The Youngest Attendee


Aaron SwetsHere’s the youngest attendee, the oldest program represented, and the attendee who traveled the furthest:

  • Youngest.   The youngest attendee at the big LERN conference was Aaron Swets, son of Christina Swets of the Chicago Botanic Gardens.  Aaron was two months old.
  • Oldest Program. The person from the oldest program represented was Karen Schaivone of the fabled Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, New York, which was founded in 1874.
  • Furthest.  The person who traveled the farthest to attend the conference was Mohammad Bashar from Kabul, Afghanistan.