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For 80 years, the Association for Talent Development (formerly ASTD) has hosted conferences to educate and inspire professionals in the talent development field. From the very first conference held in Chicago in 1945 which drew 56 attendees to today’s international event, learning and development professionals have come to expect only the best from ATD conferences.

Our commitment to providing world-class speakers, thought leadership, and unprecedented networking and collaboration opportunities make the ATD International Conference & EXPO the premier event for our field. More than 9,500 professionals from 80+ countries rely on ATD’s annual conference to learn about trends and best practices, discover new tools and solutions at the largest EXPO for training and development practitioners, and share ideas with peers who are committed to helping create a world that works better.

No other L&D conference offers the depth and breadth of programming, EXPO suppliers, and networking that ATD’s international conference offers. Discover it for yourself!

Earn ATD, SHRM and HRCI Credit Hours

ATD23 San Diego has been approved for recertification credit hours through the Association for Talent Development (ATD), Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and HR Certification Institute (HRCI).  

ATD offers certification credits for Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) and Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD). View the full list of sessions that apply by downloading the document here.

SHRM to offer SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP professional development credits (PDCs). This program has been approved for 17 PDCs for in-person attendance and 30 PDCs for on-demand attendance. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

The Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) has been approved for 18.5 credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, PHRi™, GPHR™, and SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®). For more information about recertification, please visit