12 best learning and development conferences 2024

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In the ever-evolving field of learning and development, it’s key to stay up to date with the latest trends, best practices, studies, and more. To help navigate the wide array of choices out there, we've curated a list of the top learning and development conferences in 2024 where you can gain insights, explore cutting-edge technology, and share experiences with like-minded professionals. Make sure you bookmark this page as we’ll be updating it regularly!

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Learning Technologies

  • April 17-18, 2024

  • Excel, London, UK  

  • Conference ticket prices start at £1395

  • Free exhibition attendance with registration  

  • In-person event with additional online resources

One of Europe’s leading workplace learning events, Learning Technologies is a two-day conference and exhibition showcasing organizational learning in the workplace. The event boasts over 10,000 attendees from all over the globe, high-profile speakers, and access to the latest workplace learning technologies. Visitors can choose to book a conference pass to attend talks from industry leaders or simply attend the event’s general exhibition where they’ll find seminars and exhibitors offering advice on solving workplace L&D challenges. Team members of the Smartcat team will be in attendance at the exhibition at booth G68, so make sure you come and say hello.

Highlights of the event include: 

  • 200 free seminars on a wide range of L&D subjects

  • 200 exhibitors showcasing their technology and workplace learning solutions 

  • Talks from leading industry figures addressing the big themes and challenges in L&D today

Learning & HR Tech Solutions Conference and Expo

  • April 23-25, 2024

  • Rosen Centre Hotel, Orlando, FL, US 

  • Conference ticket prices start at $1,995.00

  • Free expo attendance with registration 

  • In-person event

The Learning & HR Tech Solutions Conference and Expo is an L&D and HR event that aims to promote the solutions and technology needed to address these industries’ toughest challenges. Uniting HR and L&D domains, speakers will be detailing new areas of talent development, the latest tools, and effective strategies to support teams within an evolving working and learning landscape. In addition to conference sessions, the expo hall will offer access to leading companies in the space, enabling collaboration, solution discovery, and further discussion on important HR and L&D topics.

What to expect from the event:

  • The chance to network with more than 1500 HR and L&D professionals 

  • Valuable insights from more than 200 speakers in industry trends and domain development

  • Hundreds of technology demos showcasing future workplace learning solutions

L&D Forum

  • April 24, 2024 

  • Savoy Place, London, UK  

  • Delegates are invited or must request an invite, suppliers must request more information to attend 

  • In-person event

With networking at its heart, the Richmond L&D Forum offers bespoke, executive itineraries which bring together industry peers and L&D decision makers for pre-arranged meetings in a relaxed and professional environment. Keynote talks will see experts discussing current industry issues, new case studies, and the latest technologies in the field. In addition to extensive professional networking and a range of insightful talks, attendees can also take advantage of interactive workshops, think tanks, and personal development sessions.

Key reasons to attend the forum:

  • Network with leading L&D decision makers

  • Gain access to high-level conference program agendas which support organizational planning and address critical issues 

  • Attend a range of think tanks and interactive workshops

ATD Conference

  • May 19-22, 2024

  • New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, LA, US

  • Ticket price start at $2,395

  • In-person and online event

With keynote speakers including tennis star Venus Williams, Hollywood actor Matthew McConaughey, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Daniel Pink, talent development professionals can expect the ATD Conference in New Orleans to be nothing short of a first-class affair.

In addition to inspirational keynote speakers, the ATD International Conference & Expo boasts the largest training expo in the industry, offering attendees the chance to explore advanced solutions, techniques, and technologies to support their session-based learning. Delegates are also encouraged to take advantage of the unique collaboration and networking opportunities the event provides such as during this year’s Mardi Gras-themed Networking Night. The Smartcat team will be taking part in the conference's expo, so come and share your ideas and learnings from the event with us!

Highlights of the ATD conference: 

  • Networking opportunity at every turn 

  • Huge number of L&D and talent development exhibitors 

  • High-profile keynote speakers

AI Revolution

  • June 04-05, 2024 

  • Industry City, New York, NY, US  

  • Ticket prices start at $2,499 

  • In-person event

For L&D professionals with a keen interest in how technology will influence corporate and workplace training, the AI Revolution Unconference is not to be missed! Over two days, attendees will be taken on a journey through the AI landscape in HR and L&D, gaining insights into how AI is shaping learning organizations and outcomes. With keynote L&D speakers from corporations ranging from Adobe and Salesforce to S&P Global and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, delegates will be prepared for the challenges that lie ahead, uncover unique opportunities, and learn new, long term strategies made available thanks to AI technology.

Highlights include:

  • Learning how to use AI to improve productivity without compromising creativity

  • Understanding the relationship between, AI, VR, Metaverse and ChatGPT and the opportunities they provide in an L&D context

  • Keynote from Wendy Roberts, Global Head of Technology Education at Paypal


  • June 04-05, 2024

  • Raleigh, North Carolina, US 

  • Registration is required 

  • In-person event

TICE connects professionals in the L&D community for three days of interactive learning. Attendees can expect networking activities, keynote sessions from leading experts, breakout sessions to discuss and address common L&D issues, roundtable discussions on industry trends and topics, and an expo hall showcasing the latest L&D training products and services to help streamline corporate workplace training.

Don’t miss out on:

  • Meeting dedicated learning professionals during networking events

  • Roundtables to discuss how the industry is changing 

  • Trying out the latest products and services in the expo hall

Training & Dev Summit

  • 17-18 June, 2024 

  • Radisson Hotel and Conference Centre, London, UK 

  • Registration is required and attendance is free for delegates 

  • In-person and online event

Bringing together learning and development buyers and suppliers, the Training and Dev Summit is the ultimate networking experience for the L&D community, helping L&D leaders find the right solutions to their employee training challenges. Attendees will have the opportunity to take part in one-to-one meetings with suppliers of their choice and learn from a range of inspiring industry-focused seminars.

Reasons to attend include:

  • Relaxed one-on-one meetings with L&D solution suppliers 

  • Networking opportunities with fellow L&D leaders 

  • Engaging seminars on a range of relevant subjects such as industry trends and the future of L&D

Learning Tech Reloaded

  • 30 June-02 July, 2024

  • Maritim proArte Hotel, Berlin, Germany

  • Digital attendance ticket prices start at €895, in person attendance ticket prices start at €3,249

  • In-person and online event

Promoting knowledge-exchange amongst L&D thought leaders and senior decision makers, Learning Tech Reloaded seeks to build a learning experience around the best L&D practices of leading enterprises. During 2.5 days in Berlin, attendees can enjoy World Café roundtables, moderated panel discussions from industry experts, and one-to-ones with solutions providers. In addition, 15 hours of uninterrupted multi-touchpoint networking enables domain experts to share ideas and insights.

Make sure you check out:

  • Multiple thematic discussions at more than five World Café roundtables

  • Live streaming of all keynotes via the app

Corporate L&D

  • July 31, 2024

  • The Yale Club, New York, NY, US

  • Delegates must request an invite 

  • In-person event

The Corporate Learning and Development Roundtable is a one-day experience for L&D professionals to come together and experience expert-led panel discussions on subjects such as effective leadership in the corporate learning and development space and L&D trends of the future. Senior L&D and talent development leaders from organizations such as American Airlines, GoHealth, Shell, and the World Bank will be coming together to share their insights on a changing L&D landscape and the challenges the industry faces.

You can expect:

  • Engaging discussions during moderated panel discussions 

  • Insights from L&D leaders from global organizations

  • A look at the future of L&D and the role of technology

Training Mag TechLearn

  • September 17-19, 2024 

  • AT&T Hotel and Conference Center, Austin, TX, US 

  • Ticket prices start at $1,495

  • In-person event

The TechLearn Conference from Training magazine brings together corporate trainers and elearning professionals for two days of keynote speakers, hands-on clinics, breakout sessions, and networking opportunities in Austin, Texas. Designed for anyone responsible for increasing workplace performance through the use of online learning technologies, the themes of the talks and interactive discussions include Elearning, Mobile Learning, Social Learning, Adaptive Learning, Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and many more besides.

Don’t miss out on:

  • Fast-paced networking

  • Off-the-shelf materials and downloads

  • Pre-conference certificate programs

DevLearn USA

  • November 6-8, 2024 

  • MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, US

  • Registration is not yet open 

  • In-person event

Themes to be explored include:

  • Management, design, and development of technology-based learning

  • Where the industry is headed

  • Future technologies in L&D

Learning 2024

  • December 4 – 6, 2024

  • Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista Palace, Orlando, FL, US

  • Registration is not yet open 

  • In-person event

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