Yesterday we took a look back at the amazing first day of LITE 2015, Administrate's first user conference, held in the beautiful Assembly Roxy. Today we're focussing on the second day of the conference, as we lined up our second set of amazing speakers, before finishing the whole event off with a party in the Administrate offices.

Administrate Learning Workshops

LITE 2015

As well as our superb line-up of speakers, both days of LITE 2015 also featured a series of Administrate Learning Workshops. These were designed to give current and future Administrate customers a further insight into our product, as well as get some time to meet the Administrate team and ask them any questions they might have.

These sessions were a huge success, and definitely something that we'll look to do more of at LITE in the future.


LITE 2015

We were also joined by some amazing companies running booths in the main hall of LITE 2015. As well as Administrate offering demos and giving attendees the chance to ask questions, we also had Stipso and allthings booths for attendees to pursue between speeches.

Keynote Speech - The Road Ahead by John Peebles

LITE 2015

Opening our second day was Administrate CEO John Peebles with our second keynote speech, The Road Ahead. In his presentation John looked ahead to what was to come for both Administrate and the training industry as a whole.

Panel Session - Growth: The Challenges and Successes by Richard Cassidy

LITE 2015

In a change to our printed schedule, Administrate's Sales Director Richard Cassidy lead a panel of industry experts on the topic of growth. Richard was joined by Mike Christie of PwC Academy, Erin Moore of NSF, Tara Brodie of Longview Solutions, Amanda Selvaratnam of University of York, and Kevin Streater of ForgeRock.

Our Product Roadmap and Q&A With Our Product Team by Administrate

LITE 2015

In another last minute change, our Administrate Learning Workshop was moved downstairs into the main hall so no one in the audience had to miss out. The Administrate team, lead by John Peebles, discussed our roadmap for the future, as well as giving the audience the chance to ask our product team lots of questions.

Startup to Global Training Provider in Three Easy Steps! by Kevin Streater

LITE 2015


Our first speech of the afternoon saw Kevin Streater, Director, Global Sales Training at ForgeRock talk about how to progress your business to a global scale. Kevin explained how ForgeRock has grown massively in recent years, as well as closing the session with a demo of how they use Administrate to organise their business.

Empower Your Organisation to Author More Effective eLearning, Faster by Steve Penfold

LITE 2015


Our second last presentation of the day was Steve Penfold, Customer Success Director at Elucidat, talking about how to create effective eLearning content. Steve also got the audience involved by showcasing an example of eLearning and asking them to judge whether it was engaging or not.

The SEO Evolution by Mike McGrail

LITE 2015

Our final speech of the day was from Edinburgh based Mike McGrail, Digital Marketing Director at Velocity Digital. Mike guided us through the evolution of SEO and how you can use it more effectively within your business.

Tweet of the Day Winner

LITE 2015

During both days of LITE 2015 we ran a best tweet competition, where attendees tweeting us @LITEConf using the hashtag #LITE2015 could win a bottle of whisky, or Irn Bru, for the best or funniest tweet. Our second winner was Daisy Parker, who definitely appreciated our lights and music!

Edinburgh Guided Tour

The first social event to close LITE 2015 was a guided tour of Edinburgh's Old Town, starting off from the Assembly Roxy and finishing off at the Administrate office just in time of our after party. The tour took attendees to the Old College, Edinburgh's most famous dog Greyfriars Bobby, Greyfriars Kirkyard, and the site of the last public hanging in Edinburgh, before heading over to CodeBase to party the night away.

Administrate Party

To close out LITE 2015 in style, we held a party in our Administrate offices to give our attendees and the Administrate team a further chance to mingle over some nibbles and drinks.

LITE 2016!

LITE 2015

With LITE 2015 just over, we're already getting into planning mode for LITE 2016! Come and join us for another two exciting days of learning, innovation, technology, and evolution on September 22-23 2016 at the Assembly Roxy! Stay tuned for more details coming soon.