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Leading Industry Experts Chosen to Judge World of Learning Awards 2008

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A group of highly respected learning and development experts and leading practitioners have been appointed to the judging panel for the World of Learning Awards 2008.

- The closing date for entries is 5pm on 19 September 2008 -

The highly competitive Awards, are acknowledged as the premier event
for honouring learning-specific solutions. Now in their eighth year
they recognise and reward organisations and individuals whose
outstanding achievements have notably improved workplace productivity
and performance, the most innovative new learning initiatives and
exceptional venues of 2008.

The judging panel of independent experts has a tremendous depth of
experience and comprises:

* David Apparicio, Creator and Managing Director, The Chrysalis
Programme, Harnessing Potential Ltd
* Judith Christian-Carter, Director, Effective Learning Solutions
* Robin Hoyle, Senior Partner, Learnworks
* Laura Overton, Managing Director, Towards Maturity
* Clive Shepherd, Independent Consultant and Chair, eLearning Network
* Adrian Snook, Deputy CEO, Training Foundation
* Tim Willows, Finance Director, Wilton Park
* Bernard Zackary, Head of Curriculum and Assessment, BECTA

The Awards 2008 include several new categories that reflect the
evolution of the learning and development industry. The categories
are:

* Bespoke Learning Solution of the Year sponsored by Tech Smith
* Blended Learning Solution of the Year sponsored by GB Training
* Coaching Programme of the Year sponsored by Training Pages
* e-Learning Solution of the Year
* Rapid e-Learning Solution of the Year sponsored by LearningGuide
Solutions
* Learning Organisation of the Year sponsored by academee
* Serious Games Solution of the Year
* Training Venue of the Year sponsored by Intec Business Colleges
* Educational & Learning Export Product of the Year sponsored by UK
Trade and Investment
* Outstanding Contribution to the Training Industry
* Learning Provider of the Year

Marcus Brigstocke, host of BBC 4's The Late Edition, stand-up comic,
writer, presenter, actor, and Radio 4 regular, will be presenting the
Awards evening at the glamorous black-tie dinner on 19 November 2008
at the Paragon Hotel, Birmingham. With more than 500 leading industry
figures set to attend, it promises to be the social and networking
highlight of the training industry's year.

The closing date for entries is 5pm on 19 September 2008. To request
entry information or book a table please call +44 (0)20 8394 5171,
email awards@vmgl.com or download a form from www.learnevents.com
<http://www.learnevents.com>.

Notes to Editor:
*    To exhibit, pre-register or to book conference sessions visit
www.learnevents.com <http://www.learnevents.com> or call +44 (0)20
8394 5171
*    For more information on all aspects of the event please visit
www.learnevents.com <http://www.learnevents.com>
*    World of Learning 2008 is organised by Venture Marketing Group

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