Did you ever see 13,000+ L&D professionals in one place? It is possible and happens at the ATD International Conference and Exhibition. This year, the conference took place from May 19 to 22 in Washington DC. It was my sixth ATD conference in the US, and it’s always a unique and kind of overwhelming experience.
If you have never visited this conference, try to plan for it, find a way and create an opportunity to be able to join one day. You won’t regret it. The keynote speakers are unique - this year, they were Oprah Winfrey, Seth Godin and Eric Whitacre. The other sessions were ‘concurrent’ sessions, which meant that you had to choose from the 24 options presented to you in the same time slot. Decision stress is quite common at ATD!
To give you a glimpse of what was appreciated most this year, please find some blogs, vlogs and other writeups in this episode of the Learning Notes. Inspired? Next year, the conference will be from May 17 to 20 in Denver, Colorado. Hope to see you there!