The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition returns this October

The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition 2022 returns this October and as event partners, we’re looking forward to exhibiting, meeting you our members, and sponsoring Learning Design Live. After a break from face-to-face events owing to the pandemic, this year’s show, like Connect 2022, feels all that more special!

Here’s an overview of what you can expect at this year’s conference and exhibition…

The World of Learning Conference & Exhibition returns to the NEC, Birmingham on 11 & 12 October. Established as a hub for sharing best practice, thought leadership, and the latest learning technology this year’s event is packed with more content and networking opportunities than ever before.

With L&D rightly moving higher up the business agenda, for both employers and employees, World of Learning introduces visitors to resources, ideas, and developments to support and elevate their L&D strategies and initiatives. Whether it’s a large business looking to scale up activity, or a smaller business in need of inspiration and cost-effective solutions, World of Learning has something for every professional.

This year’s event houses more than 100 leading L&D suppliers, as well as over 40 free seminars and workshops, and interactive zones. You can get free access to:

  • Learning Design Live – Sponsored by The Learning Network
    Gather in-depth advice and share ideas with other design specialists in this conference stream, specifically for anyone involved in learning tech design. All sessions are in the Learning Design Live theatre.
  • Business & Networking LoungeSponsored by Nimble
    Sponsored by Nimble, the lounge will be open to all, providing a space to relax, chat and network. Reconnect with peers and collaborate with new connections. The Nimble team will also be on hand to talk through how you can simplify your online learning.
  • Live Demo Zone – Sponsored by Attensi
    Participate in a range of practical demonstrations of products from key learning solutions providers. One of our most popular event areas!
  • Mental Wellbeing Zone – Facilitated by Jigsaw@work
    A team will be available for one-to-one consultations, providing visitors with an opportunity to discuss mental health awareness and ways of creating healthy, regenerative workplaces.
  •  The Life Skills Library – Facilitated by LWL
    A quick rich learning hub for time-poor people! The Life Skills Library provides access to a host of complimentary bite-sized books and digital resources designed to support L&D professionals to develop their own skillsets as well as those of their workforces.
  • Immersive Learning Suite – Sponsored by Industry Partners Make Real
    Come and try immersive technologies such as VR and find out how it can help to validate learning goals by creating unforgettable experiences.

Free-to-attend seminars and workshops

Sponsored by Rising Vibe, exhibition seminars and workshops are open to all visitors. The free sessions span over two days covering everything from creating a learning culture, immersive technology, and using data, to changing organisational cultures, D&I and essential metrics. All seminars are 30 minutes which means you can attend multiple sessions and still take in all the exhibition has to offer.

Fringe Seminars

Alongside the two days of free seminars there’s a series of fringe seminars which focus on a variety of specialist topics around the main conference themes. The fringe seminars covers:

  • Smarter ways for cultivating learning in workplace communities
  • Role-based training and competency growth for the people-side of change
  • Lifelong learning – live, learn and grow.

These sessions are also free to attend. Based on their popularity from previous years and our experience, anyone planning to attend is recommended to arrive 10 minutes early to secure a seat!

Upgrade to a conference ticket

The exhibition runs alongside the World of Learning Conference which offers a plethora of content-rich seminars, presentations, and discussions delivered by the industry’s leading thinkers and innovators. By combining extensive research with authoritative input from key influencing figures, the programme provides an up-to-the-minute overview of the vital issues facing the senior L&D professional. Upgrade to a delegate ticket, with options to choose from a one-day; you can also call 020 8394 5212.

Plan your visit

With so much to see and do at World of Learning 2022, we recommend you take some time ahead of your visit to plan your day to get the most value from the event. The latest seminar schedule and list of exhibitors are available, where you can also find more information on travelling to the NEC and event opening times.

You can register for your free ticket to World of Learning at