Sharing What Works

March 16 – 18, 2016 Orlando, FL

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Conference Participant General Information


Please wear your conference badge at all times. Conference badges are required for admission to all sessions, lunches, and event activities.

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Book Signings

Book signings on Wednesday and Friday will be held immediately following the general session.

Wednesday, March 16
10:00a – 10:45a: Bill Nye

Friday, March 18
12:30a – 1:00p: Annie Murphy Paul

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The Conference Bookstore is the place to find the latest and greatest books on eLearning and training. Once again, BreakPoint Books will offer titles by your favorite authors, conference speakers, keynote presenters, and others. The Bookstore will be located in the Interntional Foyer.

Bookstore Hours

  • Wednesday, March 16, 7:00a – 6:30p
  • Thursday, March 17, 7:00a – 6:00p
  • Friday, March 18, 7:00a – 12:30p

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Business Center/Copy Center

You can reach the business center by calling the hotel’s main number at: +1.407.827.4000.

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B.Y.O.L.®: Bring Your Own Laptop

B.Y.O.L.® (Bring Your Own Laptop®) sessions ensure that you receive in-depth, hands-on training while following along with the instructor step-by-step. Bring your device or laptop and follow along with the instructor.

See a list of B.Y.O.L.® sessions here.

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Changes in Schedule/Cancelled Sessions

Note that the schedule may change and sessions may be cancelled. Before the event, check the mobile app and the event website for updates.

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Conference Hotel Address

All conference activities will take place at Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista:

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, Florida, 32830
Tel: +1.407.827.4000
Hotel Website

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Conference Materials (Session Materials, Schedules, Guides)

You will have access to conference materials such as guides and session materials prior to, during, and after the conference. You can view the Session Materials here.

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Directions and Transportation

For directions and transportation to Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, click here.

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Dinner Groups

Eating alone in your hotel room is not much fun. That is why we suggest you connect with other conference participants for dinner through the event mobile app. Downtown Disney has restaurant options to satisfy any palate.

Tweet your dinner plans with hashtags #LSConDinner.

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Docent Program

We’ve adapted the museum docent concept (a person who is a knowledgeable guide and delivers commentary on the exhibits) for Learning Solutions as a way of enhancing the conference experience.

Those who choose to participate in any or all of the docent activities scheduled at Learning Solutions will enjoy a guided experience that has been custom built by someone who not only has an understanding of the field of eLearning but is also experienced at navigating industry conferences.

A complete list of docent activities is included in your conference materials. Join the docents at the orientation session, or stop by the Azalea/Begonia room during any of the Morning Buzz sessions. For a full schedule of Docent events, click here.

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Dress Code

Comfortable, casual attire is recommended. We recommend you bring a sweater or jacket, because it can get cool in the evenings as well as in the session rooms.

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No more paper! At this year’s Learning Solutions, all session and conference evaluation feedback will be collected exclusively via the mobile app. The evaluation form is short and takes less than two minutes to complete. Your opinions are important to us, as it helps us shape the future of our events. Please take a few moments to complete the evaluation for each session you attend, and be sure to complete the Overall Evaluation before you leave the conference.

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Expo Hours

  • Wednesday, March 16, 9:30a – 6:30p
  • Thursday, March 17, 9:30a – 3:00p

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Expo Reception

Wednesday, March 16, 5:00p – 6:30p

Join your fellow conference participants at the Expo Reception, and do a little shopping at the same time. The reception is a perfect opportunity for you to grab a drink and a bite to eat, and then meet some of the important exhibitors. It will also be a great time to meet other conference participants and the conference speakers!

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Learning Stages

Learning Solutions 2016 offers three Learning Stages that focus on these important topics:

The eLearning Tools stage offers you an opportunity to explore tools and technologies for all types of technology-delivered learning. Sessions will focus on the potential and limitations of various tools and technologies. 

The Management Xchange stage offers a variety of practical ideas, strategies, and approaches for addressing key issues and challenges facing eLearning, training, and development management professionals. 

The Technology SolutionsAt the Technology Solutions stage you’ll see a wide range of proven learning tools and technologies and discuss how these solutions can be incorporated into your learning initiatives.

Stages will run during the following times:
Wednesday, March 16—10:00a – 6:00p
Thursday, March 17—10:00a – 2:45p

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Lost and Found

Please return any found articles to either the conference registration desk or the hotel’s registration desk.

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LS DemoFest

LS DemoFest is a fun and educational opportunity to see eLearning in action. Like a science fair, LS DemoFest is a collective showcase of eLearning examples where conference participants show off their latest projects. Attendees move from table to table, getting to see a wide variety of solutions to common eLearning challenges we all face and learning about the tools, technologies, and processes used to build them.

Don’t miss LS DemoFest, Thursday, March 17, 5:00p – 7:00p!

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Meals and Beverage Breaks

Early Morning: Coffee and tea service will be provided each morning of the conference. The Hilton also has a number of options for breakfast.

  • Covington Mill (daily from 7:00a – 3:00p) offers a large menu that includes everything from eggs benedict to Belgian waffles.
  • 24-Hour Mainstreet Market is always open and serves a variety of specialty Starbucks Coffee® coffees, fresh fruits, and pastries.

Morning and afternoon refreshment breaks: Break times are listed in the schedule. Specific details regarding breaks can be found on the menu posted in the conference app.

Lunch: Lunch is provided on Monday and Tuesday to those attending pre-conference workshops, and Wednesday and Thursday as part of your conference fee. A menu for each day can be found in the mobile app. Lunch tickets are required for admission to lunch area.

Dinner: Dinner is not provided as part of your conference fee but there are many options in Downtown Disney.

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Mobile App

Download the best eLearning conference app in the industry! You can access session materials, create a custom schedule, find exhibitors, navigate the event, and much, much more…

Download the conference mobile app. You can also visit the iTunes app store or Google Play and search for LSCon.

To log into the mobile app you will need the following:
Email address: the email address you registered for the event with
Password: lscon

App Rewards

In addition, your participation in the app qualifies you to score some sweet swag! 100 points wins a t-shirt. See app for details.

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Mobile Devices

PLEASE DO tweet, blog, and text about the event (see the Social Media section below for tags), but as a courtesy to other attendees and the presenters, please silence all mobile devices during the sessions. If you must take or make a phone call, please leave the session room.

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Morning Buzz

Kick-start your day with Morning Buzz, the ever-popular “Early Bird” discussions. This is your chance to grab a cup of coffee and meet other conference attendees in a relaxed, casual environment, so you can share your best practices, insights, and tips while learning from one another’s experiences. There are various discussions each morning, so take a few moments to review the complete lineup of topics.

Morning Buzz will take place each morning from 7:30a – 8:15a.

In addition, each day there will be Morning Buzz areas set aside for those participating in the Docent Program as an opportunity to share and reflect on learning and to discuss the itinerary for each day.

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Networking with Other Event Participants

Participants will have many opportunities, both formal and informal, to network with other event participants at the reception, during meals and breaks, and during DemoFest, to name just a few examples.

We suggest that you bring a generous supply of business cards.

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Optional Guild Academy Pre-conference Blended Courses

  • The Optional Pre-conference Blended Courses will be held on Sunday, March 13 and Monday, March 14
  • These blended learning offerings combine live online training that starts in early March (dates and times vary by course) and culminates in a two-day face-to-face workshop.
  • A separate paid registration is required to attend.

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Optional Pre-conference Certificate Workshops

  • The Optional Pre-conference Certificate Programs will be held on Monday, March 14 and Tuesday, March 15
  • They are full day events.
  • A separate paid registration is required to attend.

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Orientation Session

If you are new to Guild events or Learning Solutions, take time to join us for one of our orientation sessions being held on Tuesday afternoon from 5:00p – 5:45p in the International North room. This session will provide tips that will help you get the most from the conference program, expo, and other event activities.

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Registration Desk Hours

  • Monday, March 14, 7:30a – 6:00p
  • Tuesday, March 15, 7:30a – 6:30p
  • Wednesday, March 16, 7:00a – 6:30p
  • Thursday, March 17, 7:00a – 6:00p
  • Friday, March 18, 7:00a – 12:30p

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Don’t leave purses, computers, or other valuables unattended or in the session rooms!

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Social Media

There are a number of options for connecting with your fellow Learning Solutions participants on social media:

Be sure to follow @LSCon for the latest conference updates, and join the conversation using the hashtag #LSCon.

Join the eLearning Guild’s LinkedIn Group here.

Get the latest updates, including photos from the conference, by linking our page on Facebook.

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Wireless Internet Access

Wireless internet access will be provided throughout the main conference space. It’s an open connection, and no log-in or password is required.

SSID: elearning

NOTE: There is a separate fee through the hotel if you want internet access in your hotel room.

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