Top 10 Learning Conferences You Need to Attend in 2017

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The learning industry is an open book when it comes to sharing information, trends, and strategies. Why? Because we believe that when organizations–big and small–improve their L&D initiatives, everyone benefits. eLearning conferences during the second half of 2017 promise to be forums for networking, thought leadership, and industry disruption, and we can’t wait. Here are our top picks for must-attend eLearning conferences over the next year.

  1. Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017: October 22-25, 2017
  2. Enterprise Learning! Conference 2017: August 29-30, 2017
  3. Learning Solutions 2018: March 27-29, 2018
  4. HCM Excellence Conference 2018: January 31-February 2, 2018
  5. Training Conference & Expo 2018: February 12-14, 2018
  6. Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference 2017: September 25-27, 2017
  7. Chief Learning Officer Forum: October 24-26, 2017
  8. ATD International Conference & Expo 2018: May 6-9, 2018
  9. Chief Learning Exchange 2017: August 13-15, 2017
  10. DevLearn 2017: October 25-27, 2017

10 Must-Attend eLearning Conferences in 2017

We have no closely-guarded secrets in the learning industry. That’s because when innovation, creativity, and technology is shared, everyone benefits. Whether it’s promoting the adoption of a new brand of microlearning or discussing the importance of neuroscience in conjunction with workplace training, you’ll find that eLearning conferences are an open book of collaboration and thought leadership.

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Whether you’re the HR department for a smaller company, you’re running L&D for a Fortune 500, or you’re a manager trying to come up with new ways to motivate your employees, these are the eLearning conferences to put on your calendar. Why not take complete advantage of the way the learning industry shares its ideas?

  1. Elliott Masie’s Learning 2017: October 22-25, 2017

Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

Elliott Masie’s 2017 learning conference is the latest in 27 years of thought leadership and idea sharing. Designed as an interactive experience, the conference offers activities to spark dialogue, showcase new technology, and think outside the how-to video. This conference is all about disrupting a stagnant space and inspiring those who live to learn.

  1. Enterprise Learning! Conference 2017: August 29-30, 2017

San Diego, CA

You can expect a heavy emphasis on networking at ELC17. That’s because the learning and development conference draws top learning professionals from around the globe, from corporate L&D to nonprofit and even government spaces. With a focus on technology and data, ELC17 offers educational sessions and events in a collaborative environment.

  1. Learning Solutions 2018: March 27-29, 2018

The Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL

Learning Solutions will center on the effect technology continues to have in the learning space, acknowledging that what may have worked in the past might be outdated today. If you’re looking for ways to jump-start a stale training program, Learning Solutions can help inspire and inform, utilizing tech and proven techniques you can take home and put to work immediately.

  1. HCM Excellence Conference 2018: January 31-February 2, 2018

PGA National Resort and Spa, Palm Beach, FL

Forget the idea of attending long, boring lectures; HCM Excellence Conference focuses on the exchange of ideas through peer-to-peer collaboration instead. Workshops and seminars are designed around idea sharing to help empower you to make real changes in your training strategy.

  1. Training Conference & Expo 2018: February 12-14, 2018

Atlanta, GA

Before a trainer can lead, he or she must first be trained to do so with the right ideas and techniques. That’s the philosophy behind Training magazine’s conference. With 40 years of experience and excellence in the learning space, the  learning and development conference focuses on both online and instructor-led training, helping to create and cultivate the leaders of tomorrow.

  1. Training Magazine’s Online Learning Conference 2017: September 25-27, 2017

Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans, LA

If the mainstream conference centers around training the trainer, the online iteration of Training’s leadership conference is built to serve digital learning and online instructors. The focus is on tech and how online methods can be used to educate and inspire everyone from CLOs to entry-level employees.

  1. Chief Learning Officer Forum: October 24-26, 2017

Boston, MA

Not another conference built from lectures and classes, the Chief Learning Officer Forum is in a Corinium discussion format. It’s a method that matches C-suite leaders in discussion groups where ideas and innovation can be freely shared and polished in informal conversations. This results in an effective learning and development conference where participants leave feeling connected, energized, and enthusiastic about what lies ahead.

  1. ATD International Conference & Expo 2018: May 6-9, 2018

San Diego, CA

One of the largest events for talent development pros in the world, ATD International provides you with the latest in strategy, solutions, and trends so you can make better decisions in your own training. You’ll learn from world-renowned experts, rub elbows with some of the best in the industry (think Apple, Amazon, and Exxon Mobil) and choose from over 300 learning sessions.

  1. Chief Learning Exchange 2017: August 13-15, 2017

Eaglewood Resort and Spa, Itasca, IL

The exchange format is an invitation-only learning conference that offers pre-scheduled meetings and conversations between pre qualified professionals. By matching decision-makers and thought leaders in forums, round tables, and panel discussions, the Exchange creates an elevated learning experience that offers the added benefit of strong networking.

  1. . DevLearn 2017: October 25-27, 2017

Las Vegas, NV

This year’s theme for DevLearn is “The Future is Here!” and for good reason: the eLearning conference will focus on the tech and forward-thinking ideas you can put into practice now for better training. Experts discuss the cutting-edge trends, while practical sessions let attendees ask questions, create conversations, and understand the role of tech for digital learning in more in-depth ways.