iFEST 2021 Learning and Thriving in the New Normal

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  • 8/31/2021 - 9/2/2021
  • Online Conference
  • Event Type : Conference, Webinar
    Event Code : 11D0


If you were unable to attend iFEST 2021 during the live dates of August 31 – September 2, you still have the opportunity to register to view the recorded keynote addresses, panel discussions, activities, on-demand presentations, and browse the exhibit hall. The platform will be open through October 1.  

A year of dramatic shifts in online education and training have made iFEST 2021 a must-participate conference for the distributed learning community. iFEST brings together senior officials and innovators from government, industry, and academia for this three-day online conference to discuss new solutions for the new normal. If you have a role or interest in education and training modernization, you'll want to be part of iFEST 2021.

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA), Chair, U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor

Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) will provide the Legislative Keynote Address for iFEST 2021. Congressman Scott has represented Virginia’s third congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993. Prior to his service in Congress, he served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1978 to 1983 and in the Senate of Virginia from 1983 to 1993. Congressman Scott currently serves as the Chairman of the Committee on Education and Labor.

MG Donn H. Hill, Deputy Commanding General-Education, Combined Arms Center; Provost Army University; Deputy Commandant, Command and General Staff College

Major General Donn H. Hill will provide the Military Keynote Address for iFEST 2021. Major General Hill is the Deputy Commanding General – Education (DCG-E), Provost Army University, and Deputy Commandant Command and General Staff College. The Army University provides academic policy, governance, and innovation to enable the Army’s academic enterprise to educate and train agile and adaptive soldiers, leaders, and the Army Civilian Corps. Major General Hill took his current position in July 2020 after commanding the brigade at Fort Bragg and Afghanistan.

Dustin Brown, SES, Deputy Assistant Director for Management, OMB

Mr. Dustin Brown, SES will provide the Government Keynote Address for iFEST 2021. Mr. Brown is the Deputy Assistant Director for Management at OMB and responsible for helping to lead efforts to reform government. His responsibilities include coordinating the development and implementation of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA), overseeing the Federal performance framework, developing strategies and policies for strengthening the Federal workforce, and helps lead reforms to the security clearance process, infrastructure permitting process, and improving customer experience.

War On The Rocks

War on the Rocks Panel: Learning, Development, and Data…on the Rocks! – Ryan Evans, founder and CEO of the popular War on the Rocks (WOTR) podcast, leads a discussion with senior military leaders on how digital learning technologies are changing PME.

What Can You Expect at iFEST?

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2021 Agenda

What is the ADL Initiative?

The Department of Defense established the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative to support the development and adoption of a data-driven DoD-wide digital learning ecosystem. The technologies, standards, and policies that form the foundation of this ecosystem are now being demonstrated by multiple DoD stakeholders.

The ADL Initiative’s development of this ecosystem, including the Total Learning Architecture (TLA) that will permit interoperability among existing DoD education and training systems, has been a principal focus of iFEST.

View a Recap of Last Year’s iFEST




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