Department of Commerce Partners with Enterprise Learning! Summit 2011

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National Technical Information Service Co-Hosts Government Learning! Conference at the Summit on March 22, 2011

“This is the third NTIS Learning Symposium we have hosted. We selected Elearning! Media Group as our conference partner because they have served the public and private learning sector for over 10 years..."

Elearning! Media Group (EMG), the industry voice of the $160 billion enterprise learning market, announced the partnership with Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service on Enterprise Learning! Summit’s Government Conference on March 22, 2011 in Alexandria, VA. The Summit is where leaders meet to build smarter organizations with learning and workplace technologies.

“We are honored to be selected by National Technical Information Services to co-host this important conference serving the public sector challenged to deliver high performance in this changing environment,” reports Catherine Upton CEO and Group Publisher of Elearning! Media Group.

“This is the third NTIS Learning Symposium we have hosted. We selected Elearning! Media Group as our conference partner because they have served the public and private learning sector for over 10 years. Their last three Summits captured large government audiences, and we believe together, we can efficiently serve the information needs of this growing sector,” reports Elizabeth Shaw, Office of Federal Services, Associate Director NTIS.

The government learning sector is estimated to be $100 billion industry. Government’s investment in learning and workplace technologies is experiencing double-digit growth, and mirrors that of the eGovernment initiatives. ”The average government learning buyer invests $3 million on e-learning and influences $6 million on enterprise learning, on average,” reports Upton.

Enterprise Learning! Summit features two conference tracks: NTIS’s Government Learning Conference and Enterprise Learning Conference. The Government Conference is headlined by Josh Bersin, Principal, Bersin & Associates, speaking on “Transforming Learning & Development in the Federal Sector.” He will also share new research findings conducted in partnership with Government Elearning! magazine on government learning trends.

The government conference will also feature speakers from the Department of Energy, Defense Acquisition University, Department of Commerce’s NTIS, BIOCOM Institute, U.S. Office of Personnel Management and many others. The Learning! 100 award-winning organizations are also featured in the conference and honored at the Learning! 100 awards luncheon at the Summit.

“The Learning! 100 award program honors those public and private sector organizations that have an immersive learning culture, are innovative and achieve exceptional results,” reports Upton.

Conference attendees will also hear from industry leading keynote speakers on how to create leaders and build trust. The luncheon keynote titled, “Leading at the Speed of Trust,” is presented by Greg Link, co-founder of The Global Speed of Trust Practice with partner Stephen M.R. Covey. Link is also co-authoring “Smart Trust” with Stephen M.R. Covey to be released this year. “High Performance Leadership: Converting Potential to Execution” will be presented by closing keynoter Sam Bacharach, Director, Institute for Workplace Studies and McKelvey-Grant Professor, Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations.

About National Technical Information Service
The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) mission supports the Department of Commerce mission to promote the nation's economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery. NTIS serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas. NTIS provides agencies a central resource for those evaluating and implement technology-enabled learning and workplace resources. The NTIS counts over 25 solution providers as certified partners to serve the federal government. By leveraging NTIS resources, public sector organizations can leverage best practices and processes. Learn more at: http://www.ntis.gov.

Registration is now open for the Enterprise Learning! Summit. Government attendees save 40% off the full conference rate. Register at: http://www.theelsummit.com. For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sales at 888 201 2841 x842 or email us at events(at)2elearning(dot)com.

About Elearning! Media Group
Elearning! and Government Elearning! magazines, e-Magazines, E-newsletters, Alerts, Web sites and Summits are produced by B2B Media Company, LLC. Elearning! magazine is one in the family of 11 media products serving the $160 billion e-learning market. In combination, these brands reach up to 2 million executives, practitioners and professionals who plan, evaluate and deploy enterprise-wide learning solutions across their organizations each year. To learn more, visit: http://www.2elearning.com or http://www.gov.2elearning.com

About NTIS
NTIS is located in Alexandria, Virginia. It provides information dissemination of its collection of approximately 3 million U.S. Federal Government technical reports and provides dissemination services for other U.S. Federal Government agencies. NTIS makes available a variety of dissemination services for other agencies with the specialized resources, systems, equipment, financial infrastructure and personnel expertise needed to produce and disseminate their information products on a large scale. Learn more at: http://www.ntis.gov

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