Innovate, integrate and inspire at Big Sponge Hangout

Posted on Jun 21, 2016

Learning strategies


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NEWS: Some of the biggest names in L&D are joining a new event this summer looking at how to use learning technologies to innovate, integrate and inspire in the workplace.

The Big Sponge Hangout takes place online from July 18 to 21, 2016. It brings together industry experts and learning leaders to share their experiences and tips on achieving success across a variety of topics.

Multi-award winning elearning provider, Sponge, is hosting the inaugural event which will include live discussions, case studies and ‘how to’ sessions.

Speakers include David Kelly, Senior Vice President and Executive Director at the Elearning Guild, Donald H. Taylor, Chairman of the Learning & Performance Institute and the Learning & Skills Group, Lisa McCandless, Head of L&D at United Biscuits, social learning expert, Julian Stodd, John Curran, Chairman of the Elearning Network and Karl Kapp, leading gamification analyst - among many others.

Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director, Sponge said:Louise Pasterfield at Learning Technologies 2016

“It’s an exciting time for our industry with technology offering new opportunities to help people learn and improve their performance. We work with many learning managers who are achieving fantastic results, and they will be sharing their insights as part of the Big Sponge Hangout. Under the three themes of innovate, integrate and inspire, the event will offer guidance in how to boost your programmes and engage with your colleagues.”

Topics at the online event will include using interactive video to change behaviour, making the best use of games and gamification, e-enabled social learning, culture shift through technology, mobile delivery, next generation LMS technology, learner-centric elearning design and the global elearning industry.

The Big Sponge Hangout is free to attend but places are limited at some sessions.

The programme includes a live question and answers session every day, plus a series of video presentations.

Sponge is the current gold winner of Outstanding Learning Organisation of the Year and a previous gold winner of Elearning Development Company of the Year (Elearning Awards).

Full details and registration is available via

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