Our Top 2021 Conferences for Training Professionals

The world of learning at work has evolved since 2020, every training professional knows it. Some of our favorite conferences are back in action, bringing the best solutions forward for L&D leaders. From ed-tech to learning at work to think tank-type symposiums, these are our seven must-attend events of 2021.

Here are our top 7 conferences for training professionals:

1. The ATD 2021 International Conference & Exposition (August 29- September 1)

2. CHART 100 Atlanta Hospitality Training Conference (September 18-21)

3. Training Industry Conference & Expo (September 28- September 30)

4. Chief Learning Officer Symposium (October 5- October 6)

5. DevLearn (October 20-October 21) 

6. Learning 2021 (November 7- November 10) 

7. Training 2022 Conference & Exposition (February 28- March 2) 

1. The ATD 2021 International Conference & Exposition

The Association for Talent Development has hosted conferences for over eight decades. Their goal is inspire and to educate training and development professionals. This year's speakers include Angela Duckworth of Character Lab and award-winning CNN correspondent Mel Robbins. Don't miss it. Fun fact - The very first ATD conference was in Chicago in 1945. It welcomed 56 attendees.

When: August 29 - September 1

Where: Salt Lake City, UT or virtual options

Who should attend: Talent Development Managers, Trainers, Frontline Managers, etc.

Register here     

2. CHART 100 Hospitality Training Conference

CHART is a professional association of hospitality trainers. 600 leaders and 350 restaurant, foodservice and lodging companies are a part of this tightly-knit network, sharing best practices and innovations. This is a must-attend for any training directors in the restaurant industry.

When: September 18 - 21

Where: Atlanta, GA

Who should attend: Training and HR leaders in the food and hospitality industry

Register here 

👋🏻 We'll see you there. Opus will be exhibiting at CHART 100 and we're excited to meet you!

3. Training Industry Conference & Exposition

The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) is a learning expo for the corporate learning world. TICE helps build effective leaders of corporate learning and development. From workshops to keynote speakers, this virtual event is likely to feel as warm and thoughtful as any in-person interaction you may be missing these days.

When: September 28 - September 30

Where: Virtual

Who should attend: Training Directors and Managers

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4. Chief Learning Officer Symposium

Chief Learning Officer is a "learning leader only" event, where you’ll meet with other learning leaders virtually. The symposium is an opportunity to share and explore the many ways organizations have pivoted and persevered. Expect to explore new strategies, tools and best practices with learning leader peers.

When: October 5 - October 6

Where: Virtual

Who should attend: Internal learning & development practitioners

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5. DevLearn

DevLearn is a group of learning professionals that share a passion for the crossroads of technology and learning. They are innovators looking to push the field forward. DevLearn is highly participatory. As they say, "people don’t just come to DevLearn to learn; they come to DevLearn to be a part of discussions that are shaping the future of the work we do." We wouldn't miss this one for the world.

When: October 20 - October 21

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Who should attend: CEOs, Corporate Training and Development Executives


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6. The Learning Leaders Conference 2021

The Learning Leaders Conference explores the most relevant topics and themes that learning leaders and organizations need. From answering the toughest questions about online learning, to discussing the impact of COVID-19 on learning, to uncovering the new intersections of technology and training, this event is best known for getting a variety of learning professionals under one roof.

When: November 7 - November 10

Where: Orlando, FL

Who should attend: Training and Development Directors, Talent Acquisition, CEO's, CTO's, etc.

Register here  

7. Training 2022 Conference & Expo

The Training 2022 Conference is produced by Training Magazine, which provides skill-building content, covering train-the-trainer essentials. From design and development to delivery, management and evaluation, Training Magazine is a top-notch publication for training leaders. It's no wonder they are taking it to the next level with their 2022 expo.

When: February 28 - March 2

Where: Orlando, FL

 Who should attend: Learning and development leaders

Register here