Speakers

Cynthia Clay

CEO, NetSpeed Learning


Cynthia Clay is the CEO of NetSpeed Learning and the author of the book Great Webinars: Interactive Learning That Is Captivating, Informative, and Fun. She is a master virtual facilitator who works with clients to build thriving virtual workplaces. For over a decade, Cynthia and her team have developed the skills of virtual trainers, designers, and producers, guiding them to deliver engaging virtual learning experiences.

Roger Courville


Roger Courville is an expert in the human factors of virtual presentations and classrooms. As an author of multiple books about virtual presentations, Roger is an internationally sought-after consultant on reaching and teaching in a digitally extended world. Since 1999, Roger has served organizations in the conferencing industry including the eLearning Guild, LearnX, Training Australia magazine, Training magazine, eLearning Experts, and ATD.

Diana L. Howles

CEO and Co-Owner, Howles Associates


Diana L. Howles, MA, is an award-winning speaker, bestselling author, and international virtual trainer who brings 25 years of experience in the learning industry. As a world-class facilitator, she has trained Fortune 100 and 500 companies and facilitated virtual programs in more than a dozen countries. Diana is a frequent presenter at international in-person and virtual conferences. She is the author of the new book Next Level Virtual Training (ATD Press 2022)!

Robert Kienzle

Senior Consultant, Knowmium


Robert Kienzle is a senior consultant at Knowmium in Hong Kong and has more than 15 years of business training and coaching experience across all seven continents. Robert consults global firms on persuasive communication programs and goals. In 2022, Robert published a book on hybrid facilitation, Hybrid Live Guide, and an accompanying video series. He also presented on hybrid training at the ATD 2022 International Conference & EXPO.

Maria Morukian

President, MSM Global Consulting


Maria Morukian is an organizational consultant, coach, and facilitator specializing in diversity, equity, inclusion, and intercultural competence. She is on the faculty at American University, a TEDx speaker, and published in Forbes and TD magazine. Maria is author of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for Trainers: Fostering DEI in the Workplace and a co-author of ATD's Handbook for Training and Talent Development.

Cara North

Founder and Chief Learning Consultant, The Learning Camel


Cara North is an award-winning learning experience leader who has worked for some of the biggest organizations in corporate and higher education settings. She started her career as an “accidental instructional designer” at Amazon before transitioning into higher education, working at The Ohio State University. After roles in learning leadership in manufacturing and healthcare tech, she now runs The Learning Camel, her L&D consulting agency.

Mike Parkinson

President, Billion Dollar Graphics


Mike Parkinson is a geek. He is one of 36 Microsoft PowerPoint MVPs in the world, a CPP APMP fellow, bestselling author, keynote speaker, and an industry thought leader. Mike owns Billion Dollar Graphics (BillionDollarGraphics.com) and is a partner at 24 Hour Company, a premier creative services firm. You can find him on twitter or Instagram at @Mike_Parkinson.

Patti P. Phillips, PhD

Chief Executive Officer, ROI Institute


Patti P. Phillips, PhD, is a consultant, researcher, and author. Her workshops and conference presentations inspire audiences to align their work with outcomes that matter. Patti supports the work of other organizations through board service. Her thought leadership has been recognized by organizations such as the Association for Talent Development, Center for Talent Reporting, and Thinkers50 Marshall Goldsmith Achievement for Coaching.

Betty Dannewitz

Founder & CEO, ifyouaskbetty


Betty Dannewitz is an Immersive Experience Designer with over 18 years in corporate learning and development. She is also a speaker, podcaster, and High-Performance Coach. Betty’s passion is to help people become better humans and she advocates that innovative technology, like augmented reality, has a HUGE role in making that happen.

Jonathan Halls

President, Jonathan Halls Consulting


Jonathan Halls is the author of five books on talent development and was named as one of the Top 100 Visionaries in Education by GFEL in 2021. He has worked on a global scale for the past 30 years and was on the advisory panel for ATD's Talent Development Capability Model. Active in ATD since 2002, he was formerly a learning executive at the BBC. He's now based in Washington, DC, providing consulting for talent leaders and professional development workshops for trainers. He's an adjunct professor at George Washington University.

Rick Lozano

Founder and Leadership Consultant, Unlock and Amplify


Rick Lozano helps people unlock potential and amplify their talent. He is the author of Acoustic Leadership: Develop a Leadership Culture That Resonates, a consultant, musician, and the owner of Unlock & Amplify. He has built a reputation for his insight, energy, music, and refreshing delivery that leaves audiences raving and—more importantly—with action items they can immediately implement to produce change. Rick specializes in engaging, developing, and inspiring others, sometimes with a guitar in hand.