ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition


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Held each spring, this premier event for workplace learning and development professionals welcomes 8,000 attendees from more than 70 countries. These professionals manage all aspects of learning in their organizations. From CEO to specialist, from dean to student, ASTD 2014 welcomes people from across the globe.

Learning is a key driver in companies big and small. At ASTD's International Conference & Exposition, we typically bring Fortune 500 companies like Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Bank of America, and AT&T together to share what they are doing in learning to help grow businesses of all sizes.

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ASTD 2014 International Conference & Exposition

  1. 1. The Premier Conference for Workplace Learning & Development May 4-7, 2014 Washington D.C.
  2. 2. The Largest Global Event for L&D Professionals      Premier event for learning & development professionals 65 years’ history 300 educational sessions from industry-leading experts World-class EXPO Global participation: attendees from over 80 countries
  3. 3. Global Presence by Numbers in ASTD 2013  9,000 total attendees  2,200 International attendees representing 87 countries  300 Education sessions  318 Speakers from 22 countries  60+ international delegations  368 exhibitors
  4. 4. Top Attending Countries outside the US in ASTD 2013
  5. 5. Attendee Profile TOP TITLES Chairman & CEO Chief Learning Officer Chief Talent Strategist Computer Training Chief Corporate Training Director Senior Director of Training Deputy Chief of Training & Development Director of Distance Learning Director of Human Resources Director of Sales Training Education & Training Officer SVP of Learning & Development e-Learning Director Head of Training and Business Development Director of Organizational Knowledge Director of Corporate University Regional L&D Officer Senior Director of Human Resources VP of Learning
  6. 6. The Location Washington DC May 4-7, 2014  One of the world’s most talked-about destinations  A wide assortment of fantastic, free attractions  Magnificent memorials and monuments on the National Mall
  7. 7. The Location Washington DC The Walter E. Washington Convention Center 801 Mt. Vernon Place NW, Washington, DC 20001
  8. 8. Schedule at a Glance Detailed Schedule Coming Soon! Dates Programs & Events Thursday - Saturday Certificate Programs May 1-3, 2013 Saturday Certificate Programs, Preconference Workshops May 3, 2013 Sunday International Attendee Orientation, Newcomers Orientation, May 4, 2013 Education Sessions, Annual Meeting Monday General Session, Expo Open, Education Sessions, International May 5, 2013 Reception Tuesday General Session, Expo Open, Education Sessions, ASTD May 6, 2013 Networking Night Wednesday Education Sessions, Expo Open, Closing Session May 7, 2013
  9. 9. Conference Tracks Nine Content Tracks  Career Development  Training Design & Delivery  Global Human Resource Development  Human Capital  Leadership Development  Learning Technologies  Learning Measurement & Analytics  Workforce Development for Non-Training Professionals  The Science of Learning Three Industry Tracks  Government  Higher Education  Sales Enablement
  10. 10. Pre-Conference Sessions Attended by Hundreds of People Preconference Workshops (1 day program)  Interactive workshops with hands-on approach  Ideal way to develop new skills or gain new perspectives while focusing in-depth on a topic Certificate Programs (2-3 day program)  Practical content presented by expert practitioners  Enhance your competitive advantage and advance your professional development  Participants receive an ASTD certificate
  11. 11. Keynote Speakers Arianna Huffington Arianna Huffington is the chair, president, and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group, as well as a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 13 books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. In 2013, she was named to the Forbes Most Powerful Women list. In 2006, and again in 2011, she was named to the TIME 100, TIME magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an MA in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
  12. 12. Keynote Speakers General Stan McChrystal A four-star general, he is the former commander of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan and the former leader of Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC). He is also the author of the bestselling leadership book, My Share of the Task: A Memoir. McChrystal, a former Green Beret, is known for his candor, innovative leadership, and going the distance. General McChrystal co-founded the McChrystal Group in January 2011. Its mission is to deliver innovative leadership solutions to organizations, which help them transform and succeed in challenging and dynamic environments. To do this, the group teaches McChrystal's leadership methodology CrossLead, whose principles and operational structure are based on his military successes. CrossLead also addresses key leadership principles such as transparency and inclusion, leveraging the power of teams, and sharing a clear vision.
  13. 13. Keynote Speakers Kevin Carroll Kevin Carroll is the founder of Kevin Carroll Katalyst LLC and the author of three highly successful books, Rules of the Red Rubber Ball, What's Your Red Rubber Ball?!, and The Red Rubber Ball at Work. As an author, speaker and agent for social change (aka. the Katalyst), it is Carroll's "job" to inspire businesses, organizations and individuals - from CEOs and employees of Fortune 500 companies to schoolchildren - to embrace their spirit of play and creativity to maximize their human potential and sustain more meaningful business and personal growth. Carroll has dedicated his life to advancing sports and play as a vehicle for social change and success. He partners with NGOs and businesses around the world that share his vision and goals. He was honored to address the United Nations as part of the UN Year of Sports for Development and Peace in 2005. In 2013, Kevin was named by SUCCESS magazine as one of 19 "SEERS - changing the world!"
  14. 14. Leaders of the Profession Michael Allen Ken Blanchard Elaine Biech These leaders have made significant contributions to the profession through seminal content that continues to be used by you and your colleagues. They continue to bring in new ideas and tools to our industry. Many of their sessions will be repeated to give you two opportunities to attend. Bob Pike Jack Phillips * Speaker are subject to change and updates Ruth Clark
  15. 15. Industry’s Largest EXPO Attendees walks the EXPO between education sessions, networking with their peers. Over 360 exhibitors showcase their cutting edge resources, tools, and solutions—available to help take leaning and development in new directions.
  16. 16. Networking Night Details to be announced soon! More than 2,000 conference attendees enjoyed ASTD Networking Night at ASTD 2013 in Dallas. Attendees had the unique opportunity to practice their line dancing skills, listen to live music, taste southern food, ride the mechanical bull, and so much more…
  17. 17. Top Reasons to Attend ASTD 2014  The largest conference in the field providing the most choices for your professional development  World-renowned experts  300 top-rated educational sessions  Benchmarking against today’s leading companies.  World-class EXPO  Networking with like-minded peers from around the world
  18. 18. Special Events International Orientation  Informative session on what to expect and how to get the most from the conference  Great networking opportunity for international attendees
  19. 19. Special Events International Reception  Organized for attendees from outside of the United States  Attended by more than 700 participants in ASTD 2013  International delegations were recognized by ASTD President & CEO, Tony Bingham
  20. 20. Global Village Network with your colleagues from around the world     Relax and enjoy complimentary refreshments Plan your conference meetings and activities Post messages to connect with other attendees Meet ASTD International Relations staff
  21. 21. International Delegation Join or Organize Benefits of Delegation  Special registration rate  One free registration for every 10 paid  Special recognition during the conference in the program guide & elsewhere  Marketing support from ASTD  Networking room, early badge pickup, & access to other delegation-only services * Requires 5 or more registrations to organize
  22. 22. Simultaneous Interpretation 한국어 Simultaneous interpretation is offered for several sessions in three languages: Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (Mandarin) * The interpretation services were available for a fee. 日本語 中文
  23. 23. Registration Rates (USD/person) ASTD Member with Membership** Non-Member Early Bird Rate $1,200 $1,369 $1,500 Now - 01/31/2014 Advanced Rate $1,500 $1,669 $1,800 02/01 - 03/31/2014 Regular & On-Site Rate $1,800 $1,969 $2,100 04/01 - 05/04/2014 *Early Bird Delegation Rate (5 or more) $1,100 $1,269 $1,400 Now - 01/31/2014 Delegation Rate (5 or more) $1,200 $1,369 $1,500 02/01 - 04/30/2014 Effective Period * Payment must be received by 01/31/2014 for “Early Bird Delegation Rate” ** Based on ASTD e-membership. Membership price will increase beginning 01/01/2014. For more information about new ASTD membership, visit
  24. 24. 4 Ways to Register 1. Online: ASTD Store 2. Mail: Download and fill out the Registration Form from 3. Phone: Call ASTD Customer Care: 855.677.3484 4. Wire Transfer: Please visit
  25. 25. Hotels and Travel ASTD has reserved rooms with discounted rates at area hotels in Dallas. Reserve your room early for the best chance of getting your first choice.  Online:  Individual Reservations: 1-800-931-6029 (US & Canada) 1-972-349-5561 (International)  Groups of 10 or more 1-800-931-6032 (US & Canada) 1-972-349-5562 (International) If needed, contact ASTD for invitation letter for U.S. visa interviews. Contact early to leave enough time for your visa application. Complete visa information can be found at the U.S. Department of State website.
  26. 26. See You in Washington DC! Email Phone Fax +1.703.683.8161 +1.703.683.8193