Are you thinking of attending ATD 2020 May 17–20, 2020 in Denver, Colorado? Me too!
Why I make time for conferences
Conferences are a must in my profession: As a self-employed learning consultant, I need to stay up-to-date with the latest research, trends, and technology in my industry to better serve my clients. I try to attend at least one large, international conference every year to refuel and get my annual serving of what I call “professional juice”. I’ve attended the eLearning Guild’s DevLearn Conference for the last three years in a row, and the juice I gained from DevLearn has been one of the largest contributing success factor in my expanding business. Making time to engage with other professionals, explore a variety of sessions, meet multiple vendors, and network with others in the field is fun and inspiring.
Why I’m going to ATD
I’ve never been to ATD, and I love trying new things! As us Instructional Designers and educators know, neuroscience tells us that novelty is a key component of sticky learning!
ATD’s International Conference & Exposition is one of the largest talent development events dedicated to supporting professionals in the field from all over the world. With three keynote speakers, more than 300 sessions and 400 exhibitors, and endless networking opportunities, there is so much I’ll take away from the conference. I also hope to connect with fellow Canadians in the industry to further my business here at home!
Why I decided to become an ATD International Delegate Leader
Back in early November when I looked at the ATD 2020 Delegations list, I was shocked to find there was NO Canadian delegation. My thought process was pretty simple:
What!? There’s no Canadian Delegation? But I know SO MANY Canadians who go to ATD!
I’m going to create a Delegation for Canada right now!
Hmmm, I wonder if there are any perks...
Wow! Delegations get the best discounted registration rate? Yes please!
And a chance to represent Canada at the largest international learning conference? Sweet!
Opportunities to network with other professionals? Can’t get enough of them!
Chance to expand my business, meet new clients, colleagues, collaborators, learn what’s new…
And more special perks? Holla!
Join the Canadian Delegation and you can get these perks too!
How to register for the ATD 2020 Canadian Delegation:
Want to register for the Canadian Delegation as a group? No problem! Email firstname.lastname@example.org and mention our discount code.
Already registered to ATD? You can still be part of the Canadian delegation! Contact ATD to opt into delegation news.
See you in Denver in May, 2020!
– Leah Chang, your ATD 2020 Canadian Delegation Leader
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Leah Chang is a learning consultant with 16+ years of experience designing online and classroom learning. In her spare time she goes on self-propelled travel adventures and tries to grow vegetables.