Celebrate the emergence of Chicago as a world-class center for elearning. Join hosts CCASTD, CISPI, and STC Chicago at the sixth annual Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on August 20, 2013 for a cutting-edge exploration of new media and interactive elearning tools. This year the event will take place at Northwestern University School of Law, 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois.
Conference Materials Now Available
Need access to conference materials, slides and/or handouts for sessions that you missed? Presentation slides and handouts are available at our SlideShare site. We expect to post more materials in the days to come.
We'll soon post videos from the event on our YouTube site by our sponsor Turpin Communication. Check back soon for more video coverage of the event.
If you're not already a member, consider joining our LinkedIn Group. Continue to network with eLearning Showcase attendees, join discussions, share information, and post job leads throughout the year.
Sponsors help make this unique event possible each year. We appreciate their generous support and the opportunity to learn about the products and services they offer. Visit sponsor websites by clicking on the logos that appear at the right.
Our Twitter and Facebook pages provide elearning updates throughout the year and news about next year's Showcase. Find us online and stay connected to the growing elearning community in Chicago and beyond.
Matt Elwell to Emcee at CETS
Popular speaker, trainer, and improv specialist Matt Elwell will help kick off the event in 2013. Matt is President & CEO of ComedySportz of Chicago, Inc., where he uses the techniques of Applied Improvisation to create soft skills training. Learn more about Matt here.
New Venue Selected for 2013
The location of the 2013 eLearning & Technology Showcase is Northwestern University School of Law at 375 East Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60611, just past the Museum of Contemporary Art, at the corner of East Chicago Avenue and Lake Shore Drive.
Attendees will use the Rubloff Building entrance on East Chicago Avenue and proceed to the Thorne Auditorium lobby, where registration will take place. See this map for the precise location and a photo of the East Chicago Avenue entrance to the Rubloff Building.
Additional details about location, public transportation, directions, and parking information are available here.
Early Bird Registration Ends on July 26
Early Bird registration rates will end at midnight on Friday, July 26. Register now to receive the reduced rate and secure your place at this year's event.
Don't wait to register. Tickets for this event sell fast. Register Today!
Registration Now Open
Going to the 2013 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase? Registration is now open! Join us on August 20 at our new venue for the 6th annual eLearning Showcase, where you'll network with over 300 industry professionals. At the event, you'll choose from a total of 21 sessions in 5 different tracks. Take a look at our speaker lineup and session topics. Check this site again soon for additional details.
Gold and Silver Sponsors On Board
We are pleased to announce the continued support of our 2013 Gold Sponsor, CARA, and our Silver Sponsors, Interpro Translation Solutions, and TrainingPros. A big thank you to all for their generous support of this unique event. Be sure to visit them in the exhibit area on August 20.
Keynote Plans Announced
We're excited to announce a new approach for our opening session. This year, we're presenting a panel of learning leaders who manage elearning initiatives in corporate, academic, and non-profit environments. Each panelist brings a unique perspective to elearning. You'll take away valuable insights and practical advice about some of the most important issues facing elearing professionals today.
Our panelists will delve into a wide variety of elearning-related topics, such as
- An overview of their organization's elearning programs and topics.
- The tools, technologies, and processes they use to develop and deliver elearning.
- What's worked well? What lessons have they learned?
- What qualifications and qualities do they look for when they hire elearning professionals?
- Which technologies or initiatives hold the most promise for their future elearning efforts?
- How do they envision the future of elearning? Where do they see us going next?
And it's interactive. You'll have an opportunity to pose your questions to the panel. We look forward to an engaging, thoughtful, and lively discussion about the cutting-edge elearning issues that matter to you most.
2013 Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities Available
Sponsor and exhibitor rates for this year's event are now available. Send a message of support to elearning professionals in Chicago and beyond. Join us on August 20, 2013, at our new venue. We look forward to working with you at the must-attend event of the summer!
Volunteer Your Time, Share Your Talents
We've got a great team of volunteers to help us with the planning and execution of the 2013 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase. If you're available and interested in assisting us, please review our volunteer needs (PDF).
If you'd like to become a CETS volunteer in 2013, please fill out our volunteer interest form. We'll be in contact with you shortly thereafter.
Join Our LinkedIn Group
Did you enjoy attending the 2012 Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase? Consider joining our new LinkedIn Group. Connect with eLearning Showcase attendees and continue to network with industry professionals throughout the year.
About the Showcase
Since our first event in 2008, the Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase has earned the enthusiastic praise of attendees and presenters alike. We will gather again on August 20, 2013 to celebrate the evolution of learning technologies.
The Showcase provides a full day of presentations with an emphasis on the role of new media and interactive methods in organizational training. Our speakers will explore all aspects of elearning—instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more.
Anyone who wants to experience the latest elearning technology platforms, tools, and delivery methods. If you attend the Showcase, you will have an opportunity to network with a wide variety of industry professionals, including
- Instructional Designers
- Instructional Developers
- Technical Writers
- eLearning & Technology Marketers
- Training Managers/Directors
- Content Managers
- New Media Developers/Managers