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L&D Philadelphia - Practical Applications of AI in L&D

  • Wednesday, March 20, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Hilton City Avenue (Philadelphia address but across the street from Bala Cynwyd)

L&D Philadelphia

Practical Applications of AI in L&D

Hilton City Avenue

March 20, 2024

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

The time has come to return to in-person events! Join us for L&D Philly's inaugural quarterly dinner & workshop.

This quarter we are exploring AI with a panel of experts. Unlike other AI workshops, this not about learning how to use tools like Microsoft Copilot, Chat GPT and DALL-E. Rather, we will discuss practical applications of AI in learning in development. Specifically why you should be using these tools and best practices to know when AI is the right option.

Our panel of experts will guide us on our journey and assist us all in leveraging this technology to create and deliver better training. 

Food and non-alcoholic drinks are included with registration. A cash bar will also be available.  As a thank you to our community, self parking at the hotel is free for this event


  • 6 - 6:30 - Registration & Networking
  • 6:30 - 7 - Dinner (choice of Chicken or Rigatoni)
  • 7 - 8 - Panel Discussion
  • 8 - 8:30 - Wrap Up & Networking


Nick Floro 

Nick Floro is a co-founder and learning architect at Sealworks Interactive Studios with over 28 years of experience in developing learning experiences, applications, and web platforms. Nick is passionate about how design and technology can enhance learning and loves to share his knowledge and experience to teach, inspire, and motivate. As a Learning Architect, Nick gets to sketch, imagine, and prototype for each challenge. He has worked with start-ups to Fortune 500 companies to help them understand the technology and develop innovative solutions to support their audiences. Nick and the team have won numerous awards for creating amazing experiences that make a difference. One of his recent projects has reached over a million learners helping students grades 2-12 learn how to analyze, think, and write critically.

In 2016, Nick was honored by the eLearning Guild as the recipient of the 2016 Guild Master Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Learning Technologies industry.

Vanessa Alzate 

Vanessa Alzate is the President and CEO of Kirkpatrick Partners and Founder and CEO of Anchored Training, a custom training development agency.  For almost 15 years, Vanessa has consulted with many mid-large organizations in industries ranging from government, pharmaceutical sales, to fashion in an effort to develop training strategies tailored to each individual organization, team, and learner. Vanessa is a dynamic educator in the classroom and works to bring that classroom experience to life online via webinar training and eLearning.

Throughout her career, Vanessa has excelled in assisting companies and individuals to expand their industry knowledge through innovative eLearning and classroom curriculum, and encourages her clients to look around them to find inspiration and strategies to engage their learners. 

John Hack 

A long-time performance management software innovator, John Hack started his career in the Natural Language Processing R&D group at Wang Labs in the 1980’s. His early work in natural language processing, data visualization and real time risk analysis led to delivering predictive and automated analysis of organizational performance, for which he earned three patents. At SAP, he led the Performance Management Innovations team as they developed new ways to analyze individual performance, visualize the workforce, and help people tackle new problems. He is the CTO and co-founder of Interflexion, leveraging AI to help aspiring professionals develop their conversational skills. He holds a bachelor’s degree from MIT and a master’s from NYU.


Josh Maleeff, L&D Philly President 

Josh Maleeff is a highly experienced learning and development professional with over a decade of experience in the field. With a successful sales career as a foundation, Josh transitioned into corporate training and has excelled in delivering high-quality instruction to a wide range of participants. He is passionate about making complicated topics simple and relatable and has a keen ability to connect with his audience to share new ideas and methodologies in a relevant way. In addition to his facilitation work, he is a skilled instructional designer of both technical and leadership development training.

Register HERE

PACDA members register at a discount using the code in Member Resources


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