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    • Wed, March 20, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hilton City Avenue (Philadelphia address but across the street from Bala Cynwyd)


    The time has come to return to in-person events! Join us for L&D Philly's inaugural quarterly dinner & workshop.

    This quarter we are exploring AI with a panel of experts. Unlike other AI workshops, this not about learning how to use tools like Microsoft Copilot, Chat GPT and DALL-E. Rather, we will discuss practical applications of AI in learning in development. Specifically why you should be using these tools and best practices to know when AI is the right option.

    Our panel of experts will guide us on our journey and assist us all in leveraging this technology to create and deliver better training. 

    Food and non-alcoholic drinks are included with registration. A cash bar will also be available.  As a thank you to our community, self parking at the hotel is free for this event


    • 6 - 6:30 - Registration & Networking
    • 6:30 - 7 - Dinner (choice of Chicken or Rigatoni)
    • 7 - 8 - Panel Discussion
    • 8 - 8:30 - Wrap Up & Networking


    Nick Floro 

    Nick Floro is a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 28 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire, and motivate. As a Learning Architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick and the team have won numerous awards for creating amazing experiences that make a difference. One of his recent projects has reached over a million learners helping students grades 2-12 learn how to analyze, think, and write critically.

    In 2016, Nick was honored by the eLearning Guild as the recipient of the 2016 Guild Master Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Learning Technologies industry.

    Vanessa Alzate 

    Vanessa Alzate is the President and CEO of Kirkpatrick Partners and Founder and CEO of Anchored Training, a custom training development agency.  For almost 15 years, Vanessa has consulted with many mid-large organizations in industries ranging from government, pharmaceutical sales, to fashion in an effort to develop training strategies tailored to each individual organization, team, and learner. Vanessa is a dynamic educator in the classroom and works to bring that classroom experience to life online via webinar training and eLearning.

    Throughout her career, Vanessa has excelled in assisting companies and individuals to expand their industry knowledge through innovative eLearning and classroom curriculum, and encourages her clients to look around them to find inspiration and strategies to engage their learners. 

    John Hack 

    A long-time performance management software innovator, John Hack started his career in the Natural Language Processing R&D group at Wang Labs in the 1980’s. His early work in natural language processing, data visualization and real time risk analysis led to delivering predictive and automated analysis of organizational performance, for which he earned three patents. At SAP, he led the Performance Management Innovations team as they developed new ways to analyze individual performance, visualize the workforce, and help people tackle new problems. He is the CTO and co-founder of Interflexion, leveraging AI to help aspiring professionals develop their conversational skills. He holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s from NYU.


    Josh Maleeff, L&D Philly President 

    Josh Maleeff is a highly experienced learning and development professional with over a decade of experience in the field. With a successful sales career as a foundation, Josh transitioned into corporate training and has excelled in delivering high-quality instruction to a wide range of participants. He is passionate about making complicated topics simple and relatable and has a keen ability to connect with his audience to share new ideas and methodologies in a relevant way. In addition to his facilitation work, he is a skilled instructional designer of both technical and leadership development training.

    Throughout her career, Vanessa has excelled in assisting companies and individuals to expand their industry knowledge through innovative eLearning and classroom curriculum, and encourages her clients to look around them to find inspiration and strategies to engage their learners. 

    • Thu, March 28, 2024
    • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
    • Zoom Interactive Session


    Join us for the inaugural meeting of the L&D Philly Book Club!

    Each meeting of the book club will provide an opportunity for us to come together as a community of L&D professionals to discuss a book from a member of our extended community to aid in our personal development.

    This club has 2 rules:

    1. Read the book prior to the meeting (or at least MOST of it).
    2. Come to the meeting ready to discuss the book.

    This month we will be discussing Keith Keating's book, "The Trusted Learning Advisor: The Tools, Techniques and Skills You Need to Make L&D a Business Priority."

    Be sure to read the book before March 28th! 

    It is available for purchase at:


     Theresa Hummel-Krallinger
    President, Chief People Officer High Five Performance, Inc.

    Theresa Hummel-Krallinger, known for her humorous and interactive presentations, is a seasoned trainer, speaker, coach, culture maven, and professional stand-up comedian. Past-President of Greater Philadelphia ATD and Blue Bell Toastmasters, she currently serves on the non-credit faculty at Temple University, teaching courses in business communications and leadership. She also moderates “Meet the Author” at the Pyramid Club, a monthly program for business book discussions.

    • Mon, June 03, 2024
    • 6:40 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Citizens Bank Park


    Root, root, root for the Phillies along with L&D Philly! 

    Come join us for a night out to see the Phillies. We have secured 50 seats in section 313 for the game against the Milwaukee Brewers (& possibly the return of Rhys Hoskins). These seats are priced at $42 when buying directly from the Phillies, but members get them for only $22/ticket! Members can also purchase up to 3 additional tickets for $27/ticket to attend this night out the ballgame.

    Grab your peanuts and Cracker Jack and register today!

    Tickets will be delivered electronically to the MLB Barkpark app once they are delivered from the Phillies in April. During registration you will be asked for the email address you use or will use to access the app.

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