Thirty Under 30

At Learning 2023, we recognize how important it is to have strong learning leadership. That’s why we not only place value on today’s leaders but also look to build the next generation of learning leaders in our field via our Thirty Under 30 program.

Through this program we recognize and provide special scholarship for 30 learning professionals under the age of 30, with the goal of supporting the visibility, voice, and development for the future generation of learning leaders.

Thirty Under 30 at Learning

2023 Cohort

Manager, Senior Instructional Designer, Head of Content Design Center, EPAM Systems
Instructional Designer, CenterPoint Energy
Instructional Systems Designer, Actalent
Learning Advisor, Warner Music Group
Lead Learning Experience Designer, Johnson & Johnson
Learning Systems & Data Strategist, Shaw Industries Group

Instructional Design Consultant, Synthology

Global Training Manager, Notion
Learning Consultant, OneSource Education
Chief Learning Architect, ABA Technologies
Manager of Learning and Development, Ace Pickleball Club
Instructional Designer, SCS Engineers
L&D Leadership Development Training Manager, Chewy
Instructional Designer, Stanford University, School of Medicine
Instructional Design Associate, Learning & Development, American Institute for Research
Functional Consultant, Bluewater Learning
Freelance Instructional Designer, Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi
Global Skills Lead, John Deere
Learning Experience Designer, SoftwareOne
Product Owner, Techem Academy, Techem Energy Services GmbH
Online Learning Supervisor, Express Employment International
Pathways & Credentials Researcher, Digital Promise
Organizational Development Manager, DistributionNOW
Learning Manager, Capital One
Learning Experience Designer, Amazon
Instructional Designer, Team Rubicon
Global Training and Development Manager, Subway
Talent Development Consultant, WPS Health Solutions

Director of Training Development, Heartland Food Products Group

eLearning Developer, Cinecraft Productions

Over the past 13 years, we have had participants from over 200 organizations, including:


Allstate Insurance


American Express Global Business Travel

American Red Cross

Bloomberg LP

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Capital One

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention


Deloitte Consulting

Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Einstein Noah Restaurant Group & Caribou Coffee


Ernst & Young

Expedia Group


Farmers Insurance

Fidelity Investments

General Mills


Girl Scouts

Herman Miller

Hilton Worldwide


JetBlue Airways

Kaiser Permanente

Konica Minolta Business Solutions



Nationwide Insurance





Procter & Gamble




Southwest Airlines


The Boeing Company

The Home Depot

The Kellogg Company



U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Verizon Wireless


Volkswagen of America

VSP Global – Vision Care


Wyndham Hotel Group

And many more…

Quotes from former Thirty Under 30 participants

“I absolutely loved the program and am so excited others get the chance to experience the same.”

Leonie Yijink, MCI

“The Thirty Under 30 program was a great opportunity for me, and I know that those in my alumni class have been able to progress in their careers since being part of the program.”

Sarah Truchard, Rockwater Energy Solutions