My 2019 ATD Conference Experience

Last week I had the honor to attend the 2019 Association for Talent Development’s International Conference and Expo (also referred to as ATD ICE) in Washington D.C. In short, the conference was AMAZEBALLS! The amount of knowledge sharing and networking happening before, during, and after, was simply overwhelming! In this post, I’ll share a bit about my experience…

Here are the sessions, keynote presentations, locations, and networking I participated in throughout the conference:

  • Make Powerful Infographics, Fast!
    Presenter: Mike Parkinson, President of Billion Dollar Graphics
  • 6 Steps to Effective and Engaging E-Learning Scenarios
    Presenter: Nicole Legault, Community Manager at Articulate
  • Personalized Learning is Here. Don’t Get Left Behind
    Presenter: Nick Howe, Chief Learning Officer at Area9 Lyceum
  • Opening Keynote: Oprah Winfrey, global media leader, philanthropist, producer and actress
  • Learning in the Age of Immediacy: How the Digital Transformation Transforms Training Presenter: Brandon Carson, Delta Airlines
  • Caffeinated Training Design: An Engagement-Centered Process
    Presenter: Anne Beninghof, Consultant at Caffeinated Learning
  • Changing the Face of UI Design for E-Learning
    Presenter: Melissa Milloway, Sr. Learning Experience Designer at Amazon
  • Dancing on the Edge of a Revolution
    Presenter: Seth Godin, Author and marketing guru
  • The 7 Principles of Reinforcement
    Presenter: Anthonie Wurth, Founder of Mindmarker
  • Spectacular Virtual Classroom Activities
    Presenter: Kassy LaBorie, Principal Consultant at Kassy LaBorie Consulting, LLC
  • Intro to LLAMA: Agile Project Management for E-Learning
    Presenter: Megan Torrance, CEO of Torrance Learning
  • Adaptive Technology: Artificial Intelligence Comes to Training
    Presenters: Justin Singh and Kimberly Stephens from McGraw-Hill Education
  • The ABCs of xAPI
    Presenter: Chris Van Wingerden, VP Learning Solutions at dominKnow Learning Systems
  • Shaping the Future of the Profession: The 2019 ATD Competency Study
    Panel Facilitator: Courtney Vital, Panelists: Elaina Biech, Jonathan Halls, Willlian Rothwell
  • Creativity and Connection
    Presenter: Eric Whitacre, Composer, Conductor, Speaker
  • ATD Conference Bookstore TLDCast Networking Meet Up
  • Lots of international networking throughout the conference
  • Dinner with Columbus, Ohio ATD Chapter President, Cara North and President-Elect, Dana Vogelmeier (picture below)

Over the next few weeks I will share more specifics on what I learned from many of the conference sessions. Stay tuned!

Until then, I encourage you to check out this YouTube video of our closing general session speaker, Eric Whitacre’s work. He is a Grammy Award winning composer and his work will leave you speechless.

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