Navigating the Future of Learning and Development: Insights from the DevLearn Conference

November 15, 2023
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In today's rapidly evolving landscape of Learning and Development (L&D), staying informed about the latest trends and technologies is essential. One way that learning professionals stay ahead of the curve is by attending DevLearn, an annual conference for professionals in the fields of educational technology, corporate learning, and talent development.

The theme of this year’s conference was "Shape the Future." Over 2,000 professionals attended to explore innovations in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, data analytics, mobile learning, instructional design, and building digital skills. Keywords included immersive, adaptive, personalized learning. Thought leaders delivered keynotes and led workshops. Attendees connected with 200+ vendors and exchanged ideas to gain new skills for leveraging technology in workplace learning and development.

As the CEO of Blue Sky eLearn, I am thrilled to share valuable insights from my recent attendance of DevLearn 2023. Furthermore, I'd like to highlight how our expertise at Blue Sky eLearn can assist your organization in harnessing the power of new artificial intelligence (AI) tools in the industry. 

DevLearn Highlights & Trends 

Cohorts/Groups for Professional Growth

Just as non-profit associations aim to provide tailored services to their members, DevLearn emphasized the growing importance of personalization and creative bundling of content. Our Path LMS Teams feature is a powerful way to tailor your association's content library to the unique needs of member groups or developing unique learning sites for each member organization. Associations use Teams to seamlessly sell their learning content to external organizations, increasing both revenue and reach. Learn more about Path LMS Teams here.

Microlearning: Nurturing Continuous Learning

For professional and trade organizations, delivering short, focused learning modules can be a game-changer. These microlearning resources can fit seamlessly into your members' busy schedules, ensuring they stay up to date with the latest industry insights and best practices. 

AI-Powered Adaptive Learning

Just as you tailor your association's programs to meet member needs, AI features within your LMS will allow personalized learning experiences by analyzing individual progress and adapting content accordingly.

Natural Language Processing (NLP)

Streamline content creation, translation, and assessments. AI-driven NLP tools can help your association automate many tasks, making it easier to manage resources and develop educational content for your members.  

Data-Driven Decision Making

Utilize data analytics and machine learning to understand your members better. By gathering insights, you can measure the effectiveness of your programs and continuously improve content and delivery methods. The Path LMS reporting and analytics features will allow you to achieve these new heights in data!  


In conclusion, I found the DevLearn Conference to be cutting-edge and I’m thrilled to share these insights with you. As non-profit association executives, you are dedicated to advancing your industry and the professional development of your members. By staying informed about emerging trends like AI in L&D, you can continue to provide valuable resources and opportunities for growth. 

At Blue Sky eLearn, we understand the unique needs of associations. Path LMS, our award-winning platform, is leading the way in providing a robust platform to deliver new learning experiences using AI features that improve member experience. 

Additionally, our L&D services are here to support your association in creating content for professional learners. With extensive experience working with non-profits, our team can help you navigate the ever-changing L&D landscape, ensuring that your members benefit from the latest AI tools and techniques. 

Blue Sky eLearn is your trusted partner in this journey. Together, we can leverage the power of AI to create more personalized and impactful learning experiences for your members, helping your association thrive in the digital age. 

Reach out to us to learn more about how we can assist you in harnessing the potential of AI and enhancing your association's learning and development initiatives.  

We look forward to helping you shape the future of professional learning in your industry! 

About the Author
Phil Forte, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

For over 20 years, Phil has been involved in the formation and development of successful technology companies for the meetings, event and education industries. His passion is helping organizations implement large scale e-learning programs that can effectively deliver knowledge to the millions of professionals that have access to Blue Sky eLearn’s learning platforms throughout the world. Phil is responsible for the development and execution of the strategic plans of Blue Sky, including product offerings and strategic partnerships. Prior to Blue Sky eLearn, he co-founded Ascendent Systems, a leading developer of mobility voice communications for events and mobile workers. He helped file several patents and raised capital while orchestrating national strategic partnerships prior to merging the business with Blackberry (NYSE: BB). Phil graduated from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California.

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