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SkillSoft Perspectives 2008 User Conference to Focus on Providing Users with the Knowledge Required to Accomplish Effective Learning

Annual Conference Starts April 28 in Orlando

NASHUA, N.H. – March 11, 2008 SkillSoft  PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small- to medium-sized businesses, today announced keynote speakers, agenda highlights, and additional details for its annual Perspectives 2008 Conference, which will be held April 28 May 1, 2008 in Orlando, Florida.

"With this year's theme of learning, performance and impact, Perspectives is a great venue for us to interact with customers and partners, and share best practices with and from them, firsthand, on an individual and group level," said Jerry Nine, COO at SkillSoft. "This year, we hope to continue to gather these extremely talented minds to discuss industry trends and celebrate the successes each have accomplished. It is our ultimate goal to further educate our customers and partners on an ongoing basis to ensure they receive from SkillSoft what they require to meet their business objectives."

More than 550 customers and partners are expected to attend the annual user conference, which has grown in popularity since its inception. The conference is open to all SkillSoft clients, and attendees will have access to keynotes, breakout presentations and workshops on a wide variety of topics including how to reinvigorate your online learning initiatives; e-learning as performance support; and structuring the blend, to name just a few.

Who: Keynote speakers at Perspectives 2008 include:

  • James Canton, a technology futurist;
  • Oren Harari, speaking about organizational agility; and
  • Tom Peters, who will be featured in a SkillSoft Leadership Development Channel live broadcast.

What: Perspectives 2008 will provide learning professionals from various business, government and education outlets with the opportunity to share their experiences and discuss the challenges they have faced in the training and e-learning environment. Joining them will be leading industry analysts who will share their views on the future of the industry. In addition to featured speakers, customer breakout sessions will also take place, including discussions with CSC, California State Auto Association, Hearst Newspapers, SUBWAY, The Economical Insurance Group, and Yahoo! to name a few.

In a new feature this year, attendees will have the opportunity to connect with other people at the show, with the help of IntroNetworks. A provider of smart social networks, IntroNetworks is dedicated to helping people identify, and then make meaningful connections to the people and things that matter most to them while at Perspectives. By utilizing this product, attendees will be able to find other practitioners with similar interests providing each attendee with a richer experience.

When: Monday, April 28 Thursday, May 1, 2008

Where: Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando, 6300 Hollywood Way Orlando, Florida.

Preceding Perspectives for the second year in a row is SkillSoft's Agility24x7, a best practices forum for empowering agile performance. The Agility24x7 Best Practices Forum takes place on Monday, April 28 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando and examines approaches businesses can take to foster agility in real-time enterprises. This year's event features David Maxfield, Vice President of Research at VitalSmarts; Jim Loehr, Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Human Performance Institute; and Bestselling Authors Charles E. Grantham and James Ware, Co-founders of the Work Design Collaborative and the Future of Work program Workshop, and many others. The forum will look at business culture, leadership, process and other organizational elements as well as individual success as the workforce is driven to know more and do more.

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About SkillSoft
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables business organizations to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 15,000 digitized IT and business books, as well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.

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