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MTM Impact Symposium 2019

Building Your Impact Story

pin-markerJW Marriott Starr Pass, Tucson, AZcalendarMarch 27-29, 2019

MTM (Metrics That Matter): The MTM Impact Symposium is designed for L&D professionals who are responsible for measuring the impact of the learning function for the organization and L&D leaders who are responsible for communicating the impact and value that their department is contributing to the business. This year’s symposium theme “Building Your Impact Story” will focus on real-world stories from clients and experts using MTM to drive value for their organizations. Attendees will gain insights from keynote speakers, current MTM clients and Explorance MTM staff who will be on site. Early bird discount ends January 25, 2019.

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Sponsored by Explorance

Keynote Speakers

Patti Phillips, Ph.D. President and CEO of the ROI Institute

Patti Phillips is president and CEO of the ROI Institute. A renowned leader in measurement and evaluation, she helps organizations implement the ROI Methodology in 60 countries around the world. Patti serves on the Board of Trustees of the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR). In addition, she serves chair of the Institute for Corporate Productivity (i4cp) People Analytics Board; as Principal Research Fellow for the Conference Board; board chair of the Center for Talent Reporting; and ATD CPLP Certification Institute Fellow. Patti also serves on the faculty of the United Nations System Staff College in Turin, Italy, and The University of Southern Mississippi’s PhD in human capital development program.

Doug Stevenson, CSP*, Story Theater International

Doug Stevenson, CSP, is the CEO of Story Theater International. He is the creator of The Story Theater Method and a master storyteller. For over 20 years, Doug was a professional actor stage and movies in everything from Snoopy to Shakespeare to GREASE. Doug specializes in the strategic use of storytelling to engage, influence, and sell a product or service. Using story as a strategy, Doug has helped tens of thousands of business professionals and hundreds of companies and associations to identify their unique storytelling proposition (USP). Some of those companies include Coca-Cola, Verizon, Deloitte, Caterpillar, Microsoft, and Abbott Labs. His proven storytelling methodology has been polished by working on real-world challenges with leaders, marketers, fundraisers, engineers, salespeople, and executives. *Certified Speaking Professional

Dave Vance, Ph.D. Executive Director of the Center for Talent Reporting

David Vance is the Executive Director of CTR, a non-profit organization dedicated to the creation and implementation of standards for human capital reporting. As president of Manage Learning LLC, he consults with organizations on their learning strategies including alignment, measurement, governance, and creation of the business case for learning. David is the former president of Catepillar University, which he founded in 2001. He was also the chief economist and head of the Business Intelligence Group at Caterpillar, with responsibility for economic outlooks, sales forecasts, market research, competitive analysis, and business information systems. David was named Chief Learning Officer of the Year (2006) by CLO magazine. He is a frequent speaker at learning conferences and meetings, conducts workshops on managing the learning function, teaches at Bellevue University and the University of Southern Mississippi and is a published author on the subject of human capital.

About MTM Impact Symposium 2019

The MTM Impact Symposium 2019 is designed for L&D professionals who are responsible for measuring the impact of the learning function for the organization.  This year’s event theme “Building Your Impact Story” will focus on real-world stories from clients and experts using MTM to drive value for their organizations.  Attendees will gain insights from keynote speakers, current MTM clients, and Explorance MTM staff who will be on site.

Connect with other leading organizations who use the MTM solution. Share best practices and experiences with measurement in the real world. Grow your network, your expertise, and your ability to tell your L&D impact story!

Participants in this year’s conference will:

  • Gain industry insights from world-renowned speakers
  • Learn about the new and improved capabilities of the MTM system including dashboarding, automated reporting, and much more
  • Learn how to apply the portfolio evaluation approach: an innovative way to communicate impact and value to senior leaders
  • Meet the leaders of the best companies in the world who know how to measure, monitor, and manage their learning functions
  • Attend sessions focused on MTM to gather, analyze, and report learning evaluation data to improve and enhance your curriculum
  • Participate in discussions about creating accountability and establishing governance procedures
  • Schedule one-on-one time with MTM experts to discuss MTM functionality and best practice support within your organization

As well as experience an excellent opportunity to:

  • Speak directly with Explorance MTM leaders
  • Learn about upcoming software releases
  • Learn from presentations made by MTM clients
  • Attend Explorance-led sessions, expert panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and networking events
  • Enjoy a social evening at the Pima Air and Space Museum
  • Participate in a pre-conference workshop (concurrent 4 hour sessions)
    • MTM and ROI: A Joint Workshop hosted by Explorance MTM and the ROI Institute
    • Metrics That Matter: Core Administration and Reporting Workshop
    • Executive Forum: A Think-Tank Session with Selected Leaders from MTM Clients (invitation only)



November 2018  [NOW OPEN] Conference Registration Opens
January 25, 2019  [LAST DAY] Early Bird Discounted Registration Rate Ends
March 26, 2019  [LAST DAY] Conference Registration Closes; Discounted Hotel Rate Ends
March 27, 2019  [8am – 12pm] Pre-Conference Workshops
March 27, 2019  [8am – 12pm] Executive Forum (Invitation Only)
March 27, 2019  [1pm+] MTM IMPACT SYMPOSIUM 2019


There will be 2 concurrent pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, March 27 [8am-12pm]. You may opt-in to either workshop as you complete your conference registration form.

Workshop #1 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, March 27, 2019 &nbsp

  • MTM and ROI – A Joint Workshop hosted by MTM and the ROI Institute 

This 4-hour workshop discusses how to measure the impact of your curriculum using MTM and the ROI methodology from the ROI Institute.

Workshop #2 | 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, March 27, 2019

  • Metrics That Matter – Core Administration and Reporting Workshop

Sometimes it helps to see others do it first.  This 4-hour session is designed for new MTM users who want to get up to speed on core MTM functions related to administration and reporting.


Below is a sampling of MTM Impact Community speakers you’ll hear at the event. You will learn how:

  • BP has created a Feedback Culture to drive learning outcomes and value
  • Mastercard has evaluated informal learning delivered through its Degreed portal
  • PPD launched a new measurement practice from the ground up and rapidly demonstrated positive impact
  • Cisco uses MTM data to identify improvement opportunities and set investment priorities
  • Ciena integrates MTM data with business data from other systems to demonstrate impact
  • Ameriprise, Aon, and others are measuring the impact of informal learning interventions

You will also meet Explorance’s MTM experts to connect and ask questions. See the full conference program for more details.


Schedule a 15-minute meeting for a one-on-one conversation with the Explorance CEO, Samer Saab (3 appointment time slots are available).


Join fellow MTM Impact community members for a social dinner at Pima Air & Space Museum!  We will be dining in a massive hangar filled with air and space history as well as a variety of food and beverages. This is a great chance to continue networking with colleagues, new acquaintances and the Explorance MTM team.  There will be time to experience the history of flight among the many aircraft retired in the hanger.  Explorance will provide chartered bus transportation to and from the event.



  • Early Bird Special: $850 per attendee, available through January 18, 2019
    • Buy 2, get a third registration free!
  • Regular Rate: $1,250 per attendee, available January 19 through March 26, 2019
    • Buy 2, get a third registration free!

Conference registration fee includes conference attendance, breakfast and lunch daily, a cocktail reception on March 27 and dinner at the Pima Air & Space Museum on March 28.



  • Rate: $250 per attendee, available through March 26, 2019


Wednesday, March 27 – Friday, March 29

Wednesday 8am-12pm: Pre-Conference Workshops & Executive Forum

Wednesday 1pm+: MTM Impact Symposium


JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson, AZ, USA

Please see the Travel & Lodging section below for details.

Conference Registration Rates

EARLY BIRD: $850 USD (ends January 25, 2019) Buy two, and get a third registration free.

REGULAR: $1,250 USD (ends March 26, 2019) Buy two, and get a third registration free.

Registration Fee Includes: Full conference registration; attendance to the cocktail reception Wednesday evening; breakfast, lunch, and refreshments throughout the conference; and attendance to the social dinner Thursday evening.

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOP FEE: $250 USD (ends March 26, 2019).

Social Events

Wednesday, March 27: Welcome Reception

Thursday, March 28: Social Dinner Event

Conference Theme

Building Your Impact Story

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The MTM Impact Symposium attendees will receive a discounted nightly room rate at the JW Marriott Starr Pass of $239. Discount golf packages are also available.

To reserve your room at the discounted rate, please click here.