What is the Core 4 Conference?

I thought that all of the sessions that I attended were wonderful. I learned so much being new to Talent Development!"
- Previous Attendee

ATD’s Core 4 is a two-day event that will focus on the foundational elements that every learning and talent development professional should comprehend. These four key topics include:

  • Instructional Design
  • Training Delivery
  • Measurement & Evaluation
  • Learning Technologies

ATD created this event in response to consumer demand for education focused on the essentials of talent development. This is a vast and dynamic field. More and more people are being placed into training roles without a formal education in adult learning, which often translates into lower success rates for the trainees. This event provides the fundamental knowledge required to turn anyone into a successful training and development professional.

With three keynote speakers, over 25 educational sessions across four tracks, and ample opportunity to network and learn from peers, there’s something for everyone. And because we’re laser-focused on the paramount subjects of talent development, attendees are sure to return with a solid core foundation from which to build success.

Who Should Attend?

ATD’s Core 4 is an essential event for those who are new to the training field, accidental trainers, or experienced individuals simply looking to professionalize their skills. It's ideal for:

  • Instructional designers
  • Accidental trainers
  • Facilitators and trainers
  • Training managers
  • Any professional who helps design and deliver learning experiences in their organization

Learning objectives:

  • Design better training programs that truly change behavior and improve performance
  • Develop and deliver events that engage learners
  • Evaluate the impact of your solutions using a variety of methods
  • Create engaging and effective e-learning experiences and understand the fundamentals of learning tech

"The sessions were great, the breadth of subjects covered was a big draw for me. Being able to get solid tips and techniques for designing learning, as well as insight into the learning landscape around us and how its changing really helped me reframe my practice."
- Previous Attendee

Who is ATD?

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. The association was previously known as the American Society for Training & Development (ASTD).

Meet Our Leaders

ATD’s Board of Directors comprises thought leaders in the field who represent diverse industries. ATD's President and CEO, Tony Bingham, works with the board, a staff of more than 100, and a global network of volunteers, all committed to helping create a world that works better. The National Advisors for Chapters (NAC) are volunteer advisors to U.S. chapter leaders and ATD’s chapter services team.

What We Do

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.