Learning & Development Conferences for 2017

Click here for our list of 2019 Learning & Development Conferences.

It’s a new year—a great time to assess our learning and see where we can make new progress. At Limestone Learning we believe that keeping up with the latest training developments is the best way to do our job—helping our clients educate their employees.

Every month we publish a list of free webinars offering instruction across a wide range of topics, and we like to point out other resources such as white papers, research articles, industry tweets, and online certification courses—all great ways to access educational material and stay current. But it’s also worth looking at larger events offered throughout North America and elsewhere. They provide the opportunity to meet industry experts in person and learn firsthand about the latest research and trends. They’re also a great networking opportunity for learning professionals to build synergy with their peers.

We’re all very busy and sometimes don’t find out what conferences are being offered until it’s too late. To help you seize these opportunities before they go by, we’ve compiled a list of links to a number of popular L&D conferences being offered in 2017. We hope they inspire you!

January 11–13, 2017
ATD TechKnowledge Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada
The place to learn about the latest technology trends. Hear from thought leaders and practitioners on the cutting edge of emerging technologies. Enjoy hands-on interaction with the latest tech and develop deeper understanding and proficiency.

January 31–February 1, 2017
Training Magazine’s 40th annual Training 2017 Conference & Expo, San Diego, California
For 40 years, the Training conference has given attendees the very best in skill-building content, covering all aspects of online and instructor-led training. 

February 19–22, 2017
The Beauty of eLearning, ITC eLearning Conference, St. Petersburg, Florida
Exchange your great ideas with colleagues from across the country and around the world. One of the friendliest and most comprehensive annual distance learning conferences for eLearning practitioners, eLearning 2017 will offer pre-conference workshops, keynote speakers, exhibitors, and a multitude of concurrent sessions.

March 19–23, 2017
Adobe Learning Summit, Las Vegas, Nevada
An effective place for Adobe experts, industry luminaries, and customers to encourage and experience their research talent and best practices areas for the future growth of eLearning authoring.

March 21–22, 2017
ATD’s LearnNow: Flipped Classroom, Atlanta, Georgia
Still a new concept in talent development and adult learning, the flipped classroom methodology helps maximize facetime with learners by integrating the best of classroom learning with self-directed, learner-generated activities.

The ATD LearnNow: Flipped Classroom workshop is taught with a flipped classroom approach so that participants can experience it firsthand while learning how to create a more collaborative environment that is truly learner-centric.

March 22–24, 2017
Learning Solutions 2017 Conference & Expo, Orlando, Florida
Technology continues to disrupt the status quo of learning and development. Learning Solutions 2017 Conference & Expo explores proven examples that will inspire learning professionals to look at their work differently and be open to the possibilities and the opportunities new technologies provide.

March 23–24, 2017
ATD’s Core 4 Conference 2017 – Foundations of Talent Development, Long Beach, California
TD’s Core 4 Conference focuses on the most crucial, practical, and fundamental topics needed to effectively develop learners.

April 30–May 2, 2017
ISPI, The Performance Improvement Conference 2017, Montreal, Quebec
This year’s conference centres on performance improvement innovation and application and the future of work. It also features maverick presentations with out-of-the-box, forward-thinking approaches to performance improvement. 

May 21–24, 2017
ATD 2017 International Conference & Expo, Atlanta, Georgia
Provides knowledge, strategies, and solutions you need to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. You’ll gain insights into the latest trends, best practices, and new solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.

June 5–8, 2017
Learning DevCamp 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah
Learning DevCamp is an event dedicated to teaching, discussing, and collaborating about how to create learning solutions from content to tools to platforms, understanding that today’s design and development revolves around instructor-led, online delivery, mobile and performance support tools. 

June 20–22, 2017
Focus on Learning 2017, San Diego, California
Dedicated to trending hot topics that are changing the future of learning, this event narrows its focus to target the technologies and strategies currently disrupting traditional approaches to training and development. 

October 24–27, 2017
NASAGA 2017 Conference, Reno, Nevada
An interactive experience with breakout sessions for attendees to brainstorm, collaborate, and play games with a focus on learning and improving results. 

October 25–27, 2017
DevLearn 2017, Las Vegas, Nevada
North America’s leading event focused on learning technologies. The place to meet with industry thought leaders, share strategies with colleagues, discover best practices, and learn about the hottest topics and ideas for learning.

November, 2017 (dates not announced yet)
I4PL 2017 Conference, Toronto, Ontario
Canada’s annual conference and trade show for performance and learning.

If you know of a valuable L&D event happening in 2017, drop us a line!