On the first day, Sebastien Tremblay, Barbara Donaldson, Hugues Foltz and Harold Dumur took us on a journey to explore how AI and immersive/experiential technologies will affect learning design.
Artificial intelligence in particular is a wild card right now, and it is causing a certain amount of fear – but what our speakers discussed is that it is not so much that JOBS are going away, but certain TASKS that will become automated. There was a good discussion around this; our day ended with an electrifying presentation by David Usher of Moist whose message was powerful: No matter what happens with technology, we must always remember that HUMAN BEINGS are gifted with a level of creativity that automation cannot replicate. Let's not fear technology because CREATIVITY is what makes us resilient in the face of any forces of change.
Day 2 was a deep dive into leadership, and the characteristics of the leadership needed NOW versus the recent past.
André Du Sault discussed the shifting dynamic from leading by authority to leading with emotional intelligence, and agility. Erin Willett took this further and described how today's courageous companies must be transparent, honest and above all, humble – and that leadership means leading through tough times, not just good times. Andreea Vanacker explored the effect of wellness on learning, and our keynote, Sylvain Lachance blew everyone away with his take on leadership: leaders must be able to question everything and must be willing to listen, and pivot. The discussion was truly inspirational. The creation and learning labs, as well as the workshops, allowed everyone to learn about new tools and approaches. Below, please find access to presentations, white papers, links and other goodies from our show! Thank you and we look forward to seeing you next year!