AFOLCON keynote speaker announced

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AFOLCON is pleased to announce that this year's Keynote speaker will be Tormod Askildsen, Senior director of LEGO Community and Events.

Tormod has been with the LEGO Group since 1983. Starting off as a Marketing Trainee he worked in 7 different departments during the first two years. This helped him establish a good network to colleagues across the business. In 1986, he moved to LEGO Education and spent almost 10 years in various marketing positions. He started a “home learning” project in 1996 which led to the launch of LEGO Mindstorms. He then established a new department called “Community and Learning” in 1999 and has been working with LEGO user communities ever since.

The AFOLCON team is delighted to welcome Tormod to AFOLCON. For those of you who have been in the LEGO community for any time, you will know that Tormod has been central to the involvement of the fan community with The LEGO Group which has been no small feat!

AFOLCON runs on the 3rd and 4th May 2012 and is open to anyone over the age of 16 (16-18yr olds must be accompanied). Tickets cost £60 and include all session, an out-of-hours visit to the LEGOLand Discovery Centre and a goodie bag which includes 1Kg of LEGO. For more details, go to


If you're quick, the exclusive Brickset discount code BRICKSET20 can still be applied at checkout for a 20% discount. I *will* be there this year, my train and hotel are already booked, so I hope to see you there!

2 comments on this article

By in Zimbabwe,

OK!!!! Airtickets -Booked :) Afolcon-Booked :) will book Hotel soon :) Looking forward to meeting old friends and Huw and all from Brickset :)

By in United Kingdom,

^ Nice one!

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