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Are you ready to dive into the ever-evolving world of Learning and Development in 2024?

Buckle up, because we’ve scoured the horizon to bring you a handpicked selection of unmissable events and conferences that will keep you at the forefront of the L&D industry.

Whether you’re a seasoned expert or just embarking on your L&D journey, these gatherings offer a perfect mix of insights, innovation, and networking opportunities to supercharge your career.

So, grab your calendar and let’s explore the hottest L&D events to attend in 2024👇

World of Learning Summit 2024

🗓 January 30-31, 2024
📍 Olympia, London

Shaping the future of L&D, the World of Learning Summit 2024 is where you need to be on January 30-31, 2024.

It’s not just any event; it’s a two-day L&D extravaganza, uniting L&D gurus, big-name brands, and seasoned pros at Olympia London. Expect a laid-back but informative atmosphere, where you can pick the brains of industry thought leaders and discover the latest trends. It’s all about learning, networking, and making lasting connections.

HR Summit 2024

🗓 February 8, 2024
📍 Radisson Blu Hotel, Manchester Airport

On February 8, 2024, the HR industry descends upon the Radisson Blu Hotel Manchester Airport for a focused one-day affair. The HR Summit is your ticket to high-value business meetings, engaging seminars, discussion groups, and networking galore.

Get ready for collaboration and innovation as you meet solution providers and benchmark the latest HR offerings. The best part? It’s all on the house!

HR Vision

🗓 March 5-6, 2024
📍 Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch, London 

HR Vision on March 5-6, 2024, at the Courthouse Hotel Shoreditch is a flagship, two-day event with three parallel streams, delving deep into the future of work, digitisation, leadership, culture, and more.

For those who believe that technology and people are two sides of the same coin, this is your playground.

Top HR leaders from across the globe will show you how cutting-edge HR Tech can fuel growth. Stay ahead of the curve and network with the industry’s finest.

Learning Futures – Executive Knowledge Exchange

🗓️ March 5-6, 2024
📍 EF Regional Hub, London 

Back in London with a bang! This exclusive gathering is all about senior executives from multinational organisations diving into in-depth conversations with learning industry experts. With a maximum of 40 attendees, you won’t get lost in the crowd at the Learning Futures Executive Knowledge Exchange.

Expect interactive discussions, dedicated networking time, and expert-led conversations focused on your goals and the future of work.

People Development Summit

🗓️ March 13-15, 2024
📍 InterContinental, Madrid

The People Development Summit is your ticket to a relaxed and time-effective gathering. Designed for senior L&D professionals, it’s where you connect with peers, discover what’s new in the marketplace, and source partners for upcoming projects. With 40 L&D solution providers and 80 senior L&D professionals from top corporations in the UK and Ireland, it’s a hub of opportunities and insights.

Learning Technologies 2024

🗓 April 17-18, 2024
📍 ExCel London

Big, bold, and unmissable, Learning Technologies 2024 on April 17-18, 2024, at ExCel London attracts over 8,000 L&D aficionados every year.

It’s the ultimate playground for keynotes, workshops, and seminars, where you’ll dive deep into the latest trends and technologies in learning and development. This one’s a true game-changer!

The Richmond L&D Forum 

🗓 April 24, 2024
📍 Savoy Place, London 

On April 24, 2024, make your way to Savoy Place London for the 14th annual Richmond L&D Forum. This CPD-accredited event brings you a star-studded conference program with keynotes, interactive workshops, think tanks, and personal development sessions.  

Network with industry peers in a relaxed setting and explore what’s on offer in pre-scheduled meetings tailored to your needs.

Connect HR

🗓 May 19-21, 2024
📍 Twickenham Stadium, London

Held at Twickenham Stadium, London, from May 19-21, 2024, Connect HR is your chance to learn from the experts, discover new solutions, and connect with like-minded professionals.

This peer-led event focuses on leadership and is free for qualified professionals. Your invitation to professional growth awaits!

CIPD Festival of Work 2024 

🗓 June 12-13, 2024
📍 Excel London

On June 12-13, 2024, at Excel London, the CIPD Festival of Work is your gateway to connecting, collaborating, and finding inspiration with people professionals and global business leaders.

Dive into discussions about the future of work and crafting action plans to turn that vision into reality. Interact with industry thought leaders and bring their ideas to life.

Training & Development Summit 2024

🗓 June 17-18, 2024
📍 Heathrow, London

From June 17-18, 2024, London Heathrow hosts the Training & Development Summit, tailor-made for senior professionals responsible for staff training.

This highly focused event connects L&D professionals with key industry solution providers through one-on-one meetings, interactive seminars, and networking opportunities – all packed into two action-packed days!

Learning Live 2024 

🗓  September 11-12, 2024
📍 etc.venues 133, London

Mark your calendars for September 11-12, 2024, at etc.venues 133 London, where Learning Live 2024 takes the stage.

This conference and exhibition spotlight the latest technologies and trends in learning and development. Dive into keynotes, workshops, and exhibitions covering e-learning, blended learning, and learning analytics.

World of Learning Conference & Exhibition

🗓 October 8-9, 2024
📍 NEC, Birmingham

On October 8-9, 2024, at NEC Birmingham, the World of Learning Conference & Exhibition unfolds over three days. This massive event features a plethora of exhibitors showcasing cutting-edge products and services for L&D.

Dive into keynotes and seminars for the freshest trends and best practices in the field. 


🗓️ October 16-17, 2024
📍  Convention Centre, Paris

ULEASH is a who’s who of HR, gathering for transformational conversations, networking opportunities, and insights into the world of work. From Start-ups to the Fortune 500, it’s a platform for HR excellence and disruption. Expect interactivity, excitement, connection, discovery, and entertainment at the UNLEASH World HR Expo. It’s where the future of work takes centre stage!

DevLearn 2024

🗓️ November 6-8, 2024
📍 MGM Grand, Las Vegas

The ultimate playground for exploring what’s new and next in the world of learning. As North America’s largest learning technology event, it’s where you dive head-first into new technologies, learn from experts and peers, and catch the industry’s pulse and get ready to ride the wave of the learning and development evolution at DevLearn.

CIPD Learning & Development Conference 2024

🗓 November 6-7, 2024
📍 Central Convention Centre, Manchester

Closing out the year on November 6-7, 2024, at the Manchester Central Convention Centre, the CIPD Learning & Development Conference is a must-attend event hosted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

It’s your one-stop shop for insights on learning strategy, leadership development, talent management, and much more. Dive in and rev up your L&D expertise!

LN Connect 2024

🗓️ November 19, 2024
📍  etc.venues 133, Barbican, London 

Mark your calendars because London will transform into the epicentre of L&D brilliance for LN Connect 2024. As the go-to community for L&D professionals, ‘Connect’ isn’t just an event; it’s a curated experience designed to ignite new ideas, provoke fresh thinking, and spark engaging debates that will innovate, inspire, and empower you.

ATD European Summit

🗓️ November 27- December 1, 2024
📍 Novotel, Amsterdam 

Windmills, canals, and talent development strategy discussions await you in Amsterdam for the ATD European Summit.

Immerse yourself in inspiring keynotes, engaging panel discussions, and illuminating case studies from Fortune 500 companies. Your strategy for continuous talent development is about to get a serious upgrade. Don’t miss the unparalleled content, premium keynotes, ATD Certificate Programs, and limitless networking opportunities!

Wrapping up

L&D events are fantastic for enhancing your professional knowledge and expanding your network but they aren’t the only way to learn about new learning technologies. Thirst’s experts can help you supercharge your learner engagement and skill development. Book a personalised demo to learn more.


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