Designed by L&D Professionals
just like you

Last year Rustica Lamb noticed that learning and development professionals were having a hard time keeping up with the latest technology and trends.

The solution was simple, she decided to create a workshop event where they could have a play with new tech and learn hands-on and eLab was born.

The first eLab workshop was in 2016 which saw a group of 50 come together in Auckland. It was a runaway success with L&D practitioners learning low cost and free tools to help them create engaging elearning. eLab is now a yearly event on the calendar in New Zealand and due to its success we are introducing it to Australia.

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 eLab will be a 2 day workshop held 8th & 9th August in Sydney. This will be an opportunity for Australian learning and development professionals to come together to see the latest in digital learning trends and learn hands-on from international thought leaders. Of course there will also be plenty of ideas and discussion as well as plenty of fun and networking to be had!

eLab 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.


29th & 30th August 2017


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 eLab – you’ll be hands-on with the very latest in technology and trends. Get ready to learn, be inspired and have fun.

Venue: 60 Margaret Street, Sydney

eLab 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 for their people problems. We are the ones who should be trusted advisors not order takers.

Trends move so quickly in this digital age. Learning and development professionals must keep up-to-date and informed with the latest technology and techniques or risk being left behind. eLab is 2 days of mini workshops with the focus on the latest in digital learning trends, technology and design. You will learn hands-on from respected global and local leaders during which you will actively create digital learning items. You will go away with up-to-date training methods that you can put into practice immediately back at your organisation and pass along to your team.

We will celebrate success with the best learning piece winning an iPad Mini!

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

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



Nigel Paine photo

Nigel Paine

Master of Ceremonies

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’.

Learning Guru Nigel Paine is our MC!

Nigel is a change-focused leader with a worldwide reputation and a unique grasp of media, learning and development.

He has been involved in corporate learning for over 20 years and has produced learning software, award-winning multi-media materials and has offered development and support to public and private sector companies large and small. Nigel is focused on building more effective workplaces by promoting learning, creativity, innovation, and value-based leadership and the link between them.

Nigel’s keynote is Moving from Creation to Curation, and why you should. 

Our Platinum and Gold ticket holders will have the privilege of being registered on the day by Nigel. Platinum ticket holders will participate in an exclusive Q&A with Nigel on conclusion of Day 1.

Rustica Lamb

Director, Bloom Learning Technologies

Josh Squires

COO, Docebo

Nigel Wilson

Founder and Managing Director, Linrock Software

Michael Driscoll

SAP Master Data Specialist, Contact Energy

Workshop Programme

Master of Ceremonies: Nigel Paine

Moving from Creation to Curation and Why you Should – presented by International Keynote Speaker Nigel Paine.

In a world inundated with information and even with structured learning materials, rushing to create new product is not always the most effective solution. So this workshop will take you from talking about Curation to actually developing a personal strategy for implementing a curation strategy. From thinking about Curation to actually having a go! And from random acts of curation to some kind of systematic and strategic policy that you can follow yourself or share with your organisation.  Bring a laptop or an iPad as we are really going to get stuck in!

Prezi – Create, give, and track beautiful interactive presentations as easy as 1,2,3

Welcome to Prezi, the presentation software that uses motion, zoom, and spatial relationships to bring your ideas to life and make you a great presenter.  No other presentation platform gives you as much visual storytelling power.  Present anywhere, any time, on any device and analyse results, tracking your team’s performance in real time.

In this session you will learn how to use a stunning alternative to powerpoint and become a more engaging and effective presenter:
 – Create a Prezi using a template
 – Edit the Prezi
 – Share the Prezi with other participants

Storyline – Create interactive courses for any device

Articulate Storyline is the industry’s favourite software for creating interactive courses. It’s simple enough for beginners, yet powerful enough for experts. And it lets you create virtually any interaction you can imagine, in minutes. With the new perpetual version of Storyline, you’ll be able to deliver mobile and accessible courses with enhanced interactivity faster.  In this session you will create an engaging and beautiful online course module for your learning piece.

WalkThru – Software for efficiently creating Visual Instructions for Business – facilitated by Nigel Wilson, Linrock Software

WalkThru, the secret to creating awesome docs, really fast.  Purpose built Windows software for fast production of QRCs, Standard Operating Procedures, Training Materials and other user friendly visual knowledge assets for print, presentation and online.  Quickly transfer the knowledge of your Subject Matter Experts and IT professionals into precise, easy to follow and reusable documents.

In this session you will learn how to create better looking documentation in half the time:
 – Simply and easily screen capture
 – Automatically create SCORM, instructions and quick reference guides

Create a Powtoon animated video

Powtoon is a web based free tool that is quick and easy to work with to create your own animated cartoons. It’s the perfect tool to inject some fun into your learning, making your content more memorable with engaging presentations.  In this session you will create a fun animated presentation for your learning piece.

Edit a video using Camtasia

Often L&D professionals do not consider video because they think it is too expensive. Camtasia Studio is a video editing software package that allows you to quickly and easily create high-quality training videos for mobile devices and the Web. It’s a superb tool for adding video to your blended learning solution.  In this session you will create and edit a video for your learning piece.

Showcase on social learning, how to extract knowledge from an ageing workforce (case study) – facilitated by Michael Driscoll and Lynley Dunn, Contact Energy

Docebo – The LMS you will love to use – facilitated by Josh Squires, Docebo and Rustica Lamb, Bloom Learning Technologies

In this session you will upload your learning pieces to Docebo, the world’s fastest growing LMS,  so we can vote on the overall best learning!
– Register as a Docebo user
– Upload your Prezi and rate other attendee’s Prezi’s
– Upload your screen capture and the quick reference guide created in WalkThru
– Upload your Storyline course
– Upload your Camtasia video
– Upload your Powtoom
– Share one piece of your favourite information on Coach and Share

Drive improvements in your training programme with this user-centric and award winning platform.  Docebo offers a learning ecosystem for companies, their employees, partners and customers for organisations of any size.  Experience a beautiful and modern UI with a scalable pricing model, a robust set of integrations and APIs paired with reliable support, available 24/7.  Docebo will enable you to build a learning experience that’s more likely to attract new talent, drive business change and draw improvements in staff motivation and customer satisfaction.

Celebrate Success!
The most highly rated learning piece will win a Samsung VR headset.

eLearnz eLab 29th & 30th August Pricing



  • General admittance
  • Lunch



  • VIP registration by Nigel Paine
  • Priority Seating
  • VIP lunch with Nigel Paine



  • VIP registration by Nigel Paine
  • Priority Seating
  • VIP Lunch with Nigel Paine
  • Matrix Lounge
  • Private Q&A with Nigel Paine
  • Cheese & Wine networking on conclusion of Day 1


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

Thanks to the following sponsors for their generous support