ATD Author Chat Sponsorship* $3,000

Author chats, held inside the store, provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from industry experts as they touch on a variety of topics, including leadership, technology and culture.

By the Numbers:  Seating for up to 50 attendees in the bookstore chat area


  • One Author Chat slot for sponsor (sponsor to select and provide author)
  • 30 minute speaking opportunity with Q&A
  • 15 minute author signing immediately following
  • Logo and listing in 2019 Program Guide
  • Logo and listing on signage in front of store (day of chat)
  • Logo and listing in Conference Daily (day of chat)
  • Logo and listing on Store Author Chat/Signage Print Marketing Collateral
  • Opportunity to partner with ATD Bookstore to distribute/sell your book

* Note author chats do not include any conference registrations
*These opportunities are reserved for exhibiting companies

A visual presentation (screen/slides/etc.) is not an option for this session type.  Author should prepare to hold an informal chat with attendees.  Your session setup will include theater-style seating (approximately 50 seats), one podium, one wireless lavaliere microphone, one podium microphone, and one skirted table for the book signing.

Available Times: TBD
Deadline: February 2019

**ATD store must be the exclusive conference vendor of any books mentioned during author chat. Author must not give away more than 2 books total during the chat or give away any books elsewhere during the conference.  ATD must approve all author chats and establish financial agreement with publisher before confirmation.