Free Registration for Selected Speakers!

The ATD Greater Atlanta Chapter of the Association for Talent Development (ATD) is holding its annual Atlanta Conference and Exposition (ACE) on Monday, July 25, 2016 with post conference workshops on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

This year, the theme and description for the conference is:

Insight.    Action.    Results.
Wherever you are, wherever you're trying to get in the world of Talent Development, ACE helps you mobilize what you know and what you'll learn to achieve the outcomes you seek in your job, your profession and your career.

We are calling for presentations that support this theme and address relevant topics in one or more of the ATD Areas of Expertise:

* Training delivery
* Instructional design
* Learning technologies
* Organizational development
* The science behind learning
* Managing Learning Programs
* Coaching

When writing your session title and description, please be clear and concise, including how your presentation supports the conference theme. Incorporating the conference theme into your session title and description is NOT encouraged, as past feedback indicates that doing so clouds the clarity of the actual session learning objectives.

Sessions will be 60 minutes in length, including Q&A. Each session must incorporate facilitation skills that model the profession at the highest level, challenge the status quo, and tie to one of the aforementioned areas of expertise. Providing opportunities for participant interaction and engagement is required. Proposals that appear to be strictly presentations, lectures or sales pitches will not be selected. Your proposal should clearly describe how you plan to create a high level of participant interaction. As a rule of thumb, consider that facilitator-to-learner interaction (i.e. presentation/slides) should not exceed 50% of session time, while 50% or more session time should be allotted for learner-to-learner or learner-to-facilitator interaction. We strongly encourage you to submit a short video clip of a previous offering of your session in action and/or overview describing why participants should attend your session. Submissions including a sharable video (YouTube, Vimeo, etc…) will be given first consideration.


Please note that this form must be completed in one sitting. There is no "Save" feature that allows you to return to complete it at a later time. You may find it helpful to draft your proposal first by reviewing the preview mentioned in the Call for Presentations email and then returning to this form to complete in one sitting.

Call for Presentations will close on March 15, 2015. Speakers will be selected and notified within one week of the submission deadline.  

We look forward to hearing from you.

Very best regards, 
Your ATD Greater Atlanta Chapter ACE Team

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• ATD Greater Atlanta engages you at no cost for professional services (pro bono) for this presentation.

• ATD Greater Atlanta agrees to market your presentation to its members in the greater metro Atlanta community and throughout the state of Georgia.

• ATD Greater Atlanta agrees to market your presentation to surrounding ATD chapters.

• ATD Greater Atlanta agrees to market your presentation to other affiliations in the greater metro Atlanta area, including: SHRM Atlanta, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and Atlanta chapter of International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI).

• ATD Greater Atlanta agrees to offer and sell books in the conference bookstore.

• You agree not to sell products or services during your presentation.

• You agree not to solicit member contact information directly. However, you are permitted to obtain contact information by means of a business card raffle of books, products or other give-a-ways, as long as attendees are advised that their contact information may be used by you for marketing purposes

• You agree to market your session and the ACE event through your own personal social media or other means as available to you in order to generate interest in your session and optimize registrations and attendance.