Well kids, it happened! eLearning Brothers’ first go round at hosting a conference is now behind us, and you know what? It was everything we hoped it would be. The only problem now is the year-long wait for eLBX 2.0. You know that feeling you get right after your favorite holiday? Where you’re happy and enjoying the glow of it, but already just a little sad that it’s over? Yeah, me neither. I was asking for a friend.
We’re so grateful to Learning DevCamp for opening their doors to us and allowing us to host the first day of such a great tradition. eLB didn’t shy away from bringing our trademark energy and volume to the event.
After picking up some top shelf swag, a light breakfast, and a few photos with KISS’s “Gene Simmons” we all moved into the ballroom for the explosive start of the conference!
Instead of a traditional morning session with one keynote address, we chose to go the route of a Ted Talk style lineup, with a morning full of shorter, but information-packed sessions from Scott Baird, Sean Bott, Catherine Nelson, Karl Kapp, Angel Green and Michael Allen. Having so much quality material from so many great leaders and experts was amazing and kicked off the event in just the right way. We even put on an improv performance!
The afternoon was divided up into three different tracks: business, creative, and technology for nine one-hour sessions with some of our incredible in-house talents and experts, as well as Stephen Baer, Mike Hruska, and Anders Gronstedt. Between the level of talent that eLB attracts and the great friends who came to share their insights, the afternoon was one well spent soaking in some of the industry’s best knowledge and practices.
In the coming weeks, eLearning Brothers will be making the morning and afternoon sessions available to our customers as a part of our library. This is a great value and the reason we went to the trouble to film each and every one of them.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. The closing session featured more giveaways and some insight from CEO Andrew Scivally and President Curtis Morley. Then we served up a delicious and relaxing luau dinner on the lawn of the University Guest House. Dinner included live island music from Junior Maile to help everyone wind down after a great day. Capping off the event, Sean the Mentalist had everyone questioning their reality after his truly mind blowing show. It’s something—just like the rest of eLBX—that won’t soon be forgotten.
If you missed eLBX this year, we hope you’ll be with us in the future, because this was the beginning of a great tradition and the first of many, many conferences to come that you absolutely do not want to miss. In the words of Zach Batty, Director of Marketing, “June 11th, 2018 will definitely be spoken of highly in eLB’s history. Our goal was to help people be eLearning Rockstars, and that day everybody was killing it.” I couldn’t have said it better myself!