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Astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, Kelly McGonigal, and Ronan Tynan to Keynote ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition


The Association for Talent Development will host attendees from 90 countries at premier training industry event in Atlanta, Georgia.

Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) March 23, 2017

The Association for Talent Development (ATD) will hold its 2017 International Conference & Exposition on May 21-24, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The conference is the premier international event for trainers and everyone working in the talent development profession.

ATD 2017 is anchored by three general sessions featuring Mark and Scott Kelly, NASA astronauts and retired U.S. Navy Captains, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and lecturer at Stanford University, and Dr. Ronan Tynan, who, as an Irish Tenor, Paralympic Champion, and M.D., has been described as a modern-day Renaissance-man. These three dynamic speakers will share their stories and perspectives on leadership, conquering stress, and living life to the fullest.

Learning opportunities at this conference are abundant. There are

  • more than 300 networking and education sessions
  • content tracks that include career development, learning technologies, global human resource development, learning measurement and analytics, human capital, management, instructional design, science of learning, leadership development, and training delivery
  • industry tracks that include government, healthcare, higher education, and sales enablement
  • simultaneous interpretation for several sessions in Japanese, Korean, and Mandarin Chinese.

Attendees can build their own schedule and manage it in the conference app. Recordings for select sessions will be available for 90 days following the end of the conference to full conference attendees.

ATD 2017 offers the world's largest EXPO dedicated to the talent development field. More than 400 world class suppliers with the latest tools and resources will be on hand to share and showcase their expertise.

For more information about the ATD 2017 International Conference & Exposition, visit Follow the conference conversation on Twitter with #ATD2017.

About ATD
The Association for Talent Development (ATD) is the world's largest professional membership organization supporting those who develop the knowledge and skills of employees, improve performance, and help to achieve results for the organizations they serve. Originally established in 1943, the association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

ATD's members come from more than 120 countries and work in public and private organizations in every industry sector. ATD supports talent development professionals who gather locally in volunteer-led U.S. chapters and international member networks, and with international strategic partners. For more information, visit

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