Attending an Executive Learning Exchange Event F.A.Q.'s

Last Updated Friday, July 16, 2010

The Executive Learning Exchange centrally coordinates logistics for our members to host a peer-networking breakfast on a specific initiative for senior Chicagoland, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Central Illinois and Central Indiana learning leaders who are committed to promoting greater visibility, influence and professional opportunities.

Our peer-networking breakfasts tend to be about two hours long and require all attendees to pre-register on  For members, there is normally no cost to attend our member's peer-networking breakfasts (see below for more details on availability) and non-members typically are charged an administration fee per person to attend an event.


How do I register for a Executive Learning Exchange event?

All registrations are taken online and we automatically add your email address to receive our e-newsletter. Please visit our events calendar on for a summary of upcoming events. When you click on an event, the next screen will display more information including a Sign-up Link which will prompt you for your company's email address which will be used to check if you can register as a member for free or if you will be charge the standard registration price.

Our Calendar

How do I check my membership status?

Many Midwest companies are enterprise members (and many of our peer-networking events are free for members). We have a couple of ways for you can check if your membership is active. You can click here & enter in your work email address. Another way, when you register online for a peer-networking session your membership status will automatically be checked for the lowest pricing.

How do I find the cost for me to attend an event and check if my company is an enterprise member?

When you register for an event online and enter your companyís email address, the registration database will automatically look up the best discounted price for you. The price will be displayed dynamically on the registration screen. You can register multiple people from your company at the same time by following the directions for entering multiple attendees.

Peer-networking breakfast at Accenture

If I cannot attend an event, how can I access an archived recording for myself or my team?

Many of the thought leaders allow us to create an audio podcast which we post in the member area with shareable handouts. To access our member area you need a valid email address (e.g,, your company email address from a current enterprise member. When you are in our member area, you can filter the list of archived presentations and then list them by Competency Area or Thought Leader.

If the event fills up, how will the waiting list be managed?

Members are always given priority if availability is limited. After an event reaches the maximum number of participants, we'll update the online calendar and create a waiting list.

Can I choose to take part as a virtual participant?

Some sessions are hosted at a member company (e.g., a peer-networking breakfast), some are virtual meetings and some will provide both onsite and remote attendance (check our online calendar for details regarding the number and type of participants for each specific event). Our virtual meetings allows you to participate remotely. The events that support virtual attendees will be noted on the calendar entry where the Location is specified.

How do I know if my company is a member of Executive Learning Exchange?

Please either log into our member area, check with the head of your organization's learning function or send an email to

Whom should I contact if I am unable to attend an event due to a conflict in my schedule?

Please send a brief email to that you will need to cancel so we can manage the waiting list more efficiently. If your company is an enterprise member, you can also substitute another learning leader from your organization who will attend instead of you by emailing

What Refund policy will be used if I need to cancel my registration?

If a registered participant cannot attend after purchasing a seat at a peer-networking event, we ask that you transfer the seat to another Learning Leader in their company by emailing updated contact information to will be no additional fees for transferring conference registrations to another learning leader.

Refunds for Sponsor fees are not available at any time.

Will a reminder be sent to me as we get closer to the event?

Yes. A couple of days before the event, we will send a confirmation email and any updated information pertaining to the case study event. If your schedule prevents you from attending an event you previously registered for, please let us know so we can manage the waiting list more efficiently.

What is the dress code for attending an event?

Business casual.

How do I request a topic to be added to the calendar that I want to host?

Enterprise members can submit requests for topics to be added to our online calendar and provide the conference room. The Executive Learning Exchange coordinates the various logistics and communications with the Chicagoland Learning Leader community. To learn more about the benefits and fees associated with becoming a Learning Executive Exchange member, view our one page membership program summary.

If my company is not an enterprise member, can I attend a case study event?

Yes, but members are always given priority if availability is limited and there will be a $100 administration fee per non-member attendee. If availability becomes an issue and your registration is cancelled by us, a full administration fee will be refunded (if you choose to cancel, the administration fee is non-refundable).

Note: Learning Leaders with non-active membership status can attend three events annually by paying the published non-member registration fee or as a guest by invitation of the peer-networking eventís host.

If I am not a current member and I attend an event, can the administration fee be applied as a credit for membership?

Yes. If you or your company becomes a Chicagoland Learning Leaders Consortium member, registrations and administration fees total up to $500 paid during the previous six months can be applied as a reduction to the annual membership fee.

How do I add my email address to receive announcements?

When you register for an event, we will add your email address to our mailing lists. If you would rather add your contact information directly so we can send you future announcements, click here to add your name & email address.

Please contact us and we can discuss your specific areas of interest or to check if your company is a current member.