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Wednesday, May 24: At a Glance

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Just one day left of ATD23! How will you spend it?

Keynote With Leslie Odom Jr.

Leslie Odom Jr. Headshot
It’s the final day of conference, and what a fabulous closing keynote ATD has planned. Tony and Grammy award-winning artist Leslie Odom Jr. will share personal stories from his life and pose questions that will help you unlock your true potential and achieve your goals even when they seem impossible. His general session, “Failing Up: How to Take Risks, Aim Higher, and Never Stop Learning,” runs from 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Complimentary Lunch & Dessert Break

There’s still time to meet with solution providers in the EXPO hall while enjoying a complimentary lunch. Scan your badge to select entrée, side, and drink; then mingle with exhibitors as you visit dessert stations throughout the EXPO floor. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.; dessert from 12 to 1 p.m.

Treasure Hunt

You’ve been visiting prize partners on the EXPO floor throughout the conference—and today’s the day. The drawing for the Treasure Hunt on the EXPO floor in the ATD at Play zone takes place at 12:30 p.m. You must be present to win. Your Treasure Hunt game card, available at the EXPO entrance, has details.

ATD at Play

De-stress at the ATD at Play zone. Recharge, relax, and play with a pup. The puppies will be on-site from 9 to 10:30 a.m.


Career Center

Today at the Career Center (located in the Sails Pavilion), Tonya Wilson will lead “DEI & Your Talent Development Career.” The session, which pulls content from the ATD DEI in Talent Development Certificate Program, is from 9 to 10 a.m.

Author Meet and Greets

Grab a book, Research report, or TD at Work guide and meet your favorite authors at the ATD Store in the Sails Pavilion. Today’s author meet and greets include:


12:30 to 1 p.m.

  • David Dye
  • Cliff Goldmacher
  • Karin Hurt
  • Nathan Magnuson
  • James McKenna
  • Maureen Orey
  • Erik Palmer
  • Holly Ransom
  • Lori Ann Roth

Luggage Check

Check your coat or bag at the luggage and coat check located in Lobby D (Note: no laptop computers or laptop bags). Open today from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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