L&D Symposium 2022


L&D Professionals

" ...so inspired after spending two days with such a stand-out community of leaders.."

Past International keynote
Naphtali Bryant
Director, Learning & Organization Development , Netflix (US)
Past International Keynote
Ekpedeme “Pamay” Bassey
Chief Learning and Diversity Officer , The Kraft Heinz Company (US)


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Immerse yourself at a unique forum developed by the leaders of the Learning and Development community

A business’s success lies with its people, so harnessing and nurturing the talent within is crucial in maintaining and growing competitive advantage. The pandemic has only heightened this importance of workplace learning and development; as flexible working arrangements swiftly transform what the modern workforce looks like, Learning and Development executives need to move quickly to adapt to these changes.

  • What will the future of workplace learning look like?
  • How do you build an L&D department for tomorrow’s organisation?
  • How do we instil a learning culture that fosters proactive development and upskilling?
  • How do you assess and select the correct partners and platforms to undertake an effective digital transformation?
  • How do you build learning into the flow of work for your employees?

These are just some of the questions that we’ll tackle at the L&D Symposium on August 2-3rd 2022.

Attendees at the L&D Symposium are hand-picked to ensure the audience represents the most influential minds in the industry. Set in the beautiful Hunter Valley, far from the distractions of the office, attendees are given the rare opportunity to participate in a collaborative learning and networking environment that fosters peer-to-peer learning.

Operating under Chatham House rules, the prestigious forum encourages participants to candidly discuss industry opportunities and challenges and shape the future of workplace learning.

The conference program has been crafted by a highly influential advisory board of L&D leaders. Click the ‘Apply for your place’ button to join the most senior delegation of L&D executives to gather in ANZ. We look forward to welcoming you to the L&D Symposium.

L&D Symposium 2022

Tue 2 – Wed 3 August 2022


Crowne Plaza Resort
Hunter Valley
NSW Australia


Chief Learning Officers
Heads of L&D
Heads of Organisational Development
HR Directors
Heads of Learning and Capability
L&D Managers
GMs of Culture, Talent and Leadership
Directors of People


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Here’s what you can expect


Set in the beautiful Hunter Valley, far from the distractions of the office, attendees are given the rare opportunity to participate in an environment where they can openly share ideas and challenges with industry peers.


Over two days and two nights you’ll have the opportunity to immerse yourself in a careful blend of world-leading conference content and unparalleled networking opportunities.


Our by-invitation-only environment has been carefully developed over the last 15 years to ensure that you are amongst senior like-minded peers.


Through a mix of interactive sessions, senior decision makers can both learn and contribute to the development of their profession.


No recruiters or press are invited to attend, allowing open and frank discussion in a safe environment. There are also no expo booths or hard sells to dodge as you navigate the symposium.

Jessica Redman

STAND-OUT COMMUNITY OF LEADERS I am so inspired after spending two days with such a stand-out community of leaders at the L&D symposium. The symposium was brimming with ideas, energy, and thought-provoking questions. It exceeded my expectations and has given me so much to put into action for our 2022 strategy!

Simon Wilson

INVALUABLE What a great event to connect the L&D Community from across the country. The combination of thought provoking guest speakers, networking opportunities with other L&D professionals and time built in for conversation was invaluable to come out of the “bubble” of your work environment and lift up the thinking!

Serena Marriott

THE MOST IMPACTFUL The L&D Symposium was the most impactful ‘networking’ event for L&D professionals I have ever been to. The diversity and calibre of speakers was excellent, and I really appreciated having the space and time over several days to meet and talk with L&D leaders with similar types of roles, challenges and contexts – I’ve made many contacts who I know I’ll keep in touch with and can learn from going forward. While the event included a number of sponsors and vendors, their presence genuinely added value and they never tried to push their services. I would definitely recommend L&D Symposium to others – even if it’s the only event you go to all year!




L&D Symposium Advisory Board 2021Driving the L&D agenda…

Georgina O' Brien
Georgina O’Brien


Head of APAC Learning and Engagement

Ryan Tracey
Ryan Tracey

Macquarie Group

Learning Innovation Manager

Lauren Trethowan
Lauren Trethowan


Head of Organisational Development for ANZ

Graham Gubbles
Graham Gubbels


Head of L&D

Justin Sterns
Justin Sterns


Head of People, Technology & Analytics, Head of L&D

Serena Marriott


Head of Culture and Capability, Enterprise Finance

Debra Henderson

Yarra Valley Water

Learning Experience Manager

Vanessa Trower


Experience & Design Lead

Melitta Hardenberg


Manager, Learning and Development

Kerrie Robertson


Head of Leadership and Capability

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Tim Stuart-Harris
Tim Stuart-Harris

Commercial Director, Ashton Media

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