Thursday, 30 September 2010

An overview of the themes from the 2010 World of Learning (WOLCE)

The World of Learning has been running for some time and is run by Venture Marketing, a business specialising in exhibitions and trade shows.

This year there was a buzz of optimism at the event, with the exhibition area being busier in the mornings than the afternoons (its not unusual for this event). There certainly was a more boyant attitude this year than last.

The many free seminars were well attended with many people taking their seats 15 minutes before the sessions started.  There appeared to be a good mix of the usual "business case" type presentation alongside highly interactive and loud sessions from the like of PearlCatchers - they certainly knew how to engage with the audience. I will post a short video of one of their sessions soon.

The exhibiters were diverse ranging from consultants through to trainers, venues, training solutions "toys" for learning, interactive activities as well as many e-learning and technology based learning solutions. A real balance this year, a move from just a few years ago when it felt like 90% of exhibiters were venues or training providers.

A few that stood out were:
Paper Show a solution for mobile e-white board or e-flipchart
QEDconsulting for their Innovation profile

DRAFT - more to be added soon

Mike Morrison is director of RapidBI, an organizational effectiveness consultancy. He has been involved in HR, OD and strategic development for over 20 years. He can be contacted via © This article is copyright RapidBI 2006-2010 – it may be copied providing the authors are credited and direct links maintained Blog - Business & L&D Blog Twitter - @rapidbi

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