ASTD Expo Wrapup
My second and final day at the ASTD International Conference & Exposition, in Washington, D.C. was a big success. I met more training and development professionals, and a number of people working for vendors/exhibitors who are attempting to sell products and services to this community. I am including links to a handful of the companies and organizations of booths I visited. Since most people reading this will not have been at the conference, checking out their websites is the next best thing. WildWorks, a Dallas-based facilitation company, is featuring a new product, Drucker Unpacked, that gives organizations the capability to conduct self-facilitated workshops around Peter Drucker’s principles. They have ten kits based around various topics of Drucker’s management concepts. As of this writing, the package is not yet featured on their site. There are also a number of interesting publishers represented at the conference, including Wiley, HRD Press (Human Resource Development Press) and Simple Truths, which specializes in short inspirational and leadership books and DVDs. And as I mentioned Monday and Tuesday, my own publisher, Berrett-Koehler has a booth. Other organizations/sites worth checking out include GS Graduate School, American Management Association and Soundview Executive Book Summaries. If you couldn’t attend this year, the ASTD 2010 International Conference & Exposition will be held in Chicago, May 16-19, 2010.