News from the big LERN Conference – Thursday, Nov. 21

Thu, Nov 21,2013 @ 10:00 AM
by Kathryn Will |

LERN Daily News The LERN Annual Conference

Welcome to the most exciting week of the year in lifelong learning!

Big news kicks off conference

With more than 25 new sessions, and the top presenters in lifelong learning here, get ready for the most advanced, state-of-the-art, practical, how-to sessions available.

If you are a first-time attendee, you will find information not available anywhere else in our Core Sessions track.

If you are a past attendee, you know to choose New sessions and those of greatest interest.   Plus, we kick off the conference this year with some big news.

Record Attendance of more than 950!

More than 950 people are in attendance, a new record. We are very excited!

Exhibitor Booths Sold Out

We’re excited exhibitor booths sold out this year. Visit them all.

State of Lifelong Learning

Get the “State of Lifelong Learning for 2014” report at today’s Opening Session.

Today’s SuperStars

Mike RobbinsMike Robbins

Focus on the Good Stuff






Michael Weiss Michael Weiss

Content Marketing










Every session is good, but it's OK to walk out

Every session in the conference is good. But not every session may be relevant to you and your program.

If, after the first 10 minutes, a session is not meeting your needs, simply get up and go to another. We’ve got plenty of advanced, practical sessions for you.

Mobile App Back

Here's how you get the app:

  • Download 'Guidebook' from the Apple App Store or the Android Marketplace
  • Open the app on your mobile device
  • Click Download Guides
  • Type LERN in the search box at the top and tap the LERN logo when it appears

 Tweet It
  Tweet the best tips you hear at #lern13.

Tough choices

The biggest complaint from conference participants: too many good sessions to choose from. We like that “complaint.”

If the session is filled sit on the floor, or attend another terrific session. We have plenty of other great sessions.

New! Sessions

We have 18 new concurrent sessions today, and 14 classic favorite sessions. 

Today’s Schedule

7:45 a.m.: Classic brochures slide show

8 a.m.- 9:50 a.m.: Opening Session and Keynote, “Focus on the Good Stuff” with Mike Robbins

9:50 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.: Break in Hall of Learning

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.: Concurrent Sessions

11:20 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions

12:10  p.m. – 1:30 p.m.: Networking Luncheon & CPP Awards

1:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.: Break in Hall of Learning

2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions

3 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.: Concurrent Sessions

Some Tickets Left
A few tickets are available to the private President’s reception. The $20 ticket includes sparkling water, wine and cheese. The reception is today starting at 4:30 p.m. All are welcome. Check the Publications booth for tickets. 


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