Plan Your 2013 Conference Schedule

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 2013 TeckKnowledge

In San Jose, California, January 30 – February 1, 2013, ASTD 2013 TechKnowledge® Conference & Exposition will welcome you along with more than 1,200 others who focus their daily attention on the design and delivery, management and strategy of technology and learning.

January 30 – February 1, 2013 – San Jose

Training 2013 Conference & Expo

The Training Conference & Expo is produced by Training magazine and Lakewood Media Group, LLC. For 35 years, the conference has given attendees the very best in skill-building content. Foundational tracks include assessment; development; ROI; measurement; evaluation; management; design; and instructor-led training.

February 17 – 20, 2013 – Orlando

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.

March 6 – 8, 2013 – Orlando

Learning Solutions 2013

Each spring, the entire eLearning community comes together to learn, share, and connect around one common goal: to create more engaging and effective learning experiences. This is your opportunity to meet industry leaders and peers from around the world, and share in a week of networking, education, and inspiration. If you are involved in the management, design, or development of eLearning, performance support, or organizational training and development, come discover how you can maximize performance with learning technologies.

March 13 – 15, 2013 – Orlando

Spring 2013 CLO Symposium

Join us at the Spring 2013 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium as we explore this new work environment and its impact on learning and workforce development.

March 17 – 20, 2013 – Texas

THE Performance Improvement Conference

THE Performance Improvement Conference 2013 provides attendees with premier education opportunities, including:

  • Educational sessions in multiple formats, across multiple tracks
  • Keynote presentations by celebrated professionals with a passion for workplace excellence
  • Networking opportunities with other performance-minded professionals across the spectrum of performance improvement disciplines

April 14 – 17, 2013 – Reno

Partnering for Performance Conference

Hosted by Training Industry, Inc., the 6th Annual Partnering for Performance Conference is an intimate event intended to help learning leaders obtain the information, insight and tools needed to leverage partnerships for driving performance improvement.

April 30 – May 2, 2013 – Raleigh

eLearning DevCon

There are many good eLearning conferences each year, however, eLearning DevCon is different. Our focus is to deliver practical development and management skills in the hands of those who create the content every day at a low cost.

May 6 – 9, 2013 – Las Vegas

ASTD International Conference and Exposition

In Dallas, Texas, USA, May 19-22, 2013, ASTD will welcome more than 8,000 people who focus their daily attention on the design and delivery, management and strategy of learning and development to the 2013 International Conference & Exposition.

May 19 – 22, 2013 – Dallas

mLearn Con

mLearnCon is focused on helping you and your organization make sense of this wide array of issues. Whether you are working in a corporate, academic, or government setting – whether you’re focused on setting the strategy or leading the development effort – whether you’re new to mLearning or have been at it for some time – you’ll find the information, technologies, and resources you need to succeed at mLearnCon.

June 19 – 21, 2013 – San Jose

Fall 2013 CLO Symposium 

Looking for growth and improved results? Look no further than your L&D department. Done right, learning and development is the catalyst for growth, that one indispensable but often overlooked element that can multiply and magnify your individual and organizational performance. The challenge to chief learning officers is to take a learning vision and put it into action. Join us at the Fall 2013 Chief Learning Officer Magazine Symposium as we explore how learning can be used to magnify your organization’s performance.

September 30 – October 2, 2013 – Ranchos Las Palmas, CA

DevLearn 2013

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.

October 23 – 25, 2013 – Las Vegas

Other Events:

Performance Support Symposium – date and location not yet announced.

I hope to see you at some of these conferences!

Leigh Anne Lankford is an instructional designer with more than 21 years’ experience in the field of HRD. She is a Relationship Manager for TrainingPros in Atlanta, working closely with training and development departments of large organizations to identify, attract, and on-board contract employees for very specific and specialized training and development needs. You can reach Leigh Anne at 

2 Responses to “Plan Your 2013 Conference Schedule”
  1. Thanks for compiling this list. I was just having a conversation about professional development opporutnities on Thursday with my supervisor. This makes my research a bit easier!!

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