ATD2016: Litmos and the Future of Learning


ATD 2016 was another huge event for the Training and L&D community. And Litmos had a strong presence this year. If you didn’t get a chance to stop by the Litmos booth you missed a chance to win prizes, try virtual reality, and get a demo of Litmos and the future of learning. Litmos also sponsored the Networking Night at the Denver Art Museum. We even had our own snapchat geofilter created for the booth and the museum. It was a night to remember with lots of music, food, art exhibits, and time for networking with your colleagues.

The Litmos booth was buzzing with conversations and a coffee bar that took the buzzing to a new level. The booth also offered device charging stations that were a big hit. So you could charge yourself with coffee while charging your devices for the day…or recharging both later in the afternoon.

The booth had a constant flow of traffic from attendees wanting to learn more about Litmos. But despite the fantastic elements of our booth luring the crowds, there is nothing more inspiring than watching a current customer bringing friends to the booth and showing them the platform and why she loves it. Thank you Tricia!

Networking Night was bigger than I ever expected! The Denver Art Museum was packed with ATD attendees enjoying music, food, art, and conversations with colleagues. The museum had photo booths, walking art comedians, and music of all styles including a huge dance floor with a live band.

My session at ATD was titled The Success of Modular Course Design. The attendees that filled the room were eager to learn and curious about modular course design. I presented a brief history of course “packages” and built a case for modularity based on the framework of the internet. My career path has provided me opportunities to see corporate training from many perspectives. Those experiences have shaped my views of the work that needs to be done in corporate training. And because things are changing so quickly we cannot afford to design without modularity in mind. We should be taking our design cues from current trends in media and adapt our design and development practices. Modular course design is a big part of the evolution of training design. And part of the future of learning.

Next year is sure to be bigger and better in Atlanta, GA. I’ve heard rumors of an even bigger, and more amazing Networking Night. Litmos will no doubt be there in full force helping to drive our industry forward into the future of learning.