ATD 2021: It Starts with Us.

The ATD 2021 International Conference & Exposition will be unlike any other ATD conference. Literally.

For decades we’ve gathered thousands from around the world to collaborate, network, and learn together. We know that learning unleashes innovation and creativity, and we believe talent development professionals have a critical role to play in shaping the future – the future of work and the future workforce.

In 2021 we must do things differently when it comes to our premier event. Here’s what to expect:

  • ATD21 HQ
  • The ATD International Conference & EXPO will still be taking place in Los Angeles. Nicknamed ATD21 HQ, this will be the exciting in-person conference that you've been missing for the past year! In order to deliver an enjoyable experience to all of our attendees, we will be capping attendance and following all recommended safety protocols. We know it's been a long wait, and we can't wait to welcome you back in 2021!

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  • ATD21 REGIONAL
  • ATD is a truly a global community, and we recognize that in 2021, not everyone will be able to come to the event in person for so many reasons. For this reason, we are organizing ATD21 Regional Events with our chapters and partners around the world. This way, you can stay closer to home while still enjoying the in person conference experience that ATD always delivers. More details on regional event options will be available in the Spring.

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  • ATD21 @HOME
  • Our L&D community specializes in producing remarkable learning experiences – virtually. So if you don’t feel comfortable attending an event in person yet, or if you are looking for an option that better fits into your schedule and budget – you will be able access ATD21 @HOME from your computer, wherever you are in the world. You won’t miss out on any of the great content or networking that this event has to offer!

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We recognize the talent development field expects excellence when it comes to ATD’s international conference experience, so we are taking our conference theme, It Starts with Us, to heart. We are committed to utilizing best practices, innovative ideas, and technologies from across industries to deliver an exceptional experience. You can expect dynamic conversations, unparalleled learning, and fun delivered in a responsible manner.

We will make changes and enhancements to the event experience to accommodate current recommendations for health precautions and physical distancing from the leading international and national agencies while following any state and local guidelines. We know these guidelines and recommendations may change as guidance evolves in the coming months.

—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."