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September Chapter Meeting: Virtual Reality + Talent Development

  • 09/19/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Boingo Wireless, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, 23rd Floor, Los Angeles CA
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  • This is for First-Time NEW members. Dinner plus 12 months of membership.
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPI-LA and ISPI-OC.
  • For members of ATD-OC, ATD-SD, ISPI-LA and ISPI-OC.

Registration is closed

Registration limited to only 30 seats!

By 2020, nearly half (46 percent) of all U.S. workers will be Millennials (Lynch, 2008). As a talent development professional, what are you doing to engage these learners? Still doing the same lecture and expecting learner’s engagement? Try jazzing up your training by incorporating virtual reality (VR). VR offers an immersive environment that enables all generations of learners to improve skills and change behaviors through realistic practice. 

Boingo Wireless has used VR in its teambuilding training to build cross functional communication and stronger relationships. And, VR technologies have become more mainstream. Learning professionals should consider how they can use it in their own organizations.

At this session you will:

  • Explore how VR can impact the stages of group development
  • Explore how VR can impact global talent development
  • Explore how incorporating VR with training will strengthen the talent pipeline
  • Discuss ways to incorporate VR into your learning projects
  • Discuss the skills gap and how incorporating VR in training can fill it


6-7pm         Registration, Networking and Dinner (food is not permitted in the training room. Please plan to arrive on time to eat.)
7-7:10pm        Announcements and Presenter Introduction
7:10-8:45pm   Presentation and Q&A
8:45-9pm        Informal Networking

Your Facilitator

Join us at the Boingo headquarters as Anthony Lewis, Director of Learning & Development facilitates this exciting event. Anthony has over 30 years in the talent development industry, a master’s degree in leadership, and many industry certifications such as emotional intelligence, DISC, Situational Leadership, coaching, train-the-trainer, instructional systems design and organizational development. Primarily working in the corporate sector, he specializes in creating development programs for all levels. He has created several results-oriented programs such as using virtual reality in a team building course and creating an innovation skills course to support the annual hackathon. Anthony has been a member of ATD-LA for more than 15 years. He has contributed to the chapter’s growth by managing the mentoring program and as chapter president in 2016, earned three prestigious awards, Sharing Our Success, CARE and Chapter of the Month.

Coming straight from the office with no time to eat? Don't worry, gourmet sandwich dinners will be available for all attendees! Let us know your preference when registering.

 ATD-LA is recognized by SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRMSCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program is valid for 1.5 PDCs. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit shrmcertification.org.

Location: Boingo Wireless, 10960 Wilshire Blvd, 23rd Floor, Los Angeles CA

Meat makes you hangry? No worries, we have veggies too.

We’ll do our best to provide a meat and vegetarian option and will include soft beverages. However, please let us know if you require a vegetarian food option at the event registration checkout page.

Parking garage
We recommend Uber or Lyft. However, Boingo has sponsored your covered parking. If you are commuting and have a car, enter at Midvale street and use the self-parking at the rear of the building. Find any unlabeled space above the third level.

Entering the Building
Take the elevator and check-in at the Boingo Reception Desk at the 23rd floor, and they will provide a parking pass.

Seats are limited to 30 participants so that most have a chance to try the VR headset and game. Meal and parking included with your registration.

Pre-Registration Suggested: Cutoff to register with dinner is Monday, September 16. 

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ATD-Los Angeles Chapter
9852 W. Katella Ave. #187
Anaheim, CA 92804
Chapter Code: CH8028

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