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Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference

  • 16 Sep 2016
  • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • New Orleans Downtown Marriott at the Convention Center; 859 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, LA 70130


Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference

Register Today for Friday, September 16, 2016

Extended!  Early Bird Rate available through September 2nd!

The Gulf Coast Talent Development Conference provides professional development opportunities for learning and human resources professionals. 

This full day conference offers multiple concurrent sessions in three tracks and two keynote speakers. 

Conference Agenda

7:30 – 8:30

Registration, Breakfast, Browse Sponsor Tables

8:30 – 9:20

Welcome & Acknowledgements (5 minutes)

Keynote – Devin Lemoine (45 minutes)

9:20 – 9:30


9:30 – 10:40

First Breakout Session (1 hr, 10 min)

HR/Leadership:  Party of Three:  Sharing the Responsibility for Onboarding Success (Schooling)

Technology:  Agile  Project Management for eLearning (Torrance)

L&D and Technology:  Big Content Peg, Small Training Hole (Dan Richards)

10:40 – 11:00

Break, Browse Sponsor Tables

11:00 – 12:00

Second Breakout Session (1 hr)

HR/Leadership:  Communicating Up, Down & Across (Ducre)

Technology:  How to Kill an eLearning Project (Dan Richards)

L&D:  From Review to Preview – Working with SMEs (Debbie Richards)

12:00 – 1:20

Lunch (30 minutes to fix plate and be seated)

Keynote – Laura Wall Klieves (50 minutes)

1:20 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:30

Third Breakout Session (1 hr)

HR/Leadership and L&D:  Designing & Delivering Effective Virtual Classes and Meetings (Turner)

Technology:  What Instructional Designers Need to Know about xAPI (Torrance)

L&D:  Why Building the Best Training May Be the Worst Idea (Lemoine)

2:30 – 2:50

Break, Snacks, Browse Sponsor Tables

2:50 – 4:00

Fourth Breakout Session (1 hr, 10 min)

HR/Leadership:  Strategic Leadership Solutions:  Building Vision, Alignment & Execution (Olson)

Technology:  The Future of Learning Technologies (Debbie Richards)

L&D:  Improve Presentations with VisualStory (Wall Klieves)

4:00 – 4:10


4:10 – 4:30

Door Prizes, Acknowledgements, Wrap-Up


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Professional Development Tracks:

  • L&D
  •   Technology
  •    HR

Application pending for HRCI credit.

Register Now for the Early Bird Rate!

Early Bird:   $149  Extended to September 2nd!

Regular:      $199 effective August 13


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Need Overnight Accommodations?

Plan to stay at the Convention Center Marriott, an upscale hotel housed in a 19thcentury cotton mill in downtown New Orleans.  In all directions, you will find the vibrant sights and sounds of the French Quarter, Arts and Warehouse districts, and picturesque parks.  The hotel is located directly across the street from the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center and is close to many attractions, including the National WWII Museum.

The rate code below is for the night of September 15 and is available through August 26, 2016.

Special Room Rate*:  ATD2016

Book Online or Call 504-613-2888 by August 26

*The special rate of $195 is only for the night of September 15 and is available through August 26.  If you would like to enjoy a night out in New Orleans after the conference, the rates for this hotel typically decrease on weekends, and you would do better to make a separate reservation for an extended stay.

Event brought to you by:

ATD Baton Rouge, ATD New Orleans, ATD North Louisiana, & ATD Mississippi Gulf Coast Lighthouse GIG

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