Career Development

The Career Development track highlights trends and topics influencing a community of learning professionals interested in advancing their own careers and helping others develop their skills and expertise.

Evaluating Impact

The Evaluating Impact track highlights implementing learning analysis process models and systems in order to measure talent development intervention, program effectiveness and organizational outcomes.

Global Perspectives

The Global Perspectives track highlights trends and topics influencing a community of professionals from all over the world, with an interest in developing global talent, sharing regional best practices and conducting global benchmarking.

Instructional Design

The Instructional Design track focuses on trends and topics related to the process of analyzing the learning needs and goals for designing instructional materials to meet those needs.

Leadership Development

The Leadership Development track highlights trends and topics influencing a community of leaders driving strategy, developing talent, and building a strong global workforce.

Learning Sciences

The Learning Sciences track highlights trends and topics influencing a collective of professionals interested in understanding the mechanics behind how individuals take in information, form connections and ideas, and exercise new behaviors on the job to improve performance.

Learning Technologies

The Learning Technologies track highlights trends and topics that leverage synchronous and asynchronous using technology tools and platforms to develop the future workforce.


The Management track is based on survey data and discussions with our corporate members. The results are a new framework to identify the skills that we believe contribute to a manager’s success as a developer of talent. The framework is ACCEL (Accountability, Collaboration, Communication, Engagement and Listening/Assessing). This is not specifically Leadership Development.

Managing the Learning Function

Managing a learning function has become more complex in recent years as training is moving away from a simple order-taker approach. Responsibilities for those who manage such functions involve understanding more strategically how to approach areas such as organizational development, project management, aligning development with business goals, understanding learning ideas and trends, and developing expertise in non-training solutions such performance consulting and coaching.

Talent Strategy & Management

The Talent Strategy & Management track will highlight trends and topics influencing a community that manages organizational talent and the employee lifecycle.

Training Delivery & Facilitation

The Training Delivery & Facilitation track covers the transfer of knowledge and sector of talent development via adapting, personalizing, adjusting, and ad-hoc development of training artifacts for specific audiences and venues, modalities, or platforms.