February 22-24, 2021
Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Innovations in Training Orlando

Innovations in Training

Get insider access to Orlando’s innovative learning technologies, labs, and people.

Innovations in Training

When was the last time you did this at a conference?

Tried surgery with a daVinci robot? Met world-class simulation researchers in their own labs? Took a ride in a self-driving Tesla?

With one of the most innovative cities as your learning lab, this exclusive field trip (limited to 50) takes you to cutting-edge learning organizations around Orlando — and guides you through facilitated creative debriefs to adapt and apply these innovations in your organization. Join these leading partners for an unforgettable learning experience!

Wednesday, February 26, 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm, at Dead Lizard Brewing Co.

Innovations in Training Orlando Gathering:
'Catch the Heart Off Guard'

Steven Dahlberg, Creative Engagement Director, Training Magazine; Anne F. O'Reilly, Poet, Writer and Creative Facilitator; Phylise Banner, Learning Experience Designer
If you want to disrupt training, you need to think differently. Innovation requires creative thinking in individuals, teams and whole organizations. We will start by wandering into what creativity is — and the mindsets, skills, and tools needed to make innovation happen. We will be provoked by an Irish poet to enter into our imagination, and pay attention differently in order to see new opportunities for innovation, not only during Innovations in Training, but when we return to our workplaces.

Innovation Chat: E. & J. Gallo Winery
Slowing Down to Innovate

Rebecca Bettencourt, Sr. Program Manager, E. & J. Gallo Winery
Learn how E. & J. Gallo Winery innovated its technical hands-on training by slowing down to (re)discover what their technical employees actually do and how they do it.

Immersive Lab: Dead Lizard Brewing Co.
Beer Geek Camp

Dead Lizard's founder and head brewer will guide us through a Beer Geek Camp tasting, where we will learn about the brewing process and how to differentiate aromas, flavors, and colors. Dinner to follow … unwind, meet new people, and enjoy craft brews (and other beverages) during our Innovations in Training Orlando kickoff reception and casual dinner!


Thursday, February 27, 8:30 am – 9:00 pm

Site Visit: AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Simulating Real Life

Todd Larson, Director of Education and Training; Lilly Graziani, Director of Corporate Development, AdventHealth Nicholson Center
Visit one of the nation’s largest, most-advanced surgical training centers. See the methods they use to teach advanced surgical techniques in robotics, laparoscopy, orthopedics, and other specialties. Be prepared to get hands on with a surgical training experience of your own — including daVinci robots!

Site Visit: UPS
Take the Last Truck to Clarkville

Tristan Christensen, Expansion Director; Jon Bowers, Director of Learning Technology; Chrissy Teresi, Site Manager, UPS
Experience a next-generation training facility, which applies the “teach me, show me, let me” approach. Learn what UPS Integrad discovered about how to\ better train younger workers and reduce turnover. Discover how collaboration with MIT, Virginia Tech, and the Institute for the Future led to changes in their driving and service training. Explore how UPS blends simulations and traditional classroom instruction with the simulated Clarkville town.

Immersive Lab: Hands-on with Learning Tech from Mastercard, Revinax, VRAI and EmpowerTheUser

Steve Boucher, VP of L&D; Travis May, Director of Learning Technology and Innovation, Mastercard; Maxime Ros, CEO, Revinax; Niall Campion, CEO, VRAI; Declan Dagger, CEO, EmpowerTheUser
Learn what skills are needed to develop and implement immersive technology, as well as how it fits into the future of training. Get hands-on with VR simulations and micro-simulations with demos from Mastercard, Revinax, VRAI and EmpowerTheUser!

Innovation Jam: Connecting the Dots

Dinner and Reception at Quantum Leap Winery, Hosted by Enterprise Ireland


Friday, February 28, 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Immersive Lab: EVOS
Learning in an Autonomous World

Glenn Cook, Owners, EVOS/ Lake Nona Transportation
As one of the Top 10 Smart Cities of the Future, Orlando is reshaping transport. Our hosts are at the forefront of the fully autonomous navigation revolution. Try out three “Navigate on Autopilot” Tesla models — including the S, 3, and X. Discover how “drivers” are trained for driver-assisted electric and autonomous vehicles — and how the vehicles themselves continuously learn from the “driver.”

Immersive Lab: UCF's Institute for Simulation & Training
Experience World-Class Emerging Technologies

David Metcalf, Director; Angela Hamilton, Program Lead; Michael Eakins, Creative Lead, Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab, University of Central Florida
Tour several labs at UCF’s Institute for Simulation & Training, which focus on advancing human-centered modeling and simulation technology. Learn about and try out the latest innovations in AR and VR, adaptive learning, healthcare simulations, blockchain, 3D printing, robotics, IoT applications, connected vehicles, and more.

Innovation Jam: AdventHealth Innovation Lab
Innovations in Your Training

Karen Tilstra, Co-Founder, AdventHealth Innovation Lab
Gain fresh perspectives on problem solving, learn design thinking mindsets that support breakthrough thinking, and see how design thinking works at AdventHealth. Then, apply “Creativity Effect” to synthesize your Innovations in Training insights and apply your new learnings to your work.

Space is limited. Fee: $995 when packaged with Training Conference; $1,195 to attend Innovations in Training ONLY. Includes site visits, transportation, two lunches, and two dinners.

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