Your Guide to Thrive at ATD 2019
If you work in the realm of employee training and development, then your “big event” of 2019 is just around the corner. The ATD International Conference & Expo, the largest global event dedicated to the training and development industry, will take place May 19th through the 22nd in Washington, D.C. Aside from the ability to meet and learn from revered thought leaders, attending this conference will position you to drive your organization’s most valuable resource (your talent) toward success. As advanced digital tools continue to permeate the modern workplace, the need to evolve and refine your approach to employee training is monumental. Traditional approaches to training are quickly becoming obsolete. To succeed in the current business landscape, employees need access to agile digital solutions and new skills development opportunities.
Table of Contents hide
ATD International Conference & Expo: What’s it all about?ATD’s annual conference is the biggest and most comprehensive event for talent development professionals around the world. Attendees will walk away with new knowledge, strategies, and solutions to help them effectively train and develop talent. If you’re interested in insights about the latest trends, best practices, and novel solutions for creating, delivering, executing, and monitoring learning programs, then you don’t want to miss it.
Give me the logistics!Before we dive into how to make the most of your attendance at the event, let’s quickly cover some logistics.
Who’s your host?ATD — the Association for Talent Development — is a professional membership organization that provides support to training and skills development leaders in organizations all around the world.
Where is the event?The ATD International Conference & Expo will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. There, you’ll have the chance to attend 300+ educational sessions covering the full range of topics in the training and development industry. You’ll also have the ability to learn about the latest tools and solutions from 400 exhibitors.
Agenda highlightsWith more than 300 learning sessions, the potential to come away with career-boosting knowledge is virtually uncapped. The main topics on the agenda include:
- Career development
- Instructional design
- Leadership development
- Learning measurement and analytics
- Science of learning
- And more
You don’t want to miss these keynote speakersAn esteemed panel of leaders makes up this year’s roster of keynote speakers. Be sure to attend talks from:
- Oprah Winfrey: Media leader, philanthropist, producer, and actress
- Seth Godin: Entrepreneur, bestselling author, and speaker
- Eric Whitacre: Grammy-winning composer, conductor, and creator of the virtual choir, Deep Field