Three days to learn and share with your peers

Inkling Illuminate 2019 is a great opportunity for you to connect with other training professionals, hear from industry thought leaders, and enjoy impressive views of Lake Michigan from the main session room on the 33rd floor of the W Lakeshore Hotel.

  • Keynote: Josh Bersin

    Josh Bersin, a world-known industry analyst in the HR, talent and learning community, is the Keynote speaker on Tuesday.

    Don't miss hearing why he groups Inkling into a newly defined "technology stack" for L&D called the Moderated Integrated Corporate Learning Platform.

  • Keynote: Rob Lauber Fireside Chat

    Rob Lauber, Chief Learning Officer at McDonald's has over 30 years of experience in the learning industry.

    He joined McDonald's in July 2013 and is responsible for the overall learning and talent development strategy and execution across all 35,000 restaurants around the world.

  • Concurrent: Taking Learning Globally

    Hear from Shiela Coffman, Senior Manager Global Learning Solutions at Abbott Point-of-Care, about the challenges and successes she has experienced taking her training and reference programs into other countries around the world.

  • Mainstage: Elevating the User Experience

    Join a dynamic due from the Allstate Claims Department — Lupe Gallardo, Sr. Manager Claims Learning & Development and Danielle Spudich, Knowledge Management Content Strategist — to learn why a positive end user experience should not be overlooked.

  • Concurrent: Tips for Designing Effective Content

    Inkling's resident content strategist, Susan Sarratt, will cover some of the most important tactics she's used and seen used in designing effective content that will engage your users.

  • Concurrent: Maximizing Inkling Value

    Mike Shaffer, a learning consultant for Marathon Petroleum, has found creative ways to drive Inkling value across the organization. Find out what actions you can take to do the same.

Agenda topics include:

• Inkling ROI Baselines and Metrics for Measuring Success
• Tips for Designing Great Content + Library Best Practices
• Drawing Actionable Insights From Training Data
• How People Learn Differently & Digital Content's Impact
• Taking Learning with Inkling Global: Tales From the Field
• Customer Panel: Content Deep-Dive
• How AR/VR/Voice Recognition are Impacting Learning

For more information check out our Event Guide Inkdoc linked below. We hope to see you in Chicago!


Meet this year's sponsors

A consulting services firm that implements and manages the technologies that enable an organization’s people to learn, collaborate, and achieve in the workplace.
CGS Enterprise Learning Group helps companies scale their people, processes, and performance by combining our learning expertise with disrupter innovation.
Aptara’s innovative people and technologies provide digital content services—from conception through post-delivery user support. As Inkling’s trusted vendor-partner for over 8 years, Aptara’s expert team can help with any of your content needs.
True Group is a certified woman-owned consulting firm headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. Our service offerings include Training and Performance, Strategy, and Technology Outsourcing.

Connect and share with our training and learning community

Josh Bersin, renowned global industry research analyst for human resources, talent, and learning is the keynote Tuesday morning. He will present on the emergence of "Modern Integrated Corporate Learning Platforms" and how they are radically shaping and transforming the learner experience and the future of work.
There will be many opportunities to meet and network with other Inkling customers who are going through similar talent development journeys and experiences including: Welcome Events Monday night, a tour of McDonald's HQ plus happy hour Tuesday, and a fun run Wednesday morning led by Inkling CEO, Jeff Carr.
We want you to be a part of the conversation! Hear about recent, as well as upcoming platform and feature improvements from John Crowther, Inkling's VP of Product. Plus, get a glimpse into our longer-term product strategy and modern learning vision for the future. Your feedback is important as we continue to grow.

Register and join us in Chicago

Are you an Inkling customer who’s curious to learn more about how other organizations leverage Inkling’s digital solutions to power their business? Then we have just the event for you.Mark your calendar for our inaugural annual user conference, Inkling Illuminate!

From September 16-18, Inkling customers and partners will gather in downtown Chicago at The W Lakeshore Hotel for three days of customer presentations, workshops, panels, and activities focused on modern learning.


What to expect

Inkling Illuminate is designed completely for our customers. We want to give you the opportunity to hear from industry experts while sharing best practices and engaging in conversations with fellow HCM leaders.

And, for those who are prone to FOMO, heed this early warning. Inkling Illuminate is your chance to hear from a world-renowned industry analyst and influencer in the human resources, talent, and learning space.

That’s right: we are proud to announce that Josh Bersin is one of our keynote speakers. His presentation will focus on the emergence of “Modern Integrated Corporate Learning Platforms” and how they are transforming the Learner Experience and the Future of Work.

Another exciting keynote address will be given by McDonald’s Chief Learning Officer, Rob Lauber, and McDonald’s is offering our attendees the chance to take a tour of their World HQ in Chicago. These unique opportunities are not to be missed!

Plus, here’s a teaser of the additional brainpower we’ll have on hand:

Of course, no user conference would be complete without plenty of networking events and opportunities to engage outside the educational sessions. We are lining up fun activities such as an architectural boat tour along the Chicago River, a Cubs vs. Reds game at the legendary Wrigley Field, and a 5K Fun Run along Lake Michigan with Former Inkling CEO, Jeff Carr.

Light up new learning ideas at Inkling Illuminate

This is our first true user conference at Inkling, and an impressive array of customers, prospects, partners, and analysts are expected to join us in Chicago. We were intentional with naming our conference, as our ambition is for all attendees to leave feeling inspired, excited, and illuminated about the future of learning. 

Curious to learn more? Check out We look forward to seeing you in the Windy City in September.