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August 24, 2017

Plano Event Center, Plano, TX

8:00 AM - 4:15 PM

Happy Hour to follow 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM

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Southwest Learning Summit brings together those who are passionate about learning and development in the workplace. We call on attendees, presenters and exhibitors to spend a day sharing new ideas, networking with peers, and learning about the latest trends and resources.

SWLS Keynote Speaker 

We are pleased to kick off the 2017 SWLS with a morning keynote address from Julie Weber, the VP of People at Southwest Airlines. Click here to read about the topic she will address!

SWLS Concurrent Session Speakers

We will be offering three rounds of concurrent sessions with topics across the four learning tracks. This year's speakers come from companies all around the Metroplex and two outside of DFW. We're fortunate to have broad representation to offer this year. Learn more about the session topics and speakers by clicking here

Our topics this year include:

  • Talent Management
  • Organizational Development
  • Innovative Learning Solutions
  • Managing Learning Programs and Teams

Happy Hour - NEW This Year!

Conclude the day of learning with some informal networking! Reflect on the day, share your learnings, brainstorm on new ideas, or just simply enjoy the company of some your newest friends in the world of Talent Development. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be available. This is also a great option for you if you can't get away from work to attend the full day of SWLS. There is an option to register for just Happy Hour! 

Formal Networking

This year we are providing several opportunities for formal networking via activities conducted by Advanced Dynamix (sister company to Group Dynamix). We are excited to get everyone up and moving around to build their network and have fun while doing so!

AXIS Quick Hits Spotlight Sessions - NEW This Year!

We have added a new 15 minute session to the agenda this year where we will have four 2016 AXIS award winners presenting their key project highlights and learnings that led to success in their organization. It will be hard to decide which of the four you will want to sit in on. We look forward to what we can learn in this "quick hit spotlight" and in turn apply to our organizations!

Vendor Exhibition

We are so thankful for our sponsors and vendor partners that help us bring SWLS to you. Plan to spend time with the vendors discussing current TD trends, their findings based on real time projects, and even ways they can support you and your current needs.

More Reasons to Attend 

  • Assist the Metroplex become the capital of talent development
  • Access to local thought leaders and talent development professionals
  • Build expertise and knowledge  
  • Network with 300+ peers
  • Connect with vendors
  • Have a GREAT TIME!

2016 SWLS Overview 

Watch this short video taken during SWLS 2016 to get a feel for what this conference has to offer and why you should attend this year.

Registration for SWLS 2017


  RegularOnsiteHappy Hour 
 Member $209 $350Included 
 Non-Member $299 $350Included

Group pricing is $180 per person. If you have 5 or more team members planning to come to the event, contact the ATD Dallas office at info@tddallas.org for more information. 

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Interested in becoming a sponsor?

Sponsorship benefit information is included on our Southwest Learning Summit sponsorship form. Contact sponsorship@tddallas.org with questions.


14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
Dallas, TX 75244

Email: info@tddallas.org

Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

Fax: 972-490-4219

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