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Why Your Digital Learning Program Needs To Be SIMPLE

why your digital learning program needs to be simple


Last week, I had the honor of speaking at PCMA Convening Leaders and Virtual Edge Summit in San Diego, California. I spoke not once, not twice, but FOUR times! Having chosen to deliver most of my presentations online, it was invigorating to be delivering in front of a live physical audience. It was also empowering to know that I was connecting beyond the four walls of the convention center to an extended audience via the digital extension that PCMA and Virtual Edge hosted for a global audience.

How Gamification Can Enable Digital Event Success

dannette veale cisco systems virtual edge summit 2012


At Virtual Edge Summit 2012, I attended an excellent Learning Lounge presentation by Dannette Veale (@dveale) titled “Driving Attendee Engagement with Gamification.” Dannette works in Digital Engagements and Technology Strategy at Cisco and is a client of our’s.

First of all, just what is gamification? Dannette defined it this way in her session: “Gamification is the use of game design techniques, including game mechanics and game dynamics, to drive participation, engagement and loyalty with an audience.”

7 Reasons Why Your Association’s Annual Meeting Should be a Hybrid Event

7 reasons why your association annual meeting should be a hybrid event

The following is a guest post by Catherine Mills. Catherine is Director, Council on ADA Sessions at the American Dental Association (ADA). Catherine is based in Chicago, IL.


Founded in 1859, the American Dental Association is the oldest and largest national dental society in the world. We host our annual meeting, the ADA Annual Session, in a different U.S. city each year to cater to the geographical distribution of our members.

2012 Resolution: More Effective Internal Communications

2012 resolution more effective internal communications


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To make 2012 your best year ever, your entire organization needs to be on the same page. Think of your organization as an automobile – when I fail to get a front-wheel alignment, my tires get worn and my car doesn’t drive optimally. When my wheels are aligned, however, my trusty vehicle hums along quite nicely (as a side note, I like my cars as I do my events – hybrids).

As we kick off 2012, make a resolution for more effective internal communications. We provide some tips to help you lead the way.

Video Chapter Book on Hybrid Events #pcma12 #ves12

video chapter book on hybrid events


We plan to produce a video chapter book, “Your Complete Guide to Hybrid Events.” We plan to post the video chapter book on our web site and on YouTube. Our goal is to create an educational resource on hybrid events that can benefit the entire industry. We’ll produce and host the chapter book, but we’re inviting YOU (the community) to provide the content. We’ve defined the chapter titles and would like to feature your thoughts and insights.