Enterprise Learning Summit, DC, March 20-21

The Enterprise Learning! Summit DC focuses on how executives can build smarter organizations. Over the 2 day conference, executive can access 66 experts, across 16 sessions and 20 sponsors. Executives should attend the Summit to share, network and learn from top learning leaders, analysts and experts.

The Enterprise Learning! Summit will be held March 20th & 21st at the Old Town Hilton in Alexandria, VA. Attend the Summit and expand your horizons. Take home new ideas, new perspectives, and re-ignite the learning passion in your enterprise. Hear Leland Melvin, Astronaut and U.S. Rep., NASA, Dave Carey, Ret. Navy Captain, Karie Willyerd, CLO, SuccessFactors, Nick van Dam, Global CLO Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, and Jay Cross, principal, Internet Time Alliance.

I’m looking forward to this event.

Last year I decided to drop out of most training conferences in favor of small gatherings focused on working smarter and innovation. The upside is that I’ve managed to sidestep bullshit discussions of ADDIE, learning styles, competency frameworks, and LMS minutiae. The downside is that I haven’t seen friends in the business F2F in a long time, and I’m looking forward to reconnecting with them in Alexandria.

Returning to Alexandria will be fun. My father was a career Army officer – youngest member of the General Staff in Army history — and when he served at the Pentagon, our family lived in Alexandria. I attended the first three primary grades at Alexandria’s Charles Barrett School. During my first two years at college, I summered in Alexandria. My folks bought a townhouse in Old Town when the neighborhood became gentrified. They retired to near-by Fort Belvoir, and I revisited Alexandria whenever I saw them.

Alexandria is chock full of history. George Washington slept here. Often. It’s on the road to Mt. Vernon.

If memory serves me right, the site of the conference, the Old Town Hilton, is the site of one of the first fatalities of the Civil War. The proprietor of a hotel there shot a Yankee infantry colonel who entered the property to remove the Confederate flag flying above it.






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