ATD 2021: It Starts with Us.

For nearly 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 & Exposition the premier event for our field. More than 13,000 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!

Click below to get more information on the 3 ways to attend ATD21.


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Get back to the in-person conference in Salt Lake City.

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ATD21 Regional

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Come together with L&D professionals in your area and in a more intimate setting.

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ATD21 @Home

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Enjoy the ATD21 content from the comfort of your home virtually. 

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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.

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