Learnovation 2021

Learning Innovation Summit

Learnovation 2021 – Global Learning Tech Summit

Join us to delve into the latest in learning technology innovation at the virtual 2021 Learnovation Summit on 12 – 13 October. Our leading global annual event, Learnovation, gives employees, students and customers the opportunity to find out how to transform learning experiences in a rapidly changing environment.

International experts will explore this year’s theme: The Future of Work and Learning. Empower your organisation with the latest learning technology strategies, tools and solutions. Register today.

2021 Event Format

Our 2021 virtual summit will run over two days from 1:30 to 5:30 GMT each day with international keynotes, expert panels, Q&A sessions, interactive chat, real-time polling and one on one networking with other attendees from all over the world.

Powered by The Learnovate Centre, Trinity College Dublin

The Learnovation Summit is organised by the Learnovate Centre, a leading learning technology research centre in Trinity College Dublin and a technology centre funded by Enterprise Ireland and IDA Ireland to support organisations developing solutions for our society’s current and future learning challenges. 

A look back at Learnovation 2020 speakers 

2021 speakers to be announced soon…

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-daniel-hulme/">Daniel Hulme</a>

Daniel Hulme

CEO of Satalia

Daniel Hulme is the CEO of Satalia, a London-based company that provides Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions to solve industry’s hardest problems. He is also the Director of UCL’s Business Analytics MSc, applying AI to solve business, governmental and social problems.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-gilly-salmon/">Gilly Salmon</a>

Gilly Salmon

CEO of Education Alchemists

Professor Gilly Salmon is founder and CEO of Education Alchemists, a company formed around her life’s work.This includes Carpe Diem learning design methodology, pedagogical transformation, online teaching, technology enhanced learning, the 5 stage model and e-tivities.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/speakers-bob-mosher/">Bob Mosher</a>

Bob Mosher

Co-Founder of APPLY Synergies

Bob has been an active and influential leader in the learning and training industry for over 30 years, winning two lifetime achievement awards. Renowned worldwide for his pioneering role in new approaches to learning, he is co-author of ‘Training for Results’ and ‘Innovative Performance Support: Tools and Strategies for Learning in the Workflow’.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-abi-williams/">Abi Williams</a>

Abi Williams

Head of EMEA Business Development & Corporate Sales, Udemy

Abi leads the Corporate & Business Development team for EMEA at Udemy. She is inspired by the transformational power of an Edtech business such as Udemy and its mission to improve lives through learning.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-olivier-crouzet/">Olivier Crouzet</a>

Olivier Crouzet

Head of Pedagogy, ‘42’

Olivier Crouzet is Head of Pedagogy at ‘42’ the IT school created in 2013 which promotes an advanced training methodology, called ‘Peer-Learning’. Olivier designed this model which uses 100% project-based methods, without any teachers, lectures, or knowledge transfers.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-bob-regan/">Bob Regan</a>

Bob Regan

Director of Education at Gates Ventures

Bob Regan is the Director of Education at Gates Ventures. Based in Seattle, Bob divides his time between building products, advising other education efforts and thinking about the future of education. His efforts include leading the Big History Project and the World History Project.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-janet-benson/">Janet Benson</a>

Janet Benson

Learning Lead at The Learnovate Centre

Janet brings over 15 years of industry experience to Learnovate. Prior to this she worked in Learning & Development with major companies and holds a Masters in Digital Education. Her role in the Learnovate Centre is to work with clients and members to apply best practices in relation to learning theory and learning design.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-aidan-mccullen/">Aidan McCullen</a>

Aidan McCullen

Corporate Coach and Host of the Innovation Show, RTÉ

Aidan is the host and founder of the Global Innovation Show, broadcast on RTE and the only English speaking show on Finland’s Business FM and writer of The Thursday Thought weekly blog. Aidan is a Change Consultant with Flow Consulting Group, where he works with organisations to improve how they engage with each other.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-emer-gilmartin">Emer Gilmartin</a>

Emer Gilmartin

CEO of BelowHorizon

Emer Gilmartin is CEO of BelowHorizon, a startup creating language learning activities based on speech and dialogue technologies. She is a researcher in the ADAPT Centre, TCD, where her work focuses on building social and task-based conversational interaction into educational, entertainment and caring systems, which need to form a long term relationship with users.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-alex-gibson/">Alex Gibson</a>

Alex Gibson

Assistant Head of School of Marketing, Technological University Dublin

Alex Gibson is a leading commentator, consultant and writer on augmented and virtual reality trends. He founded the ARVR INNOVATE conference in 2014, – this international conference has a focus on the business rationale for investment in AR and VR.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-ann-devitt/">Ann Devitt</a>

Ann Devitt

Academic Director of Learnovate

Dr Ann Devitt is a lecturer and researcher in language and literacy education at the School of Education in Trinity College Dublin. She is currently Director of Research at the School and Academic Director for Learnovate, the Enterprise Ireland funded research and innovation centre focused on educational technology which is hosted in TCD.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-adam-coleman/">Adam Coleman</a>

Adam Coleman

Founder of HRLocker

Adam is the CEO and founder of HRLocker which he set up in 2014. His role is to develop strong partnerships and lead his teams in developing and implementing ‘best in class’ HR solutions.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-ciara-garvan/">Ciara Garvan</a>

Ciara Garvan

Founder of Work Juggle

Ciara Garvan is the Founder of WorkJuggle.com. WorkJuggle connects highly skilled professionals with flexible, remote and contract roles. Ciara holds a Masters in Applied Computing and previously worked in organisations such as Accenture, Meteor & Symantec.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-michelle-fogarty/">Michelle Fogarty</a>

Michelle Fogarty

Founder of PepTalk Wellbeing

Michelle is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and holds a Degree in HR & Accounting, a diploma in Spinal Maintenance, NCEF and a number of other qualifications.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-francis-mckeagney/">Francis McKeagney</a>

Francis McKeagney

Head of Digital Learning at Hibernia College

Francis McKeagney is an eLearning pioneer with a track record of innovation and commercial success. He has worked extensively in the United States as well as in Europe.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-erica-rivera/">Erica Rivera</a>

Erica Rivera

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Rivera + Feher Advisory, LLC

Dr. Erica Rivera brings deep experience in executive assessment and systemic human capital consulting, working with CEOs and senior management to get talent selection, development and succession planning right, helping companies scale leadership capability, link succession planning to strategy, evaluate and drive culture, and accelerate business performance.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-mary-collins/">Mary Collins</a>

Mary Collins

Senior Executive Development Specialist, RCSI Institute of Leadership

Mary is a Chartered Psychologist who has been working in the Leadership Development/Talent Management field for over 15 years. Her current role as Senior Executive Development Specialist with RCSI Institute of Leadership involves working with senior leaders in the healthcare sector to develop their management and leadership capabilities through a range of executive development and academic programmes up to PhD level.

<a href="https://www.learnovatecentre.org/learnovation/speakers-michelle-mcshortall/">Michelle McShortall</a>

Michelle McShortall

Advisory Services Manager, Intuition

Michelle McShortall is the Advisory Services Manager in Intuition, a global knowledge solutions company developing and deploying learning products and services to many of the world’s leading corporate and public sector organizations for over 30 years.

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Learnovation attendees will join learning and development managers, educators, learning providers, entrepreneurs, innovators, trainers, startup founders, learning designers, policymakers, researchers, and people who are passionate about the design and delivery of learning now, and into the future.

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