March Meeting: A Fireside Chat with an Industry Icon: Thiagi

  • 31 Mar 2016
  • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Lucca Restaurant, 1615 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
  • 6


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ATD Sacramento
March Meeting:

A Fireside Chat with
an Industry Icon:

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ATD Sacramento is honored to welcome a living legend of learning & development, Thiagi, for what promises to be a truly memorable fireside chat.

Meet the man himself while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres near the fireplace at Lucca Restaurant. Thiagi will offer sage wisdom and innovative thinking on the topic of adult learning.

Thiagi has spoken to ATD Chapters
all over the U.S., yet this is
his 1st time in Sacramento! 

You would pay thousands of dollars
to see Thiagi on the east coast.
NOW is your chance to spend
quality training time with him

for only $35 for Chapter Members
and $45 for Non-Members

Thursday, March 31, 2016
from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Location: Lucca Restaurant,
1615 J Street, Sacramento

This will be a rare opportunity to meet Thiagi in an intimate environment and explore ways to improve training.

Participants will enjoy appetizers and drinks while asking Thiagi questions and learning from his experience making training more impactful and fun. 

Thiagi will entertain and provide tips, tricks, and ideas to help talent development professionals improve their training performance in a fun “Thiagi” type event! 


Who is Thiagi? Dr. Sivasailam "Thiagi" Thiagarajan is the Resident Mad Scientist at The Thiagi Group, an organization with the mission of helping people improve their performance effectively and enjoyably.

Thiagi has published 40 books, 120 games and simulations, and more than 200 articles. He wrote the definitive chapters on simulations and games for ISPI's Handbook of Human Performance Technology, ASTD's Training & Development Handbook, and the American Management Association's Human Resources Management and Development Handbook.

Thiagi currently writes a monthly online Game Blog. This newsletter, now in its fifth year, features Thiagi's training games and other creative interventions that deliver results quickly and effectively. He served as the editor of NSPI Journal and ISPI Performance & Improvement for more than 10 years. He currently edits the simulation/game section in Sage Publication's journal, Simulation & Gaming. He is also a contributing editor of the monthly journal, Educational Technology.

Thiagi has made hundreds of presentations and keynote speeches at professional conferences. At ISPI, Thiagi holds the "records" for making the most presentations, conducting the most preconference workshops, and being invited to make the most Encore presentations. Thiagi is also a regular presenter at Lakewood Media's TRAINING Conferences and the annual conferences of the Association for Talent Development (formerly the American Society for Training and Development [ASTD]) and the North American Simulation and Gaming Association (NASAGA).

© ATD Sacramento Chapter

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