Join us for the Learning Lounge 2019
Fourth fantastic year.
Bigger and better.
Theme for 2019
A look around the corner
In its fourth fantastic year, the Learning Lounge is now an established fringe event running alongside the Learning Technologies Exhibition & Conference, happening this year at ExCel.
You'll hear breaking news of technologies that are being used right now to help people make their lives better through learning, and those just about to hit the mainstream.
You'll have valuable conversations with peers, experts and tech entrepreneurs in an unpressured environment.
Get hands on with emerging technologies and touch the near future of Learning in our Sensorium.
Relax, refresh, recharge at the Learning Lounge 2019.
Hear panel sessions with the thinkers, makers and entrepreneurs who are creating the future of learning, and personal war stories from your peers who have led and bled.
Themes: Voice, The Learning Brain, Design Thinking, Digital Transformation, Trust.
Peter Manniche Riber
Peter is Head of Learning at Kanda, previously of Siemens Gamesa. Peter is a firm believer in pragmatic learning methods and solutions, which has provided real and measurable value to organisations. His dedication to navigate through the jungle of L&D buzzwords spurs him to develop breezy concepts and expressions, to make learning meaningful for the learner and impactful for the organisation.
Charlotte is an award-winning learning designer and published research assistant. Specialising in medical content, using adult learning principles from neuroscience and psychology literature to create effective learning and drive adoption. Charlotte is currently completing a PhD in face and word recognition at Warwick University.
Host, VUX World Podcast
Kane Simms is a design strategist and creator who helps brands, designers and developers create world class voice experiences. His work on top voice industry podcast, VUX World, pairs the knowledge and experience of industry-leading minds with the eager ears of the voice community. He’s an avid speaker on voice and host of conferences like the Smart Voice Summit and Mobile UX London.
Google Developer Expert, CIO DMod Labs
Laura is a Google Developer Expert, entrepreneur, and mentor. She has been in the IT industry over 10 years. As a mentor, she has been teaching coding to people in different stages. Currently, she is the co-founder of DMod Labs and is dedicated to research how to implement voice for education.
Dr. Jamie Brassett
Course Leader, Central Saint Martins
Dr Jamie Brassett is Reader in Philosophy, Design and Innovation at University of the Arts London. He teaches, consults & writes on futures, design & philosophy. He is currently editing essay collections (with Richard Reynolds) on superheroes and excess & (with John O¹Reilly) on anticipation & creativity, both for Routledge (forthcoming 2020).
Director of Learning and Development, Sodexo
Jonah is a Director of Learning & Development at Sodexo, the Quality of Life Services provider. He worked previously in book publishing and the education sector at UNESCO. Jonah oversees programs to improve the skills and competencies of Sodexo’s 460,000 employees around the world.
Dr. Ali Asadipour
Human Computer Interaction Expert, WMG, University of Warwick
Dr Ali Asadipour is a Senior Teaching Fellow at WMG, University of Warwick, with over 10 years' experience in both academia and industry. His area of expertise is in Human Machine Interactions. In recent years, he has focused on realistic multisensory interactions in cross-reality environments (XR), particularly on domains such as haptics, smell and taste.
In 2015, he was shortlisted for a Virtual and Augmented Reality Innovation Award by Innovate UK for his virtual reality device to train doctors in medical palpation.
Head of Learning, Saba
Carole is Head of Learning at Saba (previously Lumesse) and is responsible for shaping and transforming Saba’s digital learning proposition and for the effectiveness of the digital solutions delivered. She has a broad experience of directing and designing digital learning and comms and is passionate about finding new and exciting ways to improve those experiences.
Alexandra Isenegger is the CEO and co-founder of Linkilaw – the legal platform for startups. At age 22, Alexandra left her corporate law firm job to move full time into Linkilaw. By 2017, Linkilaw had transformed to a multi-service legal platform and acquired UK leading legal marketplace LawyerFair. In early 2018, Alexandra was honoured in Forbes’ 30 under 30 and awarded Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Startups.co.uk.
Frank J. Radice
Expert in Residence, Vixen Labs
President & CEO, Saba
Simon Rupniak heads up our learning design team at Lumesse. He has extensive experience transforming learning through technology in both the public and private sectors. He’s an advocate of user-centred design with a particular passion for creating experiences that motivate and move people.
Director of Education, Nesta
Facilitator of Learning
Carl is Saba's Product Manager for content. He is responsible for developing a content strategy for the company. A learning professional and storyteller who believes in using corporate learning to not only solve client problems but also to change people's lives.
Marc is a strategist positioning brands to tell compelling stories. Starting at the BBC and Channel 4 he co-founded Ortmans Young International and ran design agency group Button. He has helped launch UEFA Champions League, First Direct bank, the Homeless World Cup, and created the first satellite TV branding in UK for Satellite TV, bought by Murdoch and renamed Sky.
Doron is Business Integrity Advisor at UK Power Networks, the UK’s largest Distribution Network operator. Doron has experience in both the public and private sector, previously at the Australian Attorney General’s Department and Senator for Queensland. Speaker of several languages, Doron is driven by her exceptionally high standards to nurture a culture of integrity within her organisation.
Creator and founder of Venture Hive, an entrepreneurship education company, and Creator and Executive Director of The Launch Pad, which was once considered the national model in entrepreneurship education. Dr. Amat spent 12 years in the entertainment industry, started an independent record label and developed medical devices to combat childhood obesity.
Chris Hildrey is a London-based architect, originally from Liverpool. In 2017 he founded Hildrey Studio, an award-winning creative practice that uses architectural skills to design buildings, services, installations, and art. He is founder of ProxyAddress, a system that uses the address data of empty properties to reconnect those facing homelessness with support services. In 2017 he was made a Designer in Residence at the Design Museum.
Rachel Carey is Chief Scientist at Zinc, a start-up that builds new businesses to address tough social problems, and an Associate of the Centre for Behaviour Change at UCL. Rachel is a behavioural scientist with a PhD in Psychology, whose expertise spans across multiple sectors and settings, having worked on a range of projects in academia and industry. She previously worked as Senior Behaviour Change Research Advisor to Bupa's UK Clinical Team.
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How to find us
Learning Lounge 2018
We caught up with our guests to see what they thought about Learning Lounge 2018. Watch the short video and find out what some of them said!
"All I can say is WOW ... you guys put a lot of thought into the speakers and sessions ... All got so much from it ... priortised as a must do for next year!"
Lounge Talks 2018
Catch up on some of the talks from last year's event:
- Robin Scott from Make Real: New realities for the learner experience, how and when to use VR, AR and MR
- Emily Hall-Strutt from Ministry of Justice: Diversity & inclusion in the new organisation
- Dr. Jodie Davies-Thompson, Swansea University: Neuroplasticity: the good, the bad, and the good again
- Peter Yarrow from Standard Life Aberdeen: Changing learner behaviour
- Panel discussion from Lumesse Learning: Bridging the digital gender divide