Second Annual Float Mobile Learning Symposium Comes to Chicago

Speakers from Groupon, Cummins and Problem Solutions to present at the Symposium, which will take place as a Techweek 2012 partner event

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Morton, Ill. – April 17, 2012Float Mobile Learning announced today that it will host its second annual Float Mobile Learning Symposium on Monday, June 25, 2012, bringing together leaders to explore mobile-related topics from a business and mobile development perspective. The event will take place in the auditorium of startup incubator 1871, located at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago.

As a consulting firm that combines learning expertise with mobile development, Float will bring thought leaders from across the country to the Windy City to discuss all things mobile, including design, development and strategy. Speakers include: Shay Howe, user interface engineer at Groupon; Steven Hoober, user experience architect at Cummins; and Aaron Silvers, chief learning officer at Problem Solutions.

The Symposium will feature a morning session focusing on business and strategy and an afternoon session targeting designers and developers. A networking and cocktail hour for attendees will follow.

“The end of 2011 and the early part of 2012 have been pivotal for mobile,” said Float managing director Chad Udell, the keynote speaker at last year’s Symposium. “We are seeing the bottom-line impact of smartphone and tablet technology across industries, from healthcare to agriculture to education and everything in between. The Symposium is a natural progression of what we are seeing play out in the marketplace.”

Last year’s Symposium was hosted on the campus of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., with eight speakers presenting at the one-day event.

“Feedback from last year’s Symposium was tremendous, and it’s important that we build on that foundation,” Udell said. “The Float Mobile Learning Symposium brings the best and brightest in the field together under one roof to learn from one another and explore the future of mobile technology.”

The 2012 Float Mobile Learning Symposium is an official partner event coinciding with the Techweek Conference & Expo, which takes place June 22-26 in Chicago. Event sponsors include Walker Sands Communications, OnPoint Digital and The Iona Group.

For a full list of speakers and to purchase tickets for the June 25 event, visit Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

About Float Mobile Learning
Float’s team of experts combines strategy, mobile app development, and eLearning to guide organizations by harnessing the unique power of mobile technology. Founded in 2010, Float works with industry leaders such as Caterpillar Inc., Pioneer Hi-Bred, GROWMARK, and Wiley Publishing Inc. to strategize and develop mobile learning initiatives. To learn more, please visit

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