Social Media Expert, Renowned Tech Writer to Keynote ASTD 2013 TechKnowledge® Conference

Conference is one of the largest e-learning events in the training industry.

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More than 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the 2013 TechKnowledge Conference & Exposition.

Alexandria, Va. (PRWEB) January 09, 2013

ASTD announces the keynote speakers for the upcoming 2013 TechKnowledge Conference & Exposition: Danah Boyd, one of the preeminent experts on social media; Nick Bilton, the lead technology writer for "The New York Times;" and Rives, the “first 2.0 poet.” TechKnowledge will be held in San Jose, CA, January 30-February 1. The conference is one of the largest e-learning events in the industry.

More than 1,200 attendees are expected to attend the 2013 TechKnowledge Conference & Exposition. Learning designers, developers, trainers, and knowledge managers will choose from more than 100 education sessions and have the opportunity to interact with the leading experts and suppliers in the field. In addition a special pre-conference learning opportunity will take registered participants to visit the corporate campuses of LinkedIn, Facebook, and Adobe.

The opening general session on Wednesday, January 30, will feature danah boyd, and Nick Bilton will speak at the general session on January 31. Rives, a regular TED conference speaker and the “first 2.0 poet” will be the closing keynote speaker on February 1.

The 100+ education sessions are offered in five tracks: E-Learning Design, Implementation Strategies, Platforms and Tools, Emerging Technologies, and Virtual Delivery and Facilitation.

Attendees can also gain hands-on experience with the latest technology tools during the Creation Stations that will happen during the conference.

A mobile application is available for conference attendees and is a free download for all major mobile devices.

For more information about the ASTD 2013 TechKnowledge Conference & Exposition visit The Twitter hashtag for the event is #astdtk13.

About ASTD
ASTD (American Society for Training & Development) is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to the training and development field. In more than 100 countries, ASTD’s members work in organizations of all sizes, in the private and public sectors, as independent consultants, and as suppliers. Members connect locally in more than 120 U.S. chapters and with 16 international partners. ASTD started in 1943 and in recent years has widened the profession’s focus to align learning and performance to organizational results, and is a sought-after voice on critical public policy issues. For more information, visit