The Learning Leaders Conference

November 16 – 18 • Online

free to register for 2020!


Thank you to the 6,500 attendees, speakers, and sponsors that made Learning 2020 such an amazing event! All session recordings will be available to attendees through the end of 2020. Register now for free to get access.

We can’t wait to see everyone next year on November 7 – 10, 2021!

Learning 2020 is the premier event for learning leaders.

Learning 2020 is the foremost conference exploring the critical issues facing today’s learning leaders. While we are unable to gather in person due to the pandemic, we are looking forward to gathering online where we will engage in discussions and experiences examining the strategies, skills, and solutions that matter most to our work and the organizations we serve.

Whether you are an experienced leader looking to advance your career and help advance the field, or a learning professional new to leadership looking to build his or her skills, you’re sure to find the people, content, and community you need. Best of all, Learning 2020 Online is FREE for anyone to attend.

4 General Sessions

Inspirational leaders share their insight and stories

30 Sessions

Wide array of topics covering all aspects of learning leadership

3 Days

Sharing stories, learning from each other, and practical strategies

days to showtime


what to expect A Breakthrough Experience

3 Days, 30+ Sessions

Learning 2020 Online brings the sharing and learning you expect from the face-to-face conference right to your home.

Everything You Love

Thought-provoking general sessions, panels with CLOs and notable learning leaders, the Thirty Under 30 Program, and more.

And Much More

The learning doesn’t stop when the online event ends. We’ll be releasing more sessions every month to extend the learning through the next year, leading us to Learning 2021.

featured speakers Learning Leadership Is More Important Than Ever

We’ve invited some of today’s most influential learning leaders to share lessons to help us navigate today’s crises, and come out stronger on the other side.

ignite your leadership World-Class Program

Learning 2020 targets the challenges and topics that are most critical to today’s learning leaders. Browse through the full program for sessions ranging from organizational strategy, career growth, and tactical use of  data intelligence.

4 Insightful General Sessions

What Is Learning Leadership?

Explore what “Learning Leadership” means in a modern learning organization and what it looks like in practice


5 Perspectives on the Future of Learning & Work

Hear perspectives on the future of work and how the changes matter to our profession


The Learning 2020 CLO Panel: Navigating the Pandemic

Learn from leading organizations on how they are tackling the COVID-19 crisis


Preparing for the New Normal

Join a tactical discussion on preparing yourselves and your teams for success in a post-pandemic world


26 Sessions For All Aspects of Leadership

Transforming from Learning Professional to Learning Leader

Frank Nguyen, Learning Executive

Redesigning a Live Course in a Virtual World

Sravani Tammiraju, Product Owner, Visa

How to Strategically Approach Learning Technology Trends

John Sangimino, Sr. Expert, Learning Design & Jake Gittleson, Sr. Expert, Learning Design, McKinsey & Company

Using a Virtual Card Game to Teach Leadership, Sales Skills, and Critical Thinking

Karl Kapp, Professor, Bloomsburg University

Revolutionizing L&D: Having a Seat at the Executive Table

Tomissa Smittendorf, Director, Sales Learning & Development, Kellogg Company

Finding Value in Your Pile of Learning Data

Chris Bond, CEO, Bluewater Learning

Supporting Training During Pandemics

James Backus, Senior Training Advisor, Office of Partner Engagement, Defense Intelligence Agency

Animating Relationships: Enabling Sales Teams to Adapt in 2020

Alex Banks, Head of Sales, Vyond

Beyond the Letters—The Real Impact of DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion)

Liza Wisner, Senior DEI Curation Specialist & Abby Miles, Senior Director of People, OpenSesame

Intentional Learning: The Most Fundamental Skill

Matt Smith, CLO and Lisa Christensen, Director of Learning Design and Development, McKinsey & Company

It Is Time for Learning to Step Up

Nigel Paine,

Learning Analytics: Inception to Maturity

Ben Betts, Chief Product Officer, Learning Pool

Dynamic Design in an Agile Framework

Mousumi Saha, Advisor-Customer/Technical Training, Dell Technologies

Developing Leadership at Every Level: An Improvisational Approach

Kelly Leonard, Executive Director, Learning and Applied Improvisation at Second City Works

Getting Started with Workflow Learning

Bob Mosher & Conrad Gottfredson, Chief Learning Evangelists, Apply Synergies

A Time to Skill: The Impact of 5G on Education and Work

Vidya Krishnan, Global Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson

Building Belonging in the Workplace

Wendy Gates Corbett, President, Refresher Training

Making Webinars More Engaging

Donald Taylor, Chairman, The Learning and Performance Institute

Transform Training from "Table Stakes" to a Highly Valued Differentiator

Mark Jack Smith, VP, Global Human Resources, Petroleum Geo-Services & Manoj Kulkarni, CEO, Realizeit

Use This, Not That: Zeroing in on the Right Learning Platforms

Matt Donovan, Chief Learning & Innovation Officer, GP Strategies

2020 Research Trends

Jane Bozarth, Director of Research, The Learning Guild

The Brightest Young Minds

Logo of 30 Under 30 program

The goal of the Thirty Under 30 Program is to provide support, visibility, voice, and development for the next generation of learning leaders.

Join Our Notable Alumni

Each member of the Thirty Under 30 program will receive:

  • Thirty Under 30 sessions, led by alumni of previous Thirty Under 30 programs
  • Unique development and benchmarking activities with peers and learning leaders
  • A year’s worth of development as part of the Learning 2020 Thirty Under 30 cohort
  • Relationships that last a lifetime!

stay in the loop Learning 2020 Updates

What's Next After Learning 2020?

I write this as I sit at my desk looking forward to the last day of Learning 2020 Online. We've been overwhelmed …

Setting Yourself Up for Success at a Virtual Conference

Welcome to Learning 2020 Conference Online! We aren’t face-to-face, and we miss seeing everyone in person. But we are excited to share …

First Sessions Announced!

It’s been an exciting week in our preparations for Learning 2020 Online. We’re reviewing all of the great applications we got for …

leading the way Innovation Showcase

Learning innovations, products, and services provided by leading suppliers are featured in Innovation Showcase sessions at Learning 2020.  These are content rich sessions that highlight the latest thinking and innovations within the learning marketplace.

To learn how to host an Innovation Showcase session at Learning 2020 Online, click here.

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long-lasting impact Schedule At A Glance

Learning 2020 offers 30 impactful sessions, spread across three days.

All times listed in Eastern Time.

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Opening General Session

Opening General Session

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12:00 – 12:45 PM
Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

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1:00 – 1:45 PM
Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Speaker Coming Soon!

2:00 – 3:00 PM
General Session

General Session

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11:00 – 11:45 AM
Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Speaker Coming Soon!

12:00 – 12:45 PM
General Session

General Session

Speaker Coming Soon!

1:00 – 1:45 PM
Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Speaker Coming Soon!

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Four Concurrent Sessions

Speaker Coming Soon!

11:00 – 11:45 AM
Your Choice of Three Concurrent Sessions

Your Choice of Three Concurrent Sessions

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12:00 – 12:45 PM

Your Choice of Three Concurrent Sessions

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Closing General Session

Closing General Session

Speaker Coming Soon!

All Day, Every Day

Recordings of ALL sessions will be available through the end of 2020 for your continued learning and development

leaders helping leaders Who Should Attend

Learning 2020 is for all learning leaders, be they experienced veterans looking to stay ahead or mentor the next generation, new leaders looking to build their skills, and every stage of leadership in between.

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