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Blue Sky Delivers Must-See Events at ASAE

In an effort to bring some additional value to the ASAE Exhibit Hall, Blue Sky eLearn partnered with industry experts to deliver their knowledge and expertise on a variety of topics throughout the 2017 ASAE Annual Meeting. If you’re attending ASAE, make sure to check out our schedule below and come visit Booth 402 and participate in can’t miss mini-discussions! Each talk will be kept to around 15 minutes, leaving you plenty of time to wander the rest of the exhibit hall!

Industry Experts

Sunday, August 13th

11 am: Digital Forward Learning Strategy

Presenter: Tracy King, InspirEd

Associations can no longer afford to operate event-based CE in program silos. Workforce trends and the pace of change within industries demands continuous learning. But how can associations achieve that? By integrating in-person and digital learning. Tracy King will lead a discussion talking about the critical shifts that must take place to capitalize on this opportunity.

12 pm: Let’s Learn Together: Enhancing Online Learning with Communities

Presenter: Heather McNair, Higher Logic

More organizations are moving to online learning due its efficiency, scalability, and ability to reach members when they need it, where they need it. However, online learning can lack the aspect users love most about in-person events – sharing with other attendees. It doesn’t have to be an all-or-none proposition, though. Incorporating learning communities with your LMS can add a vibrant component to your virtual courses and keep your members coming back for more. Learn how to integrate an LMS and online community, what data can be shared between the two, and how a holistic system can drive engagement in both platforms.

1 pm: Integrations and The Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Database

Presenter: El Mehdi Marhoum, benel Solutions

While many organizations try to use “best-of-breed” products, they still frequently require a system of records’ database to store member information. Integrating core business processes will help you build the Enterprise Resource Planning database. Join El Medhi, co-founder of benel Solutions to more about how your association can benefit from integrating.

Monday, August 14th

11 am: Talent Generation: An Important and Unexpected Role for Associations

Presenter: Sarah Sladek, XYZ University

Sarah Sladek, a well-known author and speaker on the subject of future generations, just completed writing her fifth book for ASAE titled, Talent Generation, debuting at ASAE 2017. According to Sarah, associations must be capable of not only successfully navigating this era of disruption, but leading it. Join her in our booth for a brief introduction to her book’s key findings and recommendations for associations.


12 pm: 
Put the “POW!” Back Into Your eLearning Program!

Presenter: Kara Adams, Society of American Archivists

Kara Adams, Director of Education at the Society of American Archivists, has been involved in numerous educational programs and learning management system launches at associations over the past few years. Join her in our booth to learn tips and tricks on how to research and implement your eLearning program and gain real world resources that can help you at any stage of your eLearning program implementation.

1 pm: Professional Learning in the Era of Amazon and Netflix

Presenter: Ryan Graham, Blue Sky eLearn

Closing out our time in the exhibit hall, Blue Sky eLearn’s Senior Sales Director, Ryan Graham, will take the education provided by our five industry experts and unpack four essentials for creating your association’s learning experience. Over Ryan’s 10 years in the associaiton and elearning industries, he has observed the dramatic evolution of online learning. Drawing from this experience, he will share a perspective on the critical role engagement and personalization play in learning, along with the relationship this has with membership recruitment and retention, and the generation of non-dues revenue.