January 2nd, 2018 Business

Get out your calendars because it is time to start saving some dates!

Every year there are a number of really great e-learning and training conferences taking place across the United States. If you haven’t been to one then make it a resolution to attend an event that matches your interests. Not only will you learn something but you will come away from the event with a stronger network and renewed enthusiasm for your craft!

Some of these events do come with a pricier admission fee. If you work for a company then you may want to request their sponsorship of your ticket as soon as possible. Many companies will foot the bill for these kind of events because you will be representing them, and what you learn can ultimately help the company.

For those of you who may be on a budget then there are a few conferences listed that are virtual (online), so you don’t have to worry about any travel. 🙂

If you are aware of any other conferences in the United States that are not included in the list below then please do leave the details as a comment to this article.

2018 E-Learning & Training Conferences

January 24-26, 2018 …  TechKnowledge Conference

January 30, 2018 … WPCampus Online

February 12-14, 2018 … Training Conference & Expo

March 22-23, 2018 … Core4 Foundation of Talent Development

March 27-29, 2018 … Learning Solutions Conference & Expo

April 5-10, 2018 … ISPI Annual Conference

May 6-9, 2018 … ATD International Conference & Expo

May 16-18, 2018 … Chief Learning Officer Exchange

June 11-14, 2018 … Learning DevCamp

June 26-28, 2018 … Training Industry Conference & Expo

October 3-5, 2018 … Supporting Learning & Technology in Education

October 8-10 … Online Learning Conference

October 24-26, 2018 … DevLearn

December 2018 … WordCamp U.S.

TBD … Enterprise Learning Conference

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The SLATE Conference is a great eLearning conference too. For more information about SLATE, please go to http://www.slategroup.org.

16th Annual SLATE Conference
October 3 – 5, 2018

Being held at the NIU campus/conference center in Naperville, IL, the SLATE Conference is one of the premier academic technology conferences in the Midwest, known for offering a wide variety of topics ranging from best practices and pedagogy to innovative teaching resources and cutting-edge technologies. So come join friends and colleagues along with – faculty, system administrators, user support staff, technology coordinators, librarians, CIO’s, web administrators, and decision-makers from all levels of educational institutions at this year’s event.

Thanks Megan, I have added this to the list above as well.

Also don’t forget about Europe’s leading conference and showcase of organisational learning and the technology used to support learning at work – The Learning Technologies in London UK.
31st January – 1st February 2018

Avatar Radovan Scesny

Great List! For those who are specific to learning & performance in the Insurance Industry – I’d highly recommend the Society of Insurance Trainers & Educators (SITE) conference. This year the event takes place in Spokane, WA, June 24-26, 2018 – http://www.insurancetrainers.org/2018-annual-conference

Elliot Masie’s Learning Conference is always my favorite! It hits on all types of learning, brings people from so many different fields together, and has a ton of great “intensive” projects for attendees to join and really build something fun! The past two years I ran a Learning Escape Room Lab! There’s also a Gamification Lab and over 190 sessions! And it’s at wonderful Walt Disney World!

Avatar Dan L

Hello, which of these conferences take place in the Asia-pacific region?


Avatar Krishna Khanna

The article lists only those in North America.

Please consider adding these events:

OLC Collaborate – 2018 Regional Events
New York – Aug. 7; Kansas City, MO – Sept. 25 • #OLCCollaborate

OLC Accelerate 2018
Orlando, FL – The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin – November 14-16, 2018 • #OLCAccelerate

OLC Innovate 2019
Denver, CO – Gaylord Rockies Resort and Convention Center – April 3-5, 2019 • #OLCInnovate

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