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Ryan Simons

The best conference...the mother...the mamma jamma is Devlearn in Vegas in October. I have been to all the conferences Lectora, Learning Solutions, ASTD, Dev Learn, and others. DevLearn is one of the only ones that "screen" presenters before the conference. If it is a sales pitch or not a good topic, they usually cannot get in. If you use Adobe products, ADOBE MAX is good. A lot of the conferences have some type of full day or partial day training before the actual conference. Sometimes you can pick up good courses there. 

In addition, the elearning Guild will provide you one free conference with the cost of a Guild membership. It is definitely worth it because you get the conference cost covered which is usually expensive and you get access to the eLearning Guilds forums (monthly) and archives and other materials. The forums are a mixed bag of good and bad. But many of the same people that are on the forums are this you will see present at the conferences. 

I hope this helps...good luck! 

Madeline Goepp

Ryan Simons said:

The best conference...the mother...the mamma jamma is Devlearn in Vegas in October. I have been to all the conferences Lectora, Learning Solutions, ASTD, Dev Learn, and others. DevLearn is one of the only ones that "screen" presenters before the conference. If it is a sales pitch or not a good topic, they usually cannot get in. If you use Adobe products, ADOBE MAX is good. A lot of the conferences have some type of full day or partial day training before the actual conference. Sometimes you can pick up good courses there. 

In addition, the elearning Guild will provide you one free conference with the cost of a Guild membership. It is definitely worth it because you get the conference cost covered which is usually expensive and you get access to the eLearning Guilds forums (monthly) and archives and other materials. The forums are a mixed bag of good and bad. But many of the same people that are on the forums are this you will see present at the conferences. 

I hope this helps...good luck! 

I have to agree with Ryan, DevLearn is where it's at.  We try to attend as many conferences as possible, but this is the one that our team looks forward to every year.