2018 is upon us, and with the learning and eLearning conferences you will attend to further your education, evaluate products, and find out what will change in the coming year. This is a great opportunity to engage with speakers covering the topics in learning that matter, whether it’s strategy and implementing a new learning strategy or a specific topic like microlearning, social learning, or finding the balance between informal and formal learning. Below are the events that are a must attend for CLOs, instructional designers, learning managers, and anyone looking to drive the future of learning within their organization.
We update this list as new conference dates and details are released, so check back for updates! Know of an event that should be included? Contact us today!
Here is our list of learning, eLearning, and training conferences to attend in 2018:
January 24-26, 2018
San Jose, CA
Learning technology is rapidly changing, and learners are increasingly demanding the use of advanced technologies in the learning environment. At ATD TechKnowledge, you’ll explore latest technology trends in talent development.
Training Magazine’s 41st Annual Training 2018 Conference & Expo
February 12 – 14, 2018
The official definition of “game changer” is an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. Training certainly is a game changer. And I think the term also applies to Training magazine’s Training 2018 Conference & Expo. But I also believe that definition can—and should—be stretched to include people. You and your fellow Learning and Development colleagues can be game changers.
CLO Symposium 2018
March 26 – 28th, 2018
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Few would argue that corporate learning is radically different now than even a decade ago. The unstoppable advance of technology and globalization continue to transform it from a stand-alone, discrete conduit for imparting knowledge into an integral force for innovation. These changes alter the content, context and mechanisms of learning but also the experience of learning itself — how people learn, when they learn, what they expect and want and why.
Smart CLOs realize the need to reimagine learning if they hope to deliver the results required with simplicity, elegance and accuracy. At the Spring 2018 CLO Symposium, we’ll examine the forces driving corporate educators to adapt the learning experience and explore the most effective ways to remain relevant in this rapidly changing environment.
Curation & Learning LAB
January 30 – February 1, 2018
The Maise Center
95 Washington Street
Saratoga Springs, New York 12866
Elliott Masie will host a small group of learning colleagues in a 2 ½ day intensive exploration and lab experience at the 10,000 square foot MASIE Learning LAB in Saratoga Springs.
ATD 2018 International Conference & Exposition
May 6 – 9, 2018
San Diego Convention Center
San Diego, California
ATD 2018 brings the talent development industry to life by gathering together the game changers, the individuals who are shaping the industry; the legends, those who defined best practices; and the practitioners, you—the lifeblood of this profession! Learn and grow with us, because when you reach your fullest potential, you can effectively develop the talent around you, giving your organization the ultimate competitive advantage. This year’s keynote will be President Barack Obama.
9th Annual eACH Conference
Full details coming soon.
FocusOn Learning 2018 Conference & Expo
Full details coming soon.
Learning Solutions 2018 Conference & Expo
March 27 – 29, 2018
Rosen Centre9840 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
Learning Solutions 2018 Conference & Expo is where the learning tribe gathers to discover how technology enables real, practical answers to the challenges we face today. Learn from peer experiences and contribute to the conversation by sharing what works for you.
Learning Solutions 2018 will be held March 27 – 29 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL.
2018 Realities360 Conference
June 26 – 28, 2018
The Fairmont San Jose
170 South Market Street
San Jose, California 95113
Realities360 Conference is The eLearning Guild’s newest event dedicated to exploring the opportunities presented by virtual reality, augmented reality, and other alternate reality technologies. Learning and performance professionals will have hands-on opportunities to encounter these technologies and engage in discussions that put those experiences into the context of learning and performance.
HR Technology Conference & Exposition
September 11 – 14, 2018
3355 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
Helping forward-looking professionals rethink HR and leverage technology to exceed employee expectations and succeed in business is what the HR Tech Conference is all about. And that hasn’t changed in our 20 years. Sessions focus on the business process and organizational success enabled by technology and cover all the latest trends — AI, chatbots, SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification and more — as well as the more traditional technologies and processes that still compete for your attention. Whatever is changing the way work and HR gets done is what is featured. Sessions are all vetted and then created and delivered by senior executives from leading organizations — no speaking slots are sold — resulting in a high-caliber learning experience with real-world lessons and practical takeaways. What’s more, all the foremost industry experts, thought leaders from the major and emerging HR consultancies, every important software vendor, senior HR executives, HR Generalists, HR Systems leaders and more attend yearly — and everyone is eager to “talk shop”!
ATD Core 4 Conference 2018
March 22 – 23, 2018
Talent development professionals want to create better learning experiences, but they don’t want to wade through a sea of information or waste time on topics that don’t directly affect them today. ATD’s Core 4 Conference focuses on the most crucial, practical, and fundamental topics needed to effectively develop learners. This two-day event features sessions from our best and most popular speakers on the most essential topics for all learning and development professionals: Instructional Design, Training Delivery, Measurement & Evaluation, and Learning Technologies. Design better training programs that truly change behavior and improve performance, develop and deliver events that engage learners, evaluate the impact of your solutions, create engaging and effective e-learning experiences.
October 24 – 26, 2018
The Mirage Hotel & Casino
3400 Las Vegas Boulevard South
Las Vegas, Nevada 89109
DevLearn Conference & Expo is, by far, North America’s leading event focused on learning technologies. If you are responsible for or engaged in the use of learning technologies in your organization, then you need to be at DevLearn 2017, where you’ll meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and most innovative new ideas for our industry. Embark on a journey with peers and industry leaders from around the world, and explore the tools and techniques that are shaping the future of learning.
November 4 – 7, 2018
Full details coming soon.
Enterprise Learning! Summits
Mark your calendar for these 1-day conferences across the USA focused on dedicated topics. From improving employee engagement, building leadership skills and bench strength, or increasing collaboration, this senior executive forum format provides the perfect environment for optimal networking, collaboration and dialogue. In partnership with Best of Elearning! Awards, attendees will experience the bestin-class learning technologies up close.
2018 Events TBA
We are awaiting dates to be announced for the below dates. As soon as we have the information we will let you know. In the meantime, click on any conference below to view 2017.
- Enterprise Learning! Conference 2018
- Learning & Leadership Development 2017 Conference
- ASAE Technology Conference & Expo
If you or your organization know an event that should be added, contact us today and let us know.