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Sinead Bovell to Keynote ATD’s 2024 Techknowledge Conference


ATD’s technology conference will help talent development professionals navigate this new world of work.

(Alexandria, Virginia), November 1, 2023—Sinead Bovell, a futurist and one of Refinery 29’s Top Ten Black Women Changing the Game, will speak at Techknowledge 2024—the Association for Talent Development’s three-day, immersive experience for TD professionals who are passionate about embracing the ever-evolving world of learning technologies. The conference will be held February 7-9, 2024, in Los Angeles, California.

Dubbed the AI Educator for the “non nerds” by Vogue, Bovell has given formal addresses on topics ranging from cybersecurity to artificial intelligence. She is the founder of Weekly Advice for Young Entrepreneurs (WAYE), an organization that helps prepare the next generation of business leaders for a world transformed by technology. To date, she has educated more than 200,000 young people on the future of technology. Certified in AI ethics from MIT, Bovell gave a TEDx Talk on the ethics of avatars in 2022.

In her keynote “A Future With Artificial Intelligence,” Bovell will examine how AI will disrupt every aspect of how we live and how we work—from sharing a workforce with smart machines to AI-powered homes and vehicles to biotechnology advances that could change the very nature of what is means to be human. While there are a lot of positives to AI and the world of work, she will explain why we need to tackle bias in algorithmic decision making and address challenging philosophical questions, such as: Is a world without work possible? And why must we ensure that the technologies of tomorrow get built on the right side of history?

ATD TK 2024 showcases the latest industry technology trends and newest innovations disrupting the workplace learning landscape. This three-day, one-of-a-kind experience includes lecture-type sessions, interactive workshops, hands-on learning labs, and casual networking. Seven tracks—including disruptive technologies, data and analytics, and technology strategy for leaders—will help TD professionals tackle challenges, seize opportunities, and foster growth in the L&D field.


TK 2024 will take place in person and virtually. The early bird registration ends November 17. For more information, visit Follow the conference action on Twitter at #ATDTK.

About ATD


The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world’s largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

ATD’s members come from more than 100 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led US chapters and international member networks and with international strategic partners.

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