ATD 2018 European Summit

October 8-9, 2018
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Creating A Modern Learning Culture

Technology continues to influence every aspect of work, from how people learn, to how businesses operate. But the way people learn is changing. In 2020, more than 75 percent of the workforce will be Millennials, and they have learning expectations that must be met if organizations hope to attract the best and brightest employees.

This is the new learning era. It’s both exciting and challenging for learning and talent development professionals. To be relevant, talent development efforts must align with business needs and strategies, operate as a business partner, and engage stakeholders throughout the organization. To accomplish these three things simultaneously, professionals must invest in the resources, technology, and even tap into how their peers are addressing these challenges.

During this conference, we will discuss key topics for the new learning era:

  • important trends in the talent development field
  • talent development as a business partner
  • new learning technology
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    Who is ATD?

    For over 70 years, the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is a professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees in organizations around the world. We understand that getting employees up to speed, trained, and ready to tackle today’s increasingly demanding business landscape is no small task. And how the watchful eye of the CEO, who is now, more than ever, is focused on talent development and how the organization can be more innovative and shift with the changing environment. When the pressure is on, ATD is there for you.

    How We Can Help You

    We support the talent development profession by providing trusted content in the form of research, books, webcasts, events, and education programs. We host a variety of conferences several times a year, including the premier international gathering for talent development practitioners.

    • We are here to help how you keep up with latest innovations.
    • Develop a strategy that prepares employees now and in the future.
    • And provide you the tools to help you reach your goals and the goals of your organization quickly and effectively.


    Meet Our Key Partners


    Who is Informa?

    Informa is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge, and events business, operating in the knowledge and information economy. It is ATD’s key partner providing products and services based on content, intelligence, and connections to specialist communities worldwide.

    Informa’s Knowledge and Networking Division operates worldwide as KNect365, and organizes high-quality, content-driven events and programs that enable specialist communities to meet, connect, network, and share knowledge. As the world’s largest events producer, they organize more than 1,600 events annually, welcoming 150,000 delegates in more than 70 countries. Visit for more information.


    Who is NVO2?

    NVO2 is the Dutch Association of HRD Professionals, they are also one of ATD's key strategic partners in the European region. The association is dedicated to the professional development of its members and providing a network for the HRD professionals in the Netherlands, Europe, and worldwide.


    Who is VOV?

    VOV is the Belgian/Flemish association for learning & development professionals. An open and independent network that welcomes everybody involved in developing individuals, teams and organizations. 


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