Look What I Found

I was updating my Linkedin profile this morning and I wanted to include the conferences I attended and participated in this year. I searched for the Adobe eLearning Conference in Washington D.C. so I could record the exact dates. I clicked on the link and was surprise the site was still up since the event happened six or seven months ago. Turns out I wasn’t on the previous 3rd annual Adobe eLearning Conference site but in fact the upcoming 4th annual Adobe eLearning Conference site:

https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/adobeELconf/

Now I haven’t been invited to participate yet but I expect that will be included in some capacity. Here is what I’ve been able to learn from the site so far…

Adobe eLearning Conference

The 2019 Adobe eLearning Conference is scheduled for Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel on 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington DC, 20001. The conference itself is complimentary (as in FREE!). It’s scheduled for 8 AM until 4:45 PM. If you wish to attend this event, the only expense to you or your organisation is your travel and accommodation. As far as I’m concerned this makes this eLearning conference the best value in learning and design conferences anywhere in North America. In addition to the typical focus on Adobe Captivate, there is a dedicated Adobe Connect track. Of course with Adobe Connect just getting a major update you will want to learn about all that is new with Adobe Connect. You can expect to hear from Adobe Captivate experts (like myself) providing you hints and tips that you can take back to the workplace and implement in your eLearning designs.

Adobe Captivate Specialist

On Tuesday, March 12th, 2019, Adobe will be conducting sessions for the Adobe Captivate Specialist. These sessions are $499 per person. Upon completing the post-assessment, you will gain the certification of Adobe Captivate Specialist. It’s a rigorous one-day session but if successful this certification looks excellent on any eLearning resume.

Get your boss’s approval now

In the weeks and even days leading up to the Adobe live events, I hear from many of my YouTube channel viewers as well as from those right here on the Adobe eLearning Community how they weren’t able to attend the event because they found out too late. Here is my advice. Get approval from your boss right now. Don’t wait until they have spent their training budget for 2019. I don’t believe its ever too early to begin talking with your manager about your professional development.

Here are the key points to help sell it to your boss:

  • Inspiring keynote presentations

  • Multiple learning tracks for each level of expertise

  • Sneak peeks into new technology from Adobe

  • Networking opportunities

  • Complimentary registration!

You can also point out that the Adobe Captivate Specialist classroom sessions the day before the conference are only $499. When you return to work, you will be coming back with an industry-recognised certification that will have a direct impact on the quality of eLearning you produce.

Here is the link to the site: 

https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/adobeELconf/

Here is the link to register for the Adobe Captivate Specialist program:

https://carahevents.carahsoft.com/Event/Register/71456-website