Rich Mesch has been working in the field of experiential and contextualized learning for 25 years. He has pioneered the idea of scenario-based simulation and simulation-centric learning, and has designed and implemented simulation solutions for dozens of Fortune 1000 companies in all industries. His projects have won multiple awards, including multiple Brandon Hall Excellence Awards, the New Media Invision Award for Simulation, the New York Festivals Silver Medal, and the HR Executive Top 10 Products.
He is a frequent conference presenter, having spoken on experiential and contextualized learning at the mLearnCon, ASTD International Conference, ASTD TechKnowledge, TechLearn, eLearning Guild Learning Solutions, SPBT, Interactive Learning Conference, and the Linkages Conference on Leadership. He has published articles on simulation in several publications, including Training Magazine, Focus Magazine, and Technology for Learning Newsletter. He is Senior Director, Strategy & Innovation for Performance Development Group in Malvern, PA.