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Special Events

ATD Puget Sound provides a number of special events every year, from hosting our ever popular "Under the Hood" series at local businesses to our major events that bring together large cross-sections of our community. 

Events are posted to our website and are open to both members and non members.

If you have questions about special events, reach out to the Manager of Special Events or the Director of Programs.


Upcoming events

    • October 11, 2023
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Puzzle Break 2124 2nd Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
    • 28

    Some industries understand how to engage and immerse people in an experience better than others. Escape rooms are certainly one of those industries. Join us as ATD Puget Sound looks under the hood of Puzzle Break, the first escape room to land in the United States. During this unique Under The Hood experience, we’ll have an opportunity to participate in an escape room experience, then spend some time with Puzzle Break founder Nate Martin as he talks about the overlap between escape room design and training design. After the escape room and escape room design discussions, we’ll spend some time thinking through how we might bring escape room elements into some different training scenarios at our own organizations.


    Our Host:

    Nate Martin is an entrepreneur, game designer and former software executive, and is the co-founder and CEO of Puzzle Break, the first American room escape company. He is often referred to as the “Founding Father of Escape Rooms”. Under Nate’s leadership, Puzzle Break now has locations in Seattle, San Francisco, Long Island, Boston and on several Royal Carribean cruise ships. You can hear more about Nate’s perspective on the similarities between escape room design and training design on this podcast.

    Capability Model: 

    Instructional Design, Training & Delivery, Collaboration & Leadership, Performance Improvement

Past events

September 14, 2023 Storytelling for Instructional Design: How to Design Learning Programs for Behavior Change
July 28, 2023 The Gamification of Learning: A Certification for Talent Development & HR Professionals
June 22, 2023 A Community Event: Elevating the People Side of Work
June 15, 2023 Free Preview of Gamification for Talent Development: Deconstructing the Psychology of Games to Entice, Engage, and Encourage Learners
March 01, 2023 Under the Hood at Pariveda Solutions – Unique Approach to Employee Development
September 11, 2022 ATDps offers a 14 week CPTD Study Group
August 30, 2022 The Certification Exam Experience: A discussion with a panel of Certified Professionals in Talent Development (CPTD)
May 26, 2022 Elevating the People Side of Work
March 20, 2022 ATDps offers a 13 week CPTD Study Group
February 09, 2022 Project Management Essentials
September 29, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Simulations
September 16, 2021 ATDps Summer School: UX Basics: The User-Centered Design Process
August 25, 2021 ATDps Summer School: AI & Learning
July 07, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Learning Cluster Design
June 23, 2021 The Facets of Diversity: Frame It Before We Fix It
June 17, 2021 ATDps Summer School: Fierce Conversations
April 22, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations - Organizational Cultures with Author Jamie Jacobs
April 08, 2021 Core Strengths - Results Through Relationship Intelligence
March 17, 2021 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular - St. Patty's Day Edition!
February 16, 2021 ATDps Coffee Conversations with Author Kassy LaBorie
September 24, 2020 ATD Puget Sound Trivia Spectacular
September 09, 2020 Whatfix: Learning in the Flow of Work (A sponsored program)
December 04, 2019 Winter Extravaganza - The Business of Learning
November 05, 2019 FULL - Registration is Closed! Under the Hood at Getty Images
July 25, 2019 Summer Networking Extravaganza
April 25, 2019 Under the Hood at Tableau - SOLD OUT!


ATD Puget Sound Chapter
P.O. Box 46368
Seattle, WA 98146



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