hedgehog lab’s flagship event: Innovate Now – eLearning

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Event Description:

The sixth edition of hedgehog lab’s flagship event, Innovate Now, is set to see us refresh things a little. This time, we’ll be focusing on eLearning and the technologies revolutionising training experiences.

As well as analysing how training is becoming more effective with the integration of tech, we’ll look at how businesses are saving money, increasing staff satisfaction and boosting productivity by capitalising on the revolution.

To cover all bases, we’re aiming to host a number of ‘lightning talks’*, providing a quickfire insight into the theory, application and benefits of eLearning.

*Subject to change.

Speaker Profile – Vin Sumner (Clicks and Links):

Vin Sumner founded and runs Clicks and Links Ltd based in Manchester, who specialise in immersive technology. The company have a long history working with virtual worlds ever since being founded in 2000, when they were one of the first to host virtual concerts in Second Life – a long way from what is considered to be immersion today.

More recently, the company has been focussing on bringing the exciting potential of virtual reality to new industries, and has carried out work with large infrastructure projects including rail, construction and nuclear decommissioning, as well as immersive training experiences with the likes of EDF Energy, TfL, Murphy Group and the Coop.

What Clicks and Links find is always the same – the more immersive the applications are, the more value they add to their client’s organisation. This is particularly true of our VR bike which allows you to try cycling around Manchester and other cities.

In summary, Vin will demonstrate why the quote “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn” rings true.

Vin’s previous roles include: Head of E-Government for First Software, UK Business Development Director, Central Government Business Director for the Sema Group and Consultant with Logica, and he also degree in Physics from St Catherine’s College, Oxford.

Speaker Profile – Dr. James Gupta (Synap):

Dr. James is Founder and CEO of an innovative micro-training platform that helps people to learn more in less time.

His presentation will expand on how artificial intelligence and neuroscience can help increase retention in learned information.

Speaker Profiles – TBC:

A full list of speakers will be confirmed at a later date, however, we are actively seeking speakers. If you feel you could offer something please contact marketing@hedgehoglab.com.

Event Schedule:

Timings subject to change.

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Registration & Refreshments:
Guests collect their welcome pack on arrival and are free to help themselves to a drink, chat with fellow delegates and enjoy the build up to the panel discussion.

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Lightening Talks*.

Our expert talkers will present individual lightning talks, each providing a unique insight into the theory behind eLearning, technologies that are enabling application of improved training and first-hand experience of the benefit of such initiatives.

7:30pm – 8:00pm: Food & Networking:

As keen supporters of local food vendors, we’ll be supplying more unbelievable food for you to have a chat over.

8:00pm – 8:40pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A:

We’ll bring together our speakers to host a quick panel discussion and Q&A, helping you to gain an insight into best practices of integrating eLearning solutions.

8:40pm – 9:00pm: Close & Networking.

Enjoy the opportunity to pose one-on-one questions to those on our panel, interact with fellow delegates and ensure you have a clear idea of how you can implement or follow up on your learnings.

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