Press Release

All-New TechKnowledge Conference Welcomes Marco Tempest and Luvvie Ajayi as Keynote Speakers

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Redesigned conference provides one-of-a-kind experience for learning tech practitioners.

(Alexandria, VA) October 30, 2019—The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is pleased to announce that digital magician Marco Tempest and award-winning author, speaker, and digital strategist Luvvie Ajayi will provide keynotes for the all-new ATD TechKnowledge Conference in San Jose, California, February 5–7, 2020.

Marco Tempest
Marco Tempest specializes in developing immersive experiences of future technologies, taking ideas about advanced technology, how we might interact with it, and bringing those concepts to life. A Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and a creative consultant at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Tempest’s presentations combine mixed reality, storytelling, gestural sensing, and swarm robots that give audiences a glimpse of a delightful augmented future. As the opening keynote speaker, he will share his deep tech industry expertise and help TK participants expand their thinking about future possibilities.
Luvvie Ajayi
Luvvie Ajayi thrives at the intersection of comedy, technology, and activism. Her book, I’m Judging You: The Do-Better Manual, was released to critical acclaim and became an instant New York Times bestseller. Ajayi’s ability to create content that makes people laugh heartily while thinking critically has been honed by 16 years of blogging. On her website,, she covers everything from TV and movies to race, politics, and life’s random adventures. She recently launched the Do-Better Academy (DBA), an e-school that focuses on teaching people how to thrive in business and their careers. Her closing keynote will inspire TK participants to achieve more in their work.

The all-new TK experience will feature a hands-on, immersive, and experiential learning environment. The conference will welcome participants who work at the intersection of learning and technology. These professionals lead the efforts in their organizations to prepare for the future of work through developing the knowledge and skills of today’s workforce.


TK 2020 will take place February 5–7 at the San Jose Convention Center in San Jose, California. Register online at Special preconference rates are available for a limited time. Follow ATD for updates about the conference on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter (#ATDTK).

About ATD
ATD is the world’s largest membership organization for professionals who develop talent in the workplace. ATD’s members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. Originally established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD). For more information, visit

About the Author

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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