An Essential Event For L&D Professionals

The UK’s most comprehensive learning event takes place on 15 and 16 October at Birmingham’s NEC.

Visitors to World of Learning can build up their knowledge, hone their skills, learn new ones and forge useful industry connections at an event which features over 100 exhibitors, dozens of free seminars, and multiple opportunities to get hands on with the latest L&D solutions.

The World of Learning Exhibition offers a wide range of Inspiration Zones where exhibition visitors can experience the latest in L&D and get practical advice at a range of interactive attractions.

The CPD Standards Office are proud to accredit the conference & exhibition each year, and attendees of the World of Learning Event can obtain CPD hours for attendance.

The Office and World of Learning work alongside one another, sharing a common mission and ambition:

  • The Office works to raise the standards of CPD provision for the benefit of individual professionals and employers and promotes positive and successful learning experiences.
  • The World of Learning event promotes cutting edge and first-rate training and learning activities and combines the extensive research of its contributors with input from key industry figures.

New for this year, the Live Demo Zone allows for the thorough assessment of ground-breaking L&D methods and technologies. The 45-minute-long live and interactive demonstrations from a variety of providers will assist visitors in their decision-making on future strategies and spending.

Phily Hayes, Senior Account Manager at LearnUpon, will host the live demonstration: ‘How to deliver tailored training to multiple audiences with one LMS.’ He comments:

“Seeing technology applied to scenarios you encounter, and software tackling the objectives you’re tasked with fulfilling, is an incredibly productive way to assess a solution.

“We’re delighted to have the opportunity to actively demonstrate how our learning portals functionality solves the problem of creating distinct learning environments for each unique training audience you’re trying to serve.”

Another new feature this year, the Life Skills Library will house a selection of bite-sized books tackling essential topics such as resilience, burnout, positive mindset, mental health, confidence, kindness and trust.

Visitors are encouraged to enjoy free samples of the titles to take away and will be given access to an online digital library of bite-sized resources from the library’s host, The Learning Architect.

Liggy Webb, founder of The Learning Architect and author of the books, comments:

“One of my greatest passions is to take wider and sometimes complex topics and distil them into accessible bite-sized nuggets of information that are easily transferable to real life. I’m delighted to share these useful resources with visitors to World of Learning.”

The Experiential Learning Zone will also take a bite-sized approach to hot topics affecting people and organisations in a VUCA world, during short, interactive sessions. High on the agenda for many organisations, visitors can learn how to maintain mental wellbeing and high performance at the Mental Wellbeing Zone.

Those seeking new ways to explore and enhance team skills should head to the Team Building Zone, where a thrilling escape room taster game will be available to try. The chance to experience the potential of immersive technologies is offered in the dedicated VR suite.

Co-located with the exhibition is the popular and free-to-attend Learning Design Live conference, designed for those involved in learning tech design. Seven sessions will cover topics including how to harness Virtual Reality (VR), the influence of the latest neuroscience on digital learning design, and how to modernise old content.

A further programme of 26 educational seminars, all free to attend, is also available to exhibition visitors.

Key subjects including gender balance, games and immersive technologies, data analytics, and behaviour-changing content will be covered by leading experts from organisations such as Acteon, Forest Holidays, Rising Vibe and Sponge.

The Fringe seminars will see L&D specialists tackling topics including how to demonstrate ROI from L&D, optimising learning environments and redesigning learning to deliver higher value.

The exhibition runs alongside the renowned World of Learning Conference which offers inspiration from the industry’s leading thinkers and practitioners in a two-day programme of presentations, case studies and panel discussions.

Three delegate packages are available, and attendees are encouraged to book early to benefit from a discount of up to 30% off until 13 September*.

Andrew Gee, senior project manager at World of Learning, comments:

“The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition is a hub of learning for L&D professionals. It provides a unique opportunity to really focus on the latest trends, challenges and opportunities facing today’s workforces, to understand them, and to learn how to approach them effectively.

“It’s also a fantastic opportunity to network with peers and make new, useful connections. We look forward to welcoming visitors old and new to this year’s event!”

For more details and to book the World of Learning Conference 2019 visit or call 020 8394 5171.

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