ASTD celebrates the 70th anniversary of its founding this year! Fifteen “training
men” gathered together in 1943 for the first meeting of the American Society of
Training Directors. They've sure come a long way in the past seven decades but the goal
of ASTD remains the same: providing practitioners with the tools, resources, and
knowledge they need to create a world that works better.
ASTD will commemorate this anniversary in a variety of ways in 2013, including a
celebration at the upcoming International Conference & Exposition in Dallas. They
will share member testimonials, have member interviews featured in the
Links member newsletter, and a special 70th anniversary page is being created for their
We encourage ASTDps members to join the celebration!