Sponsors & Partners


Elearning! Media Group, a B2B Media Company

A 24-time award-winning media group, Elearning! Media Group serves the $243 billion enterprise learning &

workplace technologies market. Elearning! Media Group is owned by B2B Media Company, LLC and consists of twelve media products including: Elearning! Magazine, Government Elearning! Magazine, eMagazines, e-mail newsletters, Alerts, Website, Web Seminar Series, Enterprise Learning! Summits and Enterprise Learning! Conference.  In combination, these brands reach more than two million executives, practitioners and professionals all evaluating or implementing enterprise learning technologies across their organizations each year. Follow us: on Twitter: 2elearning, #ELCE17, #ELS17; via Facebook: Elearning!-Magazine; and, LinkedIn: Elearning! Magazine Network or Enterprise Learning! Events.Gov ELM

Contact: 888-201-2841 www.2elearning.com

Federal Government Distance Learning Association

The Federal Government Distance Learning Association (FGDLA) is a nonprofit association formed to promote the development and application of distance learning and to actively foster collaboration and understanding among those involved in leveraging technology in support of the education and training needs of the Federal government employee. Focused on supporting Federal government agencies involved in distance learning, the FGDLA is embarking on innovative ways to incorporate the latest instructional technologies for the new millennium. Our membership is derived primarily from people employed by the various agencies within the Federal government or on contract with the Federal government to support its distance learning programs.

Join at: www.fgdla.net

Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative

The Advanced Distributed Learning Initiative can only fulfill its mission by partnering with the Services, Defense agencies, and Federal agencies in collaboration with the private sector and academia. The ADL Initiative provides leadership to the learning community by: Implementing guidance for designing and developing efficient, cost effective, and global distributed learning, Encouraging collaboration by demonstrating the practical application and success of learning technologies and methodologies, Advancing the state-of-the-art in the science and technology associated with individual and collective education, training, performance-support, and assessment, and Promoting a coordinated implementation process with incentives for organizational and cultural change.

Contact: 407-384-5550 www.adlnet.gov

Association of Talent Development, San Diego Chapter

The San Diego chapter of the Association of Talent Development (formerly American Society of Training and Development) was chartered in 1947. Our members represent financial and educational institutions, retailers, hospitals, high technology firms, manufacturing, government agencies, service industries, construction, tourism, publishing and airlines, as well as independent consultants and students.

We meet regularly at least once each month, for either lunch or dinner. Meetings include a program with speakers selected for their expertise in a particular learning and development or other management area. Information on each meeting is published in the Chapter newsletter. In addition to the state-of-the-art knowledge gained from these meetings, socializing and networking with others in the field are exciting aspects of membership in the chapter.

The mission of the San Diego Chapter of ATD is to provide personal and professional growth opportunities that enable members to improve work related competencies and performance of individuals, organizations and society.

ATD is a professional association for people with training and development responsibilities in business, industry, education, government, public service and other arenas of human resource development. To join ATDSD, Register Online or download the ATD San Diego Membership Application.

ATD SD chapter membership offers Learning and Development and Talent Management professionals a wide range a range of opportunities to learn from your peers, develop your career, participate in our award-winning mentor-protégé program and advance your own leadership – while growing your network, your resume, and your business. Our chapter focuses on professional development and opportunities to share and learn from each other, like programs offered by ELC17.

Contact: www.tdsandiego.org


Baker Communications International

Since 1979, Baker Communications has trained over 50% of the Fortune 500 with a unique blend of award-winning sales training, acclaimed sales methodology and patented technology that produces sellers who typically outperform 98% of those people trained in traditional classroom environments.  This unique approach combines learning reinforcement tools such as individual, manager and team coaching; learning-reinforcement gamification; 24×7 Sales Mastery On Demand e-learning; and the ability to embed custom and standard online training inside most CRMs.

This unique combination of traditional training and technology combine with learning reinforcement processes that have been proven to improve retention, change behavior, and produce extremely high revenue growth and ROI’s.  Clients include Amazon Web Services, T-Mobile, Sysco, Ingersoll Rand, World Fuel Services, American Heart Association, Honeywell, ExxonMobil and many other global brands.  All of them utilize our award-winning sales and performance training, coupled with our unique technologies to create sellers who outperform their competitors; win coveted industry awards; generate compounded sales growth of 20-60%; and record ROI’s as high at 2200%.

Contact: 713-627-7700  www.bakercommunications.com


At D2L, we believe a great learning experience is critical to driving engagement and retention. D2L’s learning platform helps prepare and engage your workforce with a personalized learning experience. leadership development, peer-to-peer knowledge sharing, and more. With a fully open API, Brightspace can easily integrate within your existing technology ecosystem. For many companies, engaging their workforce has become just as necessary as engaging their customers. With the right tools, we can help you turn the challenge of retaining and developing the best talent into a competitive advantage.

Contact: www.d2l.com/enterprise

Future Workplace

Future Workplace is an HR executive network and research firm dedicated to the future of learning and working. Future Workplace operates the Future Workplace Network, a consortium of global companies who come together to anticipate and plan for disruptive changes in their companies, industries, and geographic markets.
Future Workplace is host to the Future Workplace Network, a curated membership community of senior HR, Corporate Learning, and Talent Management leaders predominantly from Fortune 500 firms who come together in person and virtually to discuss, debate, and share next practices for navigating the future of learning and working. Future Workplace also provides leading edge executive programs to prepare leaders for success in the future workplace. Three flagship programs include: The Leader in 2020™, Think Globally Succeed Globally™, and Building Generational Intelligence™.

Contact:   www.FutureWorkplace.com


getAbstract is a long-term solution to information overload. Our expert editorial team curates and summarizes the best business knowledge into 10-minute reads so that you can make better decisions in less time.

With over 15,000 business book, article, video talk and economic report summaries, getAbstract is the world’s leading provider of summarized content. More than 10 million users – including 40% of Fortune 100 companies – use getAbstract to get the information they need to succeed.

Contact: www.getAbstract.com


IBM is a global technology and innovation company headquartered in Armonk, NY. Just completing its 22nd year of patent leadership, IBM Research has defined the future of information technology with more than 3,000 researchers in 12 labs located across six continents. Today, IBM is now emerging as a cognitive solutions and cloud platform company. Our work and our people can be found in all sorts of interesting places. IBMers are helping transform healthcare, improving the retail shopping experience, rerouting traffic jams and even designing the next generation fan experience in sports stadiums around the world. It’s the kind of thing we’ve been doing for more than 100 years.

Contact: www.IBM.com

University of Phoenix

University of Phoenix is constantly innovating to help working adults move efficiently from education to careers in a rapidly changing world. Flexible schedules, relevant and engaging courses, and interactive learning can help students more effectively pursue career and personal aspirations while balancing their busy lives. As a subsidiary of Apollo Education Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: APOL), University of Phoenix serves a diverse student population, offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs from campuses and learning centers across the U.S. as well as online throughout the world.

Contact: www.phoenix.edu

Zappos Insights

Zappos Insights is a department within the Zappos Family of Companies created simply to help share the Zappos Culture with the world. Yep, that means YOU! We are humbled by the attention Zappos has received and all the questions we get about our unique culture and business. We hope to see a day when all organizations realize they can have a successful and profitable business where their employees love coming to work, are happy and engaged, and whose customers are raving fans. We’re happy to share how we created our ten core values, built our culture, and run our business based on them because we believe any workplace can benefit from identifying and/or strengthening their own culture and core values.

Whether you are an entrepreneur just starting out or your business has been around for 100 years, we’re here to help YOU!  At Zappos, we believe that work should be fun. Check us out and learn how we foster an employee-centric culture and why we were named to FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For® 7 years in a row!

Contact: 1(702) 943-7879 / 1(877) 513-7424  www.ZapposInsights.com

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