Frequently Asked Questions
I'm registered to attend. How do I sign into the platform?
If you are a registered attendee, you can sign into the platform using this link. Select “Sign In” from the navigation menu then “Connect with ATD” and use the same email and password you use at This will validate your registration and allow you access.

On Demand content will go live on Monday, June 1, at 12:01 a.m. ET and live programming begins with an orientation session on June 1 at 8 a.m. ET. All live programming will be recorded and available On Demand immediately after the session.

Our team is here to help and ensure you have the best possible experience during ATD Virtual Conference.
  • If you are having a technical issue with the platform, please use the “Help” function in the bottom left of the site to submit your issue. This will direct your question to the IT gurus who can assist through the backend of the system.
  • For nontechnical issues and other questions, please email for assistance. We are based in the Eastern time zone, so responses may be delayed during overnight periods. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.
How does this event work?
The ATD Virtual Conference will be very similar to an ATD live conference, minus the sore feet. There will be more than 100 hours of content, falling within 11 learning tracks, as well as opportunities to network, connect with ATD Staff, and download resources that you can view off-line.

ATD will recommend personalized learning journeys that include curated sessions based on your interests and focus. Or you can create your own learning pathway by reviewing our session listings and building your schedule on your own time.

Don’t worry if you can’t watch all 100+ hours of content within five days. Access to the content will be available for 90 days.

View our Attendee Resources for an in-depth look into the details of this conference, including content and networking information.
What does the program include?
The programming will consist of a mix of 5 keynote presentations, 25+ Q&A sessions (the speaker will participate in a live, moderated Q&A within the session room), and 100+ on-demand sessions.

On Demand sessions will be available for viewing any time throughout the event, and all live sessions will be recorded and available On Demand after the session, so you can view at the times most convenient to you. Access to these recordings will be available for 90 days, so you don't have to rush through them.

You will also have the opportunity to interact with speakers during various networking opportunities throughout the week, in addition to the live Q&A sessions.

This is truly a global event, with sessions scheduled for convenience in all time zones. All On Demand sessions will be accessible 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
Will there be networking?
Yes! Through our virtual platform, you will have the ability to connect with fellow attendees in many ways.

On Friday, May 29, registered attendees will receive a link to set up your profile within the virtual platform. We recommend that you upload a photo and welcome video, and link to your social media accounts. You’ll also be asked questions about your interests and experience, which will help match you with sessions you might like to see and with attendees who have similar interests.

Choose from many chat groups, centered around specific topics, that will be ongoing throughout the conference. You can join the discussion within each session where you can talk with fellow attendees about the content. And unique to this online event is the ability to have one-on-one conversations.

We encourage you to connect with us and share your experiences using #ATDVirtualConference on all channels.

Learn more about the networking events in our Attendee Resources information.
Is there a group rate available for this event? What is the number of participants that qualifies for a group?
Yes, there are group rates for 5 or more attendees. Details can be found here.
Can I earn credits for recertification?
ATD Recertification: Participants of the ATD Virtual Conference can report the number of actual hours they spent in sessions toward initial certification or recertification professional development requirements for ATD CI certifications. Additional resources will be provided to attendees to link specific sessions to specific capability areas for reporting purposes. Individual sessions should be reported, not in aggregate.

SHRM Certification: ATD Virtual Conference has been approved for 31.5 SHRM PDC’s

HRCI Recertification: ATD Virtual Conference has been approved for 31.5 HRCI credits
What are the system requirements to attend this conference?
Internet Connection
- You will need a stable internet connection. All of the sessions will be delivered via a video player, similar to a YouTube player, so you want to be able to stream video without stuttering.

- All you need is a modern browser. Really. The system is built in HTML5 so that it works natively in Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, and Mozilla Firefox.
- We recommend having a current (or very recent) version of your browser installed. If you’re running a very outdated version, please consider updating before logging-in.

Mobile Phones/Tablets
- All you need is a modern browser. The system is built in HTML5 so that it works natively in Apple Safari and Google Chrome, and it will work on your mobile device.
I can't attend this week. What are my options?
The ATD Virtual Conference will be available through September 6, 2020. All live sessions and keynote presentations will be recorded and available On Demand within the conference platform. So even if you aren't able to join us for the live portion of the event, but still need professional development and career resources, you can purchase a registration any time during or after the event, so you can access these On Demand sessions.
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