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Students Get Super Savings on ASTD 2011 Conference

March 29, 2011 15:21 by Kristen Fyfe

Students enrolled in programs and courses that focus on human resources and workplace learning and development have the opportunity to attend the ASTD 2011 international conference at a steeply discounted rate and enjoy special programming on May 24 – Student Day.

The ASTD 2011 International Conference & Exposition is the premier event for thousands of workplace learning and development professionals who come from more than 70 countries. It will be held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, from May 22-25.

For the second year the ASTD is hosting Student Day and offering students an affordable way to network with learning and development professionals, attend educations sessions, and interact with more than 300 leading vendors. There are several registration options from which to choose.

• Student Day half-day registration: $30
• Student Day full-day registration: $120
• Student member rate full conference registration: $350; Student non-members: $450

Student Day activities include a networking coffee and welcome; attendance at the General Session featuring Campbell Soup Company CEO Doug Conant; a student-focused information session; tour of the EXPO; and a networking lunch with keynote speaker and strategic leadership expert Mette Norgaard. Full-day attendees will have access to educational sessions in the afternoon.

To qualify for a student registration, one must maintain an active ASTD chapter student membership or be taking a minimum of 12 hours per year at an accredited college or university.

More details can be found at


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ASTD 2010 -- By the Numbers

May 18, 2010 18:30 by Kristen Fyfe

It's Day 3 at the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition here in Chicago, and it has been three full days of learning, networking, connecting, and collaborating. Literally thousands of workplace learning and development professionals from around the world are here enjoying all the activities. Here's the breakdown:

Total Attendance: 8,500

Total International Attendance: 1,800

Attendees from 70+ countries

Top 5 International Countries in Attendance:
Korea: 390
Canada: 202
Kuwait: 122
Japan: 103
Denmark: 92

350 Sessions
Speakers from 30 countries

340 exhibitors



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ASTD's Virtual Conference Expertise Highlighted in Industry Trade Magazine

March 31, 2010 14:12 by Kristen Fyfe

Associations Now magazine, a leading trade pub for associations, has a feature article this month about virtual or hybrid conferences. ASTD's leadership and expertise in providing this type of conference offering are prominently highlighted. Click here to read the article. And a tip of the hat to Anthony Allen, ASTD's director of digital media, for representing ASTD in such an exceptional manner!

Remember it's not too late to register for the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition. Early bird registration is still open!

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Deadline Approaching! Early Registration for ASTD 2010 Ends in One Week

March 24, 2010 16:16 by Kristen Fyfe

There's just one week left to get the early registration discount for ASTD's International Conference & Exposition! The early registration deadline is March 31.

You are going to want to be at this year's conference. The line up of speakers is a veritable "Who's Who" in the workplace learning and development field. Session speakers include Dan Pink, Charlene Li, and the team from Second City Communications. Industry luminaries David Allen, Ken Blanchard, Don Kirkpatrick, and Marshall Goldsmith will be there. Sessions for folks in the public sector, sales, and higher education fields will be offered.

ASTD 2010 will be the largest gathering of workplace learning and development professionals this year! This is a can't-miss event, so why not take advantage of the early bird discount? Click here to register.

ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition will be May 16-19 in Chicago, IL.

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