SOURCE: Handshaw, Inc.

January 29, 2008 15:25 ET

Handshaw Announces 2008 E-Learning Conference

CHARLOTTE, NC--(Marketwire - January 29, 2008) - Handshaw, Inc., an e-learning services and solutions provider, will host the fifth annual Handshaw E-Learning Conference September 17-18, 2008, at the Holiday Inn Center City in Charlotte, N.C. The theme for 2008 is "Time for Change."

"Today's business climate represents a great challenge and opportunity for learning professionals," said Brent Jennings, VP Sales and Marketing at Handshaw. "Success will be determined by one's ability to apply sound learning principles in innovative ways that reach a changing learner demographic. Our learning experts are excited to help our clients and peers get ahead of the curve by preparing flexible and effective e-learning strategies that achieve business results."

Conference attendees are invited to participate in workshops and keynote sessions focused on industry-changing dynamics such as the knowledge drain caused by the retirement of the Baby Boomer generation or the growing pressure to reduce learning costs while increasing effectiveness and reach.

The 2008 Handshaw E-Learning Conference will also host the annual meeting of the Lumenix Users Group, which provides peer-to-peer collaboration and learning for Handshaw's suite of e-learning software. Return attendees can continue to expect in-depth solutions tracks dedicated to Lumenix Developer and Lumenix Administrator. All sessions are conducted by seasoned learning and development professionals.

About the keynote speakers:

--  Bryan Chapman, Chief Learning Strategist at Chapman Alliance, LLC
    Bryan is well-regarded for his effective e-learning strategies, which
    have helped many leading organizations gain learning efficiencies. He
    is a research partner of the E-Learning Guild and a former Director of
    Research & Strategy for independent consulting firm Brandon Hall
    Research.
    
--  Dick Handshaw, Founder and President of Handshaw, Inc.
    Dick has a long and distinguished career as a learning industry leader.
    He remains active in running Handshaw, which he founded in 1985, and
    continues to work closely with clients to provide well designed e-
    learning content services and learning systems that address critical
    business requirements.
    
--  Tony O'Driscoll, Professor of the Practice, North Carolina State
    University
    Tony guides the industry's next generation of leaders in his position
    at the College of Management at NC State.  In addition to his role as
    an educator, he has extensive practical experiences as the former Lead
    Learning Strategist with IBM's Center for Advanced Learning.
    

Registration for the 2008 Handshaw E-Learning Conference begins February 18 at www.handshaw.com.

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