The Gaylord Texan: Going Back Where LTEN Began

By June 30, 2019September 14th, 2021LTEN Focus On Training


The Gaylord Texan: Going Back Where LTEN Began

Conference Venue – By Tim Sosbe

Five years ago this summer, in June 2014, something special happened at the Gaylord Texan, a beautiful resort in Grapevine, TX, just outside Dallas.

It was at this hotel that hundreds of members of SPBT, the Society of Pharmaceutical and Biotech Trainers, walked into a ballroom for the opening session of the SPBT Annual Conference. A short while later, SPBT no longer existed, and those hundreds of people left the ballroom as members of LTEN, the Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network.

This year, LTEN returns to the scene of that transformation, as the 48th LTEN Annual Conference kicks off June 3 at the Gaylord Texan. No name changes this time, just another record-breaking gathering of life sciences training professionals, with an agenda that includes mainstage presentations, workshops, networking, the Learning Village exhibit hall, receptions and community-building activities.

As you make your plans to join your LTEN friends and colleagues at the Gaylord Texan, enjoy these pictures, including ones from the 2014 conference. If you were with us when SPBT became LTEN, it’s a nice trip down memory lane. If you’ve joined LTEN since then, it’ll give you a flavor of what lies ahead at this year’s event.

We’ll see you soon, deep in the heart of Texas!



About LTEN

The Life Sciences Trainers & Educators Network ( is the only global 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization specializing in meeting the needs of life sciences learning professionals. LTEN shares the knowledge of industry leaders, provides insight into new technologies, offers innovative solutions and communities of practice that grow careers and organizational capabilities. Founded in 1971, LTEN has grown to more than 3,200 individual members who work in pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device and diagnostic companies, and industry partners who support the life sciences training departments.

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