February 26-28 • Orlando

Testimonials from 2023 Attendees

“The number and variety of breakout sessions is phenomenal. There is something for everyone, no matter what type of training you design, develop, and deliver! I was able to apply things I learned my first day back on the job! And that's really what it's all about!” Charles Jones, Education Program Specialist, US Dept of Veterans Affairs

“As a young training professional, I found the information presented at this conference to be useful, actionable, intriguing, engaging, and fun. The lessons I have learned will be invaluable as I continue to develop my team to tackle my company's ever changing training needs.” Hannah Barton, Account Manager Team Lead, J.D. Power
"This was my second year attending the Training Magazine conference and WOW! I walked away with new training books, new icebreaker activities and new connections. I was able to IMMEDIATELY arrive back at my office and apply what I had learned into my brand new course that I facilitated only weeks later. “ Derek Overby, Senior Corporate Training Specialist, Univest Bank and Trust Co.

attendees at keynote

“The Training Conference & Expo continually sets the stage for talent professionals to challenge the status quo at their organizations and in our industry. Between the blend of insightful and inspirational keynotes and positive change makers and disruptor breakout speakers, I left with several key strategic action items to address instantly with our teams that will help us continue to evolve and create amazing learning experiences for our employees.” Katie Kuhl, VP of Talent Strategy/Chief People Officer, LRS Healthcare
“The Training Conference is one all L&D professionals should attend. The experience highlights commonalities across all professional industries, and this conference gives you the opportunity to hear from others for possible solutions.” Peter J Joslin, AVP L&D, Northeast Credit Union
“This is my first time attending the Training Magazine Conference and all I can say it was an exceptional experience. I was able to network with people in my expertise as well as learn what is trending in our L&D world. Attending was eye opening to the many new trends and technology available for us to do a better job. I recommend any one in the training and teaching field to attend a conference soon.“ Yuri Almeida, Training Manager, Centene
“This was my first ever training conference and it was an amazing experience. The wealth of knowledge that is shared from the vast array of session options was phenomenal. I took away so much information and insight that I was so excited to bring back to our training team to share. I look forward to attending again next year.” Mary Brown, Lead Training Facilitator, Omaha Steaks

training 2023 attendees

“Training 2023 was my first training conference and I am amazed by how much I learned. I now have large pool of resources to reference while developing trainings and developed skills I have been able immediately use. This training was just the boost I needed to reenergize myself and my training programs.” Shanna Emanuel, Retail Trainer, Claremont Savings Bank
“What an amazing collective of trainers that attended the conference. Between the break-out sessions, keynote speakers, and networking with other people, I felt more empowered than ever to provide more value to my role as a trainer. I can't wait to come back again!” Rhonda, Company Trainer & Safety Manager, Breeze Thru Car Wash
“I had a great time at the event, met great people, and came away with a ton of great information. I can't wait to do it again!” Jared Dawson, Learning & Development Manager, Leaf Home
“Attending the Training 2023 Conference gave me access to a wealth of L&D best practices, and really helped refresh my drive and passion!” Christopher Von Helmst, Training and Development Specialist, Intek Plastics
“The breakout sessions provided an incredible amount of practicable and innovative knowledge with real world application.” Erin Richardson, Instructional Design Specialist, Meridian Community College
“For my first conference, it surpassed my expectations! The breakout sessions were incredibly informative and increased my passion for what I do. I left feeling even more empowered than when I arrived. Can't wait to come back!” Katina Olvera, Training Manager, RTO National

training attendees
“The conference was just what I needed to reignite my motivation and imagination to help me find innovative ways to provide content and create new learning activities. Highly recommend attending!” Amanda Buck, Learning Specialist, Guardian

“It had been several years since I had last attended this event. It was great back then and even better now! The variety of content, quality of the Keynote speakers and overall environment were fantastic. There was literally something for everyone. I would highly recommend this conference to anyone, at any level in their training & development career.” Lauren Mangus, Training & Development Manager, SEFA Group
“This was my first time attending and I have to say I was very impressed. There were so many great options for breakout sessions and such compelling content and speakers. I came back with so many important takeaways and tips that I was able to immediately put into practice to up my training skill set. I will look forward to attending again and bringing more of my team!” Melinda McGuire, Sr Manager Worldwide Sales, BWH Hotel Group
“I've attended the Training Magazine conference since I started my career as a learning professional over 30 years ago. I enjoy this event because the content is terrific, the attendees are engaged and approachable, and the TM team does a terrific job hosting.” Bradford R. Glaser, President, HRDQ
“I appreciate the effort that went into planning such a large, complex event, and I feel the results were well worth my time. Superb speakers and informative presenters in a great location. My work will be better for what I learned and I would happily attend the next Training Conference and Expo.” Shawn Pollock, Instructional Designer, Biomerieux
“As a first-time conference attendee, I was blown away by how much valuable information I was able to receive in just a few days. I felt inspired, refreshed, and excited each day to start the next! Everything I learned was easily translatable and valuable, regardless of what industry you are training in. I want to mention the dine-around groups. If you are attending the conference alone, it's a fantastic way to network with people you may never otherwise. I recommend this conference to ANYONE in the L & D role for their company, regardless of the industry.” Alexis Ross, Training Specialist, PLK Communities
Training attendees
“I enjoyed attending the 2023 Training Conference ‘May the Learning Force be With You’! This conference was impactful through the connections I fostered, the information I learned in my sessions, and the notes I took to bring back to my company. I left energized, filled with new ideas, and ready to try out new options!” Marissa Tompkins, Corporate Trainer, Advance Financial

“Hands down an amazing conference. This might have been my first time attending but I will not let it be my last. The knowledge I gained, the insight I received and the exceptional presenters made this the best conference I have attended.” Rachel Edwards, Training Specialist, Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County
“The Training Conference was a great experience. Lots of networking and learning opportunities that can be brought back to influence your colleagues in a positive way.” Joann Figueroa, Sr. Learning Specialist, Guardian Learning
“If you seek great resources, practical techniques, implementable resources and enjoy meeting like-minded professionals, attend Training 2024 Conference! Great value for the time and cost.” Cynthiann King, Learning & Development Director, The Sterling Group
"The fresh perspectives and novel ideas enabled our team to see all the growth opportunities before us, and how we can improve our offerings for our customers. We left energized and excited to get back to our desks and redesign how we deliver trainings.” Nicole Paladino, Senior Director, Manhattan Associates, Inc.
“A great event filled with some of the best talent in the training industry. There is a nice flow of activities, Diverse and relevant subjects covered throughout.” Ricardo Nunez, Principal Consultant, Nunez Enterprises GIS, Inc.

keynote attendees

“The Training Conference & Expo 2023 was an AMAZING learning opportunity for my coworkers and myself. We had an absolute blast and implemented some of the tools we learned on our very first day back at work upon returning home. The location is beyond compare, the keynote speakers (& workshop presenters) were so knowledgeable and impressive, overall it was an unbelievable experience. We can't wait to return every year!” Bethany Sauerbrey, Education Training Specialist, Department of Veterans Affairs - Minneapolis VA Health Care System

“This is a must-attend event for learning and development professionals. The practical take-aways and wealth of content broadened my understanding of the opportunities in the L&D field. I have already put time-saving suggestions into action with amazing results. The event was completely empowering!” Andrew Lederer, Executive Director, CFTEA
“This was my first time attending the Training Conference and Expo and the experience was amazing and way better than I anticipated. The amount and variety of sessions offered allowed me to attend several sessions that related to exactly what I expected to gain during the three days.” Trish Haase, ChildPlus Software
“This was the first time I attended the Training Conference & Expo and I was blown away by the talent they collected from the keynote speakers to the skills you could gain at the breakout sessions and certificate offerings. The expo was filled with networking opportunities, emerging technologies to review and engage, and vendors that were passionate about their products that were truly inviting and informative. Can't wait for next years conference!” Cynthia Pristash, Instructional Designer, Penn State University
“Training 2023 was so alive! I could feel the energy as soon as I walked in the door! It was nice to connect with like minded professionals and sent me home with some great ideas!” Carmen Gunn, Performance Improvement Specialist, OPPD
“Training 2023 was an outstanding learning opportunity that helped me to grow as an educator. Outstanding content.” Joseph Dziuban, Technical Training Specialist, CenterPoint Energy

training attendees

“When I moved to a new company in Q4 2021, I was told to pick one conference for the year and I knew this would be the way to go. Having attended in the past, I can always rely on this conference to be well-organized and learning-centric. While valuable resources are available, this conference is not focused on sales pitches. Time spent is always valuable; I only wish there were more of me to attend all of the breakout sessions!” Rebecca Parker, Director, Learning & Development, Spencer Health Solutions
“This was one of the best conferences I've been to in a long time. I can't wait to go to the next one!” Kimberly Brown-Harden, Manager, Organizational Learning and Development, Indianapolis Public Library
“Training is my passion and I really enjoyed the conference. The Keynote speakers were amazing and the talent in the breakout sessions were top notch. Thank you.” Tammy MARIE Holmes, Corporate Trainer, LDF BDC
“The Training Conference was the right balance of speakers and hands-on learning.” Heidi Matthews, Training Manager, Terracon
“A superb event — fun, educational and inspiring.” Jeana Schuler, Product & Process Training Specialist II, Guardian Life Insurance Company
“The 2023 Training Conference was an amazing experience. I learned so much — I'm still sorting out how we'll use it all!” Josh Cramer, Lead Learning Experience Designer, ACS Technologies
“This conference is one-of-a-kind! The amount of knowledge in one building is enough to get you excited about your own.” Latasha Morrison, Training & Development Manager, Weston Forest
“The breakout sessions provided an incredible amount of practicable and innovative knowledge with real world application.” Erin Richardson, Instructional Design Specialist, Meridian Community College

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