve, and develop 21st century skills.
Stuart Crabb, the head of learning and development at Facebook, will speak at the general session on Thursday, January 26. His keynote is titled “What it Means to be Social: Integrating Social Media into the Workplace.”

Lisa Doyle, the chancellor for the Acquisition Academy at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will talk on January 27th about successful measures to infuse technology and improve development methods that ensure behavior change and performance improvement.

TechKnowledge will feature a mobile application to enrich attendees’ conference experience, which will include paperless session materials and evaluation forms. TechKnowledge offers more than 80 sessions, each designed to provide an overview of trends, best practices, case studies, emerging technologies, and hands-on experiences. Conference attendees will have two ways to access information: through the standard program guide and/or their handheld mobile devices.

In addition, digital recordings of conference sessions will be included with paid registration.
For more information about TechKnowledge visit the conference website: http://www.tk12.astd.org

About ASTD
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in 125 U.S. chapters and with 20 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit http://www.astd.org.

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