This list of L&D conferences includes events taking place all year throughout the country. Attending one or several of these events will allow you to meet industry experts in person and get up to date on the latest research and trends. Just as importantly, you will meet and share information with like-minded learning industry peers.
Training Industry Conference & Expo
Training Industry, Inc. is known by professionals in the learning and development industry as an important resource for updating themselves about best practices, new research and general information about the industry. Training Industry has been hosting TICE since the early 2000’s as an opportunity for L&D professionals to spend three days connecting with other industry professionals and thought leaders whose ideas are molding training programs worldwide. The event also features key note speakers and workshops. Learn more
Where: April 11-13
When: Raleigh, North Carolina
Chief Learning Officer is an online publication that promotes the benefits of workforce development and professional training. Their biannual CLO Symposium brings together the corporate learning community to network and attend workshops, talks, and hands-on lessons from learning experts in nearly every industry. Join them to collaborate with and learn from the best!
Where: April 24-26
When: Bonita Springs, Florida
ATD International Conference & Exposition
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization founded to support the professionals working to develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. ATD runs several conferences every year, but its International Conference & Exposition is the biggest, featuring over 400 speakers leading more than 300 sessions over the course of four days. Take this opportunity to meet up with over 10,000 other talent development professionals! Learn more and view their infographic.
Where: Atlanta, Georgia
When: May 21-24
Learning DevCamp is a collaborative event for learning developers in corporate and public education to get together and learn how to create effective online learning programs and content. This one-of-a-kind conference will allow participants to learn to apply both the theories of instructional design and the development tools and techniques. Don’t forget to bring your laptop for the hands-on ”Build It” classes!
Where: Salt Lake City, Utah
When: June 5-8
The eLearning Guild is a community for elearning professionals. Their FocusOn Learning conference is an incredible opportunity for this community to come together and explore the best and newest trends in the eLearning world. Because this industry is so dynamic, the professionals working within it need to constantly adapt to the newest trends and breakthroughs. Get up to date on these by listening to keynote speakers, attending featured sessions and learning activities, and networking with your peers.
Where: San Diego, California
When: June 20-22
Realitites360 is in extremely unique conference that allows L&D professionals to get hands-on experience with today’s leading edge AR, VR, and other alternate-reality technologies and learn how they be used for education. Conference attendees will be able to immerse themselves into these technologies and have conversations with leaders in the field. The conference is about more than simply exploring the future, it brings people together to take part in its creation.
Where: San Jose, California
When: July 26-28
Learning and Leadership Development Conference
The Human Capital Institute (HCI) is an association for HR professionals who believe that human capital is the only sustainable competitive advantage in the modern economy. Their Learning and Leadership Development Conference will give attending HR professionals ideas and guidance on how they can develop the high potential employees in their organizations into leaders who are prepared for the challenges of the current business environment.
Where: Chicago, Illinois
When: September 18-20
Learning 2017 is an event for learning professionals hosted by Elliott Masie and produced with the collaboration of 200 global corporations. This event will bring several thousand learning professionals and exciting keynote speakers together to discuss changes and advances in workplace education and development. In the past, this event has been featured individuals such as Bill Clinton, Anderson Cooper, and Captain Scott Kelley as keynote speakers. We interviewed Alycia Angle about her experience as a member of the 30 under 30 program at Learning 2016.
Where: Orlando, Florida
When: October 22-25
The North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA) conference is the place to be for anyone within the learning community who uses active learning methods to increase engagement, improve performance, and enhance knowledge retention. This conference is structured as an interactive experience that allows attendees to work together to collaborate and play games that are made to enhance learning. Come to this conference to share your expertise and be inspired by others!
Where: Reno, Nevada
When: October 24-27
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