Testimonials from the 2016 Training Conference & Expo:


“This event was incredibly worthwhile.  From the keynote speakers to the personal networking, I will prioritize attending this event for professional development for years to come.”

Nicole Johnson,  GCO University, Role Based Curriculum Lead, SAP           

“I taught a class the day after the conference and was able to incorporate immediately three things I learned at the Training 2016 conference.  I'm all about application!”

Marilyn Gaffney, Trainer, Edward Jones             

“No matter what stage of your career there is always something exceptional to learn at the Training Conference.”

Lori Becker, Training Specialist, Nestle Purina Petcare

“Training Conference & Expo offers much more than training advice. This experience provides avenues for varying job descriptions under the Learning & Development umbrella. From instructional designer, to trainer, to managing full scale learning projects - Training magazine has it covered.”

T.J. Meyer, Project Manager, Paycor   

“This conference is the highlight of our year. Annually we send at least 5 people from our team and never regret the decision. Our staff comes back full of energy and ideas that are reasonable and easy to implement. Anyone who attends will quick get huge ROE (Return on Expectations).”

Kathryn Noblado, National Training Manager, Sorenson Communications Inc

“This is a must do as a learning professional!  The ideas, techniques, and contacts help keep us fresh and relevant!”

Alyse Chatelain, Senior Sales Trainer, Raymond James Financial 

“The Training Magazine Conference is a great event - well planned, great speakers and topics that will enable us to continue to move our organization to the next level.

Linda Floyd, Training Director, PG&E

“The Training magazine Conference 2016 was a huge success for me personally.  I was not sure what to expect as a first-time attendee, however, everything from the orientation, to the breakouts, to the Keynote speakers was well-organized and on point.  The Keynote speakers were especially inspiring and I have already begun to implement many of the key components of the breakout sessions I attended.  This conference was worth the investment of my time and money and hope to attend again next year!”

Jessica Ferrandiz, Sr. Enterprise Trainer, Windstream    

“I always leave the Training Conference & Expo inspired and rejuvenated. I'm eager to follow up with new contacts and apply what I've learned. I'd recommend this conference to everyone looking to excel to in the training and development industry.”

John Congemi, Director - Employee Development, MasTec

“Best Conference I have ever been to...  A trainer's must go!!! Kudos to Training magazine for an amazing conference!!!”

Karey Kirkpatrick, Liaison Specialist, FBI             

“I am truly thankful to have been given the opportunity to attend the Training Conference & Expo because it allowed me exposure to such a broad group of my peers, gaining new and fresh ideas.  Watching the best trainers and speakers make it an enjoyable and engaging experience.”

Mark Jennings, Training and Development Specialist, BAE Systems

“Without question, this Conference was the most organized and best training I have received in 30+ years. It had always been a dream of mine to attend. I loved the variety of sessions and presenters, and the latest research and information regarding training.  The Conference was on the cutting edge which will help me with some futuring for my agency. Thank you so much!”

Viola Hillman, Knowledge Management, Bureau of Land Management    

“This was the best conference I've ever attended.  All of the speakers were high quality and the days were packed with information.”

Jennifer Beneke, Advising Coordinator, Minot State University    

“This was my first Training magazine Training Conference. There was a lot of information that I have gained and look forward to implementing in our training sessions.  I met some really great people and I look forward to continue to network with them.”

Joan Osborn, Manager, Global Learning Services, Sabre

“A fantastic learning opportunity to hear from industry experts and spend time with like-minded individuals. A very valuable use of my time. Thank you!”

Kevin Fitzgerald, Director of L&D, Sun Life Financial       

“If you can only go to one learning and training conference, it should be this one. The breadth and depth are amazing. Speakers are conversant in current research and showcase the latest learning technologies and training strategies in ways that make those easy to apply.”

Terry Mackey, Ph.D., VP Learning & Member Engagement, AcademyHealth

“This training was great for the young and old, inexperienced and experienced. I learned so much that I could immediately take back to my job and apply!”

Jenny Greenlief, Human Resources Training Coordinator, Salamander Resort & Spa

“Thoroughly enjoyed each training session attended. The energy of each speaker was fabulous. I was able to pull something from each session valuable to my every day training life and experiences.”

John Lilly, Training Specialist II, BAE Systems

“Hands down the best practical conference I attend - I go home energized and have new ideas and tools to use as soon as I land.”

Ann Thompson, Technical Manager, 3M

“For someone like myself who is a SME turned Training Developer this was a valuable experience. I was exposed to industry best practices, made useful connections and came back with new and actionable perspectives for making our training more effective!”

Karen Butterfield, Sales Development Leader, CarMax

Training magazine's conference is an amazing opportunity to learn and share educational tips, techniques and tools from the best-of-the-best.”

Mike Parkinson, Owner, Billion Dollar Graphics

“Great conference to attend as a first timer! I received so much knowledge, insight and ideas that I will still be implementing new things into my sessions when it’s time to register for Training 2017. I will be returning to San Diego next year!”

Laurie Stark, Department Coordinator, Michigan Tech University - Library

“Wow, what a great conference!   Everything about the event was amazing from the first day until the last, nothing was overlooked!  The location and layout provide attendees and teams unlimited opportunities to engage and network and we took full advantage of it!   Every year the Gala gets better and better and we can't wait to see what you have in store next year.”

Carmen Murrell Randall, Director, G4S North America Training Institute, G4S Secure Solutions (USA) Inc.

“The conference offered sessions and experiences that were valuable with concrete tools to implement.  Participants can easily find content that makes sense for their needs as there are a wide variety of topics for learning.”

Jenn Bleil, Learning & Development Manager, Van Meter, Inc.

“The Training Conference and Expo is a must for organizations that are committed to continued learning and development for its employees.”

Joelle Divine, Instructional Design Manager, NYCB

“As a Trainer, it was nice to see others in my same field facing the identical issues each day, especially when training in a virtual environment. I appreciated and will use what I learned from my first time attending.”

Lisa Rueda, Training Specialist, Castle Edge Insurance Agency

“This is a must "GoTo" conference for training professionals. If you're a training professional and you haven't made it yet, what are you waiting for?”

Christopher Reed, IT Training Manager, McCarthy Building Companies

“As a trainer, I am always looking for ways to make learning fun, engaging, and memorable for my participants. I came away from my first time at the Training magazine Conference and Expo with lots of practical knowledge and skills that I can apply right away.”

Myra Madrilejos, Practice Management Trainer, Eye Recommend

“For every challenge that my department faces there is a session featuring solutions for it at the Training magazine conference. I always leave the conference full of ideas and energized by connecting with my peers.”

Lorien Arthur-Carmichael, Lead IT Training Specialist, CSU Fullerton

“This was my first time attending a Training magazine Conference. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I learned that I could take away and apply.”

Donna Kincaid, Customer Experience Manager, Automated Packaging Systems, Inc.

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