News from the big LERN Conference – Saturday, Nov. 23

Sat, Nov 23,2013 @ 10:00 AM
by Kathryn Will |

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Saturday, Nov. 23

New sessions added!

One of our most popular instructors for UGotClass, Sally Klauss, does two sessions this morning in Pacific O.

How to do a SWOT Needs Analysis: 8 a.m.
New! Using Personality Profiles in Your Workplace: 9 a.m.

All New: Nine Shift for 2014: “The End of the Auto Age”

With hats, music, stories and humor, two of education’s foremost futurists review the year and make more predictions. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Phil Housel of Kerrville, Texas, once said “I’d trample my grandma to hear Draves speak.”

Edward Jackson to Tap Dance

We are pleased to present an outstanding tap dancer, Edward Jackson, during the Nine Shift closing session.  

You can purchase a download of his music at

It’s Not Over Yet!

Watch for the best tips and trends from the conference, online and in your LERN magazine.

Thanks to Bill Strehl
Thanks to our conference director Bill Strehl, now managing his 18th LERN conference, for his outstanding event management execution, making our conference so pleasant for you.

Today’s Super Stars

Three sessions by exciting presenters:

New! “Kick the Habit – Any Habit!”

Julia King Tamang

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New! “Building the New American Dream”

Cem Erdem 

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New! “Cultivating Your Creativity”

Kassia Dellabough

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Next Year's LERN Conference is in Orlando 

The 2014 LERN Annual Conference is Nov. 21-23 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Hotel, near Epcot, Disney World and Disney Downtown.

Mark your calendar and plan on attending. See you there!

We end on time

No need to leave early!  The final session will end at or before 11:30 a.m.  Don’t miss anything.

Perry Harker recognized

Perry Harker, past Chair of the LERN Board of Directors, will be honored for his contributions as a LERN leader.   

Thanks to Gabriele Janes

Thanks to this year’s Chair, and Treasurer, of the Board, Gabriele Janes of Toronto, Canada, for her leadership of LERN.

Thanks for making LERN the largest continuing education association in the world.

Thanks for coming!  See you next year. 

Today’s Schedule

8 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.: Nine Concurrent Sessions

9 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.:  Four Concurrent Sessions Just for You

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.:  Nine Shift for 2014: “The End of the Auto Age.” Closing.

11:30 a.m.: People interested in the Orlando Conference Committee meet

Noon – 3 p.m.: LERN Board of Directors meet,

1 p.m.  – 5 p.m.:  CPP Exam

6 p.m.: Senior LERN Leader Dinner






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