The Learning Leaders Conference

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Thank You!

Thank you to all the attendees, speakers, and exhibitors that made Learning 2021 Online such an amazing event! Save the date for Learning 2022 happening November 6 – 9 at Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort in Orlando, FL.



Learning 2021

The premier event for learning leaders, is moving online for five energizing days, packed with thought-provoking sessions diving into the issues facing today's learning leaders in our rapidly changing world. We'll be deeply engaged in a wide variety of discussions and experiences examining the strategies, skills, and solutions that matter most to our work and the organizations we serve.

Join us from your home or office on November 15 – 19 for Learning 2021 Online!

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Can't attend the full event? Registration includes access to event recordings for 6 months!

Your Virtual Roadmap


5 days

Experience Learning 2021 from home with access to live sessions, additional on-demand recorded content, networking activities, and more.

General Sessions

general sessions

Find inspiration, explore new viewpoints, and gain renewed motivation with five powerful general sessions led by experienced learning leaders and CLOs.

A Platform
for You

unique platform

Our innovative platform enables you to connect and learn with others in a variety of ways, putting the most important part of a Learning 2021 Online—the people—front and center.


continuous learning

Reinforce your learning with continued access to the event platform and content for six months. Revisit sessions you loved or missed out on, and continue to connect and share with other attendees.


Explore the rich program of sessions, featuring speakers from leading organizations worldwide. Our agenda offers descriptions of each session to help you plan your Learning 2021 experience.  Take a deep dive into case studies, learning journeys, or the latest learning research. A rich mix of themes and session types might be just the ticket!

Explore the Program



Each year we explore the topics and themes that matter most to learning leaders and the organizations they support. Here are a few of the themes we’ll be exploring this fall.

Thriving Through Change

The Learning Event has always provided the connections, guidance, and answers learning leaders need to succeed and thrive through periods of change. This year we embrace and amplify that focus.

Modern Learning Leadership

For many organizations, learning has never been more important than it is right now. Discover the strategies and proven practices that learning leaders are using to meet today’s challenges.

learning and the new normal

The impact of COVID19 will affect how we live, work, and play long after the pandemic is over. Gain guidance on how to lead your organization into the new world of work.

learning and the new normal

Discover ways to support what has quickly become one of the most urgent and growing needs learning organizations must address.

redefining blended learning

Examine how to pivot your blended learning approaches to incorporate new office environments and increased remote work

Leading with Empathy

Understanding and sharing the feelings of others is a critical part of effective learning leadership, and Learning 2021 will be exploring how to put that empathy into practice.

Learning For Good

The Learning event has always found ways to support charities and social causes, and we look to enhance that through our association with The Learning Guild’s Guild for Good Program.

Tech and learning

Technology continues to advance and create new opportunities for learning and performance. Explore the intersection of learning and technology via unique experiences throughout the event.

Women & Learning

Learning 2021 continues to place a spotlight on the strategies women and their organizations can apply to address the unique challenges women in learning face in their careers.

learning immersion

Emerging technologies are enabling new and immersive experiences. Discover the new doors that these experiences are opening for learning.

research data trends
Examine the latest research into learning and performance, and learn from experts who will distill the insights into practices you can apply right away.

robots ai automation
Automation is a driving force of the future of work. Learn how Artificial Intelligence, Robots, and other technologies are affecting the workforce, and what that means for learning.


Learning often takes the form of someone doing the work to solve a problem on their own. Discover how to support a world where learning is increasingly self-service and integrated into everyday activities.

the journey to personalization

The promise of true personalized learning is closer than ever. Discover the technologies that are powering this paradigm and how to apply them in your work.

social and collaborative learning

The disruptions of the pandemic placed a spotlight on how important human connections are. Learn how to support these connections as you engage in social activities throughout Learning 2021.

data analytics competency

Advancements in data and analytics provide us with a better understanding of human performance than ever before. Learn how to harness this power in your own learning strategies.

wellness at work

Mental health is a growing focus for many organizations, and today’s learning leaders need to ensure that focus also applies to our approaches to learning.

learning's role in dei

The last few years have accelerated conversations on diversity, equity, and inclusion around the globe. Learning 2021 hosts important sessions exploring L&D’s role in supporting DEI efforts.

the science of learning

Brain science and other learning-centered sciences are extremely popular buzzwords in L&D. Examine the facts, and the fiction, around how the science of learning can inform your work.  

learning is fun

Learning should also be fun, and that has always been a core tenant of the Learning event. Learning 2021 will continue that trend, with experiences that entertain and educate, helping you build skills, relationships, and memories that will last a lifetime.




  • I love the Learning conference; Learning 2019 is off to a really great start. Folks are getting a lot of takeaways and they are meeting a lot of smart learning leaders. I believe what is happening here is going to help people with their career trajectory.
    Martha Soehren
    Chief Talent Development Officer, Comcast
  • This is my favorite workweek of the year—coming to Learning every year, I’ve been doing it for 20 years. It’s a great time to bring together all of us in our career: we benchmark, we network and we figure out what’s next.
    Kathy Tague
    Senior Director, Talent Acquisition & Onboarding, Northwestern Mutual
  • Learning 2019 is my favorite conference, I say that all the time. I’ve been back 4 times, and every year in a different capacity. I am excited to see some of the new things like the book club and the different experiences. It’s always been one of my favorite conferences.
    Mandi Christensen
    Director, Training and Development, Chewy
  • I love this show! I’ve been coming to the Learning show for almost 20 years and I think it’s a great collection of learning leaders, but also a great collection of new thoughts and innovations in the field.
    Kevin Oakes
    CEO, Institute for Corporate Productivity