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Speaker Orientation

This page is targeted to approved ATD TechKnowledge and International Conference speakers. Anyone who is planning to submit a proposal is also welcome to use these resources.

ATD's primary goal is to serve the learner—the ATD conference participant—by ensuring that conference sessions are learning experiences. The ATD audience has high expectations for session content and delivery. This site will help you meet, and exceed, those expectations.

Whether you are a seasoned ATD speaker or learning facilitator or new to delivering conference education, you will find useful content on this site. Your feedback and additional resources are always welcome!

Quick Links: 
Speaker Orientation Job Aid (PDF)

Videos are required viewing for all speakers:

Speaker Video 
This video was filmed at both the TechKnowledge and
International Conferences.

Learning Transfer Video

Resource Links and Documents

Applicable Content Knowledge

Review RFP-ICE
Review RFP-TK


Application-Focused Objectives--ICE

Application-Focused Objectives-TK


Conference Session Design Template

Other Resources:
International Conference Tracks

TechKnowledge Conference Tracks

Copyright Tips

Interactive Learning

Death by Powerpoint--Video (contributed by Doug Caldwell)
Top Ten Slide Tips by Garr Reynolds

Life After Death by PowerPoint 2012--Video by Don McMillan


Ideas for Interactive Sessions

Inserting Movie Scenes in PowerPoint MPLC
Using Movie Scenes Legally by PJ Kuyper
Corporate Programming Guide MPLC
MPLC Affiliated Studios 
Why Use Movies? Becky Pluth

Other Resources:
Resource List

Enthusiastic Delivery

Non-Commercial Policy

Tips for Language Interpreted Sessions
Speaking to an Adult Audience
Guidelines for Inclusive Sessions
Facilitation Skills
Using Your Voice Effectively (contributed by Ruth Sherman)

Other Resources:
Resource List 

Build on the Learner's Knowledge


Adult Learning Models

Other Resources:
Resource List