Engage is Over: Powering Up 3DTLC


The embargo on my blog posting is finally over ; ). I had not updated my blog since I announced that I would be MC for the upcoming 3D Training Learning and Collaboration (3DTLC) conference in Washington DC. There is good reason. For the past two months I have had the unique opportunity to speak with over 100 pioneers who are working to solve today’s pressing enterprise issues with the thoughtful application of emerging 3D technologies.

This exploratory journey has opened my eyes to the significant potential that 3D technologies offer to enterprises that need to reinvent themselves at a time where the world is flattening, connectivity is increasing, economic markets are contracting and the need for change is pressing.

I have thought long and hard about how to best distill and communicate the stories I have heard over the past eight weeks and today this inquiry has resolved itself into ten simple but important words: Explain, Leverage, Teach, Learn, Design, Explore, Improve, Connect, Extend and Convince.


We will hear from over 40 speakers from a wider range of industries sharing their insights in the following sessions:

Day 1: Explain, Leverage, Teach, Learn, Design

    We will begin the conference with a panel of thought leaders who will EXPLAIN the trends driving enterprise adoption and application of 3D technologies.

    Then we will hear how BP has chosen to LEVERAGE Virtual Worlds as its enterprise game changing technology for 2009

    Next we will engage a panel of pioneering educators on how they are using 3D technologies to effectively and efficiently TEACH their courses.

    Then we will discuss how 3D technologies can help people LEARN complex concepts and procedures in a more effective, immersive and engaging way.

    Finally we will convene a group of experts to share the do’s and don’ts of the DESIGN of 3D Training and Learning environments.

Day 2: Explore, Improve, Connect, Extend, Convince

    We will begin day 2 with the Virtual World Roadmap team to EXPLORE the enterprise applications they see emerging over the next two years and the technology that will be required to enable them.

    Then we will hear how enterprise leaders are applying 3D technologies to IMPROVE the effectiveness and efficiency of their internal training, learning and collaboration processes.

    Next we will engage with a panel of pioneers on how they are using 3D technologies better CONNECT employees and stakeholders via virtual events, virtual team-rooms and building communities.

    Then we will engage with a panel of enterprise leaders who are applying 3D technologies to EXTEND the range and reach or their enterprises.

    Finally we will convene a group of internal enterprise champions to share their top-ten insights on how to CONVINCE the powers that be to adopt and apply 3D within the enterprise.

These 10 sessions come together into a program that – I hope – covers the watershed of what emerging 3D pioneers need to understand in order take swift transformative action within their own enterprises.

After reviewing this program overview, it is my sincere hope that it strikes a chord within you and compels you to join us in Washington.

In the spirit of collaborative co-creation please do not hesitate to reach out to me to let me know if there is a glaring gap in the program that you would like to see addressed of if speaker you believe absolutely needs to be on the program in one of these areas.

I look forward to hearing from you and even more to meeting you in person in DC.
Wishing you all the best in making 3D a reality within your enterprise!

Each day next week I will post how each session breaks down in terms of participants and the questions we will be delving into. So please come back and be sure to share your insights.


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