Join leaders in the talent development world and help shape the future!

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Talent Development Think Tank - connect, grow, accelerate your career

When: February 22-23, 2023
Where: Hyatt Regency Sonoma Wine Country

*Welcome reception Feb. 21, optional 3rd day add-on Feb. 24

Check out highlights from our last Think Tank conference in January 2020:


This groundbreaking event was a huge hit in 2020, and we are excited to be bringing it back in 2023!

Read more about the first event...

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Previously mentioned in...
Entrepreneur logo5 leadership conferences you can't afford to miss in 2020

and Forbes
Leadership conferences that should be on your radar In 2019

2023 Keynote Speakers


Claude Silver
Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia

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Kevin M. Yates
The L&D Detective and Expert on Measuring Impact 


Susan Schmitt Winchester
CHRO of Applied Materials and Author of Healing at Work

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Andy Storch
Author, Own Your Career, Own Your Life

2023 Facilitators and Guest Panelists


Julie Winkle Guilioni
Leadership Expert & Author of Promotions Are So Yesterday


Leanne Hughes
Facilitation Expert& Host of the First Time Facilitator Podcast


Sarah Cannistra
L&D Career & Executive Coach


Dr. Mechelle Roberthon
VP, Director of Talent Development

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Tim Hagen
The #1 Workplace Coaching Expert

... and many more to come!

Why attend?


    Be present to harness the collective experience and intelligence in the room so that you can grow your network, your knowledge, and your enthusiasm. Get great ideas, brainstorm a challenge, accelerate your career, and add your voice to the future of talent development in 2023 and beyond.


    We'll be examining what's trending in talent development, what's working (and what's not), and what the future holds in an era of unprecedented change so that you can return with relevant ideas and practical solutions.


    Top-notch people, topics that matter, and a beautiful setting! Have your voice heard and solve real challenges! Relax and enjoy being part of a like-minded tribe of dedicated talent development and HR leaders.

Who is it for?

Anyone who works in talent development, learning & development, leadership development, career development, or organizational development.

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    • Chief Learning Officers
    • Chief Talent Officers

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    • Corporate leaders who are passionate about developing their people
    • Business owners and leaders

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    • Talent Development Professionals
    • Learning & Development Professionals
    • HR Leaders

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    • Consultants, coaches, authors or solution providers genuinely interested in coming to learn, contribute and grow.
    • Please contact us to see if you are a fit.

What's in it for me, you ask?

Here's your chance to participate in the second annual talent development conference especially for innovators, movers & shakers who want to connect,  learn from each other, and help shape the future of talent development. Experience cutting-edge thought leadership from keynoters, facilitators, and attendees, solve real problemsbuild your network, and accelerate your career.

2023 Venue

We are excited to return to the beautiful Grand Hyatt Sonoma Wine Country in beautiful Santa Rosa, California!

What you get

Everyone attending can enjoy:

A welcome reception

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, cocktails, and local wine while you get to know fellow participants.

Two full days

of speakers, experiential learning, and thought leadership to turbo charge your expertise in talent development.

Help with issues you face

Working in groups, we'll brainstorm with you to examine a real challenge you are facing so that you can return armed with practical, relevant ideas.

Delicious food

Breakfast and lunch each day plus a networking dinner on Wednesday night to make sure you have plenty of fuel to keep you energized.

An optional 3rd day!

Purchase the 3rd-day option on February 24th to attend additional workshops, reflection time, and masterminding with expert facilitators. This will be a high value day and experience and capacity is limited. 

50% off community membership

A chance to join the Talent Development Think Tank Community for 50% off to keep growing and learning with other professionals all year long!

A VIP ticket also provides you with:

Special access

Reserved seating and a place at the table with our speakers so that you can get to know them!

A special Q&A session

with our speakers so that you can ask them your burning questions.

A book from each speaker

so that you can get more of their insight and continue learning when you get back.

A room upgrade

and a special VIP welcome package to further enhance your experience.


Additional perks and goodies to be announced!

3rd day included!

With the purchase of the VIP ticket, you automatically gain access to the 3rd day on February 24th.

See what's in store for you

This was the most powerful learning event I’ve ever attended. The connections made, powerful content, and fun interactive agenda made it great. I walked away with far greater knowledge and exposure to talent development. The interaction made this a truly different experience. The breakouts were high quality and the simulations were powerful and fun. Truly exceptional experience!!

- Pete Leckemby, Senior Manager L&OD

 "I LOVED IT. I'm inspired to be a better leader, facilitator, communicator, coach, teammate, influencer and employee. This is the first conference I have been to where I came back and typed up all my notes for reference and scheduled time to meet with my manager about ideas for the organization. I'm so happy I attended!

- Erin Williams, Senior Learning Business Partner

The Talent Development Think Tank was amazing! The keynote presentations and breakout sessions were highly engaging and interactive, and loaded with actionable information. This was the best conference I've attended. Ever.

- Joe Legatz, Director of Learning & Development

TDTT was a unique conference. I met people from so many different industries who all share a passion for learning and development, training, employee engagement, talent acquisition, etc. I am so grateful I decided to attend and am looking forward to the chance to return in the future to truly be immersed in the learning experience of this fantastic conference.

- Spencer Gentry, Learning Program Manager

One of the best content rich conferences I've been to. Great speakers that provided a lot of good learning and promoting thought. Also enjoyed the size of the event. You really had the chance to get to know people.

- Susan Steinfeld, Leadership & Executive Coach

Hosted by

Andy Storch, author, speaker, podcast host, and connector.

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Why stay for the 3rd day?

On our third day we will make time for reflection, action taking, masterminding, and additional learning from facilitators Andy Storch and Leanne Hughes. There will be three tracks to choose from:

  • Owning Your Career with Andy Storch


    Inspired by his book, Own Your Career, Own Your Life, learn the 6 steps to stop drifting and start taking control over your future.

  • Facilitation Techniques with Leanne Hughes

    Learn how to create unpredictable workshop experiences that predictably work.

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Tickets for 2023

Think Tank Ticket

  • Full 2-day conference access
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday
  • Breakfast & lunch both days
  • Celebration dinner on Wednesday
  • 50% off community membership
  • Swag & other goodies TBA

Think Tank Ticket + 3rd Day

  • Full 2-day conference access
  • Optional 3rd day included with ticket
  • Welcome reception on Tuesday
  • Breakfast & lunch both days
  • Celebration dinner on Wednesday
  • 50% off community membership
  • Swag & other goodies TBA

Think Tank VIP Ticket

  • All conference features
  • Optional 3rd day included with ticket
  • A seat at the table and Q&A with speakers
  • Preferential seating
  • A complimentary room upgrade to Premium King Suite
  • A book from each speaker
  • Other goodies TBA!

Frequently Asked Questions

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This event proudly supports Meals in the Meantime, a non-profit pop-up food pantries providing food that sustains well-being while honoring the humanity of who they serve.

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