Tiger sharks, dolphins and Texas – oh my!

Headshot JuliePosted by Julie Delazynfish

As we wrap up our annual Questionmark Users Conference, many customers have commented that with so many different types of presentations and discussions to choose from, it’s best to bring colleagues and use the “divide and conquer” method to cover all the bases. It’s been great to see organizations sending a range of employees so that everyone can go to a different kind of session and then brief each other on what they learned.

Yesterday’s keynote address by Charles Jennings gave us a lot to thing about regarding the 70:20:10 framework and the challenge of measuring informal and workplace learning. Incidentally, his column in yesterday’s Training Industry Quarterly picked up the theme of “Extracting Learning from Work,” – something Charles touched on during his talk.

jelliesLive blogs from both the keynote address and the opening general session will give you a taste of what we’ve been hearing about during the last couple of days. And we hope you will dive into the conversation on Twitter, using the #qmcon tag.

Last night we celebrated Questionmark’s 25 year anniversary at the National Aquarium, just across Baltimore’s Inner Harbor from the conference hotel. We had the Aquarium all to ourselves and enjoyed a dolphin show before dinner and birthday cake.

If you were not able to make it to the conference this year, stay in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook and of course, this Blog. And mark your calendar for March 4 – 7, 2014, when we will meet at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio, Texas, for the Questionmark 2014 Users Conference!

Look out for pictures on our Flickr page from this intense and always-fun learning event.

What to do with a conference bag?

Joan Phaup

Posted by Joan Phaup

It’s a common question: What should I do with that carrier bag that was so useful during the conference I attended a few days ago?

Conference bag on a sled

A perfect fit!

Dan Rehak came up with a novel answer when he returned to his northern home after leading a discussion about the future of SCORM at the Questionmark Users Conference in Miami last week. A recreational musher and owner of three Siberian Huskies, Dan discovered that this year’s satchel “makes a really nice little sled bag” for carrying basic supplies on short rides.

Now why didn’t I think of that? Ah! No dog sled at my place!  Can anyone beat this? Share here or send us a photo! conference@questionmark.com .

Sled dogs

Denali, Rubi & Holly: Best in Snow!






Questionmark Users Conference Underway!


Dr. David Metcalf, keynote speaker

Posted by Julie Chazyn

I’m writing today from the 2010 Questionmark Users Conference  in downtown Miami.  We kicked off last night with a poolside reception at the Hilton Miami Downtown and have a full day of case studies, technical training, best practice presentations and discussions ahead of us.

Enjoying the Sunday night reception at the Users Conference in Miami

We are looking forward to Tuesday’s general session, where our keynote speaker, Dr. David Metcalf of the University of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training will discuss Assessments on the Move: Mobility, Mashups and More.

Check out some of the photos from today and keep up with what’s happening via Twitter in real time. Look for the #qm10 hash tag to find out what’s going on at the conference!

The following podcast, recorded when we were planning the Users Conference, provides some hints about what David will be covering in tomorrow’s keynote: