by Aviel Selkovits
We're packed and ready to go...are you?
So we are finalizing our shipment and packing our bags in preparation for the ASTD 2012 International Conference & Expo and I have to say I am very excited! This will be my fifth time attending the conference and every year it gets better. The agenda is packed with great keynote speakers and presentations (some great ones from DDI experts, of course) and I’m thrilled to hear all the new, exciting and innovative practices shared throughout the four days. Here are the three things I’m most excited about:
- Focus on future leaders. I see a number of sessions focused on the next generation of leadership talent. How are organizations identifying these leaders, and how are they preparing them?
- Learning technologies. Gaming, gamification, learning 2.0, social media…all these terms have made their way into presentation titles or descriptions. It’s a hot topic, and the Learning Technologies track is filled with topics related to using these new tools and methods to drive organizational learning and leadership development.
- Networking! This is always one of the conference aspects I get most excited about! I enjoy meeting others in our profession, across industries, who are looking to learn, share and grow with one another throughout the week. Expanding my thinking and my network…now that’s what I call an engaging show!
So are you going? What are you most looking forward to? Comment here or visit me at Booth #800!