The Inside Scoop on Upcoming Events

CARA is an active participant and supporter of the training and performance community. We host and sponsor industry events in partnership with local association chapters, including educational forums, panel discussions, presentations, webinars and other industry activities to facilitate dialogue and advance knowledge across our industry.

Check here regularly for updates on CARA events.

For media inquiries, contact Martha Watt at 630-869-1951.

2017 Events

07.5.17 – CARA will again be the Gold Sponsor at this year’s Chicago eLearning & Technology Showcase on Tuesday, August 18. The Showcase focuses on the exploration of new media and interactive elearning tools. Speakers will touch on all aspects of elearning – instructional design, development tools, media resources, virtual classrooms, social and interactive applications, mobile learning, rapid elearning, and more. While you are there, make sure you check out CARA Consultant, Terry McGoldrick’s session on the technology trap when selecting and implementing an LMS. Join your fellow practitioners at this exciting event located at Northern Illinois University – Naperville Conference Center, 1120 E. Diehl Rd. Naperville, IL 60563 from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. For more information, or to register, click here.

03.16.2017 – CARA is excited to sponsor the ATD Chicago event, Exploring the CPLP. Should it be in Your Career Plan?  As a Gold Sponsor, CARA is teaming up with ATDChicago to support members who are attaining their CPLP certification. At this event, a panel of CPLPs will discuss their experiences obtaining and maintaining the CPLP certification and how it contributed to their professional and organizational life. CARA Service Delivery Manager, Eileen Terrell, will be on there speaking to her own experiences and answering any questions you may have. Space is limited so make sure you register here! If you have any questions leading up to the event, feel free to reach out to us at We hope to see you there!

03.07.2017 – CARA is a 2017 Sponsor of the new ATD Chapter – Heart of Central Illinois! CARA, along with State Farm, are helping this chapter kick off the year with an exciting new event – Level 1 Gamification Certification. Join us to learn the basics of game design and the psychology behind it. No computer needed! Just bring yourself and come learn how adding gaming features to your L&D can give your users immediate feedback, earned recognition/rewards, and increased confidence. Space is limited so make sure you register here! If you have any questions leading up to the event, feel free to reach out to us are


Archived Events

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2012 Events

2011 Events

To learn more, contact CARA today!