eLN Connect 2019

A day of learning inspiration, collaboration and support
Wednesday, 20th November 2019

Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge

eLN Connect: Creating a culture of curious learners

Now in its 5th year, our eLN Connect is set to be bigger than ever.

2019’s event takes place on Wednesday, 20th November in London, UK. The conference theme explores how Learning & Development professionals can support organisations in building and fostering learning cultures that thrive.

With people’s skills continuously evolving and workplaces rapidly changing, organisations require a different approach to fulfilling learning needs.

As Learning & Development professionals, we must recognise this and evolve too. This means a shift in our mindset to create learning which is continuous and integrated within the flow of work. We also need to support our people, so they take ownership of their learning, allowing them to identify how their skills and careers develop. Creating the right environment and culture is critical and we want to bring L&D together to explore how we can, or already are, doing this.

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Our keynote speakers

eLN Connect keynote speaker Nicole Bradfield

Nicole Bradfield

Within People

Nicole helps leaders around the world grow the business they love. She believes that leading and shaping an organisation is an incredible privilege, and the richest of learning experiences.

With a brand agency background Nicole has over 20 years experience helping organisations tell amazing stories. And it’s the opportunity to help leaders connect to authentic purpose and values and set out an inspiring vision of the future that makes those stories more truthful, powerful and meaningful for everyone - which is the work she now loves to do.

Nicole opens our conference with a lively and interactive keynote session.

eLN Connect keynote speaker Robin Hoyle

Robin Hoyle

Head of Learning Innovation,
Huthwaite International

Robin is a writer, broadcaster and blogger who has worked in L&D for over 30 years. He first started to design computer based training (as it was called in those days) in the mid 80’s using Phillips Laser Disc technology.

He went on to make TV programmes, produce generic digital learning for leaders and create bespoke content - designing award winning programmes and platforms for global businesses. He's now Head of Learning Innovation for global sales communications skills research agency, Huthwaite International, the inventors of SPIN® Selling.

Robin closes our conference and summarises the day's debates and overall theme.

Our invited speakers

Deidre Bond

Deidre Bond

Senior Learning Partner,
HM Revenue & Customs

Deirdre is a qualified Chartered Member of the CIPD and professional HR leader with over 35 years’ experience working front line and in corporate environments. Since joining HMRC she’s held positions as Corporate Senior HRBP and HR Organisation Design Senior Consultant, where she’s implemented a review of the function, leading on a reshape of the Directorate, shaping the culture programme and raising the capability of Organisation Design. Now Senior Learning Partner, she’s creating a new Learning Approach/culture, defining the leadership and accelerated development offer and embedding knowledge management into the way HMRC works.

Andrew Jacobs

Andrew Jacobs

L&D Transformation Lead,
HM Revenue & Customs

Andrew is a recognised leader in learning, known for his innovative thinking about learning, training and technology. He has significant experience in a range of roles across learning, training and people development, experience acquired in a range of industries in both the public and private sectors.

Andrew has a specific understanding of developing online and digital solutions for learning, social profile and engagement.

He is a Fellow of the Learning Performance Institute (LPI) and the Learning Development Transformation Lead for HMRC.

Neusha Milanian

Neusha Milanian

Learning and Leadership Consultant, Aviva

Neusha’s mission in life is to unite people through shared learning experiences by championing a culture of innovation, creativity and commitment. Classically trained actor, keen improviser and storyteller, Neusha’s love of people development began after graduating from drama school. Applying her performance skills to business she has worked in strategic outsourcing, technology, investment and management, and not-for-profit organisations as a learning professional.

Neusha joined Aviva in 2018 and is part of the learning and leadership team. She ensures all global leadership programmes are crafted with and for the learner, and behavioural change is embedded and sustained through inspiring and empowering interventions.

Our programme

As the go-to community for learning and development professionals, we host a unique event offering a world of new ideas, fresh thinking and engaging debate to innovate, inspire and empower you. We are proud to say eLN Connect is the only UK learning technology conference to feature personal networking sessions prominently as part of its programme.

Our keynotes and invited speakers are confirmed and the agenda is taking shape – we’ll update this page with the timetable very soon.

Sponsorship opportunities available

If you’re interested in sponsoring this year’s eLN Connect contact Steph Bright, eLN Board Director to request an information pack and learn more about sponsorship opportunities.

Our sponsors will be announced on this page in due course.

As in previous years, Training Journal is the event’s official media partner. They’ll be covering the day’s discussions and panel debates.

eLN Connect media partner Training Journal

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General information

Venue, travel and accommodation

eLN Connect 2019 takes place at the Leonardo Royal Hotel London Tower Bridge on Wednesday, 20th November. The hotel is located close to the Tower of London and Tower Bridge in London’s historic centre; Fenchurch Street Railway Station and Tower Hill tube Station are nearby. Should you need accommodation please contact the hotel directly.

The conference and exhibition are situated on one floor; the post-conference drinks reception is hosted in the exhibition area to facilitate further networking. There is a private cloakroom adjacent to the registration and enquiry desk.

Refreshments and catering

Refreshments and catering are served throughout the conference and exhibition spaces. Special dietary requirements will be catered for according to the details submitted via Eventbrite. Please make yourself known to the serving staff if you have requested a special diet.

Joining instructions

All attendees will receive joining instructions via email approximately seven days prior to the event. Should you have any questions prior to this please contact us.

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Costs to attend:

    Standard ticket for eLN members – £110.00 (+VAT)
    Standard ticket for eLN non-members – £140.00 (+ VAT)

    Earlybird rate for eLN members – £80.00 (+VAT) – now expired
    Earlybird rate for non-members – £95.00 (+VAT) – now expired

Booking deadlines:

    Standard booking deadline – Tuesday, 12th November (midnight)
    Earlybird bookings closed on Friday, 9th August

Please note: The member discount is only for full eLearning Network members and Industry Partner named members. You must log-in to access your discount. Your membership should not be used to buy tickets for non-members. Bulk discounts are available for Industry Partners who purchase six tickets or more. Please contact the eLN Membership Administrator to enquire about bulk discounts.

If you’re a non-member, it’s only £29 to join and you’ll also be able to attend any of our other workshops for free along with a range of other great benefits.

Refund policy

Registrations can be refunded up to seven days prior to the event, thereafter tickets can be exchanged; full details to be emailed to the eLN Administrator.

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