The one thing about conferences, is that if you time it just right, you come back from a conference at night then get straight up to work the following day, with little time left for immediate reflection.
So here we are a couple of days after the end of the conference, and I am still processing the wonder things learned at the 2019 ATD International Conference and Exposition.
Here are some things I learned on Wednesday at the conference.
- Trade Show floors always look the same. ATD’s could be ALA’s or vice versa.
- Author signings can be fun. Kevin Kruse I am looking at you.
- The Talent Development and Learning profession is constantly changing. ATD’s competencies for Talent Management professionals are currently being re imagined by ATD’s membership guided by a group of highly regarded talent development folks. They presented a sneak peek at the direction of the new competencies. I will bullet point my notes (from twitter) from the presentation with a slide or to later this week. Below is a slide capture from the event.
- Eric Whitacre’s closing event of the conference was incredible. He talked about how he scaled his project from one voice to thousands, his collaborations to create the virtual choir and his writing process. There was even a live/virtual choir mashup at the end to send us soaring out of Washington. Here is the Virtual Choir Website.
My editing continues on the interviews. They will be up on the T is for Training Blog over the next two weeks.