March 15-16  |  Washington, DC


Innovation, Creativity, Strategy and All Things e-Learning.

Reaching your e-learning goals can be a key driver in influencing engagement and overall loyalty of your members. CommPartners is proud to offer you 1 and ½ days of collaboration, knowledge sharing, trainings, and networking to launch your learning programs to the next level.

  • Knowledge Sharing from Peers

  • Earn Up to 4 CAE Credits

  • Training & Best Practices

  • Food, Drinks and Fun!


March 15-16, 2017
421 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20004

The District Architecture Center, in the heart of DC’s bustling Penn Quarter District, offers unique space that encourages innovation and the sharing of ideas.


We’ve prepared a highly-informative and exciting line-up of presentations that we know will help launch your e-learning to new heights. Hear from thought leaders, discover new features and how to maximize the Elevate Learning Management System to reach your full potential, all while connecting with peers. Not to mention great food and happy hour!

Be sure to check back as session topics and speakers are announced!


Thursday, March 15

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 10:30 AM

CEO Address & Panel Discussion

  • CEO Address, Rich Finstein
  • Leaders in Learning Panel, Association Education Professionals (TBD)Education may not have significant weight within an organization, so how can you ensure your voice gets heard? As leaders in learning, it is imperative that you show the value of learning to the organization from a community engagement and revenue standpoint. Hear first-hand from your peers who have experienced and excelled with these challenges and gain insights and strategies to apply to your day-to-day role.
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Breakout Sessions

  • Online Event Trends: Virtual Conferences, Livestreaming,
    Webinars & Webcasts,
    CommPartners Team & Client Panel
    Online events continue to evolve and it can feel overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest trends. Explore how to bring unique and meaningful learning experiences to your community to extend your reach, engagement, and revenue. Understand best practices and hear directly from peers who have taken the leap into livestreams, hybrids, and virtual conferences.
  • The Art of Social Learning, Bobby Kaighn, Higher Logic & Client Panel
    Peer to peer learning is the pinnacle of effective educational experiences online but most organizations keep those conversations separate from where the formal learning happens. Learn how you can bridge the gap between community and your LMS to drive participation using tactics from our clients who are leaders in the social learning industry.
11:45 – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:00 – 2:00 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Course Design: Planning and Budgeting for a Successful Outcome
  • Monetizing Your Education: Strategies & What’s Possible, Rich Finstein, CommPartners & Client Panel
    You’ve invested countless time and effort into building your learning portfolio, but now it’s time to see the return. Explore strategic and creative ways to maximize your revenues and return on your online education investment.
2:15 – 3:15 PM

Breakout Sessions

  • Everything You Want to Know About Credentialing & Where to Begin, Adrienne Segundo & Keith Segundo CAE, Limitless ASR
  • More Than Just a Catalog: How to Build a Dynamic LMS, CommPartners Team & Client Panel
    Gone are the days where an LMS as just a simple catalog is enough to engage your learners. In this session, hear from peers that have successfully transformed their LMS into a robust platform that provides learners with much more than just a catalog in innovative and attractive ways.
3:30 – 4:30 PM


  • Turbo Charge Your Brain To Maximize Education Programming Gains, Jeff Hurt, Velvet ChainsawNeuroscience has proven that your innovative thinking is pivotal to your success. Even small incremental improvements to your innovative thinking can contribute to your education endeavors and your bottom line. Ultimately, your professional success depends on your ability to effectively use your complex frontal lobe networks—the creative epicenters and the command centers of your brain. During this presentation, you’ll explore specific strategies grounded in neuroscience on how to tap your innovative potential, break new ground, and embrace ingenious transformative thinking practices, regardless of your age!
4:30 – 6:30 PM

Happy Hour at the District Chophouse


Friday, March 16

8:00 – 9:00 AM

Round Table Breakfast with CP & Partners

9:00 – 9:30 AM

Welcome & Primer

  • Welcome & Client Acknowledgements, Aubrey Mellos, CommPartners
  • Primer: How to Drive Engagement with Learning, Doug Sandler
9:30 – 10:30 AM

Breakout Sessions

  • How To Use Digital Marketing & UX Design to Attract Learners, Chris Mechanic, WebMechanix
    Attracting learners to your organizations education offerings in an increasingly saturated market is challenging. Learn from marketing and design experts on how you can set your offerings above the rest using some simple digital marketing tools to increase participation and how to rethink the user experience within the learning to keep those participants coming back for all their learning needs.
  • Elevate LMS Can Do What?! Our Favorite Elevate LMS Features, Eve Finstein, Jen Livingston, Arianne Urena, CommPartners
  • Join the Elevate Development team as they reveal 10 great Elevate features that are commonly underused. Hear from the product experts how to best utilize the ever-expanding feature set and see how your peers are thinking outside the box to apply these tools to successful learning programs.
10:45 – 11:45 AM

Open Knowledge Exchange

  • How to Drive Member Engagement with Learning?, Moderated by Doug SandlerKeeping your members engaged in learning can be quite a challenge in this competitive market. This open forum offers the chance for peer to peer sharing of what works and what does not when it comes to maintaining and increasing engagement within your learning community.
11:45 – 1:00 PM

Lunch & Networking

1:30 – 3:30 PM

Workshops & One-On-One Consults

  • Elevate LMS Data & Reporting Deep Dive
  • Event Center 7.0 Overview & Training
  • Livestreaming Deep Dive
  • One-On-One Consults with CommPartners, Speakers & Sponsors



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