The Top eLearning Conferences to Attend
An eLearning conference is a great event for every eLearning professional to visit. It gives you networking opportunities, you can squeeze the latest insights from industry leaders into a busy few days and give your professional development an extra boost. You also discover new solutions that help better your job and your business’s training.
With hundreds of eLearning conferences out there, spotting the difference between the good and the great is tricky. As seasoned conference goers, we’ve our favorites to recommend. Whatever your location, you can find an unmissable eLearning conference happening near you. Mark the date on your calendar and we might see you there!
The top eLearning conferences to attend
1. Learning Solutions
Learning Solutions is an eLearning conference that provides an invaluable experience for training and learning professionals in Orlando, Florida.
Considered a must-attend event, the conference showcases inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panels and discussions, and workshops for those looking for an in-depth learning experience.
Open to a mixed array of training professionals, including those interested in design, development, and management, it’s a great event to find like-minded people in the industry. While also helping you discover the challenges and solutions facing current training so you can improve your skills.
2. ATD, International Conference, and Exposition
ATD is the leading eLearning conference that takes place in San Diego, California.
Over 15,000 attendees are expected every year to watch 400 speakers deliver 300 sessions over 4 days. LearnUpon exhibits our Learning Management System (LMS) every year at the conference too.
ATD Annual rounds up thought leaders working in the talent development industry. The conference provides a wide collection of resources to help talent development professionals reach their full potential. ATD believes attendees will then be equipped to help colleagues in their organizations realize their potential too.
Speakers at ATD Annual tend to be recognizable names shaping practices across the industry. Presentations focus on practical and actionable advice filled with takeaways attendees can apply in their organizations. It hosts a number of professional development workshops before the conference that encourages participants to develop the skills they need to stay competitive in their role. ATD promises that attendees will leave with valuable new contacts, fresh ideas on how to apply recent developments in their role, and a reinvigorated passion for talent development.
3. World of Learning
Another LearnUpon favorite, World of Learning is a Conference and Exhibition that takes place in Birmingham, England. The conference showcases lots of solutions and is touted as a ‘one-stop-shop for L&D professionals’.
Over two days, those in attendance see the latest L&D technologies and are introduced to the latest trends in the eLearning industry. Exhibitors cover a wide range of areas within the learning and development sphere including management and leadership development, blended learning, talent management and much more.
If you’re in the need of a new LMS, or authoring tool, or simply looking to immerse yourself in the world of L&D it’s a top event to go to.
As a major event in the international industry’s calendar, DevLearn brings together a community of experts shaping the future of learning. Held annually in Las Vegas, DevLearn encourages attendees to explore the full potential of technology in eLearning.
Every year the conference has a different theme with organizers working hard to expose attendees to the most impactful developments in the industry. Due to its scale and reputation, DevLearn works as a who’s who of eLearning. You’re sure to bump into bloggers and experts, friends and peers from all areas of eLearning.
It also caters for a huge variety of eLearning professionals from Chief Learning Officers to Project Managers to Instructional Designers; there is something here for everybody.
The LearnUpon team attends every year with it being a major event in our calendar. If you have the opportunity, this conference is an excellent one to experience.
5. Training Conference and Expo
Training Conference and Expo has been taking place for an impressive 40 years. It’s usually scheduled to take place in January or February, making it a great place to kick-off your eLearning year.
Self-described as “the industry’s leading train-the-trainer event for anyone charged with increasing workplace performance”, the conference offers huge value to training professionals. This is one that LearnUpon likes to attend every year. And we find it provides eclectic and informative talks and content that helps trainers to up-skill.
Training Expo is also aimed at a wide range of training professions. From training managers to instructional designers to trainers and more, it has something for everyone.
6. Realities360 Conference
If you’re looking for an eLearning conference that is a little different than the norm then Realities360 is the event for you.
The conference focuses on the future of eLearning with three overarching topics at its core – augmented reality, virtual reality, and simulations for learning. Attendees get hands-on experience with cutting-edge technology that is shaping the landscape of eLearning. It also shows you how to make these advancements a reality in your current training strategy.
With talks on subjects like “Is Online Education Ready for VR and 360 Video?” and “BYOD: eLearning Simulations with an Edge: Competition and Analytics”, it’s an event for those who want to push the boundaries of eLearning.
7. Online Learning Conference
Described as “a face-to-face event designed for learning and development professionals”, Online Learning Conference is another event aimed at a wide audience. Also run by Training Magazine, it’s a sister conference to the Training Conference and Expo.
The event covers many of the top talking points in corporate training right now including social learning, cognitive science, and virtual classrooms. Additionally, it’s for “anyone charged with increasing workplace performance through the use of online learning technologies” so all eLearning professionals are bound to find value in attending.
8. CLO Symposium
Chief Learning Officer’s Symposium is a conference that aims to give learning and development professionals the tools to train in the modern world. Happening in Florida, the conference states it has 5 big draws – content, networking, education, recognition, and a relaxed venue.
The event is aimed at a wide range of people in varying roles from beginners to senior professionals. And with lots of interesting speakers and talks, it’s one not to miss.
9. Training Industry Conference & Expo
The Training Industry Conference & Expo or TICE for short is another event aimed specifically at the corporate training world. It takes place over 3 days in June in North Carolina. Aiming to be a more collaborative event, there are workshop sessions and networking events for L&D leaders.
TICE also aims to give relevant and actionable advice and knowledge to all who attend. It focuses on the real trends and challenges that organizations are experiencing today.
10. Learning Technologies
Learning Technologies is one of the biggest workplace learning exhibitions in Europe. Hosted in London, it is one that we at LearnUpon mark in our calendars every year.
The scale of this conference is big with 8,000 visitors, 150 free L&D seminars, and over 200 exhibitors in attendance each year. There is a lot to do there too. Free seminars run all day, top speakers give intriguing talks and there are hundreds of exhibitors to see.
You can get a taste of what it’s like by watching some of the conferences engaging event videos available on YouTube.
Add an eLearning conference to your calendar now
Start your journey to better eLearning and add one of these eLearning conferences to your calendar! If you do, be sure to say hello to the LearnUpon team in the exhibitors’ area.
We’ll give you a first-hand look at our learning management system and fill you in on the exciting new features we’ll be releasing this year.