Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo 2012 to Host ASTD Southern California Chapters Event

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Full Day Conference Program Launches ASTD Chapters Event

ELCE & ASTD Partnership

We are thrilled to host the ASTD Orange County Chapter’s event during the Enterprise Learning! Conference. Our goal is to create a community of many constituents to convene, share ideas, best practices and viewpoints.

Elearning! Media Group (EMG), the exclusive industry trade brand serving the learning and workplace technology market, announced the partnership with American Society of Trainers & Developers Orange County Chapter to co-locate their Southern California membership event with the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo (ELCE) on September 26th, 2012 in Irvine, CA. The partnership enables executives from state, national and international enterprises to share and advance learning and workplace technology business practices.

“We are thrilled to host the ASTD Orange County Chapter’s event during the Enterprise Learning! Conference. Our goal is to create a community of many constituents to convene, share ideas, best practices and viewpoints. Together, we can bridge the information and solutions gap that leaders face when creating the high performance organization,” reports Catherine Upton CEO and Group Publisher of Elearning! Media Group.

The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo is hosted in California, one of the world’s most dynamic, innovative and robust regions. The gaming, technology, entertainment and social media industries were born here. As the world’s 8th largest economy, California continues to be the innovation hotbed of the world.

“We selected the Enterprise Learning! Conference as our partner because it offers an enterprise perspective on learning from real innovators. As members of this diverse and evolving region, the ASTD Chapters will host an annual conference that meets the needs of our unique constituents. ELCE provided us the best option for a reoccurring event in California. We look forward to co-locating with them over the next two years,” reports Damion Donaldson, Vice President of Programs, ASTD Orange County Chapter.

Collectively, the ASTD Chapters from Orange County, San Diego, and Los Angeles serve over 16,000 constituents from America’s top organizations. Members herald from the public and private sectors including Disney, Qualcomm, Sony Electronics, Departments of Homeland Security, Health & Human Services and Veterans Affairs. Altogether, Southern California enterprises employ over 13 million people and generate $1 trillion in GDP according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor and CalFacts.

ASTD Chapter members are invited to attend the ASTD Chapters event on Wednesday, September 26th at 3: 00 PM – 9:00 PM. ASTD member registration is $25 which includes an ELCE Expo Plus Pass for free and a Non-members are $45 which includes the Expo Plus Pass for free. To reserve you pass, register by September 15th at http://www.astdoc.org and search events.

Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo features four conference tracks in addition to the ASTD Chapters programming. ELCE helps executives IMAGINE.INSPIRE.INNOVATE. The four tracks focuses on Strategy, Best Practices, Technology at Work, and the Best of Elearning! The ASTD Chapter program kicks off with the 3:00 PM Keynote titled ‘Meet Bina48: Your Humanoid Personal Tutor,” followed by a personal Meet & Greet with Bina48 and her creator, Bruce Duncan. Members will then engage in a Networking Reception from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM followed by 6:00 PM session titled “The Future is Here: Innovations in Training & Development.”

The U.S. enterprise learning and workplace technology market is valued at $160 billion, with the public sector accounting for $100 billion of the market. Corporate investments in learning and workplace technologies have increased to $3.5 million per respondent despite a level $4.9 million in overall development spend according to the 2012 E-learning User Study: Private Sector. The public sector investment in learning and workplace technologies is $7.1 million per respondent according to the 2012 E-learning User Study: Public Sector.

To learn more about the Enterprise Learning! Conference and Expo, visit http://www.ELCEShow.com. Registration is now open and offers early bird rates until August 25th, 2012 saving attendees up to $300. The Hyatt Regency Irvine is the host hotel. Discounted rooms are available for only $145/night, but subject to availability. Reserve rooms at http://www.ELCEShow.com under Travel.

For sponsorship opportunities, contact Sales at 888 201 2841 x842 or email us at sales(at)2elearning(dot)com.

About Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo
In its fifth year, Enterprise Learning! Events bring onsite and online audiences together to learn, network and share. Mark your calendar for Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo, the exclusive learning and workplace technology marketplace, September 25-27th, 2012 Irvine, CA. Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo hosts the Best of Elearning! Awards Luncheon and Learning! 100 Award winners. The Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo Virtual edition is slated for November 8th, 2012. For more information about the Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo visit http://www.elceshow.com.

About Elearning! Media Group
Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Group LLC. Elearning! Media Group consists of eleven media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, e-magazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Web sites, Web seminars, the Enterprise Learning! Summit and Enterprise Learning! Conference & Expo. Elearning! Media Group serves the $160 billion enterprise learning market. Suppliers and practitioners can follow us: online at http://www.2elearning.com, http://gov.2elearning.com; on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELCE12, #ELSummit; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine or LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.

About ASTD Orange County Chapter
The American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) is a national organization dedicated to the professional development of those in the training and organizational development fields. Founded in the late 1960's, ASTD-Orange County Chapter (ASTD-OC) serves the Orange County and surrounding areas of Southern California. Our missions is to provide a broad base of personal and learning experiences modeling a collaborative approach to new competencies, performance and fulfillment utilizing the new technologies and the changing environment we live in today. We serve our members by providing a robust environment in which they can network, learn, and develop their careers. ASTD-Orange County is a not-for-profit organization, operated and sustained by our members. Chapter Leadership consists of an 11-person Board, all member volunteers.

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