Plan Your 2012 Conference Calendar

Once again, it’s time to see where the “big” conferences will be this year. Get out your yearly planner and your employee development plans and start scheduling!

ASTD 2012 TechKnowledge

In Las Vegas, Nevada, January 25 – 27, 2012, ASTD will welcome more than 1,200 people who focus their daily attention on the design and delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning. Attendees will come together alongside 70 exhibitors in the learning technology space to learn, network, and move people forward through the application of learning and technology.

January 25 – 27, 2012 in Las Vegas.

Training 2012 Conference and Expo

This Conference offers the best of skill-building sessions on assessment, measurement, design, development, management, and instructor-led learning. And takes you on a deeper dive with a Virtual Classroom Sync Up; a Build-A-Course Room; a Mobile Learning Experience; and Social Media Ninja Rodeo.

Training also brings back the popular Training Leadership Summit as a conference-within-a-conference.

On a personal note – I’ll be there at the TrainingPros’ booth!

February 13 – 15, 2012 in Atlanta, GA.

New Learning Technologies Conference

The New Learning Technologies conference continues SALT’s practice of bringing together senior professionals from government, industry, academia and the military to present the latest developments in the field of learning and training technologies.

February 15 – 17, 2012 in Orlando.

Learning Solutions 2012 Conference and Expo

Learning Solutions Conference & Expo is for anyone focused on identifying, deploying, and managing proven technology-based learning solutions – as well as those leveraging more traditional training modalities and all manner of blended learning solutions. So whether you are leading your organization’s training & development efforts, managing a transition to eLearning, or building world-class solutions, no other event offers you more of today’s solutions… and tomorrow’s vision.

March 21 – 23, 2012 in Orlando.

Creating a Culture of Learning 

Beyond techniques, technology and strategy, there is one factor that determines the success or failure of an organization — the culture. That culture — the organization’s practices and procedures combined with the unspoken norms and behaviors of its people — is the single-greatest accelerator of success, but also the biggest roadblock. In today’s rapid-fire business environment, when conditions can turn in an instant, a strong culture can promote agility and responsiveness and boost performance. But it doesn’t develop by accident.

April 2, 2012 in Miami Beach, FL.

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2012

Get the most educational bang for your buck! Not only does ISPI offer the best speakers in the field of performance improvement, but in comparison to other professional development opportunities, THE Performance Improvement Conference exposes you to nearly 50% more time for learning and networking with colleagues.

April 20 – 23, 2012 in Toronto.

USDLA 2012 Conference

This National Conference is the premier event for professionals in the distance learning industry.

April 29 – May 2, 2012 – location to be announced.

2012 Partnering for Performance Conference

At this conference, you will gain insights into the latest trends, emerging technologies, and best-in-class solutions in the training industry. Hand-selected presentations will showcase how leading edge learning organizations collaborated to improve performance. World class speakers will coach you on how to drive your organization’s performance through partnerships while networking opportunities enable you to create lasting and worthwhile relationships.

May 1 – 3, 2012 in Raleigh, NC.

ASTD 2012 International Conference & Exposition (ICE) 

Held each spring, this premier event for workplace learning and performance professionals welcomes attendees from more than 70 countries. The conference features 200+ educational sessions from industry leading experts and a world-class EXPO filled with the latest product and services available from top suppliers.

May 6 – 9, 2012 in Denver, CO.

eLearning DevCon

You spend money on a conference because you want to learn something that will make your e-learning program better. eLearning DevCon 2012 will offer over 60 sessions on various e-learning topics, with a heavy focus on development. You can even Bring Your Own Laptop® and participate hands-on in any of our BYOL® sessions, following the instructor step-by-step.

June 6 – 8, 2012 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

mLearnCon 2012 Conference & Expo

The premier mLearning conference and expo … mLearnCon is focused on every aspect of mobile learning including management strategies, platforms, operating systems, authoring tools and technologies, content design and development, and best practices. Since mobile learning is such a rapidly emerging sector of the eLearning market, this event draws a high-level audience of eLearning professionals seeking to gather information to support their organization’s engagement with mLearning. This event drew more than 600+ participants in 2011.

June 19 – 21, 2012 in San Jose, CA.

Fall CLO Symposium 

No information as of blog date.

September 19, 2012 – location to be announced.

DevLearn 2012 Conference & Expo

DevLearn Conference & Expo is, by far, North America’s leading eLearning event. This event is designed for seasoned eLearning professionals who are out on the leading edge of the emerging technologies our industry will put to work for learning. If you want to know what’s coming next in the world of learning, what the leaders in the field are thinking and doing, and how new technologies impact management, strategy development, and learning development, then you need to be at DevLearn. DevLearn will attract between 1,800 and 2,000 participants in 2012.

October 31 – November 2, 2012 in Las Vegas, NV.

Several conferences have not yet announced their 2012 dates. I’ve included links so that you can look them up more easily if you’re interested.

Telling Ain’t Training

LearnNow Conference

Learning Transfer Conference

One Response to “Plan Your 2012 Conference Calendar”
  1. Richard Fletcher says:

    EXCELLENT! Thanks for sharing!

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