Published: July 21, 2017

eLearnz Conference Set To Inspire New Zealand’s L&D Community

Bloom Learning Technologies is set to inspire the New Zealand learning and development community next month with its biannual eLearnz conference.

Bloom Learning Technologies

Rustica Lamb

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+64 09 363 2827

eLearnz Conference 2017, Awards And eLab

The conference is the only one of its kind in New Zealand, and promises to deliver the latest, best, and brightest trends and issues affecting contemporary learning and development (L&D) professionals and practice.

The two-day eLearnz conference in Auckland on 1-2 August 2017 will feature international keynote speakers Nigel Paine, Charles Jennings, Josh Squires, Curtis J. Morley and Paul Schneider, as well as some of New Zealand’s top business, coaching and L&D minds. Speakers will address issues such as the coming disruption to corporate learning, VR (virtual reality) development, xAPI and the latest in digital learning trends, innovative and cost-effective elearning solutions, and provide relevant case studies from New Zealand and global companies.

Nigel Paine, who will also MC the event, has been involved in corporate learning for more than twenty years. Nigel was a pioneer in the production of CD-ROMS and other learning software and multimedia materials and, more recently, has offered development and support to companies large and small in more than 30 countries around the world.

Charles Jennings has a global reputation for his work with the 70:20:10 model and will address harnessing the power of experiential and social learning through technological advancements.

In addition to the two-day conference Bloom is offering an eLab workshop on 3 August. The eLearnz awards ceremony will also be held on 1 August to recognise excellence in the design and implementation of eLearning initiatives within organisations.

“Through eLearnz you’ll be treated to exciting keynote speakers, but there’ll also be plenty of time for conversation, hands-on learning and collaboration that will inspire and invigorate your L&D spark,” says Bloom Founder and Director Rustica Lamb.

“The theme for this year’s eLearnz conference is "we are the ones", inspired by the movie The Matrix. We believe we are the ones to impact business performance and to use technology to increase staff productivity, and we are the ones who can lead businesses as trusted advisors. We also like to have fun, so there will be plenty of competitions with great prizes. We are grateful to have the support of our sponsors Docebo, Workbright and Cliftons to help bring internationally-renowned L&D thought leaders to New Zealand.”

Key dates

  • eLearnz Conference "we are the ones" : 1-2 August 2017
  • eLearnz Awards ceremony and conference party : 1 August 6.30pm
  • eLab workshop 3 : August 2017


  • Cliftons, Level 4, 45 Queen Street, Auckland

There are some tickets still available – to book your place and for more information go to eLearnz website.

About Bloom Learning Technologies

Bloom Learning Technologies is an award-winning full-spectrum organisational learning and development consultancy based in Auckland. Bloom searches the world for the latest learning technology, tools and people, and connects the L&D industry so everyone can share in the latest trends. Bloom’s new and innovative 19 slides product creates engaging eLearning everyone can afford. Bloom won silver in the Start-up Learning Provider of the Year category at the 20th Annual Learning Performance Institute Awards in London in 2016. The annual awards are recognised globally as the learning and development sector’s premier award ceremony.

Bloom is the proud official New Zealand partner for global company Docebo Learning Management System (LMS). Docebo is a SaaS cloud-based learning management system with an ecosystem of features and modules, including Coach and Share a social learning app, and is extendable for organisations of any size. It operates in 70 countries worldwide and is consistently ranked as one of the best LMS in the world.

Bloom’s stable of blue chip partners includes dominKnow with its award-winning learning content management systems, online authoring platforms and formal and informal learning products. As a reseller for eLearning Brothers, Bloom offers the broadest and deepest eLearning template and asset library on the planet with more than 1,000,000 templates and assets which will save you development time and make you an eLearning rockstar! Their groundbreaking new offering of customisable courseware also supplies the source files. Bloom has partnered with Walkthru, purpose built software, to enable busy professionals to create better looking and user-friendly documentation in half the time.

About eLearnz

The first eLearnz conference was held in 2013, after Bloom Founder and Director Rustica Lamb and colleagues identified a gap in the New Zealand marketplace for a dedicated elearning event for L&D practitioners.