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FocusOn 2016 Conference Recap

Posted by Brett Smith on Tue, Jun 14, 2016

Just back from hot and humid Austin - home to legendary music clubs, the second largest state capital building in the country and beef brisket BBQ's everywhere.  A great host city where great minds converged for 3 days at the eLearning Guild's FocusOn 2016 conference from June 8-10.

While it didn't have the scores of participants that ATD attracted, it focused on some very specific and important themes for anyone in the L&D industry to pay attention to, namely performance support, video and mobile and their role in digital learning.

SwissVBS was happy to be a part of these discussions and to help contribute to the evolving mind share. Our focus on (pun intended) mobile and performance support over the past year has resonated with our current and potential clients as organizations seek to stay ahead of their competition and empower their learners both in the classroom and on the job.  The advances in technology coupled with forward-thinking businesses enable mobile learning and mobile performance support to fully realize all of the investment dollars usually spent up front on traditional online learning modules.  

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Topics: Trade Shows & Events

ATD 2016 Conference Recap

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, Jun 9, 2016

10,000 participants, 400 speakers, 300 sessions and close to  200 vendors - this was the scene at the ATD 2016 Conference and Expo in Denver at the end of May, and yes, SwissVBS was there!

Given that this was our first time attending a conference of this magnitude, we were a little apprehensive at first.  Was this the sort of event that a multitude of people escaped to each year convincing their bosses that it was truly valuable but really just looking for an excuse to hangout with 10,000 other very cool people, or were there really compelling leading edge solutions and philosophical discussions about the future of learning taking place that would reshape ones thinking and challenge assumptions about what is possible? I am happy to say that it was all of the above, and like anything, what you put into it is what you get out of it.

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Building a Business Case for mLearning Within Your Organization

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, Jun 2, 2016

Last week we mentioned that SwissVBS will be at FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference & Expo, June 8 - 10 in Austin, Texas.

If you are a Sales manager, L&D director or senior project manager, make sure to check out Shahin's talk on "Building a Business Case for mLearning Within Your Organization" on June 9th at 2:30 PM.

Through the examination of a series of mobile case studies and success stories, you’ll leave with a tangible action plan for how to make a compelling business case for mobile learning within your organization.

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Road Trip! FocusOn Learning 2016

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, May 26, 2016

After an eventful week with lots of great energy in Denver, we are headed further south to Austin, Texas for the FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference & Expo, June 8 - 10. This event targets the trends and technologies that are changing our approaches to training. We believe that our new solutions and apps are doing just that.

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Topics: Trade Shows & Events

Road Trip! ATD 2016 - Part 2

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, May 19, 2016

Oh, where were we? Yes, that's right, ATD 2016.

On Monday, after you have had your coffee of course, come find us at booth #648. SwissVBS will be demoing our Sales Enablement Tool (SET) and our newest learning reinforcement app, Echo.

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Road Trip! ATD 2016

Posted by Brett Smith on Thu, Apr 28, 2016

SwissVBS is happy to announce that we will be at the ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition in Denver from May 22nd to May 25th. After 15 years of attending trade shows and business events, we have decided to pack our most precious ideas and head out west to share our wealth of Learning and Development knowledge with the great state of Colorado (home of the "other Rockies").

We will be at booth #648 in the main exhibition center, close to where lunch is served. If you plan on attending the conference, please stop by and say hello. You can meet some of the new and familiar faces behind SwissVBS. We’re also excited to show off some of the great things we’ve been working on, and hear from you about your interests and learning challenges.

 Here’s a little behind-the-scenes sneak "peak" at what we have in store:

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Topics: Trade Shows & Events