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Tuesday, May 21 at a Glance

Monday, May 20, 2024

Read the exciting events planned for today.

Daniel Pink
Daniel Pink will give today’s keynote address. His award-winning books are translated in 42 languages and include Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future. As organizations everywhere re-examine their operations, how might they build cultures where people can do their best work and be their best selves? Tuesday, May 21 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. Sponsored by Schoox
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Networking Night
Kick up your heels and enjoy the Big Easy with authentic New Orleans, Louisiana, cuisine. This year, Networking Night will give you a Mardi Gras-esque experience. Note: A separate ticket is required for the event, held at Mardi Gras World from 7 to 10 p.m.

Member lounge
Relax and connect with fellow Association for Talent Development members or ask questions about your membership at the member lounge. Claim your member gift, play games, snag ATD swag, doodle on the coloring wall, charge your device, and more. Today, the lounge is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Hall B1. Check the program guide or your app for a full listing of hours.

Sensory room
Need to decompress or have a quiet moment to yourself? Take advantage of the sensory room (rooms 333 and 334) and step away from the hustle and bustle that is the International Conference & EXPO.

Enterprise booth
Are you attending ATD24 as part of an Enterprise team? Would you like to learn more about what the ATD Enterprise team can do for your L&D or TD team? Stop by and chat with a member of ATD staff to explore the benefits and ask your questions. Visit booth #1101 on the EXPO floor.

APTD and CPTD speed mentoring
Gain perspective by talking to current Associate Professional in Talent Development or Certified Professional in Talent Development certificants. Discuss why they applied, how they prepared, how they secured their manager or family support to study, and any other questions you have. After 10 minutes, participants will switch places with each other and talk to someone new. Attend on Tuesday, May 21 from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in room 351.


Career Center
During “Career Well-Being: How to Get It and Keep It” (4 to 5 p.m.), Christine DiDonato, founder of Career Revolution, will help attendees understand their career well-being and learn strategies to sustain growth and wellness while embarking on their unique journeys. Check out the app or “Boost Yourself at the Career Center” for more information and other Career Center events.

Forum sessions
ATD24 Forum sessions focus on creating principles of durable learning. Today’s sessions include “1-2-3 Make It Stick” at 1 p.m. in room R01. At 3 p.m. today, also in room R01, the Forum sponsors “Principles and Practices of Durable Learning,” during which attendees will learn the eight principles and gain insights into the biology of the brain and how it influences the effectiveness of learning designs.

Taste of New Orleans
From 2 to 3 p.m., stop by the EXPO floor, mingle with exhibitors, and sample local microbrews and cocktails.


Author meet and greets

Stop by the ATD Store in Hall B1-ATD Pavilion to meet authors, have your books signed, and network with fellow conference-goers. This is a great opportunity to talk with some of the best in the business.

12:30 to 1 p.m.

  • Britt Andreatta
  • Holly Burkett
  • Tacy Byham
  • Stephen M.R. Covey
  • Anastasia Dedyukhina
  • JD Dillon
  • Julie Dirksen
  • Kevin Eikenberry
  • Ryan Gottfredson
  • Karl Kapp
  • Nathan Magnuson
  • Cara North
  • Dan Pontefract
  • Nate Regier
  • Debbie Richards
  • William Rothwell
  • Rob Shallenberger
  • Wayne Turmel
  • Melissa Walker
  • Garrett Wheat

4 to 4:30 p.m.

  • Michael Allen
  • Rita Bailey
  • Elaine Biech
  • Holly Burkett
  • Sarah Cannistra
  • Lei Comerford
  • Wendy Gates Corbett
  • Beverly Crowell
  • Dave Dec
  • Rich Douglas
  • C. Michael Ferraro
  • Marshall Goldsmith
  • Jonathan Halls
  • Ann Herrmann-Nehdi
  • Cindy Huggett
  • Esther Jackson
  • Kimberli Jeter
  • Mike Kent
  • Dolores Kuchina-Musina
  • Steve Maier
  • André Martin
  • Nate Regier
  • Rusty Shields
  • Joe Trueblood
  • Christie Ward
  • Tonya Wilson
  • Sharon Wingron
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