February 17 - 19 • Orlando

Testimonials from 2024 Attendees

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“This was my first Training Magazine conference, and it exceeded all my expectations. It was refreshing to be in a room with other learning and development professionals across various industries. I left with an arsenal of tips and resources that I can immediately put into action to help improve our employee's overall learning experience. “ Jessica Helton, Training Manager, Ascend Federal Credit Union

“Great event that all L&D professionals should make a commitment to attend. Great companies need great leaders, and this event will truly help you become one. I walked away with some great new knowledge, some great new contacts, and re-energized.” Brian Miller, Product & Installation Trainer, Cornerstone Building Brands

“This was my first experience at the Training 2024 Conference and boy, was it a positive one! Not only was the conference exceptionally well organized, the quality of the content was very high! I was able to take many strategies, tools, and resources back to my team to improve our current practice immediately! I'll definitely be back next year." Stephanie LeBlanc, Training Manager, ADUSA Procurement

“This was more than an event. This was an experience that I'll carry with me for a lifetime. Thank you, Training Magazine, for investing in this talent development. Anyone attending will not be disappointed!” Jaclyn Marro, Training Specialist II, VyStar Credit Union

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“The Training magazine Conference & Expo is a must-attend event for me. I've been six years in a row and every year I've left better than I entered. Fantastic event!” Duane Lester, Deputy Director of Staff Training, Americans for Prosperity Foundation

“Each year the Training Conference & Expo is a must have line item in our conference budget due to the simple fact it delivers the most bang for our buck!” Mike Long, Learning and Development Manager, Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc.

“As a first-time attendee of the Training Magazine Conference, I was intrigued by the location, structure, and organization of the conference. The keynote speakers were exceptional and the breakout sessions were full of high quality content. I left the conference feeling re-energized, rejuvenated, and inspired to share and implement what I learned with others. Thank you for an amazing experience!” Damarshall Nickerson, Talent & Development Advisor, Gainwell Technologies

“Having never attended a training conference before, I can highly recommend the experience. From keynotes to breakout sessions, and networking opportunities to new technology, this event was packed with useful information to take back to my job.” Brian Criswell, Talent & Training Manager, TW Frierson

Training Magazine attracts some of the best in the business while also making me feel like I'm simply in a room with all of my friends. The presenters were engaging, personable and most of all, provided fantastic content!” Megan L. Hysell, Senior Learning & Development Consultant, Nationwide Children's Hospital

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“The Training 2024 Conference & Expo took any expectations I had and blew them out of the water. This was more than a conference but a community of training professionals supporting, caring, and learning together. It was my first trip, but I will absolutely return.” Candace Yvette Roberts, Curriculum Designer/Media Developer, National General Insurance-FNOL Dept.

“Attending this conference has broadened my perspective on the multitude of learning opportunities that companies can embrace. Thanks to this valuable experience, I am inspired to dedicate more time towards exploring learning strategies and honing my skills in their effective implementation.” Monica Raley, Learning Manager, State Farm

“The chance to take time and learn is just so valuable to trainers, and it's not often we get that time. This is such a great way to connect, share, troubleshoot, and grow with peers across the training world.” Tiaja Sabrie, National Sea Logistics Training Expert, Kuehne + Nagel

“This conference is a 'Must Do' for anyone who trains. The variety of speakers, topics, and networking opportunities is first rate. I left this conference inspired with new ideas and new friends.” Tracy Graham, Research Educator, Advocate Health

“I am always looking for ways to improve my training as well as keep up with new technology and training strategies. Training magazine's Training Conference & Expo helps me achieve both in one week!” Nathaniel Nagle, Technical Trainer, New Pig

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“Attending this event was an enriching experience that surpassed my expectations. The content was truly exceptional, offering valuable insights and practical strategies that I can directly apply to my work. The event not only provided us with valuable industry insights but also fostered a collaborative environment where we could connect with peers and exchange ideas. I left the event feeling inspired and empowered, equipped with newfound knowledge and strategies to drive success in my role. I wholeheartedly recommend this event to anyone seeking to stay at the forefront of industry trends and professional development.” Amanda Fullbright, SVP, Learning and Performance Development, BlueSprig Pediatrics

“The experience was fantastic. It was my first time attending and I met a lot of great people I would totally come back again!” Arthur Cadag, Divisional Training Manager, Wynn Las Vegas

“As a first-time participant, I had such a great experience! I loved the quality of the event overall, and the speakers and presenters were so informative and open to connecting with their audiences. I took back helpful information that I actually implemented on my first day back in the office! I plan to attend future events and look forward to growing my TD knowledge and network.” Becky Ballod, Talent Development Manager, Pennrose

“I truly enjoyed the conference and will actively share what a great event this was. The keynote and training sessions were very informative and I highly recommend others to attend future events. Thank you Training magazine for an amazing conference.” John Cox, Human Services

“This was my first conference and I was blown away! I came back to work excited about my role and impact, and equipped with new skills that I can apply immediately. I would do this every year if given the opportunity.” Rebecca Wissusik, Senior Content Curator, The Hartford

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“I am the sole HR compliance trainer for the Kenaitze Indian Tribe. I had never heard of a conference that specializes in trainers. I am so glad and impressed that I attended. I will surely be coming back.” Ramon McKamie, Training & Development Specialist, Kenaitze Indian Tribe

Training Magazine's Training Conference & Expo is the industry leading event to help any trainer or facilitator discover leading trends in the industry as well as to connect with thought leaders and fellow trainers. Missing it will leave so much value on the table that you can apply today to benefit your trainees and your career.” Hyrum Robinson, Grassroots Trainer, Grassroots Leadership Academy

“The 2024 Training Conference gave me more insights and new ideas than I ever imagined. I look forward to returning next year.” Daniel Hoctor, Sr. Training, Learning & Development Specialist, The Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America

“The Training 2024 Conference was a tremendous experience. From the keynote speakers, pre-conference courses, conference sessions, to the vendors, the Conference was top notch!” Randall Towns, Director of Education, Government Finance Officers Association

Training magazine brought together professionals who share the same heart for high-quality training and the learners we serve. Each session, speaker, and attendee ignited my passion and understanding for education in the workplace. I highly recommend this conference!” Amy Allen, Learning & Development Supervisor, CHAS Health

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“The Training Magazine Conference provides a great opportunity for Talent Development professionals that want to grow in their careers to see what is happening in the industry beyond their own organization's walls.” Artrell Williams, Manager of Learning and Development, Sumitomo Rubber USA, LLC

“This was my first time attending the Training Conference. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was not let down! I had high expectations and excitement leading up to the conference, but they were far surpassed! The staff and attendees were all very friendly and supportive. The wide array of topics made it challenging to choose which breakouts to attend (which is a good thing!). And the conference facility was fantastic. I look forward to attending again in the future!” Rebecca Fultz, Field Program Specialist, Maola Local Daries/MDVA Milk Prod Coop

“This was my first year attending the Training Magazine conference and certificate course. The content was wonderful! I found the content useful, engaging and fun. I was inspired to apply what I learned back at work!” Kerrin Every, Trainer, Department of Employee Trust Funds

“The absolute best all-around conference I've ever attended. This was my first year attending and I won't be missing another. Hands-down the learning takeaway was comprehensive from leadership, technical training, motivation, and technology. “ Jessica Lemley, Senior Regulatory Training Consultant, LORENZ Life Sciences

“This was my first time attending this event and I would recommend this to ALL training professionals. It’s been a while since I felt like I was at a learning smorgasbord I left Orlando with my brain full.” Monica Williams, Training Program Manager, MDOT SHA

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“The diverse range of workshops and seminars offered deep insights into effective training methodologies and strategies, empowering me with practical knowledge to enhance my professional endeavors. The Expo's commitment to excellence and its vibrant community make it a must-attend event for anyone passionate about advancing their skills in the dynamic field of training and development.” Andrew Blomstrom, Director of Learning Technology & Operation Initiatives, BlueSprig Pediatrics

"The opportunity to network with individuals who understand my challenges and successes is one of my favorite parts about this conference. I made new connections and created the start of new friendships!” Derek Overby, Sr. Corporate Training Specialist, Univest Bank and Trust Co.  

“This was my first Training Conference & Expo. I thoroughly enjoyed the variety of breakout sessions, the app, the people, the vendors, and all the hard work that went into providing this conference. It was truly wonderful to network, meet new people and learn about different companies across the industry. As an educator, this was a fun way to see what is out in the industry-world and I absolutely picked up some little nuggets of information that can translate over into the education world. Thank you for a wonderful experience and I'm looking forward to next year! “ Melissa Lyons, Training Specialist, Florida Virtual School

“The Training Magazine Conference & Expo is a must do for any trainer! This is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best in the industry and take that knowledge back to your day-to-day job. If you are an experienced trainer or new trainer, there is something for you to learn at this conference! “ Angela M Smith, Life Underwriting Consultant/Learning Leader, Northwestern Mutual

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“The Training Conference is a great way to accelerate development of new technology or practices as well as validate your training current programs.” Mitch Crampton, Manager, Programs and Projects, Applied Materials

“This was my first ever training conference and it was incredible. I learned so much about tools to make my job easier that I had no idea even existed and will definitely implement them on the job. I can't wait for the next conference!” Ashley Collie, Technical Writer, Coast Professional Inc.


“This was my first experience at the Training Conference & Expo and it far exceeded my expectations. I hope to be able to return again in future years. For anyone, or any company, that is on the fence about participating in this conference, do it! I had requested to attend each of the two years prior unsuccessfully, and after the conference I couldn't help but wonder what I might've missed in prior years. Very impressive showing by the Training Magazine team!” Jason Torrance, Training Manager, Vanguard

“This was my first time attending and loved it so much! I enjoyed being able to spend time with others in Training and brainstorming ideas!” Sandy White, Training and Development Specialist, NPC

“This was my first time attending the Training Conference & Expo and I already can't wait to come back! I learned a lot of valuable information I can take back to my team and implement right away. “ Mackenzie Treman, Financial Training Coordinator, Auto-Owners Insurance

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“The training conference and expo continues to be a leader in conferences for training professionals looking toward advance their skills in an ever-evolving industry.” Ryan Johnson, IT Training Coordinator, Penn State University

“The Training 2024 Conference was the BEST conference I've attended in the past 20 years! The keynote speakers were inspiring, and the breakout sessions were engaging and provided me with information, tools and resources to apply to my work immediately. I can't wait to see what's offered at Training 2025!” Stacy Gorajewski, Director of Learning & Development, Harris & Associates

Training Magazine is a wonderful resource to learn current best practices for training!” Grace Omot, Program Services Consultant, STAR Services

Training Magazine’s 2024 Conference was Incredible! So many inspirational people, networking with others with similar interests. Just such a great time!” Alicia Bellinger, Training & Development Specialist, Kaleida Health

“You hit it out of the park every year.” Albert E Stover, Content and Instructional Designer, Altec Industries

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“This is one of my favorite conferences of the year! The content, engaging and energetic breakout sessions, and the networking among training peers is something you can't find at other conferences. It's a must on your calendar!” Ralph Remy, Senior Director, Client Digital Experience, National MI

“This was my first in-person conference since November 2019 and it was the perfect conference to attend. From the keynotes to the breakout sessions, there wasn’t a dull moment. As a higher education professional, my goal was to expand my horizons and identify some strategies for managing remote teams in post-pandemic. I walked away with strategies, leadership guidance, helpful contacts, and more. I will be back.” Emily Goldstein, Director of Instructional Design, Missouri Online

“This was the best conference I have attended in my 18 years at my current company! Most sessions left me with a huge amount of knowledge, action steps, and resources. I have already implemented changes at my company and I cannot wait to attend a future conference!” Sarah Stein, Educational Services Coordinator, STAR Services

“This was the first time I was invited to a training conference. It was so informative with a variety of topics that everyone in our group was able to bring something back to our organization. “ Lanea Furst, Safety Trainer, Altec Industries 

“A fantastic opportunity to learn, stay ahead of the latest and greatest in learning, a good forum to connect and network, and overall, a great experience making the event a priceless experience in the training industry.” Ricardo Nunez, Principal Consultant, NEGIS, Inc.

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"I absolutely loved the Training magazine conference! It provided a fantastic opportunity for networking, allowing me to connect with industry professionals and share insights. Witnessing the future of Learning and Development was inspiring, offering a glimpse into upcoming trends and innovations. One of the highlights was the chance to connect with others facing similar challenges in training. Engaging in discussions and brainstorming solutions together was not only enlightening but also incredibly valuable. What set this conference apart for me was the emphasis on trainers being learners. This fresh perspective is precisely what's needed to foster growth in the field and encourage innovation. The Training magazine conference left me invigorated and equipped with new ideas to elevate my training practices.” Holly Brandewie, Regional Employee Development Management, Harbor Group

“Training 2024 was a great experience. The pre-conference certification is valuable and the sessions were educational. Can't wait to attend in the future.” Rich Walker, Project Specialist II, Sacramento Count Office of Education

“The Training Conference & Expo is one of the best conferences I have ever been to. The pre-conference programs are very well thought-out and planned. The Learning Leaders Summit is my favorite event, outside of the APEX Gala, at the conference. There is a lot of variety in the breakout sessions and the expo is amazing. This is our favorite conference and we look forward to it every year. You will find so much valuable information that you can take back and apply to your organization! Lorri, Steve, and the team do an excellent job putting this together every year.” Becky Burke, VP Learning & Strategic Development, BankWest, Inc.

“I always love coming to Training Magazine events. The crowd is so friendly, and I enjoy meeting like-minded people. I've made many friends over the years as a result of attending, have problem solvers at my fingertips when I need additional brain trust when I'm working on a project. “ Jean Marrapodi, Chief Learning Architect, Applestar Production

“This is one of the best conferences to attend. I spoke to 5 new attendees, and I recommended this one for continued improvement of skills in the learning field.” Deb DeNure, Associate Director Sales Enablement, Humana

“This conference is geared for networking. There are so many great opportunities to meet with some of the best minds in the industry. It's so good to see professionals build each other up others.” Phil Cowcill, Senior eLearning Specialist, PJ Rules

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Training Magazine's conferences are organized around exactly what training and development professionals need to thrive in our industry. I am engaged and inspired at every turn and I always leave with a wealth of new connections and practical strategies to help my clients grow.” Carey Davidson, Author, Coach, careydavidson.com

“This event has everything a training professional needs to enhance skills, provide networking opportunities and increase knowledge in the profession and of new technology!” Patrick “Pete” Rawlings, Speaker/Coach/Consultant, Next Level People Solutions

"I was blown away from the start on Feb 25 through Feb 28. The experiences were mind changing and friendships made will help me network while our ever-changing Learning & Development world evolves! These networks allow us to be prepared for the changes ahead & I am excited for them!! I had a great time at the Gala! Thank you!” Bryon Monteleone, Training Lead, Coast Professional Inc.

“Walking into the Training Conference & Expo, I didn't know at all what to expect. This was my first time attending anything like this- I learned more than I could have ever even imagined and I am so excited to bring those learnings back to the workplace!” LaReesa McNeil, Talent Acquisition and Training Specialist, Haws Corporation

“The Training Conference rocks!!!” David Puzzo, Technical Trainer, TECO

“If you have a 10% passion for L&D. This conference will leave you with 110% passion.“ Robb Heidelmeier, Training & Communication Specialist, Compass Group

“I found the gala, workshop clinics, and trade show to be very valuable. It opened my mind to many new ways of addressing training opportunities by leveraging best practices from the pros.” Ann Mercadante, PartnerHero

“I had the incredible opportunity to immerse myself in an environment surrounded by passionate learning and development professionals and educators at the 2024 Training Magazine Conference. I am immensely grateful for the opportunity to be a part of such a dynamic and enriching experience. It has not only strengthened my passion for my work, but it has also equipped me with the knowledge and skills necessary to drive positive change within my organization!” Olivia Battinelli, Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator at New York University

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