Speakers and SMEs

Myra Travin - Educational Futurist, LX and Learning Designer
Myra Travin - Educational Futurist, LX and Learning Designer
Morning Keynote - Who Are We Now? From Instructional Designers to Learning Environment Designers in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Educational post-futurist Myra Travin is an authority in talent management, technology, and new learning design. In the equation of technology and learner, Myra believes the key element is how humans develop a relationship with the tool they are using and how together they co-create a future state of resourcefulness.


Twitter: @m_travin

Jolene Jang - Culture Explorer
Jolene Jang - Culture Explorer
Lunchtime Chat
My mission is to help people lead happier lives by thinking differently, adding perspectives, and exploring possibilities. I inspire people to dream, imagine, and play the ‘What if…” game. I provide my viewers with innovative experiences to introduce new ideas, break patterns, and inspire them to think differently. 


Darren Nerland
Darren Nerland
Lunchtime Chat
Darren works on disruptive, innovative, and emergent digital learning technologies and methodologies. He is an expert technologist with a demonstrable track record of bringing complex learning systems from requirements through design into scalable production.

 

Twitter: @dnerland

Erin Petershick
Erin Petershick
Facilitator - CCL Aviation
Dynamic, multi-talented professional experienced working in both public and private sectors. Expertise in change management, public policy, events, project management, intercultural relations, designing adult learning experiences, delivering training.
Melissa Milloway
Melissa Milloway
Sr. Instructional Designer  - Amazon
Melissa is a Sr. Instructional Designer at Amazon. She was a 30 Under 30 Learning Leader for Elliott Masie’s Learning 2014 conference. She is an avid blogger in the space of digital learning and loves testing out new technologies. 

Twitter: @MelMilloway

Bruce Cronquist
Bruce Cronquist
Engineering Training Manager - Dell Technologies
Bruce Cronquist has experience helping people become proficient at testing computer software, training dogs, snowboarding, starting a new career, and more. He presently manages the technical training of engineers at Dell Technologies. He enjoys experimenting and measuring creative solutions leveraging technologies such as flipping the classroom, MOOCs, and eLearning; as well as traditional classroom teaching. 
Maggie Shelton
Maggie Shelton
Director of Programs - Imperative
With a focus on transformative Talent strategies, Maggie has lead the design and implementation of solutions reaching as many as 150,000 people per initiative and worked with a scope of up to 55 countries while at Starbucks, IKEA, Greenpeace, and Imperative. She spent 10 years living and working abroad and returned to the US in 2016. In her most recent role as Director of Programs at Imperative (the leader in Purpose-Driven Talent Analytics), Maggie empowered Fortune 500 companies to design talent practices that effectively target their most valuable employees, those who work with purpose.
Tammy Dietz
Tammy Dietz
Learning Solutions Manager - Caveo Learning
Tammy Dietz is a writer, instructor, instructional designer, and editor. She has worked in the field of training and development for fifteen years and has provided services to clients such as AT&T, Microsoft, Netflix, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Bellevue College.
Stacey Gardner
Stacey Gardner
Learning Strategist and People Enabler - Microsoft
Stacey is a learning enthusiast and passionate people enabler that thrives on integrating the science of learning and behavior change with practical realities to create and land effective solutions. She is passionate about synthesizing insights and best practices from current research, technical innovators, industry experts, neuropsychologists, athletic coaches, academia, and business leaders to continuously evolve and deliver programs and interventions that leverage best ways to teach and learn.
Shian Chuan
Shian Chuan
Professional Coach | Learning Specialist - SC Leadership LLC
Neuroscience brings together the scientific study of the brain and nervous system with meditation, mindfulness, psychotherapy, and spirituality. In doing so, it is revolutionizing our understanding of personal growth and self-actualization. Through 1-1 coaching, training and consulting services, I help professionals to boost willpower and enhance performance, create new habits that last, teach their brain to become more flexible, creative and joyful, develop resilience and to grow compassion. 
Elizabeth Mills
Elizabeth Mills
Instructional Designer - Caveo Learning
Elizabeth Mills, a senior instructional designer at Caveo Learning, has extensive experience with designing, developing, and landing global L&D programs and curricula. She thrives on making the complex easy to understand and memorable, and is driven by learner empowerment.
Renee Malone
Renee Malone
CXO - Kick the Moon LLC
Renée Malone is CXO of Kick the Moon LLC, business consultant for Prime 8 Consulting and a “front-line makeover” specialist. She’s a member and former Professional Development Manager of ATD Puget Sound chapter (2014-2016), and served as President ATD Ann Arbor chapter (2010-2013).Renée designs engaging learning experiences for leaders in organizations, higher education, government, and corporations including members of the Fortune 500.  
Nate Niederhausern
Nate Niederhausern
Senior Product Manager - Media Partners Corporation
Experienced Product and Program Manager with expertise and vision in learning and innovation, business program management, business, sales and technical readiness, learning and development, digital media, streaming media and social media strategies, marketing and communications, community building, event capture services, instructional technology and learning sciences.
Andrea Koehler
Andrea Koehler
Founder at The Coloring Project

Andrea Koehler, lends her years in the Training and Development world, her expertise in instructional design and her work as a professional (ontological) coach to create a coloring companion to self-discovery. The products are more than inspirational phrases to color, they provide information, education, growth and guidance through writing prompts and activities aligned with the illustrations. 

Miranda Greenberg
Miranda Greenberg
Learning & Development Specialist - Sightlife
Miranda Greenberg is a young Learning & Development professional who’s already made a splash in the world of L&D as the subject of the TD Magazine’s article “A Vision for Growth” (2016). She builds learning experiences that drive results with stunning e-learning experiences and engaging instructor-led training. With a background in global health and medical anthropology, Miranda constantly seeks out new ways to wield her powers to impact lives around the world. 


Twitter:@MirJustine

Marci Morford
Marci Morford
Training and Systems Analyst - Sightlife
Marci Morford is an emerging Learning and Development leader, focused on leveraging technology to create cutting edge e-learning and blended learning programs for adults. She holds a B.S. in Neuroscience and a Master’s Degree in Education, and attempts to utilize both at SightLife where she is always striving to find the best possible technological solution for every project she designs for the brilliant learners at the world’s largest eye bank.

Twitter: @marcimorford

Brian Washburn
Brian Washburn
Endurance Learning - Co-founder & CEO
Brian Washburn is the co-founder and CEO of Endurance Learning and has been in the learning and development space for 18 years. He was named a Top Young Trainer by Training Magazine in 2011 and has created training initiatives that have helped foster children find safe and permanent homes, that have helped people sell more tires, that have helped experienced business professionals empathize with the plight of nonprofit organizations and that have helped the blind to see again (seriously). In his quest to eliminate poor learning experiences from the face of the planet, Brian looks to draw inspiration from everywhere to develop impactful training programs.

Twitter - @flipchartguy