Elliott Masie
Elliott Masie has been the host and curator of many L&D seminars, labs, and conferences throughout the past 30 years. He is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, analyst, and speaker who is focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning, and technology. He is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term e-learning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises.

He heads The MASIE Center, a Saratoga Springs, New York, think tank focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Elliott Masie Learning CONSORTIUM , a coalition of more than 150 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies, including American Express, General Electric, McDonald’s, General Motors, and Fidelity Investments.

He is the editor of Elliott Masie’s Learning TRENDS, an Internet newsletter read by more than 52,000 business executives worldwide, and a regular columnist in professional publications, including Chief Learning Officer magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ASTD /MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data. Masie’s next book, EveryDay Learning, is scheduled to publish in September 2020.

His professional focus has been in the fields of corporate learning, organizational performance, and emerging technology. He has developed models for accelerating the spread of knowledge, learning, and collaboration throughout organizations.

He serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education, and nonprofit groups and has served on the board of trustees of Skidmore College as a member of FIRST Robotics board of directors and Williamstown Theatre Festival. He has served as a pro bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities as well as a member of the CIA University board of visitors.

Masie is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer who blends humor, applicable stories of best practices, and high levels of audience involvement. During the past 35 years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to more than 3,100,000 professionals around the world. He lives in Saratoga Springs, New York, owns thoroughbred horses, and is a Tony Award–nominated Broadway producer of shows including Kinky Boots, An American in Paris, The Prom, The Cher Show, Anastasia, The Play That Goes Wrong, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical, and most recently, Seared.