2024 CLO Symposium
Tucson, AZ
2024 CLO Symposium

The #1 Conference in L&D

October 21-23, 2024

The University of Arizona | Tucson, AZ

Save $800 with Early Bird Pricing Now!


Learning Leads the Way: A People + Business Strategy for Now & the Future

As people and skills become increasingly fundamental to organizational success, chief learning officers and learning leaders are navigating the complex interplay between L&D initiatives and broader business goals. And their voices and influence are growing in volume and strength.

The 2024 Chief Learning Officer Symposium will explore the convergence of L&D strategy with overarching business strategy. This distinguished three-day gathering is designed for forward-thinking CLOs and learning executives, providing an exclusive platform to delve into the transformative power of aligning learning, development and talent initiatives with the strategic heartbeat of the organization. Immerse yourself in a curated experience of insightful keynotes, peer-driven discussions and interactive workshops, with a focus on emerging technologies, skills agility, talent mobility and much more, all aimed to equip you with the tools to spearhead a holistic approach to employee growth while driving tangible business outcomes.

You don't want to miss the 20th anniversary! Join us to be a part of the #1 conference in L&D!

"This is one of the best conferences I’ve ever attended with just the right mix of networking and learning."

Jamie Bankston
Jamie Bankston
AVP Education and Professional Development, Cook Children's Health Care System

"This conference was amazing. I really enjoyed myself. I LOVED the keynote speakers. Fellow attendees were wonderful, there were many opportunities to connect."

Jason R. Weber
Jason R. Weber
Associate Vice Chancellor - Leader and Culture Development, Texas Tech University System

"Being new to the L&D space I found the networking opportunities to be priceless!"

Terry Meadows
Terry Meadows
Chief Learning Officer, Defense Media Activity

"I found my people! So cool to be hearing from folks who share my passions."

Kristin FitzSimons
Kristin FitzSimons
Director of Strategic Planning and Development, Empire State University

The University of Arizona

Kevin M. Yates

Celebrate the 20th Anniversary With Us!

Amplify your brand's impact with our exclusive sponsorship packages, offering prime visibility and networking opportunities among influential chief learning officers.

Showcase your commitment to advancing professional growth, align with cutting-edge trends and position your organization as a key player in shaping the future of corporate learning.



Deborah Heiser

Deborah Heiser, PhD
The Mentor Project

Kason Morris

Kason Morris
Founder, Principal
Kason Morris & Co.

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Ryan Millar
Gold Medal Mindset


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CXO+ Member Price: $1,995 (Valid now - October 20, 2024)

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Regular Price: $3,295 (Valid July 31, 2024 - October 20, 2024)

Group Price: $1,895 (Valid on groups of 3+ now - October 20, 2024)

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the CLO Symposium?

Now in its 20th year, the CLO Symposium is the premier event for learning and development executives to gather and exchange ideas, best practices and emerging trends. Developed and driven by the editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine, the CLO Symposium is where learning, training and development professionals come together to learn from each other. By connecting with people and teams who have faced similar challenges and goals, you can learn practical applications that will help you and your team achieve the results your organization expects. Get the most out of the experience by bringing your top executives and team members to the event (ask us about group discounts).


The Symposium is held annually in the fall in a different location each year. We look forward to seeing you there!


SPECIAL NOTE: We understand there has been some confusion with numerous “CLO” events that have sprouted up over the years. The annual CLO Symposium is the ONLY conference produced by the editors of Chief Learning Officer magazine (published since 2003), chieflearningofficer.com. CLO Symposium has been the gold standard for corporate learning events for 20 years. Accept no substitutes.

How is the CLO Symposium connected to Chief Learning Officer?

The CLO Symposium is the ONLY annual conference produced by the editors of Chief Learning Officer. Don’t be fooled by the surplus of copycat events with the words “Chief Learning Officer” or “CLO” in their title.

How long has CLO Symposium been around?

The CLO Symposium launched on Valentine’s Day weekend in 2004. We have been hosting the event annually ever since.

Can I subscribe to receive special announcements and updates?

First and foremost, sign up to receive email updates from Chief Learning Officer. You can also stay up to date by joining the Chief Learning Officer group on LinkedIn, following Chief Learning Officer on Twitter and Instagram, and checking out the #CLOsym hashtag.

Why should I attend this event?
  • Gain access to unparalleled learning opportunities focused on key trends in learning and development.
  • Walk away with actionable strategies and ideas that can be applied to your organization immediately.
  • Participate and gain recognition among a community of leading thinkers and practitioners.
  • Develop strategies for effective leadership development and seamless succession planning.
  • Align development with organizational needs and priorities to deliver measurable results.
  • Discover the latest trends and technology for enabling improved workforce performance.
  • Create and refine your strategy for learning and development to lead in the new business environment.
Who should attend the CLO Symposium?

For complete details on the terms that apply to registration and other important disclaimers, please read through the following:


Registration Policy

Registration for Chief Learning Officer events is restricted to internal learning & development practitioners and a limited number of sponsors with clearly defined roles. This policy is in place to ensure that every live CLO event offers a respectful, relaxed environment where active professionals can network, learn from one another and have frank discussions about what is happening in their industry, organizations and careers. All registrations are subject to review. If it is determined that the registrant does not qualify, the registration will be canceled and a refund issued to the card supplied.


Simple Litmus Test

My primary responsibility is for the development of my company’s internal workforce = QUALIFIED

I work primarily with organizations other than my own to support their workforce development = NOT QUALIFIED

All vendors, consultants and suppliers interested in participating should visit our sponsorship page to request more information.

What types of sessions are offered?
  • Keynotes: A highlight of every CLO Symposium is the main stage keynote presentations. The editors of Chief Learning Officer begin researching and evaluating potential keynote speakers over a year in advance. Past headliners have included such trailblazers as Adam Grant, Michelle Gielan, Gretchen Rubin, Jonah Berger, Gary Vaynerchuk, Steve Pemberton, Bill Rassmussen, Charles Duhigg, Adam Braun, Geoff Colvin, Dr. Ruth Gotian, Kevin M. Yates, Kamales Lardi and many more.
  • CLO PowerHour/FASTtalks: Our take on TED Talks, these rapid-fire practitioner narratives are delivered in 15 minutes or less. We conclude the series of talks with a brief Q&A from the audience for a deeper dive.
  • Panel Discussions: Lively debates deliver knowledgeable dialogue and unique perspectives on topics of keen interest to L&D leaders.
  • Spotlight Workshops: Ripped from the pages of Chief Learning Officer, these editorial-driven breakout sessions dive deep into the issues that matter to you and are presented by fellow CLOs.
  • Partner Workshops: These one-hour breakout sessions add rich content and value to the agenda. CLO event partners co-present with their corporate clients to share success stories about implementing a new program and/or solving a business issue for their client’s organization. You will have your choice of up to 16 case study-style presentations to choose from throughout the conference.
Where can I get a schedule of the workshops taking place during the conferences?

We aim to post workshop details no later than six weeks prior to the event. Most of these are client case studies presented on behalf of our event partners and take a bit more time to finalize. You’ll find everything we have so far listed in the agenda above.

Can I earn Professional Development Credits (PDC’s) for attending CLO Symposium?

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Earn up to 12 HR (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR and GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.



BetterWork Media Group is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 12 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.



BetterWork Media Group has been pre-approved by the ATD Certification Institute to offer programs that can be used toward initial eligibility and recertification of the Certified Professional in Talent Development (CPTD) and Associate Professional in Talent Development (APTD) credentials. This program has been approved for a maximum of 11 points.

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