Who is this conference for?

Who should come to the LX Conference? Anyone who wants to help humans learn. If you and your colleagues are leading the design and delivery of great learning experiences through your organisation, in your organisation or both, this is your community.

  • Learning designers

  • Instructional designers

  • Teachers / Academics

  • Learning & Development professionals

  • Multimedia designers

  • IT professionals

  • Librarians

  • UX professionals interested in education and training

  • Service design professionals interested in education and training

Why this LX Conference?

Anyone who designs and provides learning experiences is increasingly dealing with more technology, more opportunity but also more complexity. What does learning design mean in the age of mentoring, gamification and personalisation? Is an online course always the answer? It can be a real challenge to ensure you design an experience that suits your learners while at the same time not falling into the trap of just “doing what we’ve always done.” To cope with this, we are seeing a new hybrid practice emerge, learning experience design (LX Design). Design thinking and user experience design are just two new skills that learning experience designers need, says Dr. Jess Knott, LXer Extraordinaire. This conference will provide starting points for those skills and more.

How will the conference work?

The core of the conference will revolve around big ideas – stories told by leaders in the field of user experience, service design and learning experience design. These live events will happen during the middle three days of the conference week. The presenters will share their story after which you will have a chance to ask them questions. In addition there will be many other channels for you to share your stories, questions and projects. There will also be an open studio session, usually allocated between two Big Idea speakers for you to share stories, questions and projects.

Will the conference be in my timezone?

Yes. This conference is an opportunity for a community of global design practitioners who work in learning and education to share stories and learn with each other. We will bridge the distance by joining in live events, asynchronous conversations and showcase opportunities across time.