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In 2013 Rustica Lamb and friends at the time were lamenting the fact that there was no dedicated elearning conference in New Zealand.

The solution was simple, they decided to create one and eLearnz was born.

The first eLearnz event was in 2013 which saw a crowd of 50 come together at the North Harbour Stadium. It was run again in 2015 as a bi annual conference with international learning guru, Nigel Pain as MC. This time over 100 turned up. In 2016, the hugely successful two day eLearnz eLab was created for L&D Practitioners to come along and learn hands on, low cost and free tools to help them create engaging elearning.

Rustica and her team continually scan learning and development trends and technologies globally to ensure they bring the latest in technology to the eLearnz events. We also like to have fun, so there’s plenty of competitions with great prizes.

eLearnz 17 will be a 2 day conference held 1st & 2nd August in Auckland with an eLearning Awards night and a supporting 1 day eLearnz eLab on the 3rd. This will be an opportunity for the NZ learning and development community to come together to hear the latest in digital learning trends, case studies from New Zealand companies, and learn from internatonal thought leaders. Of course there will also be plenty of ideas and discussion as well as plenty of fun and networking to be had! Purchase a ticket to eLearnz Conference and receive a discount off your eLab ticket!

eLearnz has been organised by the awesome Bloom team.


Founder & Director

Rustica is a learning designer, edupreneur, facilitator and founder of Bloom Learning (2012). She is also co-founder of the first New Zealand Green School (2016). She designs learning experiences and spaces which are engaging, affirming, empowering and inspiring.
Rustica travels and searches the world for the best people, tools and technology and brings them to New Zealand so that we can all share in the latest trends that make our world and workplaces a better place to be.


General Manager

Nicki is responsible for the day-to-day running of Bloom Learning. and ensures that everything (and everyone!) is in order. She is also in charge of our Events schedule including eLearnz conference and eLab.
Nicki is a grounded positive manager who leads with an empathetic style and can always be counted on to ‘go the extra mile with a smile’.


Business Development Manager

Garry’s key role is to develop lasting relationships with our clients and to raise brand awareness of Docebo in New Zealand.
He is pivotal in the sales process ensuring everything runs smoothly from needs assessments and demonstrations through to implementations. Our clients value his expert advice.

eLearnz Conference and eLab 17

We are the ones

That’s our theme, We are the ones, as in The Matrix. Ticket prices are affordable thanks to some awesome sponsors (could that be you?)

Join us for eLearnz – you’ll be surrounded by learning and development professionals from all industries, ready to share their success stories and advice. Get ready to connect, inspire and be inspired.

The conference is themed ‘we are the ones’. We are the ones to impact business performance and growth, the ones to use technology to increase staff productivity, and we are the ones who can advise the business whether training is or isn’t the right solution from their people problems. We are the ones who should be trusted advisors not order takers. eLearnz is a traditional conference format where you’ll be treated to exciting keynote speakers, but there’ll also be plenty of time for conversation and collaboration that will inspire and invigorate your tired L&D brains.

At the same event we hold the elearning awards, where practitioners can submit their best elearning or digital learning projects. These are judged by international and local experts. Registration for eLearnz will include a discount to the awards dinner and party which is also Matrix themed. Who will you come along as? Neo? Trinity? The Code or even The Oracle? This is going to be a seriously fun night!

So if you are a learning and development professional interested in keeping up with the latest, this is the conference for you.

Don’t miss the most exciting L&D event of 2017 for Matrix inspired inspiration and skill building to grow your own career.


Nigel Paine photo

Nigel Paine

We could be the ones, the coming Disruption of Corporate Learning

Nigel headed up the BBC’s training and development operation, where he built one of the most successful learning and development operations in the UK. This included an award-winning leadership programme, state-of-the-art informal learning, e-learning and knowledge sharing, and one of the most outstanding and well-used intranets in the corporate sector.

Nigel left the BBC in 2006 to start his own company, which focuses on leadership, creativity, innovation and e-learning. He works with companies in Europe, Brazil, Australia and the US.

Nigel is a Masie Learning fellow and has written articles and whitepapers on subjects as diverse as ‘Creativity in the Workplace’, ‘Building Corporate Heroes’ and ‘The Future of E-Learning’.

Nigel Paine is back this year as our MC! Nigel is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development. Our Platinum ticket holders will have the privilege of being registered on the day by Nigel and will also participate in an exclusive Q&A with him.

We COULD be the Ones!

The coming disruption of corporate learning will be the biggest shakeout for decades. Which side of the fence will you land on? This presso will share the huge waves of change about to hit L&D, and what you have to do to stay relevant and be part of it.

Here are brilliant opportunities and massive threats. Don’t miss this – your career may depend on it.


Charles Jennings

The Role of New Technology and the Value of Experiences in the 70:20:10 Approach

As a co-founder of the 70:20:10 Institute, Charles works with senior leadership teams, HR groups and L&D professionals to help them use the 70:20:10 methodology.

His career includes roles as a Business School professor, Chief Learning Officer, and senior advisor and member of boards and steering groups for international bodies. Charles is a Fellow of the Learning & Performance Institute (FLPI), and of the British Institute for Learning & Development (FBILD).

He has been honoured with the UK World of Learning ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Learning Industry’ award and has been a speaker at Gulf Economic Forum conferences where he has shared platforms with Presidents, Prime Ministers and other world leaders.

We have pulled out all the stops to get Charles Jennings to eLearnz!  Charles is a leading thinker and practitioner in innovative performance and learning approaches. He is known globally for his work with the 70:20:10 model.

The Role of New Technology and the Value of Experiences in the 70:20:10 Approach.

Sci-fi can teach us quite a bit about the possibilities and potential in the world of 70:20:10.  Star Trek’s Borg and their hive mind explain that the universe of content in a learning environment equals the square of learner experiences. The Morpheus rescue scene in The Matrix tell us all about the power of real-time learning and performance support.

In today’s world both of these sci-fi fantasies are becoming realities. 70:20:10 harnesses the power of experiential and social learning and, with the right technologies, can help us exploit both. The result is greatly improved performance in the workplace.

Charles will use these two sci-fi metaphors, and others, to explain some ways 70:20:10 is being used by organisations to extend learning and eLearning beyond the ’10’ of structured courses and modules.

Josh Squires

COO, Docebo

Rustica Lamb

Director, Bloom Learning Technologies

Emma Kirkman

Founder, Talent Teq

Michael Driscoll

SAP Master Data Specialist,Contact Energy

Greg Holder

Learning & Capability Development Manager, Vodafone NZ

Hamish Dewe

Learning Technologist, Orion Health

Jacinta Penn

Director, Workbright

Sussan Ockwell

Director, Optimism

Speaker Programme

Master of Ceremonies: Nigel Paine

The coming Disruption of Corporate Learning, We could be The Ones: Nigel Paine – International Keynote Speaker

In the Shadow of Sci-Fi : the Role of New Technology and the Value of Experiences in the
70:20:10 Approach: Charles Jennings, International Keynote Speaker, Founder, 70:20:10 Institute

Getting your Business Case for Learning Technology across the line – You Are The One: Josh Squires, international speaker, COO, Docebo, Platinum Sponsor

Meet me in the VR Room: Jacinta Penn, Director, Workbright, Gold Sponsor

Panel: My Biggest L&D Failures and what I Learnt from them
Josh Squires, COO, Docebo
Emma Kirkman, Founder, Talent Teq
Greg Holder, Learning & Capability Development Manager, Vodafone NZ

Increasing Speed to Competence and Reducing Time to Train New Starters (Orion Health case study): Emma Kirkman, Founder, Talent Teq

Tracking and Measuring Social Learning: Hamish Dewe, Learning Technologist, Orion Health

What’s Hot in Learning Tech in 2017: Rustica Lamb, Director, Bloom Learning Technologies

Using Social Learning to Extract Ageing Workforce Knowledge: Michael Driscoll, SAP Master Data Specialist, Contact Energy

More amazing speakers will be added shortly!

eLearnz Pricing and Inclusions


eLearnz Conference 1st & 2nd August



  • General admittance
  • Lunches
  • 10% off eLearnz eLab ticket



  • General admittance
  • Priority Seating
  • Lunches
  • 30% off eLearnz eLab ticket



  • VIP registration by Nigel Paine
  • Priority Seating
  • VIP Lunches with Nigel Paine
  • Matrix Lounge
  • Q&A with Nigel Paine over tapas & drinks
  • 1 ticket to Awards dinner
  • 50% off eLearnz eLab ticket

eLearnz eLab 3rd August



  • General admittance
  • Lunch


Get in touch with the event organisers here, or if you would like to speak, or sponsor eLearnz, you’re also welcome to use this form


It really wouldn’t be a conference without celebrating the best of the best in elearning in New Zealand plus drinks, dinner, a bit of dancing and some great networking would it? Our eLearnz awards party promises all of that – and then some. There will be music and entertainment, and Nigel might make a little speech too. The theme is The Matrix, because you, after all, are The One. Come dressed up to have some serious fun!

Everyone is welcome at the Awards Party. You don’t need to be a L&D pro, bring your partner, friends, work colleagues, we mean it, everyone is welcome to join us!

Location: The Cloud from 6:30pm…until 10pm so be prepared to party!

Tickets are $99 for those who have attended eLearnz and we will have spaces for non-eLearnz attendees at $145 per ticket. What does $99 get me? Your generous contribution of $99 gets you delicious dinner & drinks, out of the ordinary entertainment and an evening of fine conversations with like minded people.

By “performers” do you just mean L&D people who’ve had too many Fantas? We will have professional quality entertainment that’s sure to impress. There may also be a sprinkling of amateur quality entertainment from “enthusiastic” L&D pros. But we make no promises.

Thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support

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