SOURCE: Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC

February 26, 2010 14:05 ET

Learning the Impossible at Meridian's 2010 Customer Conference

CHANTILLY, VA--(Marketwire - February 26, 2010) -  James "Butch" Lumpkin is an expert at turning nothing into something. Born without arms, Butch has managed to not only play golf at close to par but also work as a tennis instructor. His athletic accomplishments and approach to life were recently showcased on The Golf Channel. And on April 20, 2010, he will keynote the Meridian Customer Conference in Chantilly, Va., at the Westfields Marriott.

Butch aims to show attendees nothing is impossible when it comes to learning. Lumpkin's inspiring message is backed up by his indefatigable spirit, creativity, hard work and never-take-no attitude. Butch's presentation will help attendees see their employer's training challenges in a completely new way. Attendees will learn that what seems impossible is, in fact, possible.

To see Butch in action, watch him on The Golf Channel at

Meridian is the provider of the Meridian Global LMS, which delivers, analyzes and manages training via the Internet. Along with Butch Lumpkin's keynote, the two-day Meridian conference brings attendees these sessions:

April 20 - Former Fighter Pilot Makes Leadership Training Soar at TeleTech
Former Navy fighter pilot Rich Herbst knows how to be a leader as well as what it takes to train one. Rich is the vice president of Learning and Leadership Development at TeleTech, a global provider of business process outsourcing (BPO). Rich leads the development and delivery of all training programs for 55,000 TeleTech employees around the globe.

April 20 - Virginia Leads the Way in Training, and You Can Too
In a report by The Pew Center on the States titled "Government Performance Project: Grading the States," Virginia was the only state in the U.S. in 2008 to receive an "A" for its training and development. Virginia's success with training was chronicled in the pages of Chief Learning Officer magazine,

The Commonwealth of Virginia's Brooke Schepker will show attendees how she and her colleagues have put together an award-winning system for learning and collaboration.

April 21 - Meet the Buzz-Breakers: Elearning Industry Bloggers sift fact from fad when it comes to learning technology.
Is Twitter or, even, the iPad a viable learning technology? What's real, what's buzz? A panel of elearning bloggers, including Mark Bower, Karl Kapp and Susan Smith Nash will appear together on stage to share insights about what defines learning technology, and what it's really capable of.

April 21 - Increasing the Training Organizations Business Impact
Learning-industry expert and blogger Mark Bower offers a session with something for any training pro. Mark has two decades of experience helping clients of all sizes face the thorniest workforce and learning issues. Mark's easy-to-comprehend concepts will help attendees achieve their employer's business aims.

To register for the Meridian conference, visit

About Meridian
Our flagship product, Meridian Global LMS, integrates learning content management, workforce analytics, knowledge management, and competency modeling in one learning management system (LMS). In addition to Meridian Global LMS, we provide professional services, courseware development, and hosting services.

We serve 6.5 million users at more than 270 public- and private-sector employers. And our software is used by companies that range in size from 900,000 employees to less than 100 workers. Our clients include AutoZone, Panera Bread, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Navy, Whirlpool and more than 80 federal, state and local governments.

We are the number one ranked learning-technology company for customer loyalty. Our award-winning software aims to deliver learning, distribute knowledge, and sharpen business skills, which will make you a leader in your industry. Our Chantilly, Va.-based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Visionary Integration Professionals. To follow Meridian on Twitter, visit

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