An event designed for learning professionals & executives   •   Atlanta, GA
Conference February 12–14
Certificate Programs February 9–11
Expo February 12–13
Duke CE Leadership Experience February 12
Innovations in Training February 14 (pm)–15

An event designed for learning professionals & executives

Lorri Freifeld

A Win-Win Event

What better city to hold our Training 2018 Game Changer Conference & Expo than one that has hosted the Olympics, has five professional sports teams, and recently built two new arenas? I’m talking about Hot-lanta, of course!

The official definition of “game changer” is an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something. Training certainly is a game changer. And I think the term also applies to the Training 2018 Conference & Expo. But I also believe that definition can—and should—be stretched to include people. You and your fellow Learning and Development colleagues can be game changers.

How is Training 2018 a game changer?

For starters:

Two new co-located events: The Duke CE Leadership Experience: What's Next in Leadership—created in partnership with Duke Corporate Education for senior-level Learning and Development professionals—and Innovations in Training, where participants will get up close and personal with hands-on training centers at Delta and UPS, among other locations.

Five thought-provoking keynoters (including a special performance by dance troupe Pilobolus, plus expert storytellers, a Jeopardy! champ, and a college basketball-star-turned-ESPN-analyst) introduced by Andy Eninger, who has taught improv courses for The Second City Training Center since 2001.

A new high-level leadership track, Leadership for What’s Next, developed by Duke Corporate Education.

The Technology Test Kitchen, where you can see demos of the latest training technologies.

Eleven certificate programs, hundreds of breakout sessions, and multiple hands-on clinics.

A Sunday night kickoff event at the Omni that will test your trivia knowledge, teambuilding capabilities, and ability to think on your feet (literally!).

So don’t sit on the sidelines. Get your proverbial training uniform dirty. This is your chance to be a game changer—both at the conference and back in the office. I hope you take it!

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Lorri Freifeld
Editor-in-Chief, Training magazine

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