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Location: Plano Event Center 

2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano, TX 75074

The Southwest Learning Summit (SWLS) brings together those who are passionate about learning and talent development in the workplace. Come join us to: 

  • Elevate your knowledge and skills by getting access to the latest trends, topics, thought leaders, resources, and vendor partners
  • Network with peers from across the many Talent Development disciplines, including Learning & Development, Organizational Development, Coaching, Leadership Development, Learning Technology, Instructional Design, Sales Enablement, Employee Experience, People Operations, and more!
  • Connect with innovators, savvy teams, business leaders, and industry-changing vendors
  • Have fun exchanging ideas with like-minded professionals and learning together as a community


Why Attend #SWLS2023?

We're glad you asked.

Watch these videos to learn more and then block your calendar for a day of professional development!

Plan to attend the learning event making Dallas the talent development capital of the world.

Event Highlights

  • Keynote Speaker(s)
  • Engaging Concurrent Sessions
  • Whova App to plan your day and interact with other attendees
  • Happy Hour to end the day with prizes and networking
  • Professional Headshot Photographer (additional cost)
  • Pop Up Studio (free)

Who Should Attend?

Anyone who wants to focus on their professional development!  This annual conference offers unparalleled opportunities to learn and network.  Get to know other professionals in your area and contribute to developing an active and vibrant local talent development community.

 Past SWLS Attendee Survey Insights

  • They highlighted the “quality interaction” and “networking opportunities” with others, “relevant keynote,” and the “diversity of thought and opinion”
  • Sessions were described as “unique,” “informative,” and “excellent”
  • Attendees left #SWLS2022 with new ideas and learnings to put into practice
  • #SWLS2022 attendees rated Speakers 100%, Quality of Sessions 100%, and Overall Experience 100%

Not to humble brag, but it's a pretty awesome annual event. But don't take our word for it. Register and find out for yourself!


Registration Details

Online registration for #SWLS2023 has ended, but you can still join us by registering on site as a walk-in! Simply come to the Plano Event Center on Thursday morning, September 28, to register. 


Event Pricing (On Site Walk-In Rates)

  • ATD Dallas Member Registration – $349.00
  • Affiliate/National Member Registration – $369.00
    Registration for National ATD members as well as other ATD chapters. Please contact the ATD Dallas office at info@tddallas.org for the registration code
  • Non-Member Registration – $389.00
  • Student – $149.00 For those enrolled in an accredited university program.
  • Group Corporate Registrations – Contact the ATD Dallas office at info@tddallas.org to register a team of 5 or more.


Thank You to Our Platinum Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors!

Thank You to Our Silver Sponsors!


Interested in Becoming a Sponsor?

We'd love to feature you at the region's BIGGEST learning event of the year. Get in on the action, exhibit for the day, & connect with decision makers, influencers, and TD innovators from across the DFW metroplex and beyond!

Interested in #SWLS2023 Sponsorship?  Find additional details here or contact sponsorship@tddallas.org.


Payment Policy

1.     Payment must be received, in full, prior to the event.

  • If the booking is made 4 weeks or more from the event, full and cleared payment can be made upon invoice.
  • If booking is made less than 4 weeks from the event, full and cleared payment is due immediately.

2.     If full and cleared payment has not been received prior to the event, you will be asked to make payment on the day of the event (access to the event may be refused).
3.     You will receive a confirmation via email confirming your registration within 24 hours of receipt of payment.

Conference Cancellation Policy

Full refunds are available prior to July 31, 2023. After this date, you may send an alternate to the event without additional charge. To request a cancellation or to make a change, please send an email to the Event Planner at swls@tddallas.org. Our cancellation policy has been put into place to assist with controlling costs associated with the venue, food, etc.

1.     If a registrant is unable to attend an event for any reason, they may substitute, by arrangement with the registrar, someone else at no additional cost.

  •  All requests for substitution must be received via email no later than 2 weeks before the event (Thursday, September 14, 2023) with the name, job title, company name, and contact email and/or phone number for both the registered and replacement delegates.

2.     Where the registrant is unable to attend, and cannot transfer his/her place to another person, then the following refund arrangements apply:

  • Full Refund = End of Advance Pricing
  • 50% Refund = 4 to 6 Weeks’ Notice (Before Event)
  • No Refund = Less Than 4 Weeks’ Notice

3.     All refund requests must be made by the attendee or credit card holder. Refund requests must include the name of the attendee and/or transaction number. Refunds will be issued by check.
4.     Credit card surcharges are not refundable.
5.     We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment, inclement weather, or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If we cancel an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at a new, future date.
6.     Send all refund/transfer requests to swls@tddallas.org .


    14070 Proton Rd. - Suite 100
    Dallas, TX 75244

    Email: info@tddallas.org

    Phone: 972-233-9107 ex. 224

    Fax: 972-490-4219

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