LERN Annual Conference Daily News, Nov. 21

Fri, Nov 21,2014 @ 06:30 AM
by LERN |

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

State of Lifelong Learning for 2015 kicks off this year's LERN Annual 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.  

The numbers are about the same as last year, as 70 percent of you are OK, and 30 percent not so much.

New! Conference Overview

Our new “Conference Overview” workbook give you a place to keep your notes, plan your top ‘to do’ actions following the conference, and take home:

-The State of Lifelong Learning for 2015


-LERN Forecasts for 2015


Today’s SuperStars

Les Howles; New eTools and Multimedia

Delatorro McNeal; Leadership on the Big Screen

Every session good, but it is 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.

Tweet It

Tweet the best tips you hear at #lern14.

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 20 new concurrent sessions today, and 12 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,

“Leadership on the Big Screen” with Delatorro McNeal

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 $10 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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