Instructional Design Conferences

Top Instructional Design Conferences

Multiple organizations sponsor and host instructional design related conferences. These instructional design conferences are focused on instructional design, curriculum design, eLearning development, education technology, and training development. Below are a few leading organizations that host education conferences and instructional design conferences:

#1: ATD

ATD is one of the leading associations for workplace learning and performance professionals. ATD offers instructional design and eLearning related conferences and workshops focused on workplace learning and performance. Their core instructional design conferences and trainings are the ATD International Conference and Exposition, the Telling Ain't Training Conference, the Learn Now Conference, and the ASTD TechKnowledge Conference.

#2: eLearning Guild

The eLearning Guild is a community of practice for designers, developers, and managers of e-Learning. The eLearning Guild offers instructional design and eLearning conferences, symposiums, classes, and online forums specifically focused on eLearning management, design, and development. Their core instructional design conferences and trainings are DevLearn, Learning Solutions, Performance Support Symposium, and mLearnCon.

#3: ISPI

Founded in 1962, the International Society for Performance Improvement (ISPI) is the leading international association dedicated to improving productivity and performance in the workplace. ISPI offer instructional design related conferences, SkillsCast webinars, HPT workshops, and institutes focused on instructional design and human performance improvement. Their core conference is THE Performance Improvement Conference.

#4: CLO Symposium

Chief Learning Officer’s CLO Symposium is a terrific conference for corporate learning professionals. This conference occurs twice a year and brings together the corporate learning community for two and a half days for presentations, networking, and workshops.

#5: Training Magazine

Training Conference & Expo is one of the industry's leading train-the-trainer event. The event is produced by Training magazine, and Lakewood Media Group, LLC. This conference is ideal for corporate trainers and other in-person training experts.

Please reload


Top ID Conferences

Featured Conferences

Langevin Learning Services

Rapid Training Design


For designers with a solid foundation in the basic principles of instructional design who want a faster, leaner, more adaptable way to create training. You’ll learn to reduce the amount of content in a course, make more efficient design and development decisions, and use time-saving shortcuts. The rapid design process will help you turn large training projects into a series of more manageable segments. You’ll also explore ways to involve stakeholders early and more often, reduce rework, and focus your efforts on the highest priority content. In short, you’ll create more training with fewer resources. This approach is applicable whether you create classroom instruction, on-the-job training, e-learning tutorials, or virtual classroom training.

© 2020 by Instructional Design Central, LLC


  • IDC: LinkedIn Group
  • IDC: Facebook Page
  • IDC: Twitter Page
  • White Instagram Icon