Keynote Speaker

David Kelly is the Executive Vice President and Executive Director of The eLearning Guild, a member-driven community and resources for elearning professionals. He is a leading voice exploring how technology can be used to enhance training, education, learning, and organizational performance. David is also known for his curation efforts, especially related to conferences and events for learning and performance professionals.  |  Session Description

Session Speakers

Tim Buteyn, President of ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc., has over 20 years of experience in elearning. He has worked with a full range of clients, from IT service providers to international food service organizations. Previously the training director for several technology companies, Tim has won multiple Articulate guru contests for developing courses that use scenario-based training as the foundation.  |  Session Description 1  |  Session Description 2

David Charney is a learning and design strategist at Illumen Group. He has been developing engaging elearning solutions for over 15 years and has received several awards for his learning experiences. He actively creates elearning videos on development techniques, tips, and training development experiments on YouTube and through his podcast, The eLearning Guys.  |  Session Description

Liesl Christle has been supporting her clients with new learning and development initiatives for 15 years as an Account Executive for Reflection Software. She works closely with each of her clients to deliver training that helps drive shifts in company culture.  |  Session Description

Stephanie Daul is an independent learning consultant who designs performance-improvement solutions for global Fortune 500 companies. Stephanie has designed and implemented over a dozen gamified learning experiences and is the author of the “Game Design for Learning” issue of ATD’s TD at Work. She holds an M.A. in training and development from Roosevelt University.  |  Session Description

Jennifer De Vries, CPT, is the President and Chief Solutions Architect for BlueStreak Learning, LLC. 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

Susan Fisher is a Lead Instructional Designer and Learning Consultant at Innovative Learning Group. She has over 35 years’ experience developing workplace learning and performance solutions, including instructor-led training, elearning, mobile learning, reference, and performance support. She is also skilled in information architecture and portal design. Susan holds STC’s Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Expert Certification level.  |  Session Description

Peter Fogarty has spent two decades developing client-facing learning content for Chicago technology companies, including the past 6 years designing training solutions at Relativity. As Lead Instructional Designer, Peter creates expert-level software training courses designed to engage and inspire learners. Peter enjoys incorporating cultural references into training content, including Star Wars, Sherlock Holmes, and the Hamilton vs. Burr duel.  |  Session Description

Kathleen Fortney is a Learning Strategist at Judge Learning Solutions. She has led many training initiatives, including the design and development process for elearning, instructor-led training, process documentation, change management, and performance support portals. Several of her projects have received Brandon Hall awards. Kathleen has been a speaker at many conferences and taught graduate courses at Northern Illinois University.  |  Session Description

Haitham Gasim is Senior Director of Technology at Kineo US. He has a master’s degree in Computer Science and over 18 years’ experience as a technology professional. He leads strategic technical direction for Kineo US and ensures that the technical team is driving innovations with new and emerging technologies in the elearning world.  |  Session Description

Carrie Goldbeck is a Senior Membership Resources Specialist at Rotary International, where she has been developing curriculum for volunteers for the past 10 years. She specializes in writing and editing publications and developing elearning materials, and in-person curriculum. Carrie has a Master’s degree in anthropology and is an experienced member of her company Toastmasters club.  |  Session Description

Elizabeth Honerkamp is a Solutions Consultant at Kineo US and has been in the learning and development industry for more than 10 years. She enjoys building on her years of experience designing and delivering learning solutions. She is passionate about understanding her clients’ needs and brainstorming ideas to elevate their learning experiences.  |  Session Description

Pete Hybert, CPT, owner of PRH Consulting Inc., has been a human performance consultant since 1984. He has designed solutions spanning curriculum design, course development, performance support, and performance-based qualification systems for a comprehensive range of business functions. He has worked with clients in the pharmaceutical, medical devices, controls systems, manufacturing, and service industries. Pete publishes the Building Capability blog.  |  Session Description

Jann Iaco, CPLP, is an instructional designer, elearning designer, facilitator, and videographer with over 15 years’ experience in talent development. She is a Training Specialist for Crate and Barrel and a facilitator for ATDChi’s Workplace Learning Performance Institute (WLPI). She has an M.F.A. in Directing.  |  Session Description

Jeff Joanisse is a co-founder and the Chief Creative Officer of th3rd coast Media Solutions, a production company in Michigan. He is an award-winning director of commercials and documentary films, a writer, and a music producer. He uses his storytelling skills to service multiple global corporations’ marketing, training/learning, and augmented and virtual reality needs.  |  Session Description

Dan Keckan is CEO at Cinecraft Productions, a content development company. He works with organizations to design and develop learning strategies, and provides thought leadership that achieves measurable business results. His expertise is in matching learning modalities to the actual skill or behavior that creates an authentic simulation.  |  Session Description

Andrea Light is a senior e-developer at Briljent. Her expertise includes graphic design, web development, the Adobe Creative Suite, video editing, motion graphics, 3D modeling, mobile applications, LMS administration, SCORM packaging, elearning software, and social media marketing. She holds certifications in HTML, CSS, Adobe software, and web accessibility, and she is a Brainbench Certified Web Professional.  |  Session Description

Becky Lucas, CPT, is the Director of Instructional Strategy at ThinkingKap Learning Solutions, Inc. She has nearly 30 years of experience designing elearning, instructor-led training, and blended solutions. She has a degree in Instructional Systems Technology from Indiana University. Becky has written award-winning scripts, spoken at numerous events and conferences, and been published in the Performance Improvement journal.  |  Session Description 1  |  Session Description 2

Bruce Mabee, CPLP, is a managing partner at Milestone Partners, LLC. Years of experimentation have helped Bruce leverage technology into very-human breakthroughs. He designed and facilitated online global engagements of corporate leaders and master’s degree classes in Organizational Consulting Skills and Design Thinking. He is an evaluator for ATD awards and has an M.S. in Organization Development from George Williams College.  |  Session Description

Scott McCormick is the CEO of Emergent Enterprise Consulting. He is also the editor of, which reports on enterprise training, user experience, and emerging technologies, such as augmented and virtual reality, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of Things. He has helped launch 3 training companies in 30 years and is a national speaker on emerging technologies and user experience.  |  Session Description

Nancy Munro, Founder and CEO of Verbal Transactions, has over 25 years of experience in helping organizations implement learning strategies. She is the inventor of Mobi-RolePlay, a cloud-based conversation simulator, and ACES, an immersive call center simulator.  |  Session Description

Bridget O’Dell develops complex elearning and is experienced with both the artistic and scientific aspects of course design. After receiving her B.F.A. in graphic design, she began creating elearning courses for Dow Chemical. She built her skillset in everything from the ADDIE model to variable programming and became an Instructional Designer for CCC Information Services.  |  Session Description

Ken Phillips is CEO and Founder of Phillips Associates. He has more than 30 years’ experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has authored more than a dozen published learning instruments. Ken regularly speaks on measurement and evaluation of learning. He also has written articles for TD magazine and is a contributing author to 5 learning and development books.  |  Session Description

Rose Pilgrim has over 18 years’ experience in elearning development and corporate training. As an instructional designer for Judge Learning Solutions, she has developed elearning, flipbooks, instructor-led training, and job aides for a variety of Fortune 500 clients. As a corporate trainer, she conducted one-on-one, classroom, and lecture-hall training. Rose has an M.S.Ed. in instructional design.  |  Session Description

Marty Rosenheck, Ph.D., provides talent development, learning experience design, and learning technology ecosystem consulting. He has developed formal, informal, and social learning strategies for dozens of organizations. He consults, speaks, and writes on applying cognitive science research to learning and performance. Marty has over 30 years’ experience and is currently the Director of Talent Development Consulting for eLearning Brothers.  |  Session Description

Sandra Samargis has more than 28 years’ experience in the training and professional credentialing industries. She is currently a business development partner at Briljent, where she consults with corporate clients on how to best leverage Briljent’s adult learning expertise. Previously, Sandra was the executive director of a specialty nursing practice certification board.  |  Session Description

As a senior instructional designer at Briljent, Carol Schuetz has designed and developed interactive learning assets, experiences, courseware, assessments, and performance support tools for numerous elearning environments that focus on skill assessment, development, and application. Carol has more than 25 years of instructional design experience and holds an M.B.A. from the Graduate School of Business at Rochester Institute of Technology.  |  Session Description

As the Art Director for Reflection Software’s Visual Communications department, Peter Stout works with colleagues and clients to bring their visions. To achieve these visual goals, he uses creative techniques including graphic design, conceptual design, animation, character design, and motion graphics.  |  Session Description

Simon Tanzman started his educational career as an English teacher in Beijing. He then switched to adult education and taught technology-averse doctors and nurses how to improve patient care with software. Now, Simon works as an Instructional Design Specialist at Relativity, where he creates innovative in-person and self-paced training materials, and continues the never-ending pursuit of trainee engagement.  |  Session Description

Eileen Terrell, PMP, CPLP, is an Instructional Designer and Service Delivery Manager with The CARA Group, Inc. She has 20 years’ experience creating learning solutions that align with business objectives, leveraging different delivery channels. Eileen has an M.A. in Human Performance & Training and an M.A. in Instructional Technologies.  |  Session Description

Shannon Tipton is owner of Learning Rebels performance consultancy and author of Disruptive Learning. As Chief Learning Rebel, Shannon has over 15 years of experience developing strategies for learning and development departments to close the gap between capabilities and achieve business strategic goals. She also speaks regularly on the topic of learning disruption at conferences, webinars, and workshops.  |  Session Description

Joseph Van Harken is an award-winning journalist, producer, and showrunner. From war zones to war rooms, Joseph creates and shares stories of consequence across television, digital media, and elearning platforms. In 2014, he co-founded th3rd coast Media Solutions, where he is Director of New Business Development and brings compelling, effective content to corporate training.  |  Session Description

Rob Van Hyfte is Delivery Director at The Judge Group. His corporate learning experience includes over 14 years as a delivery director, program manager, project manager, and instructional designer. He has also taught in classrooms and designed and implemented curriculum. He previously worked in the software industry. Rob has an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and managed/designed 4 award-winning projects.  |  Session Description

Annette Wisniewski, CPT, is a Learning Strategist at Judge Learning Solutions. She is a founding member of the Institute for Performance Improvement. Annette has taught instructional design as a graduate adjunct faculty member at Boise State University. Annette has an M.S. in instructional and performance technology and a certificate of workplace elearning and performance support.  |  Session Description