Get insider access to Orlando’s innovative learning technologies, labs, and people.
When was the last time you did this at a conference?
Tried surgery with a daVinci robot?
Met world-class simulation researchers in their own labs?
Took a ride in a self-driving Tesla?
With one of the most innovative cities as your learning lab, this exclusive field trip (limited to 50) takes you to cutting-edge learning organizations around Orlando — and guides you through facilitated creative debriefs to adapt and apply these innovations in your organization.
Wednesday, February 24, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Kickoff and Dinner
Steven Dahlberg, Creative Engagement Director, Training magazine; Steve Mahaley, Digital Learning Strategist, Red Fern
If you want to disrupt training, you need to think differently. Innovation requires creative thinking. We will start by wandering into what creativity is — and the mindsets, skills, and tools needed to make innovation happen.
Slowing Down to Innovate
Rebecca Bettencourt, Sr. Program Manager, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Learn how E. & J. Gallo Winery innovated its technical hands-on training by slowing down to (re)discover what their technical employees actually do and how they do it.
Thursday, February 25, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm
Simulating Real Life
Roger Smith, Chief Technology Officer; Todd Larson, Director of Education and Training; Lilly Graziani, Director of Corporate Development, AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Visit one of the nation’s largest, most-advanced surgical training centers. See the methods they use to teach advanced surgical techniques in robotics, laparoscopy, orthopedics, and other specialties. Be prepared to get hands on with a surgical training experience of your own — including daVinci robots!
Immersive TechLearn Lab
Steve Boucher, VP of L&D; Travis May, Director of Learning Technology and Innovation, Mastercard; Chuck Sigmund, Sr. Program Manager, Amazon Leadership Institute; Matty Kahler, Learning Technologist, Amazon
Learn what skills are needed to develop and implement immersive technology, as well as how it fits into the future of training. Get hands-on with an Alexa voice service demo from Amazon, a VR simulation from Mastercard, and more demos!
Take the Last Truck to Clarkville
Tristan Christensen, Expansion Director; Jon Bowers, Technology Solutions Development Manager; Chrissy Teresi, Site Manager, UPS
Experience a next-generation training facility, which applies the “teach me, show me, let me” approach. Learn what UPS Integrad discovered about how to\ better train younger workers and reduce turnover. Discover how collaboration with MIT, Virginia Tech, and the Institute for the Future led to changes in their driving and service training. Explore how UPS blends simulations and traditional classroom instruction with the simulated Clarkville town.
Innovation Debrief and Dinner at Quantum Leap Winery Learning in an Autonomous World
Glenn Cook and David Hobson, Owners, EVOS/ Lake Nona Transportation
As one of the Top 10 Smart Cities of the Future, Orlando is reshaping transport. Our hosts are at the forefront of the fully autonomous navigation revolution. Try out three “Navigate on Autopilot” Tesla models — including the S, 3, and X. Discover how “drivers” are trained for driver-assisted electric and autonomous vehicles — and how the vehicles themselves continuously learn from the “driver.”
Friday, February 26, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
World-Class Emerging Technologies
David Metcalf, Director; Angela Hamilton, Program Lead; Michael Eakins, Creative Lead, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, University of Central Florida
Tour several labs at UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training, which focus on advancing human-centered modeling and simulation technology. Learn about and try out the latest innovations in AR and VR, adaptive learning, healthcare simulations, blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, IoT applications, connected vehicles, and more.
Innovations in Your Training
Karen Tilstra, Co-Founder, AdventHealth Innovation Lab
Gain fresh perspectives on problem solving, learn design thinking mindsets that support breakthrough thinking, and see how design thinking works at AdventHealth. Then, apply “Creativity Effect” to synthesize your Innovations in Training insights and apply your new learnings to your work.
Space is limited. Fee: $995 when packaged with Training Conference; $1,195 to attend Innovations in Training ONLY. Includes site visits, transportation, two lunches, and two dinners.