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2023 COATD Learning Technology and Design Day

  • 12 Sep 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Quest Conference Center, 9200 Worthington Rd, Westerville OH 43081
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  • Registration Code Required. Are you a member of another regional ATD chapter. Email for code and indicate the regional chapter you belong to.
  • Registration Code Required. Are you a member of another regional ATD chapter. Email for code and indicate the regional chapter you belong to.
  • This sponsorship provides the sponsor with their logo and company information in our conference app on the Sponsor tab.
  • Open to all who are not members of a local ATD chapter.
  • This registration type is for Conference Planning Committee Registration. Registration Code is Required.
  • Bring up to 5 team members for one price. ($100 per person.)

Registration is now closed. 

Central Ohio ATD’s Learning Technologies and Design Day builds on what we’ve learned over the past year and provides real, cutting-edge solutions aligned with adult learning styles.  You will learn how to utilize new strategies, increase engagement, make learning more accessible and improve performance by leveraging the power of learning technologies.



Innovative Learning Group will be conducting a "VR Zone" throughout the conference.  Stop by the Common Area to experience VR for yourself.  Sign up is first come first served!



We are excited to announce that this year’s conference features two amazing keynotes, Megan Torrance and Nick Floro.!

About Megan:

Megan Torrance is CEO and founder of TorranceLearning, and has over 25 years of experience in learning design, deployment and consulting. Megan and the TorranceLearning team are passionate about sharing what works so they devote considerable time to sharing professional development in her field.

Megan is the author of Agile for Instructional Designers, Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers, and Making Sense of xAPI. She is also a Facilitator with eCornell's Women's Executive Leadership certificate, and courses in virtual teaming, team leadership and communication.

Megan will present “Data & Analytics for Instructional Designers”

We will look at what it takes to get started with learning data and analytics. In this session you’ll have an opportunity to explore a process for using data in your organization via several case studies from real world implementations. After a brief introduction to the xAPI data standard, we’ll explore creating a data strategy, identifying questions to be explored, instrumenting for data, storing & working with data, and ultimately analyzing and visualizing the data as part of a process for making change. You’ll see the tools needed to send, store and analyze data, and several templates, tools & documents to make getting started easy.

About Nick:

Nick Floro is a co-founder and chief learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 30 years of experience developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge to teach, inspire, and motivate. Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype to craft learning experiences for audiences of all ages, reaching millions of learners annually

Nick will present “Learning Trends to Know, Adopt + Grow Your Skills:

In this jam session, we will take an in-depth look at current trends from AI to Mixed Realities to Designing Content and explore simple to inexpensive tools and technologies that can help you and your team jump forward in crafting amazing learning experiences. You’ll learn about the trend, see examples and provide practical resources and tools you can apply to grow and integrate into your next project. This fun session will give you dozens of ideas and reboot your brain with fresh perspectives on enhancing your learning today.

We will close out our conference with an interactive panel “Ask Us Anything” with both Megan and Nick

Breakout Sessions:

  • Learning Asset Tracking Made Easy - Nathan Coey, Discover Financial
  • Tools of the Trade:  Discovering the Benefits of Marketing Tools for L&D - Mike Taylor, Nationwide
  • AR and VR 101:  A Primer on the What, Why and How - Lisa Toenniges & Devon Merz, Innovative Learning Group
  • Come Build with Me:  Designing Learning Escape Games - Rachel Arpin, OSU
  • Interactive PDFs:  An Underused Learning Solution - Walter Schirmacher & Dawn Pierce, Innovative Learning Group
  • Artistry in Design:  Essential Composition of eLearning for Maximum Impact - Lisa Geggie, Quantum Health
  • Enriching eLearning:  3 Case Studies of Effective Use of Alt Text - Michelle Jackson, Tilak Learning Group
  • Unleashing the Magic:  How Emerging Technologies Can Transform Your L&D Work - Mike Taylor & Todd Remer, Nationwide
  • Engaging Learners When They Don't Care About Your Training - Sarah Gillam - Econometrica,  Inc.
  • Transform Your Boring Documentation to an Engaging, Interactive Reference Tool - Carol Paquette
  • Reinventing the Manager: Lessons from the Bossholes® - John Broer, Real Good Ventures
  • No-Code & AI: A Case Study in Building, Automating, and Delivering a Robust Training Product - Steve Davis, Impact Solutions

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