2020 | Learning Technology Events

Learning Technology Events

From experiencing inspiring industry experts in person, learning more about trends in our field, meeting suppliers and networking with peers, there are many reasons to get yourself to key learning technology events in 2020.  We’ve handpicked key events for the learning technology industry this year both in Ireland and abroad.


2020 Conferences Ireland

CESI Conference

The Computers in Education Society of Ireland’s annual conference leads with the title ‘2020: Our Evolving Learning Landscape’.  This conference on Saturday, 29 February at the Institute of Technology Athlone is a great way to start the year for those in the academic field who teach or who are interested in the teaching of technology.


Irish Conference on Game-Based Learning

The iGBL conference is a two-day event for like-minded people (students, teachers, researchers, or companies) to meet and share their enthusiasm for this platform and to attend workshops, academic presentations, game demos and to network. This year it’s at the Clayton Hotel, Cork, on Thursday and Friday, 25 and 26 June.


The Learnovation Summit

The Learnovation Summit is Ireland’s leading learning tech summit. Learnovation is organised by the Learnovate Centre, one of Europe’s leading learning technology research centres. The summit gathers together 300 practitioners and researchers in the EdTech sector to focus on how formal and corporate learning can prepare learners for the future of work. The summit takes place in Croke Park on Tuesday, 13 October, 2020. Sign up for updates at:


IITD Conference

The Irish Institute of Training and Development will hold its annual conference again this December. More details to be announced shortly.


2020 Conferences Europe

The World of Learning Summit

A dedicated conference lead by industry professionals, the summit is on Friday 15th May at the Novotel, West London. It presents delegates with a fascinating combination of first-hand case-study presentations.  Featuring high-profile case studies, and discussion forums, attend interactive seminars and workshops, lively panel debates and discussions, and network with leading L&D suppliers. 


EdTechX Summit

The EdtechX Summit on June 18th at Tobacco Dock is the focal point of a hectic London EdTech week. The event connects educators, investors and influencers to facilitate collaboration on solutions for today’s challenges. Attracting over 1200 attendees from across the globe you will have plenty of networking opportunities and can choose from 150 speakers, five programme tracks, start-up pitches, workshops and lots more. 


The World of Learning Conference

For Senior L&D professionals, this conference on the 13th-14th October at the NEC Birmingham looks at current challenges and issues that are of most concern to the industry and also offers the opportunity of discussion forums, interactive seminars and panel debates to share experiences and inspire constructive solutions.


OEB Global 

Over 2500 edtech professionals from all over the world converge on the German city of Berlin on the 2nd – 4th December for the OEB conference. This three-day event looks at the use of new technologies in learning and training in the corporate, education and public service sectors and brings you to the forefront of learning technology developments.

Exhibitors range from established global learning and technology market leaders to emerging edtech start-ups.


2020 Conferences Rest of World

Learning Solutions

Learning professionals from around the world gather here from 31 March to 2 April in Orlando, Florida to explore what works in L&D. The conference houses over 120 sessions which are categorized under key L&D tracks including Instructional Design, Management & Strategy, Emerging Tech, Tools & Platforms, and more. The free-to-attend Expo consists of 75+ leading industry suppliers that showcase their latest tools, technologies, products, and services.


ATD International Conference & EXPO

This four-day event held in Denver, Colorado in 17–20 May is one of the most comprehensive events for talent development professionals worldwide. It will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively train and develop talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.


DevLearn Conference 

DevLearn is one of the largest international eLearning conferences and takes place in the Mirage in Las Vegas 21–23 October Focusing on learning technologies, the event features over 200 world-class sessions covering key topics to help advance your skills and expertise in design, development and management of technology-based learning.


CLO Symposium 

The Chief Learning Officer Symposium in Chicago, 19–21 October was developed by Chief Learning Officer magazine and designed specifically for active training and development practitioners. The event features high-level educational sessions led by chief learning officers and industry experts.


Learning 2020 

Learning returns on November 15 –18 to Orlando, Florida providing a vendor-neutral, multi-faceted and experiential programme packed with practical solutions for senior Learning and Development professionals.