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Registration Opens for 2014 Global Skillsoft Perspectives

Keynote speakers Erik Wahl and Lyn Heward to headline Skillsoft's annual user conference April 8-11, 2014 in Las Vegas

NASHUA, N.H.--()--Skillsoft, a leading provider of cloud-based learning solutions, today announced that registration for its 2014 Global Skillsoft Perspectives user conference is now open. The event will feature keynote speakers Erik Wahl, internationally recognized artist and best-selling author and Lyn Heward, former Director of Creation, Cirque du Soleil. Skillsoft, a pioneer in the field of technology-delivered learning with a long history of innovation, hosts the yearly event to offer learning professional attendees the opportunity to share experiences, strategies and challenges with peers, industry leaders and experts from around the world.

The 2014 Global Skillsoft Perspectives conference will take place April 8 – 11, 2014 at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2014 theme – Innovate, Influence, Impact – focuses on ways in which performance leads to business impact and how to maximize learning budgets dedicated to learning. The event provides approximately 1,000 learning professionals a unique opportunity to share and discuss how learning delivers business value for their organizations.

"Global Skillsoft Perspectives is poised to be another successful, must-attend event for learning professionals. We are thrilled to continue to provide our customers and other attendees with a content-rich environment to share experiences and engage through workshops, learning sessions and networking," said Jerry Nine, Chief Operating Officer, Skillsoft. "Based on consistent, positive feedback from past attendees, we are eager to exceed expectations at this year's event. We are confident that this year's event will inspire smart ideas and actionable ways to bring insights to fruition, achieving maximum impact of business value."

The year's conference will feature two renowned keynote speakers –Erik Wahl and Lyn Heward. Wahl, internationally recognized artist and author of the bestselling business book UNTHINK, will both visually and metaphorically tie performance to innovation through on-stage painting. His keynote will be broadcast live around the world on the Skillsoft Leadership Channel. Heward, formerly director of creation at Cirque du Soleil, will share her creative vision and explain how to incorporate creativity into the learning experience.

In addition to keynote speeches, attendees will have access to Learning Sessions, networking opportunities, workshops highlighting a variety of trends and themes, hands-on labs and more.

Perspectives will also feature the 2014 Innovation Awards winners. The annual awards honor Skillsoft customers for their significant achievements in learning, recognizing innovative ideas and inspiring leaders who are helping to transform the learning landscape. Nominations for the awards are now open online and the deadline for submission is January 17, 2014.

For further event details and registration information, visit the 2014 Global Skillsoft Perspectives registration page online. Early bird registration discounts are available until February 18, 2014.

Join the conversation! Attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag #Perspectives14 and follow @Skillsoft for timely updates and news related to the event.

2013 Attendee Testimonials
"In just a few hours [of arriving at Skillsoft Perspectives], we're already meeting people and sharing common ideas and problems. And we've already got a couple solutions that we just didn't have before."
Jim Dreher, Human Resources Manager, Leadership Development, Security Federal Credit Union

"This [was] my first visit to the U.S., as well as this kind of learning forum, and I can tell you it's amazing."
Ameet Kumar, Manager, HRD, Syngene International

"One of the things that struck me was how different companies approach the [Skillsoft] products and get different things out of them. That's a great benefit that you get when you come to something like find out. You hear what others are doing and learn from their experiences to better utilize the product mix for your own staff."
John Hollon, Vice President of Editorial,

"I've come away from this conference with a lot. It's really around aspiration for what we ought to be able to achieve with our broader strategy for the company—certainly around measurement. I've met some great people; we've heard some great speakers—enjoyed the keynote speakers in particular."
Cathryn Callighan, Director OD Operations, Talent & Organizational Development, HR, Telstra

About Skillsoft
Skillsoft is a pioneer in the field of learning with a long history of innovation. Skillsoft provides cloud based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, ranging from global enterprises, government, and education to mid-sized and small businesses. Skillsoft's customer support teams draw on a wealth of in-house experience and a comprehensive learning e-library to develop off-the-shelf and custom learning programs tailored to cost-effectively meet customer needs. Skillsoft's courses, books and videos have been developed by industry leading learning experts to ensure that they maximize business skills, performance, and talent development.

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