Ken Phillips, CPLP, is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates, a consulting company with expertise in measurement and evaluation of learning. He has more than 30 years' experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. He regularly speaks to professional associations, university classes, and corporate learning and development groups. Since 2008, he has spoken annually at the Association for Talent Development (ATD) International Conference on measurement and evaluation of learning topics.  |  Session Description

Session Speakers

Adam Arents has been using webinars to engage learners at Rotary International since 2011. As Learning Technology Supervisor, for the past 2 years, he has applied his experience in online training to the creation of elearning courses for Rotary volunteers and staff. Because of Rotary’s international audience, his work focuses on providing training that is relevant across cultures and languages.  |  Session Description

Chelsea Bjerkan is an Instructional Designer & Project Manager at Judge Learning Solutions. She has experience designing, developing, and implementing a corporate university for a wholesale food distributor. She worked on multiple projects for the university, including workshops, materials for small group and one-on-one field training, elearning, process documentation, and a performance support portal.  |  Session Description

Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc., has over 15 years' experience in elearning. He has worked with a full range of clients, from IT service providers to international food service organizations, and was the training director for several technology companies. Tim won an Articulate Storyline Guru contest for developing a course that uses scenario-based training as its foundation.  |  Session Description

Kristen Carl has 10 years’ experience helping global businesses reach international audiences in their local language. As CEO of Morningstar Global Translations, Kristen focuses on managing a global team of translators, editors, project managers, desktop publishers, and engineers. Kristen tackles localization challenges head-on and is known for her technical and customer-related problem-solving abilities.  |  Session Description

David Charney, owner of Illumen Group and eLearning Locker, has over 15 years of experience developing engaging elearning solutions. He has received several awards for elearning and writes articles on development techniques. He has worked with clients such as Porsche, Harley-Davidson, Johnson & Johnson, Verizon, and HP. He has a degree in Computer Graphics Technology from Purdue University.  |  Session Description

Stephanie Daul is an independent learning and development consultant with over 15 years of experience. She has designed and implemented gamified learning experiences in global organizations. She is the author of "Game Design for Learning," an issue of ATD's TD at Work. She also educates others on new learning technologies. Stephanie holds an M.A. from Roosevelt University.  |  Session Description

Jennifer De Vries, CPT, is the President & Chief Solutions Architect for BlueStreak Learning. She has managed elearning programs for companies such as IBM, Motorola, and Joint Commission Resources. She writes for elearning industry journals and is known for her report Rapid E-Learning, published by Bersin & Associates. named Jennifer one of the top 20 most influential people in online learning.  |  Session Description

Carl Eidson, Ph.D., is Vice President of Wilson Learning. He is part of a team that develops elearning, mobile apps, a learning transfer system, and online portals for reinforcement and application. Carl has coauthored articles in scholarly journals and frequently speaks at professional conferences, including ATD International, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference.  |  Session Description

Kris Felstehausen is the author of The VADDIP Business Learning Handbook and a consultant for Mastech. She has over 20 years' experience building a variety of blended training and elearning solutions for audiences in an array of industries. She has an M.S. in Training & Human Performance Improvement from Capella University and a Master's degree from Northwestern University.  |  Session Description

Angel Fisher, MPM, PMP, is a Program Manager at the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has over 10 years of experience in a scientific environment, including continuing medical education. She manages multi-faceted elearning programs and brings direction and realism to every project. Angel is a member of Project Management Institute (PMI) and is certified as a Project Management Professional.  |  Session Description

Kathleen Fortney, Ed.D., is a Learning Strategist at Judge Learning Solutions. She has an Ed.D. in Instructional Technology from Northern Illinois University. Kathleen’s experience includes training design and development, project management, business analysis, and performance consulting. Kathleen has led numerous training initiatives for Fortune 500 corporations. Projects have included elearning, instructor-led training, process documentation, change management, and performance support portals.  |  Session Description

Jay Frischkorn is a learning and development professional with over 25 years of business experience from The CARA Group, Inc. His areas of expertise include performance consulting, strategic learning and instructional design, project management, learning needs analysis, program design, course/content design and development, elearning design and development, webinar-led training, facilitation, program evaluation and effectiveness, and systems deployment and readiness.  |  Session Description

Seowa Gbala delivers human solutions in the technology of business. She is a project/change and learning leader who strives to understand people, technology, and business performance. She is knowledgeable about infrastructure and application development, and she has deep expertise in large-scale technology and process implementations. She focuses on dedication, creative problem solving, professionalism, and service.  |  Session Description

James Goldsmith is a learning architect and business advisor for Accenture. He has more than 30 years of experience in learning strategy and development. He has worked with several Fortune 500 and major global clients. He is active in the learning community as an evaluator, writer, and speaker.  |  Session Description

Stuart Grossman has designed, developed, and implemented training systems for over 20 years. He is currently Vice President of Education & Training at Xyleme, Inc. Previously, Stuart was a Curriculum Design Manager at Amgen, a biotechnology company where he developed training for multi-national organizations. Stuart received his M.S. in Educational Technology from San Diego State University.  |  Session Description

Molly Heilmann is the Practice Director of Custom Learning at Judge Learning Solutions. She has worked in learning and development for 10 years, focusing on elearning, instructor-led training, and performance support. She leads a team that provides customized solutions to companies that have a global reach. Her team creates customized programs based on a client's unique content, audience, and needs.  |  Session Description

Brittany Horner is Vice President of Client Services for Caveo Learning. She works with senior learning executives to implement strategies, processes, and tools that align the development of people with strategic business goals. She holds an M.S. in Instructional Systems Design from Florida State University. She has certificates in human resources development and performance systems analysis.  |  Session Description

Kiana Hughes is a learning and development consultant with over 10 years' experience designing web-based, instructor-led, and blended courses. Currently, she is a Senior Education Specialist for Ellie Mae, Inc. Kiana holds a Bachelor's of Business Administration from Augustana College, an M.A. in Communications and Training from Governors State University, and an Advanced eLearning Instructional Designer certificate from ATD.  |  Session Description

Jann Iaco, CPLP, is an instructional designer, facilitator, and videographer with over 15 years' experience in talent development. Currently, she is an elearning and Training Specialist for Crate and Barrel, a facilitator at Workplace Learning Performance Institute (WLPI), and Vice President of Communications for ATDChi. She has a B.A. in Theatre and an M.F.A. in Directing.  |  Session Description

Matt Kurtin has over 20 years’ experience developing elearning courses and learning management systems. As Lead Programmer & Learning Technology Consultant, he heads Innovative Learning Group’s mlearning strategy and delivery efforts, and he has developed numerous mobile applications and courses. Matt is proficient in Captivate, Articulate Studio, Articulate Storyline, Lectora, Flash, ASP.NET, JavaScript, and XML.  |  Session Description

Nicole Legault is a Community Manager for Articulate. She uses her instructional design and elearning development expertise to help members of the E-Learning Heroes community create awesome and engaging elearning solutions.  |  Session Description

Becky Lucas, CPT, has over 24 years’ experience developing training. She is a Certified Performance Technologist with degrees from Indiana University in Marketing/Advertising (B.S.) and Instructional Systems Technology (M.S.). Becky's expertise includes designing elearning solutions using Articulate Studio and Storyline. She has also served in various capacities on the board of Chicago ISPI.  |  Session Description

Joie Marshall has worked in learning and development for over 20 years, in a variety of industries. Joie regularly uses her fine arts degree, and learning and development experience, when creating and designing learning initiatives for clients. Joie holds the role of Learning Solutions Manager at Caveo, where she fulfills 2 passions: instructional design and coaching others.  |  Session Description

Renie McClay, CPLP, has held a variety of learning leader roles over the last 20 years for companies like Kraft, Gerber, and Pactiv. She is currently Learning Project Manager for Caveo Learning. She has an M.A. in Global Talent Development from De Paul University. Renie has authored numerous books and is an International Business and Stevie Awards for Women recipient.  |  Session Description

Karisa Munoz, M.Ed., is a Senior Instructional Designer at the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has over 15 years' experience in nonprofit, higher education and private industries. She has expertise in curriculum development and implementation, instructional design for elearning, and project management of medical education. Karisa is passionate about creating educational experiences that are engaging and results oriented.  |  Session Description

Danny Ortegon is principal at Ortegon Consulting, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in developing and leading strategic elearning implementations. Danny focuses on helping clients assess and implement elearning tools and solutions in an intelligent and cost effective manner.  |  Session Description

Eric R. Parks, Ph.D., has over 20 years' experience in the design, development and deployment of technology-based and blended educational solutions. He served as a senior consultant and learning leader on solutions impacting customer loyalty, employee productivity, and profit. He is Senior Director of Innovative Learning Solutions for the American Society for Clinical Pathology and has taught at several universities.  |  Session Description

Kelly Salek, Ed.D., is a learning specialist who partners with organizations to create knowledge-based learning solutions that drive business results and foster professional development. Her learning philosophy is based on a multi-layered approach that includes elearning, virtual, instructor-led, or strategic keynote learning interventions. She uses educational empowerment, multicultural talent, and shared experiences to help clients compete in a global marketplace.  |  Session Description

John Schulz is a training professional whose passion is learning solutions focused on performance improvement, usability, and effective use of technology. He is interested in getting businesses to embrace the value of informal/social learning solutions. John is currently a Solution Architect at Xyleme, Inc. Previously, he was a senior leadership team member for Sears Home Services and a Docent LMS consultant.  |  Session Description

Susan Sheehan is a Relationship Manager at TrainingPros. She has experience in the financial, retail, healthcare, and educational sectors in elearning. Previously, Susan held leadership positions for the following Fortune 500 companies: Bank One, NCR Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Alliance Data Systems, and Heartland Payment Systems. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and Secondary Education and her M.A. in Applied Behavioral Science.  |  Session Description

James Wallace has over 40 years’ experience in instructional design, project management, and technical documentation—experiencing firsthand the technological advances that have shaped our industry. Jim has been a consultant for nearly 20 years, including 10 as Consultant Manager for the Learning & Performance practice at Mastech (formerly Hudson). He holds degrees from Purdue University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.  |  Session Description

Cary Weisgram is an eLearning Developer at CCIM Institute. He has been working on the intersection between learning and technology for 10 years. He has a Master's of Education from the University of Illinois and has presented at the Illinois Educational Technology Conference and Illinois Computing Educators. Cary has also been an educational technology coach and a learning management system administrator.  |  Session Description