ATD 2017 RECAP

Last week I was at ATD 2017 in Atlanta, and it was fantastic. I learned a lot, saw lots of old friends, and made some new ones too! If you went, I hope you left energized with new ideas!

I was again reminded how excited our profession is by microlearning. Tony Bingham talked about it in the opening keynote. Shannon Tipton’s session was full to capacity. I had a packed house for my session too ... 330 people, and they had to turn people away. And my book, The Microlearning Guide to Microlearning sold out at the ATD bookstore early in the conference. I had a few spare copies with me, which I brought to the bookstore; those 9 copies sold in an hour.

It's an exciting time to be in the training and development field. Especially the interest in microlearning tells me that we are earnest about our desire to use learner's time wisely, be performance-focused, and provide just-in-time learning. Follow those ideals and we're sure to make a difference for those employees we serve.

Yours in learning,
Carla