The Horizon Report: Key Emerging Technologies for Learning

  • 19 Jun 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Crow Canyon Country Club


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2012 Horizon Report: Key Emerging Technologies

Come to our annual update of the latest trends in 
T & D Technology, Training and Collaboration

It's no secret that technology keeps moving faster and faster.

So, how do we project where it’s headed?

Mt. Diablo ASTD’s annual review and discussion of the NMC Horizon Report. The latest overview continues our annual

tradition with a twist: New Media Consortium Director of Communications Samantha Adams from New Orleans, Louisiana will be using a free social media tool to deliver her report summary online. Horizon Report Advisory Board member Paul Signorelli will be onsite to discuss how Advisory Board members around the world use a well-facilitated wiki as the tool that helps shape the annual report.

Tech tools we will review:

  • Game-based learning
  • Gesture-based computing
  • Mobile apps
  • Tablet computing
  • Learning analytics
  • The Internet of Things

Samantha and Paul will continue Mt. Diablo’s tradition of playfully incorporating innovations in technology and presentation tools into engaging learning opportunities that we can immediately incorporate into our own workplace learning and performance endeavors. We hope you’ll join us for this thought-provoking evening.

Interactive learning objectives include:

  • Becoming familiar with six technologies that are changing the face of training-teaching-learning worldwide.
  • Understanding how a well-facilitated wiki can be a learning tool as well as a collaborative tool that produces learning objects as well as reports that serve audiences worldwide.
  • Exploring how a free online social media tool can be used in a training-teaching-learning environment.

The 2012 Horizon Report is freely and openly distributed under creative commons, and is available online in PDF, web, and ePub formats at

Presenters:  Samantha Adams, the New Media Consortium (NMC) Director of Communications, is the lead writer and researcher for the NMC Horizon Report seriesand works on a number of other NMC publications. Additionally, she manages the community and content on NMC's social media platforms. 

Samantha is involved in many other NMC projects, including the HP Catalyst Initiative and Challenge Based Learning. Samantha enjoys exploring new communication and collaboration platforms and has a special interest in e-publishing. Before arriving at the NMC, she facilitated the digitization of books for e-platforms including the iPad and Kindle.

Paul SignorelliASTD National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) advisor for Mt. Diablo and other chapters in California and Hawaii, is a San Francisco-based writer, trainer, consultant, learning advocate, and presenter. He explores, uses, writes about, and helps others become familiar with e-learning, new tech tools, and social media tools to creatively facilitate positive change within organizations.

Paul serves on the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report Advisory Board; has helped hospice workers in California and Florida learn to use mobile devices for medical record-keeping; uses Skype, Twitter, Google+ Hangouts, and other social media tools for learning; and is available at 

The New Registration Process

Use the "REGISTER' tool to the left as follows:

  • TO PAY BY CREDIT CARD: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "credit card" button and continue. ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • TO RSVP & PAY BY CASH OR CHECK AT THE DOOR: Using the registration tool, on the third screen select the "MANUAL" button and continue. ALSO, select "show name on list of attendees" at the bottom of the next page to indicate you'll be there. 
  • If you have questions, email or call Angie Kutlik at 925-484-4087.

Walk-ins are welcome, but pre-registration helps us order the right number of dinners. Sorry, we cannot offer refunds or credits.

The Price Includes Your Meal

  • Discounted Rate for Mt. Diablo Members: $35
    (also for Sacramento, Las Vegas & Golden Gate chapter members)
  • Guest / Non Member Rate: $40
  • Student Rate: $30
    (please show student ID at registration upon arrival)

Regular Time, Date and Agenda

We meet every 3rd Tuesday of each month.

  • 5:30 pm Networking
  • 6:00 pm Dinner begins
  • 6:30 pm Keynote presentation
  • 8:00 pm Meeting Adjourns /
    Optional "After the Show" Networking Begins

Professional opportunities are usually mentioned during the meeting.


Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive
Danville, CA 94526

Directions from 680

  • Take Crow Canyon Blvd East
  • Go Left on El Capitan (Tahiti will be on your right)
  • Take the 1st right to enter the Crow Canyon Country Club
  • Tell the Guard you are attending the ASTD Event
    Drive straight the parking entrance is about 100 yards
    ahead on your left.

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