Pre-Conference Learning

Hit the ground running with our pre-conference activities designed to supercharge your learning. These educational experiences are your chance to dive deep into topics like instructional design, AI, VR for learning, and much more. Master new concepts, network with like-minded professionals, and sharpen your edge before the main conference begins.

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Co-Located Events

Drive the L&D industry forward and examine some of the most disruptive topics in our field at DevLearn’s co-located events. These comprehensive events take place on Tuesday, November 5.

Certificate Programs

Master critical skills and knowledge on core L&D topics from instructional design to xAPI with Guild-certified, two-day experiences. DevLearn will host 6 in-depth Certificate Programs prior to the main event on Sunday and Monday, November 3 & 4.


Our action-packed, one-day workshops provide a collaborative environment to network with peers and sharpen your skills before the conference even begins. Explore industry trends in instructional design and microlearning, just to name a few, and uncover actionable takeaways that you can implement right away to transform your work!

Monday, November 4

Building a Skills Strategy
Koreen Pagano, Thrive LMS

Julie Dirksen

Designing and Implementing for Behavior Change
Julie Dirksen, Usable Learning 

Designing Effective Microlearning
Carla Torgerson, Carla Torgerson Consulting

Tuesday, November 5

The Best Introduction to JavaScript
Phil Cowcill, PJ Rules 

Creative Visual Design for Engaging Learning Content
Tracy Parish, Parish Creative Solutions

Augmented Reality for L&D Professionals
Destery Hildenbrand, Intellezy
Betty Dannewitz, If You Ask Betty 

Marketing & AI for Impactful Learning Solutions
Bianca Baumann, Ardent Learning
Mike Taylor, Nationwide Insurance 

Game Design for Creative Problem Solving
Kevin Thorn, Artisan eLearning
Dr. Karl Kapp, Commonwealth University
Deborah Thomas, SillyMonkey Games