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What is the DevLearn Junto?

The DevLearn Junto is an elite conference within a conference — designed to give a small group of DevLearn participants the space and time to work on vexing problems in eLearning that have no easy answers and explore big concepts that are hard to grapple with alone. It’s an opportunity to design novel solutions to intractable challenges and to accomplish big things through intense collaboration with some of the sharpest minds and collaborative souls in our community.

The format is open. Any participant can offer a topic and work with the group to think it through. Discussions are participant-driven, short, and full of key points to mull over.

Is the Junto right for you?

Ask yourself these questions…

  • Do you enjoy sharing ideas and building on them with other people?
  • Do you have challenges at work that remain no matter what you throw at them?
  • Do you enjoy being pushed out of your comfort zone and trying new things?
  • Do you long to play with the latest ideas and technologies, and design novel solutions?
  • Does experience design and visual thinking interest you?

If you answered yes to most of these, you should consider joining this Junto, regardless of your job title or professional focus.

Joining the DevLearn Junto assumes you are committed to helping create and participate in this intimate, community-building experience. You also agree to dedicate time to participate in Junto prior to DevLearn 2012, and you acknowledge that a significant portion of the time you spend at DevLearn will be devoted to the Junto event. We know you are busy and have many commitments at DevLearn, so you’re not expected to be in the Junto 100 percent of the time … but the more the better!

When Does the Junto Happen?

The Junto happens Wednesday, October 31, and Thursday, November 1, at DevLearn. The online community effort starts in August.

Space is Limited

Space at the DevLearn Junto is limited to 75 participants, and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To participate in the Junto, you must be a full-conference registered participant, exhibitor, or speaker at DevLearn 2012, and your registration must be paid in full.

To register for Junto, click the Junto Registration link on the confirmation email you received when you registered for DevLearn. If your registration confirmation email doesn't have a link, contact Ina Brasher at +1.707-566-8990, ext. 303.

What the Heck is a Junto?

The Junto [pronounced "juhn-toh"] was a club for mutual improvement established in 1727 by Benjamin Franklin in Philadelphia. Also known as the Leather Apron Club, its purpose was to debate questions of morals, politics, and natural philosophy, and to exchange knowledge of business affairs. We have named the DevLearn Junto after Franklin's organization in hopes of partaking of its intellectual rigor and the far-reaching effects of its revolutionary ideas.