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Top 4 Corporate Training Conferences to Attend in 2018

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It’s never a waste of time or money to invest in yourself, no matter the source. True wealth begins inwards and emits its light outward into everything else, including the people you surround yourself with.

-William James Adams

Training professionals know better than anyone else how important it is to consistently work on developing new skills and sharpening current ones. It is especially important for the work they do. If training leaders don’t have the latest industry knowledge and connections, they will be putting themselves and the people they train at a disadvantage.

Whether you’re a CLO tasked with leading L&D initiatives at your organization, an HR professional seeking industry-leading insights, or a business owner ready to leverage learning to take your team to the next level, here are four can’t-miss corporate training conferences to attend in 2018.

CLO Symposium 2018

The Host: Chief Learning Officer Magazine

The Location:  Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa | Ft. Lauderdale, FL

The Date:  March 26–28, 2018

The Details: CLO Symposium is a three-day conference delivering high-level educational sessions to corporate learning and talent management professionals. If you’re looking to accelerate your own development, consider enrolling in the CLO Accelerator pre-conference workshop for exclusive educational opportunities.

The Keynotes: Kelly Leonard, Amy Webb, Dan Heath, and Zoe Change

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ATD International Conference & Exposition 2018

The Host: Association for Talent Development (ATD)

The Location: San Diego Convention Center | San Diego, California

The Date: May 6–9, 2018

The Details: Touted as “the largest event for talent development professionals worldwide,” ATD’s annual learning conference brings together more than 10,000 professionals from around the world for four days of nonstop learning. If you’re looking for networking opportunities, this conference is sure to deliver with learning professionals from Amazon, Exxon Mobil, Apple, and more in attendance.

The Keynotes: Barack Obama, Marcus Buckingham, and Connie Podesta

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Learning Solutions Conference and Expo

The Host: Learning Solutions Magazine

The Location: The Rosen Centre | Orlando, FL

The Date: March 27–29, 2018

The Details: This annual conference is perfect for training and learning professionals seeking practical knowledge that they can take home and apply immediately. This year’s conference is centered around bringing an international perspective to its attendees. Senior L&D leaders should consider heading to Orlando a day early for the Executive Forum for a chance to collaborate with industry experts.

The Keynotes: Kai Kight, Platon, and Nancy Giordano

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DevLearn Conference & Expo

The Host: The eLearning Guild

The Location: The Mirage Hotel | Las Vegas, NV

The Date: October 24–26, 2018

The Details: This four-day event is aimed towards arming learning professionals with the tools and knowledge they need to bring the future of learning technologies back to their organizations. As North America’s largest learning technology expo, attendees will get a first look at tomorrow’s top learning technologies.

The Keynotes: DevLearn has yet to announce their 2018 keynotes and is currently accepting speaking proposals for their 2018 event. You can apply right here through March 9, 2018.

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As a communication training company, we love having the opportunity to connect with people just as learning-driven as we are. We also love helping our community members come together to do some learning of their own. If you are interested in learning about how Ariel can help you with your 2018 corporate training initiatives, reach out to our team today.


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