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Q. What is the schedule for the Learning Festival?

Tuesday, November 7th:

- Registration 8:00 am

- Morning Learning Festival Activities: 8:30 am to 11:45 am

- Lunch Provided with Benchmarking Conversations Noon to 1:15 pm

- Afternoon Learning Festival Activities 1:15 to 5:00 pm

- Several Dinner Options

- Broadway Theater Concert (7:30 pm to 9:00 om) - Guest May Attend

Wednesday, November 8th

- Morning Learning Activities: 8:30 am to 11:30 am

- Lunch Dining Options with New Colleagues 11:45 to 1:15 pm

- Afternoon Learning Festival Activities: 1:15 to 3:00 pm

- Facing Learning Futures Wrap Up: 3:00 to 4:00 pm

Optional - Evening Activities in NYC


Post Event Virtual Zoom Festival Conversation/Concert: December 6th 3 pm to 4:30 pm


Q. Who Should Attend the Learning Festival?

- Learning Professionals

- Learning Executives & Leaders (CLO, VP and Managers)

- Talent/HR Colleagues

- Business Leaders Focused on Learning & Performance

- Learning Innovators and Suppliers

- Education and EdTech Colleagues

Q. Who Should NOT Attend the Learning Festival?

- Individuals interested in a traditional conference format (Keynotes, Breakouts, Lectures, and Tradeshows)

- Individuals not wanting to connect and dialogue with new colleagues.

- Individuals who do not enjoy Broadway, Theater or Storytelling

- Individuals wanting to use the Learning Festival to promote or sell products/services.

Q. What are the Themes of the Learning Festival?

We will focus on there main themes:

  • Learning 

  • Talent

  • Tech Impacting Learning (Systems, AI and More)

  • Business Shifts

  • Careers for the Workforce & Learning Professionals

  • Storytelling

  • Leadership Development and OnBoarding in 2024

  • Benchmarking Learning (More? New? Less? Different?)

  • The Magic of Broadway

The conversations and dialogue focus points will be curated from your colleagues registered for the Learning Festival.

Q. What Theater District locations is the Learning Festival using?


We will be using a few special locations that will allow us to gather as a group of several hundred learning colleagues and also have small group dialogues.  These will include theater spaces, a rehearsal hall and some very cool locations in the New York City Theater District.  Each space will be a short walk and we will provide complete directions prior to the event.

Q. What is the dress for the Learning Festival?

Casual.  Comfortable shoes and an extra layer for air conditioning!

Q. Is there a limit on the size of the Learning Festival?

We are designing the Learning Festival for 250 to 300 colleagues.  This will allow for more interaction and personalization.   We will close registrations when the capacity is filled.

Q. Why locate the Learning Festival in New York City?

Elliott Masie produced learning and training events in Florida for over 30 years.  He located the Learning Festival in New York City for these reasons:

  • Leveraging Broadway Theater Resources and Amazing Performers.

  • Designing a "Festival" vs. Convention Center Format

  • Choosing a State without Restrictions on Free Speech and Health Care.


Q. What is the Early Tuition for the Learning Festival?

Early (No-Risk) Registration for the Learning Festival is $995.  (Non-Profit Rate: $895)
Your Learning Festival registration includes:

  • All Learning Festival Sessions and Activities on November 7 and 8th.

  • Follow-Up Video Session: Live or Streamed in December.

  • Breaks/Refreshments & Lunch on November 7th.

  • Broadway Entertainment Evening: November 7th (Family can Join Us)

  • 2 Hardcover Books by Learning Festival Faculty

  • eBook by Elliott Masie: Designing Learning for 2024

  • Donations by Learning Festival to 2 Non-Profit Organizations

  • Curated Notes and Perspectives from Learning Festival

Learning Festival Registrations may be cancelled with no penalty until November 1, 2023.

There is a $200 cancellation fee after November 1, 2023.

Registrations can be changed to a new participant up until November 7th.


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