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Elliott Masie: Producer & Co-Host Learning Festival. 


Elliott is a provocative, engaging, and entertaining researcher, educator, facilitator, analyst, and speaker - focused on the changing world of the workplace, learning, and technology. Elliott is acknowledged as the first analyst to use the term eLearning and has advocated for a sane deployment of learning and collaboration technology as a means of supporting the effectiveness and profitability of enterprises. Elliott has been on the cutting edge of facilitating analysis and research into the emerging connections between AI & Workplace Learning.

In addition, Elliott is a Tony Nominated Broadway Theater Producer.  MASIE Productions has produced over 41 Broadway, Off-Broadway and On-Line Shows & Plays:


Kinky Boots, An American in Paris, Allegiance, The Piano Lesson, Here Lies Love,The Prom, The CHER Show, Anastasia, The Play that Goes Wrong, SpongeBob The Broadway Musical, Seared, Between the Lines, Funny Girl, and more.  Recently, they are producing a charitable "reading" of Dan Lauria (Wonder Years) play "Just Another Day" that will be presented around the US to support regional theaters and Alzheimer Treatment programs.

Over the past four decades, Elliott Masie has created, produced and hosted many of the leading conferences and conventions such as TechLearn, Learning Annual Conference,  Video for Learning LAB, LMS Forum and eLearning Europe. In addition his LABS, Seminars and Events on Learning, eLearning, EdTech and AI have been attended by over 40,000 colleagues around the world.


He heads the MASIE Learning Foundation, based in Saratoga Springs, NY and focused on how organizations can support learning and knowledge within the workforce. He leads the Learning COLLABORATIVE, a coalition of 75 global organizations cooperating on the evolution of learning strategies. Members include Amazon, Zoom, Bank of America, Google, The Hartford, US Dept of Defense and others.

He is the editor of NOTES by Elliott Masie (Internet newsletters read by business executives worldwide), and a regular columnist in professional publications, including CLO Magazine. He is the author of 12 books, including the ASTD/MASIE Center’s Big Learning Data and recent eBooks on “Learning Pivots” and “Empathy”.

Elliott's 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.

Elliott serves as an advisor to a wide range of government, education, and non-profit groups. He has served on the Board of Trustees of Skidmore College, as a member of FIRST Robotics Board of Directors, and as a board member for the Knowledgework Foundation. He has also served as a pro-bono advisor to the Department of Defense and on the White House Advisory Council on Expanding Learning Opportunities, and as a member of the CIA University Board of Visitors.

Elliott is known as a highly approachable speaker and trainer, blending humor, applicable stories of best practice, and high levels of audience involvement. Over the past 40 years, he has presented programs, courses, and speeches to over 3,100,000 professionals around the world.

George Takei 
Actor, Activist, Author and Star Trek 
Elliott Masie is more than a dear friend of mine. He is a visionary leader and a Broadway champion. As a world-renowned authority on AI, Learning, Storytelling and Change, he delivers captivating and inspiring programs and workshops around the world.


Elliott is a master of the stage,  interviewing individuals from Michelle Obama to CNN’s Anderson Cooper to John Lithgow with grace and flair. He turns every interview into a riviting conversation that leaves the audience wanting more.”
Marshall Goldsmith
Business Coach - “The Earned Life"
"Elliott is the world’s foremost expert on Learning and Technology!  And, also a great supporter of Broadway theater and Storytelling.


Elliott is one of the most creative people that I have ever met. He's aided hundreds of thousands in harnessing new technology to provide impactful learning and education.”
Kathleen Kennedy Townsend 
Lt. Governor and Education Advocate
“Combine Hans Christian Anderson and Thomas Edison with a sprinkle of St Francis and you get Elliott Masie.  He is brilliant, and draws you in with a compelling story that opens your mind and heart, so that the business lessons stay with you.  An encounter with Elliott leaves you enlightened, energetic, and ready for change!”

Kathy Tague
Northwestern Mutual - Talent 
"I've been bringing my organizations to Elliott Masie's events and programs for over 20 years. I vivdly recall the first time; it was during Y2K. He helped us all navigate the change that the internet brought us.


This time, right now, with the burst of advancements happening in the world (AI, CHATGPT, oh my!) I can't think of anyone else more equipped to help the workplace learning community harness the benefits change will bring once again."


Diane Adams
Mt. Sinai Health Systems - CLO
"For decades Mr. Sinai has looked to Elliott as THE visionary in the field of learning. His insights have positioned a generation of leaders to be better able to drive transformation and navigate through the accelerated pace of change. He inspires leaders to unleash the power of storytelling, using their authentic voice to drive strategic communication. And in health care, to leverage storytelling as a critical component of human-centered care". 

Cyndi Lauper
Singer, Songwriter, Philanthropist
"Elliott donated his energy & wisdom to my "True Colors Fund", which supports LGBTQ Homeless Teenagers.  We added interactive eLearning to reach Police and First Responders around the United States"


Gary Harris
Wegmans - Learning Leader
"I can safely say that every innovation we’ve brought to Learning at Wegmans was inspired by something we learned from Elliott. Gracious, brilliant. My interactions with Elliott have been a high point of my career"

Scott Martin

Paramount Pictures

“Everyone seems to have a perspective on the advent and impact of artificial intelligence and the future.  Elliott is truly unique in bringing not a narrow perspective but a unified perspective reflecting the impact on technology, learning, communication, business, and careers."  

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