"Celebrating the talent, technology and innovations transforming corporate learning"

Mark your calendar for two amazing days of learning and content


The world has changed. Businesses are demanding. New technologies are emerging. The clock is ticking. And the big L&D shift is on. L&D has moved beyond its operational role and is fast transforming into a core, focused, and disciplined strategic business function. Not only is the content and mechanics of learning being transformed, but also what your people learn, when they learn and how they experience it. L&D Innovation & Tech Fest will run alongside HR Innovation & Tech Fest, the fastest growing and most vibrant HR event in Australia.


'2-for-1' tickets serve as a reward for buying tickets early. You can purchase as many tickets as you like within this booking.

To make it easy for you, we don't need names until September. '2-for-1' tickets are offered to L&D Practitioners only (not Vendors, Service Providers or Consultants). '2-for-1' tickets close at midnight on Friday 23rd August.


Josh Bersin Renowned Corporate Learning & HR Thought Leader and Analyst (USA)
Teresa Collis Culture & Capability Lead - Global Talent Acquisition Siemens AG
Joel Casse Global Head Leadership Development Nokia (GER)
Jennifer Candee Global Head of Talent Acquisition & Employer Brand Mondelez (UK)
Rashmi Sharma Global Learning & Wellbeing Lead - South East Asia & ANZ Unilever
Richard Gilhooly Head of People & Development New Zealand Rugby
Lisa Zweber-Smith VP Diversity & Inclusion Strategy MGM Resorts International (USA)
Dr Elizabeth Shoesmith Founder and CEO The Inclusive Foundation
Andy Longley Global Senior Director of Talent - Global Brands and Sales adidas
Sarah Brown Learning Strategist & Designer Google (SING)
Aman Dhaliwal Employer Brand and Talent Manager AA New Zealand
Lars Schmidt Founder, Amplify and Co-Founder HR Open Source (USA)
Laurent Sylvestre Chief People & Culture Officer Beca Group
Kirby Grattan Director - Organisation Capability Optus
Al Adamsen Founder & CEO Insight222 / PAFOW (USA)
Yannick Colot Regional HR Manager (Asia, Oceania, Middle East & North Africa) (Asia, Oceania, Middle East & North Africa), Shell
Ben Tuni Sr. Learning Experience Designer Subway®
Erin Kurchina Vice President, Tranformation KurMeta Group & Former CHRO (CAN)
Steve Fordham Managing Director Blackrock Industries
Melanie Barrett Regional People Analytics Specialist Nestlé
Martin Cowie Chief People Officer OMD Australia
Ryan Ghisi GM Global People Programs Xero (NZ)
Chris Long Workforce Strategy & Planning Lead Transport for NSW
Steve Ward Customer Solutions Director Candidate.ID (UK)
Christian Campanella HR Director Pernod Ricard Winemakers
Gillian Coutts Australian Country Manager Potential Project
Andrew Pollard HCM Program Manager APA Group
David Meere National Manager - Talent & Attraction Life Without Barriers
Andrew Daddo
Ceri Ittensohn Chief People & Culture Officer TAL Life
Sharon Draper Psychologist The Conscious Project
Paul Swain Head of People and Culture LaserClinics Australia
Gillian Sandison HR Principal Telstra
Christine Davall Head of Performance 7-Eleven Stores
Stacey Harris VP of Research and Analytics Sierra-Cedar (USA)
Deb Ward-Mackay Senior Health and Wellbeing Partner QUT
Liz de Berardis People & Culture Manager SummitCare
Koray Ipek Associate Director of Customer Service Optus Business
Brett Archer Capability Development Lead SBS
Andrew Scales Head of Employee Rewards and Systems Domain Group
Gareth Killeen Head of Learning Reece Group
Lyndon Ainsworth Learning Management Systems Manager eHealth NSW
Samantha Payne Co Founder & Managing Director The Pink Elephants Support Network
Sarah Moore Partner moore@work
Kimble Vowless Head of Learning ASB Bank
Natalie Faidley Careers Engagement Lead Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
Alex Summerhill NSW Careers Engagement Manager Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (ANZ)
Marc Cefai Senior Executive Performance - Reward & People Services Medibank
Daniel Murray Founder & Director Empathic Consulting
Chris Wood General Manager People, Performance & Culture Adelaide Football Club
Darlene Winston Head of People and Culture Secure Parking
James Laird Supervisor – Learning & Development (Instructional Design) New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Grant Schmidt Global Head of Culture & Performance GFG Alliance
Aviva Leitch Manager Projects Gilbert + Tobin
Louise Hope Director People & Performance Australian Film, Television & Radio School
Sarah Derry Senior Vice President Talent & Culture - Pacific Accor Hotels
Rebecca Tos Managing Director ANZ Merkle
Miranda Murray Fertility Coach


Your registration includes entry to L&D Innovation & Tech Fest + HR Innovation & Tech Fest, the solutions showcase, lunches, refreshments and the networking drinks. You also receive electronic access to all content and the custom-built networking app

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In a streamed keynote session, Josh will present the 5 mandates for HR organisations in the new world of work and how we can best provide value to our companies and boost employee productivity and engagement by leveraging technology to enhance the ways employees work, learn and develop.

Josh is an author and thought leader, often cited as the world’s leading HR and workplace industry analyst. He studies the world of work, HR and leadership practices, and the broad talent technology market.


#LDTechFest is not your average Learning & Development event.

Amazon have said "it's the global standard for L&D events", and Ricoh that "if there's only one event you can afford to attend, make sure it's #LDTechFest".

Brave and inspiring - and meticulously researched - the #LDTechFest program unashamedly zones in on the innovation, technology and ideas literally transforming corporate learning.

That's why, in November, 1000+ L&D and HR leaders, difference makers and disruptors will descend on Sydney for two amazing days of learning, networking and fun - and to unlock and realise the potential of technology for the betterment of people, businesses, and the world.

“Celebrating the talent, technology and innovations transforming corporate learning”

Transforming the future of work #LDTechFest in 60 secs

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