Whether you are new to the profession, an experienced practitioner, a learning leader, or a consultant, this year’s conference offers multiple professional development opportunities.

  • Lessons from the field - best practices from experienced professionals that you can take back and try immediately. Meet the speakers.
  • Try something new - innovative, practical ways to take what you do every day to the next level
  • Senior Leader Panel – local senior learning leaders from the Valley’s most respected organizations share their future visions and the skills we’ll need to execute on those visions. Meet the panel.
  • How do I? – learn talent development basics from the experts



October 30 & 31, 2017

Oct 30 Evening Networking
Oct 31 Full-day Conference



Sponsorship and exhibitor
opportunities are available for the
2017 conference!



Showcase your company at the ATD Conference exhibition

The Don Kirkpatrick Scholarship winner will be announced.
Learn more and apply here.

 Sheraton Grand
 at Wild Horse Pass 

Register for a hotel bundle: with the room rate of $79+ fees, also secure the early bird conference rate of $185.
Find the Hotel bundle on the conference registration page.

 Conference Speakers

Ibeh Agbanyim
Humility in Leadership

Cayly Dixon
Personal Knowledge Management

Jeff Thoren
Redefining, Redesigning, and Revitalizing Organizations in a World of Connection

Peg Thoren
Redefining, Redesigning, and Revitalizing Organizations in a World of Connection

Sally Starbuck Stamp
Redefining, Redesigning, and Revitalizing Organizations in a World of Connection

Sue Barenholtz
Millennials in the Workforce

Robin Hollis
Building Organizational Leadership Legacy

Corey Pruitt
7 Things Leaders Must Do to Increase Learning in Their Organization

Wanda Ganjehsani
Strategic Partners: The Role of Human Performance Improvement in Training

Shaun Krietemeyer
What Happens When They
Leave the Nest?

Shannon Bremser
Being Intentional in the Age of Information Overload

Holly Pendleton
Why Your Organization Needs Change Competency to Thrive

Sheri Jeavons
Enhance Your Training and Facilitation Skills: Empower Your Learners

Other Speakers

Jonathan Peters
Best Practices for Implementing Gamification

Margie Meacham
How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing the Way We Learn

Seela Simmons
The 10 Pillars of Creating Meaningful Connections

Tamara Christensen
Doing Design Thinking: A learner-centered approach

Lisa Maurer 
Employing a Co-Design Mindset in Needs Analysis and Beyond

Senior Leader Panel

Fred Ingersoll
VP of Training and Development
Arizona Builders Alliance 

Arizona Builders Alliance offers a training program and apprenticeship opportunities in all areas of the construction industry. 


Mark Wagner
VP of Learning
The Hartford (Insurance)

Mark oversees all claims-related training design and delivery across The Hartford.


Suzie Nguyen
Instructional Design Sr. Manager
Wells Fargo

Suzie oversees 43 instructional designers and learning leaders across Wells Fargo.


Conference Agenda

The conference will begin with a networking evening event on Oct 30th and will be followed by a full day of speakers, breakout sessions and networking on Oct 31.

October 31 Agenda

Time  Activity 
 7:00 am Registration & Breakfast
 8:00 am Welcome by ATD VOS President
 8:15 am  Opening Keynote  Chris Smith, Campfire Effect
 9:15 am  Break in Exhibitor Hall and Technology Showcase
 9:30 am  Concurrent Sessions
 11:00 am  Concurrent Sessions
 12:15 pm  Lunch and Networking, Exhibitor Hall
 1:30 pm  Concurrent Sessions
 2:45 pm Concurrent Sessions 
 3:45 pm  Break in Exhibitor Hall and Technology Showcase
 4:15 pm  Closing Remarks

Contact the conference committee

Email vos@atdvos.org 
Call 480.779.8670
4340 E Indian School Road
Suite 21 - 171
Phoenix AZ  85018
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