Attendee Resources

We’re so excited to have you join us for the ATD Virtual Conference: Building Capabilities and Connections. This page is your information hub to ensure you have everything you need to make it a successful week! Click one of the icons below to jump to a section.

System Requirements & Resources


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.

Laptops/Desktops
- 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 If you’re running a very outdated version, please consider updating before logging-in.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.


Planning & Preparing for Your Virtual Conference Experience


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. However, just like a live experience, you will maximize your experience by planning out your schedule and identifying your main goals and top priorities.

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Map Sessions to the ATD Capability Model

Looking to close knowledge or skill gaps in a specific capability? See what capabilities are aligned to Virtual Conference sessions to chart your participation plan or to start checking off those eligibility and recertification hours.

Map Sessions to the ATD Capability Model

Looking to close knowledge or skill gaps in a specific capability? See what capabilities are aligned to Virtual Conference sessions to chart your participation plan or to start checking off those eligibility and recertification hours.
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Attendee Journey Guide

Get the most out of your virtual conference experience! This fillable PDF will help you prepare before the conference, stay focused during the conference, and be successful after the conference.

Attendee Journey Guide

Get the most out of your virtual conference experience! This fillable PDF will help you prepare before the conference, stay focused during the conference, and be successful after the conference.

Session Listing

Take the time now to choose which of the 100+ on demand sessions you want to watch throughout the week.

Session Listing

Take the time now to choose which of the 100+ on demand sessions you want to watch throughout the week.

Schedule at a Glance

Review the schedule to take part in live Q&A sessions, keynote presentations, networking rooms and all of the fun elements of the event.

Schedule at a Glance

Review the schedule to take part in live Q&A sessions, keynote presentations, networking rooms and all of the fun elements of the event.
Frequently Asked Questions
Help Me Understand the Different Types of Sessions
Keynote Sessions: Our keynote speakers are some of the biggest names in the field. These sessions will be presented live at 9 a.m. ET daily (Monday, 6/1 – Thursday, 6/4) and at 12 p.m. ET on Friday, 6/5.
Scheduled Sessions: Sessions with a specific time indicated on the agenda will run LIVE at that time. The speakers will be available on video and will answer audience questions.
  • Global Insights: these panel discussions will address timely and relevant topics with a global or regional focus.
  • Conversations With (Live Q&A): these live sessions provide an opportunity to interact directly with these speakers and get your questions answers. All of the selected speakers have a session available in the On Demand section, and we highly recommend watching their session before participating in the live session.
  • Solution Sessions: these live sessions provide a great opportunity to explore solutions and delve deep with some of our sponsors; after the session, visit the Sponsors & ATD Resources section to learn more and schedule time to answer your questions.

On Demand Sessions: Over 100 sessions are available on-demand. These pre-recorded sessions are available to you throughout the conference to watch at your convenience. All live sessions will be recorded and available on demand after the session, too.
Will slides or handouts be available?
Yes, any speaker resources that were provided will be posted in the system. You will see links for the resources directly below the video player in each session.
Can I earn CE Credits for certification?
Yes, the ATD Virtual Conference is eligible for CE Credits for ATD, SHRM, and HRCI certification (see below for each program’s details). Participants should track their total education hours to claim the appropriate number of credits. The week of June 8, ATD will send documentation on how to claim credits to everyone who logged-in and viewed session content.
- 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

How long can I view sessions?
The system will remain live through September 6, 2020. You can log-in at any time 24/7 from launch through that date to access and view On Demand and recorded sessions.

Networking Opportunities


Through our virtual platform, you will have the ability to connect with fellow attendees in many ways. On Friday, 5/29, you will receive a link to the system and you can set up your profile within the virtual platform. We recommend that you upload a photo and add as much detail as possible to your profile. You’ll also be asked to identify your interest areas, which will help match you with sessions you might like to see and with attendees who have similar interests.

Once the event launches, we have a number of different networking opportunities available for you:

  • 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 create and participate in Roundtable conversations (think a coffee shop chat) and host one-on-one conversations.

Free Swag?


We know. We know. One of our favorite things is all the great goodies we pick-up at a conference to bring home. Well, virtual goodies just aren’t the same. However, we have incorporated gamification elements in the system, and we will be giving away some fantastic prizes!

How does it work?


Each action you take in the system provides you with points and badges. You earn points for watching sessions, visiting sponsor pages, participating in networking sessions, downloading session resources and more. For details on how to earn points, check out this list. The top three highest point earners as of 11:59 pm ET on Friday, June 5, 2020 will win the grand prizes.

We also have a few smaller contests that you’ll see pop-up during the week on social media. Follow #ATDVirtualConference, post accordingly, and you could win big!

What are the grand prizes?




1st Place - iPad Pro Prize Set
(valued at over $1,800)
12.9 inch, 512 GB iPadPro w/ Magic Keyboard Trackpad case
2 year AppleCare subscription

2nd Place - Brew Your Own Prize Set
(valued at over $1,000)
Breville Barista Pro Automatic Espresso Machine
6 Bag Subscription to Trade Coffee

3rd Place - Yeti Prize Pack
(valued at over $700)
Yeti Tundra Haul
Yeti Hopper M30

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