Speaking Engagements

Jay speaks at events both in person and virtually, although he prefers to think of it as leading meaningful conversations. The audience determines the subject matter; no two presentations are alike. Here’s a sample of his talks over the past dozen years:

Thriving in the Net-Work Era
Panel: New Rules for Leadership

Keynote, Enterprise Learning Summit, Alexandria, March 2012

Now Is the Time for India to Democratize Education

EDGEx, The Disuptive Educational Research Conference, Delhi, March 2012

Learning Language Informally

ExpoLangues, Paris, February  2012

Working Smarter

Iventiv, the Leading in Learning, San Francisco, December 2011

Preparing Tomorrow’s Leaders Today
Preparing for the Future of Work

Online Educa Berlin 2011

Knowledge in the 21st Century: You Should Know Better

DevLearn, Las Vegas, November 2011

Creative Learning

Keynote, Associação Industrial Portuguesa, Lisbon, October 2011

Controversy in the Fishbowl

CLO Symposium, Laguna Niguel, October 2011

KM Brasil

Keynote, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2011

Informal Learning Workshop

Affero, Sao Paulo, Brazil, September 2011

Why eLearning is No Longer Enough

International Conference on eLearning in the Workplace, June 2011

Working Smarter in the Enterprise

CLO Executive Network, Mountain View, April 2011

Learning Smarter

Global Conference on Technology, Innovation, Media & Education, February 2011

Informal Learning

Cisco Public Services Summit, Stockholm, December 2010

Working Smarter with Learning Networks

Business Educa, Berlin, December 2010

The Impact and Inevitability of Informal Learning

European Commission Learning Day, Brussels, November 2010

Working Smarter: Learning is the REAL Work

Social Media Camp
Dev Learn 10, San Francisco, November 2010


Debate on informal learning at the Oxford Union
Oxford Union, October 2010

A Conversation about Informal Learning

Rede de Conversações Informas, Sao Paulo

Ivan Illich and Informal Learning

Seminário a Sociedade em Rede e a Educação, September 15-16, Sao Paulo

Conversation with Jane Hart on Informal Learning

Irish Learning Showcase, Dublin, August 2010

Working Smarter…with Workscapes

Learning and Skills Group, London, June 2010

El aprendizaje informal

Congreso EDO/CEJFE, Madrid, May 2010

Learning and Working are Becoming the Same

Swiss eLearning Conference, Zurich, April 2010

The Inmates are Taking Over the Learning Asylum

Human Capital Institute Webinar, April 2010

What Is Informal Learning and Why Should I Care?

Inaugural UMBC ISDnow Webinar, April 2010

Learning + Web 2.0 = Social Learning Breakthroughs
The Great Training Robbery
Pecha Kucha
The Future of Leader Development

Online Educa, Berlin, December 2009

Meta-Learning: the Process of Learning in the Network Era

Open Social Learning, UNESCO, Barcelona, November 2009

Become a Chief Meta-Learning Officer

DevLearn, San Jose, November 2009

Reflecting on the Nature of Time

Ignite, Gnomedex, August 2009

Business Impact of Learning in the Real World

Learning and Skills Group, London, June 2009

Redefining Instructional Design

IADIS eLearning, Algarve, Portugal, June 2009

PowerPoint is Tyranny

Spaces for Interaction, AACE, February 2009

eLearning Must Become Social Learning

Learning Technologies, London, January 2009

Representative in-house presentation:

National Australia Bank, Melbourne, 2009

Future of the Book

NextNow Collaboratory, Berkeley, California, July 2008

Profiting from Web 2.0 Learning

CLO Symposium, Orlando, April 2008

Everything Flows

Learning Technologies, London, January 2008

The Future of Corporate Learning

Corporate Learning Trends and Innovation, November 2007

Free-Range Learners in the Age of the Ubiquitous Chicken House

Seriously Mobile Summit, June 2007

Informal Learning: the Unworkshop Experience

ASTD TechKnowledge, February 2007

No More Teachers, No More Books

Training Solutions, December 2006

Informal Learning in the Corporation

Informatology Forum, Reuters, London, November 2006

An Unpresentation on Informal Learning (with Harold Jarche and Robin Good)

ASTD TechKnowledge, June 2006

Informal Workplace Learning: the Other 80%

FuturTex, Montreal, 2006

Natural Learning: It Never Stops

eMerging eLearning, Abu Dhabi, September 2005

What Comes After eLearning: F-learning

DAU/George Mason University, June 2005

Decision-Making Memes: Putting a Value on Learning

eLearning Producer, March 2005

Education without Borders

Abu Dhabi, February 2005

Trends in Collaborative Learning

Collaborative Learning, 2004

The Debut of Workflow Learning (with Gloria Gery)

Online Learning, November 2004

Global Approaches to Blended Learning

eMerging eLearning, Abu Dhabi, September 2004

A Pocketful of Memes

I-KNOW, Graz, Austria, July 2003

Envisioning eLearning

Online Educa, Berlin, November 2002

Implementing eLearning (with Lance Dublin)

TechLearn, Orlando, November 2002

Collaboration Supercharges Performance

ASTD, 2001

Learning on Internet TIme

Web Training, November 2000

The Internet Time Machine

TechLearn, Orlando, October 1998



Kineo, 2008

Click the picture, click Start, then click the standing figure.

In-house presentations

for Cisco, Diageo, Intel, IBM, Sun, Eaton, Genentech, CIGNA, Smartforce, HP, Raytheon, Reuters, National Australia Bank, San Francisco State University, Harvard Business School Association, Novartis, UBS, Reed Learning, TULSER, Affero, and more.


Jay will tailor a presentation, intervention, or campaign to what you are trying to accomplish. Often, he mixes and matches aspects of these topics:

  • How to leverage the informal learning in your organization that is already taking place “under the radar.”
  • How to transform your organization with Tweets, blogs, wikis, and internet culture.
  • How to profit from your organization’s perspective on time and readiness.
  • Recent discoveries in neuroscience and what they imply for business and learning.
  • Kill your training department — and focus on strategically-driven meta-learning by creating a Workscape
  • Prototype your organization’s success with design thinking

Books and handouts

Informal Learning bookhandout

    Jay frequently reinforce his messages with books and handouts.

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