December 14, 2015

10 Must-Attend eLearning Conferences in the US in 2016

Missed any professional events in 2015? Want to keep up with all the T&D technologies? Use our list of the best eLearning conferences in 2016 and stay up-to-date in making employees productive profit-drivers.

The new year is a perfect opportunity to learn new ways of developing employees and increasing your company’s well-being. Read our review on best upcoming conferences or download the calendar as one file.

1. ATD’s TechKnowledge 2016


  • Date: January, 13–16
  • Number of Attendees: 1500
  • Reason to Attend: Next January ATD’s TechKnowledge will welcome 1,500 T&D professionals in Las Vegas. The conference is intended to explore the latest trends in learning technology. Here you can meet industry thought leaders and practitioners and explore their best T&D practices.
  • Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, NV, United States
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2. HCM Excellence Conference 2016


  • Date: January, 27–29
  • Number of Attendees: 300
  • Reason to Attend: Leading HR and training solution providers with cutting-edge technologies, products and services attend this conference and present their achievements. Professionals who show significant T&D results can apply for Excellence Awards. Whether a company is a worldwide giant or a startup – the best HR practices compete here equally in more than 100 categories.
  • Location: PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, United States
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3. Training 2016 Conference & Expo


  • Date: February, 12–18
  • Number of Attendees: 2000
  • Reason to Attend: Training 2016 Conference & Expo is one of the most significant industry's events. It is held by Training magazine and Lakewood Media Group, LLC. For 39 years, the Training conference’s participants have been learning about the latest techniques in skill-building content, covering all aspects of online and instructor-led training. This conference is combined with expo with 96 booths to visit.
  • Location: Disney's Coronado Springs Resort, 1000 West Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States
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4. Learning Solutions 2016: Sharing What Works


  • Date: March, 16–18
  • Number of Attendees: 1500
  • Reason to Attend: Learning Solutions 2016 is about connecting T&D Professionals with peers. Participants here explore proven methods for managing technology to enhance learning and performance in organization.You can choose from over 100 sessions covering eLearning best practices, how-tos, case studies, and emphasizing trends. Furthermore, the event includes pre-conference stage with blended courses training and certificate programs with one-day workshops. Also, we recommend attending the expo with the latest HR tools, technologies and services.
  • Location: Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza BoulevardLake Buena Vista, FL, United States
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5. 2016 Spring CLO Symposium


  • Date: April, 4–6
  • Number of Attendees: 300
  • Reason to Attend: The Spring CLO Symposium mainly focuses on how employees’ education is redefined today. The agenda here is proposed by the editors of the Chief Learning Officer magazine and is related to main T&D topics like talent management and workplace culture. The Symposium also includes CLO Learning Elite Gala Dinner.
  • Location: The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, 4750 Amelia Island Parkway Amelia Island, FL, United States
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6. ATD 2016 International Conference & Exposition


  • Date: May, 22–25
  • Number of Attendees: 10 000
  • Reason to Attend: As the conference organizers promise, here you will have access to more industry resources than at any other event. You'll learn about current and future trends and find out how to apply them on the workplace to get results. During the conference combined with the expo world-renowned thought leaders and industry experts present their best practices.
  • Location: Denver Convention Center 700 14th Street, Denver, CO, United States
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7. 2016 Fall CLO Symposium


    • Date: September, 26–27
    • Number of Attendees: 300
    • Reason to Attend: The 2016 Fall CLO Symposium agenda is now in progress and will be announced soon. In 2015 more than 300 T&D specialists attended the event and discussed such topics as reshaping the workplace and driving the need for learning. In 2016, the Symposium will also include CLO Learning in Practice Awards.
    • Location: JW Marriott Scottsdale Camelback Inn, 5402 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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    8. HR Tech Conference & Expo


    • Date: October, 4–7
    • Number of Attendees: 8 500
    • Reason to Attend: That’s a leading HR conference where you can listen to T&D experts from IBM, Deloitte Consulting LLP and other giants. The conference is combined with expo – “the convergence of HR and technology”, as promised by event organizers. We recommend exploring more than 130 exhibitors presenting T&D innovations here. Moreover, the sessions include “Top HR Products 2015 Awards” by Human Resource Executive magazine and “Awesome New Startups for HR” – presentations of latest T&D technological initiatives.
    • Location: McCormick Place, 2301 S. Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL, United States
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    9. Learning 2016

    • Date: October, 23–26
    • Number of Attendees: 2000
    • Reason to Attend: The program planning for Learning 2016 has already begun and the topics will be announced soon. Learning 2015’s participants discussed such subjects as gamification, peer-to-peer webinars, mLearning, sales training and video learning strategies. Some Learning 2015’s sessions’ presentations are already available for free.
    • Location: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, Florida, United States
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    10. DevLearn Conference & Expo


      • Date: November, 16–18
      • Number of Attendees: 2000
      • Reason to Attend: DevLearn Conference & Expo is a North America’s leading event focused on learning technologies. The whole industry gathers in order to learn and explore the possibilities of innovative thinking, new technologies and innovations they drive. Those who are interested in latest technologies and strategies can attend the expo combined with the conference.
      • Location: MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, 3799 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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      TIP: All the events have “early bird” booking discounts: it’s a bargain to arrange and book everything as early as possible. So, don’t wait till the last moment: the best prices are now.

      We put all the conferences in one calendar, so that you don't miss anything. Download it and share with friends! See you at the events!


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