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Keynotes and Featured Session at mLearnCon 2012

We believe that keynote speakers should challenge and inspire you. They should push you out of your comfort zone by offering you new perspectives, making you think out-of-the-box, and giving you the "40,000-foot view" of things. This is, after all, why we go to hear them. Like all eLearning Guild keynotes, these are going to be amazing presentations!

Mobile Persuasion: Tiny Habits for Big Results

BJ Fogg

B.J. Fogg, PhD
Director, Behavior Design Lab
Stanford University

Tuesday, June 19, 8:30am

Core to learning and training is changing a learner’s behaviors, and forming a new habit is the most valuable of the 15 ways behavior can change. Habits and mobile products go together and, more than any other channel, mobile platforms can empower people to achieve worthy goals. But we must design solutions to make it so. In his fascinating opening keynote, Dr. B.J. Fogg will explain how a new approach — “tiny habits” — can provide exceptional results in changing the behaviors of our learners and ourselves.

Ten Mobile Learning Startups to Watch

Jason Calacanis

Jason Calacanis
Founder, Mahalo.com

Wednesday, June 20, 4:00pm

For venture capitalists, mobile is THE hot investment area — high growth and endless potential. And as a subset of the hottest sector, mLearning is on the radar of VCs too. Jason Calacanis knows about investment and is known for his insights into the Internet and media industries. In this keynote address, he will share with you his perceptions on why the mobile and mobile-learning markets are hot, what shifts in global markets and cultures are driving this interest, and which new mobile learning companies are the ones to watch.

Ask the Experts

The mLearnCon Advisory Board: Jim Box, Richard Clark, Lance Dublin, Neil Lasher, Aaron Silvers, Gary Woodill

Thursday, June 21, 11:00am

Why depend on the views of one mLearning guru when you can have the views of many? Here is your opportunity to gain insights into the most challenging issues facing mLearning professionals every day! How do we know they are the most challenging? Because every participant in the room will contribute to determine which issues we focus on. In this highly engaging closing session, we will choose the most important questions, the hottest issues, and the thorniest challenges from the audience. Then we will challenge our panel to address and debate them in this focused mLearning solution-fest. 

Three Perspectives on Making Mobile Learning Work

David Metcalf, University of Central Florida
Clark Quinn, Executive Director, Quinnovation
Geoff Stead, Head of Innovation, Tribal

Wednesday, June 20, 8:30am

For years we have been talking about using mobile devices to deliver learning, but until the launch of smartphones and then tablets, there was promise — but little learning. Since the rise of these powerful devices, learning on mobile devices is finally fulfilling the promise. But how? We asked three mLearning experts to share their perspectives on what truly makes mobile learning work, and how you can make the most of this radical shift in how, when, and where learners learn.