Press Release

Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, Kelly McGonigal, and Ronan Tynan to Keynote ATD 2017

Thursday, March 23, 2017

ATD will hold its 2017 International Conference & Exposition on May 21-24, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is the premier international event for trainers and everyone working in the talent development profession. 

ATD 2017 is anchored by three general sessions featuring Mark and Scott Kelly, NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy Captains, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and Dr. Ronan Tynan, who, as an Irish Tenor, Paralympic Champion, and M.D., has been described as a modern-day Renaissance-man. These three dynamic speakers will share their stories and perspectives on leadership, conquering stress, and living life to the fullest.

Learning opportunities at this conference are abundant. There are
more than 300 networking and education sessions
content tracks that include career development, learning technologies, global human resource development, learning measurement and analytics, human capital, management, instructional design, science of learning, leadership development, and training delivery 
industry tracks that include government, healthcare, higher education, and sales enablement
simultaneous interpretation for several sessions in Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.


Attendees can build their own schedule and manage it in the conference app. Recordings for select sessions will be available for 90 days following the end of the conference to full conference attendees. 

ATD 2017 offers the world’s largest EXPO dedicated to the talent development field. More than 400 world class suppliers with the latest tools and resources will be on hand to share and showcase their expertise. 

For more information about the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition, visit Follow the conference conversation on Twitter with #ATD2017.

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The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. The ATD Staff, along with a worldwide network of volunteers work to empower professionals to develop talent in the workplace.
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