The ASTD 2013 Education Program comprises over 240 sessions in eight content tracks plus three industry tracks. Key sessions are repeated to give you more opportunities to attend. Some sessions are also recorded for purchase. Use these filters below to expedite your conference planning.
ASTD Forum Series
The series, Targeting the Desired Results, is hosted by the ASTD Forum, a member consortium dedicated to integrating learning, work, and technology in order to enhance business strategies. Experienced practitioners and senior leaders are invited to join the lab experience to connect, collaborate, and share ideas to improve their personal practice in a way that demonstrates results. Every session in the series will include an opportunity for participants to reflect on their current practice. This is followed with ideas for learning experiences that drive requisite business results. This overview includes clarity on the unique moments when learning is needed a la the Five Moments of Need©.
Sessions that support you in developing your personal career path and include sessions on interviewing, resume writing, networking, and more.
These innovative sessions are designed to energize you at the end of a long conference day. Just when you thought you couldn't absorb one more fact, sit through one more session, or learn anything new, Innogizers will revitalize your ability to engage and learn.
Your Brain at Work Series
The Your Brain at Work series is for people who want to understand the deeper science behind learning and organizational change and leadership. These sessions provide fresh insights into why learning and change is hard and introduce new strategies for driving learning and change more effectively, based on new discoveries about the brain. Developed in partnership with the NeuroLeadership Institute.
International Newcomers Orientation
This orientation is for international attendees who are attending the conference for the first time. Speakers will cover the program guide and how it's organized, which will help you navigate the conference, including the following highlights: understanding the nine education tracks and special programs, networking activities, and other key features such as the EXPO and Career Center. There will also be a discussion of how speakers are guided to develop the session and an overview of the American conference style. The session will be simultaneously interpreted into Japanese and Korean. Sunday, May 19, 9:00-10:15 a.m.
First-time attendees will learn how to navigate the conference and network with other newcomers. Saturday, May 18, 5:00-6:15 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, 9:45-11:00 a.m.
Due to the popularity at ASTD 2012, Speed Mentoring will again be offered twice:
- Monday, May 20 from 11:00 a.m. -12:15 p.m.
- Tuesday, May 21, 12:15-1:30 p.m.
Speed Mentoring sessions are held on the Expo floor. There will be eight groups with one-two mentors for each group. Groups of 4-6 people will sit in the group of their choice and be mentored for 15 minutes. Time will be called and the group will disperse and choose another table group. There will be four rounds of 15 minutes each.
ASTD is committed to the concept of learning transfer and to helping you maximize your conference learning experience. To increase learning transfer back to the workplace, ASTD has developed a variety of resources to support both speakers and conference participants.
Learning Transfer begins with the development of the session and the delivery of that content by the speaker. However, it is then your responsibility, as the learner, to ensure that you apply your learning in a tangible way. The following resources are to help you make the most of the conference learning experience and increase the learning transfer quotient of your own programs.
The Learning Transfer Action Log is designed to help you focus the intent of your learning in a strategic way and create a plan for how you will implement that learning back on the job or in your life. Print a copy of the action log for each session you plan to attend or use the ones included in the program guide.