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I am Carolina and am happy you made it to our summit pages. Let me tell you about our Applied Learning Summit 2018.

The success of our summit is based on the ability to create genuine relationships with the professional community attending, the presenters and the partnering organizations.
We have designed a fresh and relaxed networking approach for the Summit. The Leader in Learning Award applicants will present their innovative talent development projects.
We are committed to help you achieve your networking and professional training goals for the summit! Contact us at

Carolina Cortes Sotomayor
Summit Networking Chair


7:30 AM

Join us at the Expo Hall & Terrace for BREAKFAST TACO BUFFET! Vegetarian options.

Beat traffic, check-in early, network with other Professionals and  Summit Partners, & Sponsors

Opening Remarks

Leah Carrubba


ATD Austin

Keynote Speaker    Noah Zandan

The Science behind Leadership Communication

Noah is recognized as one of the most innovative domain experts in the rapidly growing field of People Analytics and Behavioral IntelligenceQuantified Communications has become the leading firm in applying innovative analytics technology and AI working globally with leaders of corporations, government organizations, hundreds of TED speakers, higher-ed institutions, and nonprofits.

Leader in Learning Award Director
ATD National Advisory Council

Linda uses her unique set of talents to design training materials that incorporate her writing, instructional design, and visual communication skills.  As the is the Director of Learning at Thornton Tomasetti, she expands engineering knowledge and capabilities. Linda designs engaging and memorable training experiences in support of creative problem solving and finding solutions for unique challenges. Linda advances individual and organizational performance through the application of innovative learning technologies and visual design in support of the learning function. Follow Linda on LinkedIn.

Nextgen Leadership Development Fortune 50 Pilot Program

Training leaders to develop an empowered, agile and resilient mindset to effectively drive cultures of innovation, risk tolerance, and continuous improvement in this constantly changing world.

The Edge: Competitive Video Series

Stephen Cortez, Instructional Design Manager, Dell Technologies

Rebecca Row, Instructional Designer, Content Architect, Linguist, Dell

Sellers place a premium on competitive information, but getting quality information to them is challenging due to guiding design principles of "build once" and "stable shelf life." This project implemented a separate program that lives outside of the "stable curriculum" addressed the challenges of timeliness of competitive information and legal concerns. 

How to Provide High Impact Personalized Training Using AI 

Building High Performance Technology Teams & Careers

Faisal Khwaja, VP Technology at QuickStart Inc

Organizations demand personalized instruction that best suits their job needs. They need diversified training to meet the organization's ever changing technological needs. Once workers know which training courses need to take they can place them under enrollment section. Multiple modalities such as “Virtual Instructor Led” or “On Demand” customizes training just to fit their needs. 

Refreshments and Networking Break 

Expo Hall  & Terrace: Network with other Professionals, Presenters, and Summit Partners.

 PANEL OF EXPERTS  Moderator  Eddie Turner  

Talent development leaders and executives answer the toughest and most relevant questions pertaining to the future of learning and development in the Tech, Healthcare, Higher Education, Finance, Enterprise, and other industries.

Send your questions for he speakers to


Select a freshly made entree from our the Applied Learning Summit menu.

Enjoy more networking with other professionals, presenters, and summit partners.

Damn Good Culture!  

Kelly Cockrell, Director of People & Culture Development, Torchy's 

Becky Mueller, Learning and Development: Instructional Design Manager


The Damn Good Culture Workshop is one part of a comprehensive onboarding program, and it was designed to educate newly promoted store Managers and new HQ folks on the evolution of Torchy’s—everything from our humble beginnings to our future vision—as well develop their leadership and management skills.

Kelly McCutcheon, Director of Training, Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Role & Industry Applications Q & A

Leader in Learning Award Project

2:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Angelis Iglesias

Director of Conferences


ATD Austin

Beat the traffic or join us for more Networking at Mueller. 

*This is a tentative schedule for November 9, 2018. ATD Austin reserves the right to modify the program.

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