About ATD International Conference & EXPO

What Is the ATD International Conference & EXPO?

May 19-22, 2019

Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Place NW
Washington, DC 20001

The ATD International Conference & Exposition is the largest, most comprehensive event for talent development professionals worldwide. It will provide you with the knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively train and develop talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.

ATD 2019 covers all industry subjects and provides in-depth guidance for what you need to know now to be successful. Come away with an outlook on what the future of talent development holds, and be prepared to address new challenges. When you reach your fullest potential, you can effectively develop the talent around you, giving your organization the ultimate competitive advantage—a workforce that is prepared to face the demands of today’s ever-changing business environment.

Top Reasons to Attend:

  • The most comprehensive conference for learning and development professionals providing the most choices for your professional development.
  • More world-renowned experts than at any other learning conference eager to share their knowledge and experience.
  • Convenient access to the latest books and their authors at the ATD 2019 Bookstore.
  • Over 300 top-rated educational sessions covering every aspect of the learning industry.
  • The largest variety of solutions providers at the EXPO featuring more than 400 exhibitors.
  • Unparalleled networking with other learning professionals from leading companies around the world including Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Apple, LEGO, Lockheed Martin and more.
—Previous Attendee
"I came to hear about new and innovative ideas in the talent development field, and I came away with a lot of information to share with my colleagues. I feel like the app was a huge value add. This was my first time attending, and the event definitely met my expectations."
—Previous Attendee
"I loved the event, and it was very well managed and efficient. You truly thought of every conceivable accommodation."
—Previous Attendee
"It was a wonderful venue and amazing to have so many people from all over the world . . . and the keynote speakers were amazing!"
"This was my seventh year attending, and once again ATD hit the ball out of the park! The location was awesome, and the conference has a way of connecting the attendees with the host city in a way that other events I attend do not."
"As a first time attendee, I really enjoyed the experience and appreciated all the learning opportunities. Everyone that I dealt with was really nice and it was such a treat to experience that. I loved being around so many other trainers though. Watching how they facilitated and learning their tips and tricks as they trained was as informative and valuable as the sessions themselves.
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"This was my first time attending an ATD Conference and it was a life changing experience. The general session speakers were all fantastic. The conference was well organized and thought out. The backpacks were a great idea as people were walking all day so they came in very handy. My team and I connected with people from so many different industries. The international guests were some of the most fascinating individuals I met at the conference."


Who is ATD?

For over 75 years, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. We understand that getting employees up to speed, trained, and ready to tackle today’s increasingly demanding business landscape is no small task. And how the watchful eye of the CEO, who is now, more than ever, focused on talent development and how the organization can be more innovative and shift with the changing environment. When the pressure is on, ATD is there for you.

How We Can Help You
We support the talent development profession by providing trusted content in the form of research, books, webcasts, events, and education programs. We host a variety of conferences several times a year, including the premier international gathering for talent development practitioners.

  • We are here to help how you keep up with latest innovations.
  • Our resources can help you develop a strategy that prepares employees now and in the future.
  • We can provide you with the tools to help you reach your goals and the goals of your organization quickly and effectively.

Meet Our Leaders
ATD’s Board of Directors comprises thought leaders in the field who represent diverse industries. ATD's President and CEO, Tony Bingham, works with the board, a staff of more than 100, and a global network of volunteers, all committed to helping create a world that works better. The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) are volunteer advisors to U.S. chapter leaders and ATD’s chapter services team.

Join ATD!
Not a member? Discover all the benefits that membership in ATD can bring you and your organization. And if you join today, you will save up to $200 on full conference registration.

When you join ATD, you’re joining a community of over 30,000 learning and talent development professionals from around the world. You’ll network with colleagues from organizations such as Exxon Mobil, Amazon, and more. You’ll have access to the latest tools and technologies available so you can bring your organization the best in talent development. And you’ll reach your full potential through innovative personal career development strategies.