August 24, 2017
Plano Event Center, Plano, TX
8:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Happy Hour to follow 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Southwest Learning Summit brings together those who are passionate about learning and development in the workplace. We call on attendees, presenters and exhibitors to spend a day sharing new ideas, networking with peers, and learning about the latest trends and resources.
We are pleased to kick off the 2017 SWLS with a morning keynote address from Julie Weber, the VP of People at Southwest Airlines. Click here to read about the topic she will address!
We will be offering three rounds of concurrent sessions with topics across the four learning tracks. This year's speakers come from companies all around the Metroplex and two outside of DFW. We're fortunate to have broad representation to offer this year. Learn more about the session topics and speakers by clicking here.
Our topics this year include:
Happy Hour - NEW This Year!
Conclude the day of learning with some informal networking! Reflect on the day, share your learnings, brainstorm on new ideas, or just simply enjoy the company of some your newest friends in the world of Talent Development. Beer, wine, and appetizers will be available. This is also a great option for you if you can't get away from work to attend the full day of SWLS. There is an option to register for just Happy Hour!
This year we are providing several opportunities for formal networking via activities conducted by Group Dynamix (GDX). We are excited to get everyone up and moving around to build their network and have fun while doing so!
AXIS Quick Hits Spotlight Sessions - NEW This Year!
We have added a new 15 minute session to the agenda this year where we will have four 2016 AXIS award winners presenting their key project highlights and learnings that led to success in their organization. It will be hard to decide which of the four you will want to sit in on. We look forward to what we can learn in this "quick hit spotlight" and in turn apply to our organizations!
We are so thankful for our sponsors and vendor partners that help us bring SWLS to you. Plan to spend time with the vendors discussing current TD trends, their findings based on real time projects, and even ways they can support you and your current needs.
More Reasons to Attend
2016 SWLS Overview
Watch this short video taken during SWLS 2016 to get a feel for what this conference has to offer and why you should attend this year.