Why YOU Should Attend the ATD International Conference & Exposition

The ATD International Conference & Exposition is the largest event of its kind, drawing together more than 10,000 talent development professionals from all over the world for four days of learning, networking, and exploration of the latest industry suppliers. With more than 400 speakers, 300 education sessions, and 400 exhibitors, this conference is the most comprehensive event of the year.


What to Expect at ATD 2017

Our 2016 attendees reported these as the most beneficial reasons to attend:

  1. Well-known speakers in the field, such as:
    • Tacy Byham, Development Dimensions International
    • Britt Andreatta, 7th Mind Inc.
    • David Rock, NeuroLeadership Institute
    • Sebastian Bailey, Mind Gym Inc.
    • Bob Pike, CTT Newsletters, LLC
    • Ken Blanchard; The Ken Blanchard Companies
    • Joseph Grenny, VitalSmarts
    • Elaine Biech, Ebb Associates, Inc.
    • Ethan Edwards, Allen Interactions Inc.
    • Elliott Masie, The Learning CONSORTIUM
  2. Informal learning opportunities at gathering spots, like:
    • Career Center
    • Global Village
    • CPLP Lounge
    • Higher Ed room
    • Government Pavilion
    • Corporate team rooms
    • Good 'ol fashion hallway chatter
  3. New voices and experts in the field, such as:
    • Monica Cornetti
    • Daniel Radecki
    • Phil Dixon
    • Crystal Kadakia
    • Dre Baldwin
  4. Unique networking opportunities, like:
    • Lunch roundtables
    • Networking Night at the Georgia Aquarium
    • Ice cream social break
    • Meet-to-eat organized, informal dinners
  5. Global topics, including:
    • Planning and Implementing A Global Language Strategy to Accompany Global Expansion
    • Building Cultural Competence for You and Your Organization
    • A Lesson in Leadership: Building Successful Cross-Cultural Relationships
    • Taking Leadership Development Global With Your CFO as Your Champion
    • Uniting Global Teams: Communicating Virtually for Impact, Inclusion, and Engagement

The ATD 2017 keynote speakers will deliver inspiration, revelation, and motivation.

Captains Mark and Scott KellyDr. Kelly McGonigalDr. Ronan Tynan



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