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South Carolina ATD 2019 Annual Conference

  • 20 Sep 2019
  • 8:55 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Dominion Energy SC; 400 Otarre Parkway, Bldg. E; Cayce, SC 29033


  • Code required by Conference Chair

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We will see you at the conference!

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The 2019 South Carolina ATD annual conference brings together those who are passionate about helping to develop the talent of others in the workplace. We call on participants and presenters to spend a day being EmPOWERed by sharing new ideas, networking with peers, and learning about the latest trends and resources. Topics related to: career development, leadership, organizational development, and technology will be covered during the conference. Come join us for the professional development event of the year!

Click here to view the Conference Agenda

This program has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute for a maximum of 4.5 continuing education points eligible for re-certification by Certified Professionals in Learning & Performance (CPLP) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credential holders.

Check out a clip of the 2017 ATD Midlands Conference: https://youtu.be/oOEyqIMTfGI

General Registration:

August 6 - September 13

ATD Local Chapter Members: $139

Non-members: $189

Register today and pay by September 13!

Registration includes:

Attendance to conference 
Power Breakfast, lunch, and snack 
Multiple breakout sessions 

Networking and consulting opportunities


"Diversity is what makes us strong. Inclusion is what makes us special."- Beth Ruffin

Beth Ruffin is an author, speaker, and coach who teaches others how to be inclusive in business. Beth has spent 20 years in Corporate America with experience in Financial Services, Healthcare, and Technology. She has a proven track record in strategic planning, diversity & inclusion, project management, mentoring, customer relationships, and career advancement. Beth has spoken at Walt Disney World, Culture Con, the National League of Cities, Columbia College, the University of South Carolina, and at the Diversity Best Practices Conference.  


Click here for Session Details and Speaker Bios

Brock Vaughn, CPLP

(Technology Track)

Video and Micro-Learning: Lessons from the Front Line of Innovation

Kimberly Fields, MBA

(Career Development Track)

Purposeful Pursuit

Gary A. DePaul, PhD, CPT

(Organizational Development Track)

Tell Me Something I Don't Know About Team Engagement

Jocelyn Ring, MBA

(Leadership Track)

Power Up Your Leadership: Lessons From the Herd

Aaron King, Ed.Dc, Ed.S, MSEd, MEd, MSEB

(Technology Track)

Micro-Story Learning (MsL)©


Iwana Guess Ridgill, Ph.D.

(Career Development Track)

Happy Hour is from 8 to 5


Ann Bryson-Eldridge, MLIS

(Organizational Development Track)

Measure What Matters: Let Data Tell Your Story

Official Conference Caterer 

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Please email vpprograms@atdmidlands.org if there are special dietary needs.

Need a place to stay?

Book a room at our host hotel, The Holiday Inn & Suites Columbia-Airport for a discounted rate of $99+ tax per night. Only a short distance from the conference site!

How to book:

  1. Open link here in New Tab
  2. Scroll under picture
  3. Enter arrival and departure dates 
  4. Click "Check Availability"
  5. Your designated room type and rate should pop up. Click "Select Rate"
  6. You can input all your information, payment (CC guaranteed only), and reserve your room.
  7. Confirmation numbers will be sent to you.

                 Click here for hotel details and to make reservations.                  

Thank you to our sponsors and exhibitors!


Conference Cancellation Policy

If cancellation should become necessary, you are eligible for a full refund provided ATD Midlands receives your written or email notification no later than 5pm EDT, on September 5, 2019. This notification must be sent to: vpprograms@atdmidlands.org.

Should you cancel after this date and time, you may notify us at the above email address with the name of a replacement for your registration. If you are unable to send a replacement, you will forfeit your registration fee.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: If your registration must be paid by corporate check, please send an email to : Ann Bryson-Eldridge at vpfinance@atdmidlands.org immediately following your registration to prevent its cancellation.



Mailing Address:
ATD South Carolina, P.O. Box 512, Columbia, SC 29202 


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