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Are you a talent development professional? Read all about ATD 2017.

ATD Conference promotion image, courtesy of ATD.

If you’re in learning and development, you need to be at the ATD 2017 Conference & Expo. There, we said it.

Why? Because ATD is the premier international gathering of talent development practitioners, introducing attendees to the latest trends across industries, the best in learning programs, and ideas and best practices from practitioners in the field. It’s all going down this year in Atlanta May 21 - 24. Here’s what you need to know about the ATD 2017 International Conference and Exposition.

What is the ATD International Conference & Expo?

The ATD (Association for Talent Development) Conference & Expo is basically your one-stop shop for learning how to attract and retain top talent. The conference caters to the talent development professionals within their membership network, bringing with them the best in knowledge, strategies, and innovations. The conference is interactive, spans industries, and focuses on the future. From HR professionals to instructional designers, the conference - and ATD as an organization - focuses on creating a world that works better.

For us, that resonates with the Mango philosophy in a few ways. First, we work hard everyday to create a language and culture-learning resource that empowers employees to go further and advance their career in meaningful ways. Second, we foster a company culture within our own walls that champions team member growth and professional development, from language-learning clubs to investing in continued education. We like to think we fit right in at ATD.


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What’s in store this year?

ATD 2017 is going to be good. With over 1,000 attendees, 400+ speakers, and 300+ sessions in just 4 days, you’re going to keep busy. The theme this year is simple but powerful: help others reach their full potential by reaching yours. The conference is robust, offering attendees of all backgrounds plenty to explore every day. Opt to visit the ATD Expo to find vendors that fit your company’s needs, or attend a learning session tailored to your industry track. While you can customize your conference experience, pretty much everyone will want to block out time for the three general sessions featuring Captains Mark and Scott Kelly, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, and Dr. Ronan Tynan. Learn more about ATD conference offerings for attendees and start planning your perfect conference experience.

How can I find Mango?

You can’t go to ATD 2017 and not stop by and say hi! In fact, if you swing by our booth (#624! Write it down!) and say hello in another language, you can snag a Mango t-shirt while supplies last. Bottomless friendly faces and great conversation guaranteed. We’ll be showing off what’s new and next at Mango, so feel free to test drive our language-learning resources for employees and see what you think. We’ll be here all conference long, don’t be a stranger!

Want to learn more about how Mango works to cultivate talent in employees around the world? Get in touch for the latest scoop on our language-learning resources for business.


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Jillian is a writer and editor out of Detroit, Michigan. She loves connecting people through new ideas, interesting stories, and good conversation. In her free time, Jillian loves to read, write, and listen to podcasts - in Spanish and in English!

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