Ok, before I get going on this article, I must fess-up and admit that I didn’t know anything about the ATD conference until David King at the awesome knowledge-sharing platform provider ‘Tribal Habits‘ told me about it, so this article is basically thanks to him…thanks David! 🙂
The Learning & Development Mecca
Ok, pretty much every group has their own ‘Mecca’. In soccer, it’s the (currently underway) World Cup, for hippies, it’s Burning Man, for kids, it’s Disney Land…and, for Learning & Development people, it would seem to be the annual ATD conference in the USA.
Last week I attended the ILP’s (Institute of Learning Professionals) annual ‘Learning Success Blueprint Summit’.
All in all, it was a great event with some awesome Keynote and Breakout Session speakers covering topics from using Linkedin for learning purposes, to the latest in Learning and Development industry trends.
However, I like to keep my posts ‘bite-sized’ (and, besides, I couldn’t fit everything in even if I wanted to), so, here’s my top three take-aways from the event. Continue reading →
Whilst AHRI (The Australian HR Institute) obviously covers all areas of HR, there is typically a decent enough amount of L&D/OD relevant presentations, stands, etc to make it well worth attending, not to mention the networking opportunities…and the excellent canapés of course! Hope to see you there, Sam
The AHRI National Convention & Exhibition – 19-21 August 2014 – Melbourne, VIC
From the AHRI Website:
Why you should attend the ahri national convention and exhibition in 2014
As the custodians of the strategic design, implementation and measurement of effective workplace cultures, practices and behaviours, today’s HR professionals need access to the best information, tools and networks. The AHRI National Convention is Australia’s flagship event for HR and a not-to-be missed professional development opportunity for those responsible for the people planning decisions in their organisation.
For those of you with a fairly decent budget for attending events (very envious!), the DevLearn conference is in Las Vegas this year on the 2nd to 4th of November. As with all things American it promises to be BIG with some great keynote speakers and, no doubt, some amazing learning and networking opportunities. If anyone is fortunate enough to go along I’d be extremely grateful if they’d do a bit of a report for us (is anyone already booked?).
For anyone who’s in Brisbane (or who fancies flying in to Brisbane), the LearnX Asia Pacific Conference is on Wednesday, 14 September 2011 – Thursday, 15 September 2011 at the Brisbane Convention Centre, South Brisbane. The production’s theme is ‘Transformations and innovations in how we learn for work and life’.
I’d love to go but I’ll be in Darwin so it’d be great to hear from anyone that went (one of my workmates is going so I’ll ask her to post on what it was like).