What to Expect from Virtual OrgDev 2021?

Think a virtual conference is just a long webinar? Think again! The ATD virtual environment allows in-depth learning, face-to-face networking, and hands-on workshopping: just like an in-person event! Explore all of the ways you can make the most of the virtual OrgDev experience:

2 Keynote Speakers

Patrick Lencioni and Dominique Dawes will share thought-provoking stories on teamwork.

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Education Sessions

Expert curated, hands-on sessions on the organizational development topic of your choice.

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Develop actionable plans to implement in your organization in one of our in-depth workshops.

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Fishbowl Sessions

Face-to-face breakout discussions on specific topics, allowing for maximum participation.

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Participate in face-to-face networking with your peers and make lasting connections.

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Expert Practitioners

Elevate your OD knowledge by learning from these organization development experts.

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See what past attendees have said about ATD's virtual experience:


Join one of these half day workshops where you will have the opportunity to build out actionable plans to implement immediately in your organization. Workshops will cover these topics:

  • Employee Life Cycle
  • Future Workplace
  • Culture
  • Leadership Development

Registration will be required in advance and only one workshop per time slot may be selected. Descriptions and details will be available soon.

Fishbowl Sessions

Fishbowls are a type of group discussion that allows individuals to be seen and heard within a large group of participants and for everyone to have a chance to actively participate in the conversation. You can read more about these unique discussions here.

The virtual fishbowl sessions will be broken out by topic track, and facilitated by one of our speakers. We will have a 30-minute introductory session where we outline the way the fishbowls will work, and then attendees can breakout into the track discussion of their choosing. Click here to read the discussion descriptions.

Networking Opportunities

One of the best parts about attending an ATD conference has always been the lasting relationships you build with the people with whom you meet and learn from. Through our virtual platform you will have the ability to connect with fellow attendees in many ways:

One-to-One Conversations: Search for other attendees in the Attendee Directory and start a conversation! You can even filter by role, jobs to be done, or areas that you’re looking for help or are in expert in!
Discussions: There will be numerous ongoing discussions taking place in our discussion board. You can contribute to existing conversations, or start your own!
Session Chats: During each of the conference sessions, you have the option to participate in the group chat taking place. Past attendees have shared that this ability to network and explore topics presented in the session in real-time is a value add to the session experience!
Wrap Party: Join us at the OrgDev Wrap Party, featuring Brittney Johnson. Brittney goes down in Broadway history for being the first African-American woman to play the role of Glinda in the Broadway musical Wicked ! She has also been seen on Broadway as Eponine in Les Misérables, as Little Eva in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, in Motown the Musical, Sunset Boulevard, and as a special guest in Kristin Chenoweth’s For the Girls. Come prepared to ask Brittney about her time on Broadway and all about the day she broke Wicked history! This interactive Q&A session will feature a special performance from Brittney.

Join in On the Fun as Andy Buckley Leads Us Through the Event!

Andy Buckley

Join Andy as he introduces us to our keynote speakers and emcees the event. You don't want to miss this!

Andy Buckley served as a Financial Advisor at a major bank for 12 years, part of a group managing over 400m in personal assets. This provided perfect background material for his fictional role as, David Wallace, CFO of the Dunder Mifflin Paper Company, playing opposite Steve Carrell on NBC's hit comedy The Office.