2013 Training & Development Conferences

If you’ve had a chance to read some of our past blog posts, you’ll know that Stephanie and I believe that it’s as important to continually educate ourselves as it is to help our clients educate their employees. Reading articles, books, white papers, research articles, and blog posts, following industry tweets and attending webinars and online certification courses are great sources of educational material – and we continue to pursue these. But it’s also worth looking at larger events. They give us the opportunity to meet industry experts in person and learn first-hand about the latest research and topics that particularly interest us. It also gives us the opportunity to meet lots of other like-minded learning professionals.

We all have busy live and it takes time to find what’s out there and locate the conference that’s the right fit for our needs and interests.  So with this in mind, I’ve compiled a list of links to a number of popular T&D conferences that are being offered in 2013. I hope they inspire you!

January 30 – February 1, 2013

ASTD TEchKnowledge conference, San Jose, California

Focuses on the design and delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning.


February 15 – 20, 2013

Training 2013 conference & expo, Orlando, Florida

Training Magazine's conference for learning professionals.


March 13-15, 2013

Learning Solutions 2013, Orlando, Florida

Focuses on maximizing performance with learning technologies.


April 12-14, 2013

ISPI, The Performance Improvement Conference 2013, Reno, Nevada

Learn about performance improvement from industry leaders.


May 6-9, 2013

eLearning DevCon 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

Focuses on delivering practical eLearning development and management skills.


May 19 – 22, 2013

ASTD 2013 International Conference & Exposition, Dallas, Texas

Focuses on workplace learning and development.


June 18-20, 2013

mLearnCon 2013, San Jose, California

Focuses on every aspect of mobile learning including management strategies, platforms, operating systems, authoring tools and technologies, content design and development, and best practices.


October 23-25, 2013

DevLearn 2013, Las Vegas, Nevada

Focuses on what’s coming next in the world of learning, what the leaders in the field are thinking and doing, and how new technologies impact management, strategy development, and learning development.


October 23-26, 2013

NASAGA (North American Simulation and Gaming Association) 2013 Conference, Sarasota, Florida

Focuses on learning professionals who use active learning methods to increase engagement, enhance retention, and improve performance. 


November 13-15, 2013

CSTD Conference and Trade Show, Toronto, Ontario

Focuses on workplace learning and development.


December 4-6, 2013

Online Educa Berlin, Berlin, Germany

The largest global eLearning conference in the world. (Thanks for the info, Bruce)


If I’ve missed an event, just drop me a line with the details and I’ll post it.