2018 Call for Workshops is Now Closed.

To those who have submitted a workshop proposal, thank you for your time and consideration. The call for workshops is closed but please do refer back here for frequently asked questions. Note the dates in February and March. You will be contacted once judging has concluded and workshop selections are made.

2018 Submission Dates

  • November 14, 2017: Call for Workshops Open
  • January 12, 2018: Call for Workshops Closes
  • January 13, 2018: Review for Workshops Opens
  • February 5, 2018:  Review for Workshops Closes
  • March 7, 2018: Workshop Acceptances Notifications
  • March 16, 2018: Workshop Decline Notifications Sent
  • June 11-14, 2018: Conference Workshop Dates

Workshop Submission Guidelines

When suggesting a workshop, please note:

  • You may submit up to two workshops and one learning lab for consideration.
  • You must indicate whether you are submitting for a 90 minute, 60-minute workshop, a 20-minute learning lab micro-learning session or whether your submission may work in either 90 minutes or 60 minutes in length.
  • The call for workshops will close on January 12, 2018 at midnight ET.
  • LTEN coordinates a review committee to evaluate submissions and make final selections.  The review period will begin January 13, 2018 through March 6, 2018 at which time you may be asked for additional information.
  • Acceptance notifications will be sent on March 7, 2018.
  • The workshops that are declined will be notified on March 16, 2018.
  • If selected, LTEN will schedule the date and time of your presentation. Unfortunately, we cannot accommodate date and time preferences. Workshops will take place on June 11-14, 2018 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, AZ

Workshop Description and Learning Objectives

The workshop description and learning objectives are critical parts of your proposal since they are the basis for how conference attendees will choose which sessions to attend.

  • The description should be specific and succinct so that readers can quickly grasp what the session is about and how it will help them.
  • The learning objectives should be concise and clear and offer achievable goals that will give participants new information or ideas.

Workshop Formats

You will need to select one of the following formats upon submission:

Interactive Discussion: Sessions should be interactive, providing innovative content without the excessive use of PowerPoint or lecture style format. Sessions should provide in-depth coverage on a particular topic rather than trying to cover too much general material.

Skills Development: Sessions provide the “nuts and bolts” on a variety of issues in learning. The format may incorporate hands-on learning or be discussion focused.

Case Study: Pharma, bio, device, and diagnostic companies share their first-person accounts of strategies and programs that work.

Thought Leader Panel: Experts and practitioners offer similar and opposing views on relevant topics in training. Includes meaningful Q&A time.

Best Practice Roundtable: Informal format provides the opportunity to network and share challenges, resources, and approaches to tackling a hot topic or specific area of interest.

 Workshop Content Tracks

  • Career Success
  • Customer Engagement & Selling Skills
  • Field Sales Trainers
  • Non-Commercial (Clinical / Technical) Training
  • New & Improved: Global Learning
  • Healthcare Reform and Managed Care
  • Impact & Measurement
  • Instructional Design & Delivery
  • Learning Labs: 20-Minute Micro-Learning Session in the Learning Village Exhibit Hall
  • Management & Leadership Development
  • Mobile & Digital Learning
  • New & Innovative Technologies in Learning & Development
  • Sponsored Workshop
  • Strategic Insights

Important Reminders and Guidelines

  • All presenters need to register and pay a registration fee for the conference.
  • If you are a learning supplier we highly recommend that you present with a colleague from a pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device or diagnostic company.  This co-facilitator should play an active role in presenting the material.
  • LTEN strictly prohibits self-promotion during workshop sessions.
  • Electronic workshop handouts and presentations are absolutely mandatory and will be posted on the LTEN Web site in the “members only” section after the conference.

Contact Us

Content Contact Information

If you have questions, please contact Christine Gaudet at (215) 357-1077 or

Technical Submission Contact Information

If you have any technical questions about how to use the site, please contact ­­­­­­­­Christine Gaudet at and the software application providers can help address your question.