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Industry leaders, innovative programs, and the latest technology—The ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition will bring the talent development industry to life. You will have access to more industry resources than at any other event.

"For our first time at an ATD conference, we were really impressed! Great sessions, excellent keynote speakers, and wonderful staff helping run the event. Overall, a wonderful conference! We got lots out of it to take back to work and we look forward to attending next year in Atlanta."

—Previous Attendee

Preconference Learning Opportunities
Preconference learning offers you exclusive tracks that focus on your professional development. You will learn from the game changers—the individuals who are shaping the industry. You will walk away with new contacts, fresh ideas on how to apply current and future trends to your own job, and an invigorated passion for talent development. These sessions begin Wednesday, May 2 and continue through Saturday, May 5. Space is limited, so register early!

General Sessions
Our General Sessions, offered Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, bring together all attendees for an opportunity to hear from thought leaders offering insight, inspiration, current thinking, and future trends on a range of topics.

ATD Preview: People, Places, and Priorities
Whether you are a first-time attendee or seasoned veteran, there is something new for everyone! Hosted by the ATD Program Advisory Committee, this session, offered Saturday and Sunday, will guide you through the ins and outs of the conference and help you maximize your conference experience. Check the program guide for specific times and locations.

Concurrent Sessions
More than 300 education sessions—in 10 content tracks and four industry tracks—will be offered Sunday through Wednesday. The overall schedule is designed to provide maximum time for sessions, visiting the EXPO, and networking throughout the day. Speakers are encouraged to deliver education sessions that focus on immediate application of your learning back on the job.

"This was my first real conference and let me tell you: Any that I go to in the future better live up to the fabulousness of this one. Every i was dotted and t crossed. Kudos to all of you for such an amazing time. I'm so excited to get back to work and lead, lead, lead! Thank you for an awesome time in Denver!"

—Previous Attendee