If you’re the head of your L&D team at your organization and have started preparing your to-do list for this year of 2019. Make sure you that you take a closer look at the upcoming L&D conferences in the year 2019. To make it easy for my readers, I have included 8 most anticipated  L&D conferences here. Read the blog to find out more

1.Learning Technologies

Date: London from 13 – 14 February 2019
Venue: Excel London

Learning Technologies is one of the biggest workplace learning exhibitions in Europe. The conference discusses the latest learning technologies, innovation and best practice in the industry. The previous year the conference saw global participation of more than 8,500 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, over 200 exhibitors.


•Biggest workplace learning exhibitions in Europe
•30+ conference sessions and over 70 leading speakers and facilitators
•The other highlights as mentioned on the website are the following-
•Free entry to the Learning Technologies 2019 exhibition and seminars
•Access to over 200 videos and speaker presentations from past Learning Technologies conferences
•Instant access to a wealth of resources including articles, white papers, case studies, research and much more
•Receive free digital copies of the monthly  ‘Inside Learning Technologies & Skills’ magazine

2.Training 2019 Conference & Expo

Date: February 25-27th 2019
Venue: Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Florida

Training Conference & Expo, produced by Training magazine and Lakewood Media Group continues to be among the popular conference to watch out for. 


At an additional cost, the participants can attend a trainer certificate program to enhance your career
•Be sure to check out the Test Kitchen, another element that makes this conference truly unique and is expected to be a showstopper this year too.  Test kitchen was designed for sharing innovative tools, new media, and approaches to integrating technology into learning.
•The conference brochure available for download mentions the schedule in detail. It highlights the breakout sessions on various topics in the learning and training industry.

3.CLO Symposium

Date: April 1 – 3.
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada

2019 is an important year for CLO symposium as they are completing a  milestone of 15 glorious years. Every year the conference focuses on examining the trends, technologies, and practices transforming employee development. 


•A quick glance at the official website of CLO symposium mentions  Inspiring keynotes, 30 Intimate Practical educational breakout sessions and more.
•The symposium is held in the spring and fall in different locations each year, so if you missed one you can attend the other.

•The event highlights the great opportunity to network and considers it as the prime reason to get a repeated audience in large number.

4.ATD International Conference & Expo

Date: May 19 – 22
Venue: Washington D.C.

ATD is one of the leading e-learning conferences in the United States. The event sees closer to 15,000 attending yearly, 400 speakers delivering 300 sessions over 4 days.  If you’re keen to know how successful organizations are able to attract, develop, and retain top talent. Then make sure you grab a spot and thank me later.


According to the information published in the official website, the Conference & Exposition will provide the knowledge, strategies, and solutions to effectively attract, develop, and retain top talent. The participants can also gain insights into new practices and solutions for designing, delivering, implementing, and measuring learning programs.
Oprah Winfrey is the keynote speaker at their 2019 event, this e-learning conference is  not to miss

5.Training Industry Conference & Expo

Date: June 17 – 19
Venue: Raleigh, North Carolina.

The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) is focused on building effective leaders of corporate learning and development. The event like the others promises to deliver the best of experience, workshop sessions and networking events for attendees.

•The Training Industry Conference & Expo (TICE) is valid for 14 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP, and fulfills 24 CPTM recertification credit hours.
•While digging out additional information about the conference, their official website mentions a Pre-conference Master Class focused on the topics Strategic planning and Internal Consulting.

6.Tice Virtual Conference

Date:March 7, 2019
Time:12:00 – 5:00PM

The Virtual conference invites the participants to discuss exclusively on emerging technologies in corporate L&D like virtual reality, augmented reality, simulations and game-based learning how they have impacted the training function and will continue to change our industry.


•Exclusive discussion on the immersive technologies in learning lead by 5 learning leaders
•Virtual conference

7.Realities 360 Conference & Expo

Date: June 25 – 27
Venue: San Jose, California

Realities360 is an e-learning conference dedicated to exploring immersive technologies to create new and exciting learning experiences. Last year the conference had  70 unique sessions to choose from and the participants could choose and target specific topics of his/her interest


•According to the additional information published in the website, Realities360 will explore the potential for the emerging technologies in a hands-on environment.


Date: October 23 – 35
Venue: Las Vegas, Nevada,

At DevLearn, the entire industry gathers to share and learn about innovative thinking and emerging technologies, explore the possibilities they present, and define how they can drive innovation within our industry. Last year the conference saw 200 sessions on topics of various interests like AR and VR, Gamification etc.


•As mentioned in the website, DevLearn offers an unparalleled opportunity to develop and hone skills and knowledge as a learning professional. 

Here are 8 handpicked upcoming L&D conference in the year 2019. Feel free to share your suggestion and recommendation using the comment box below