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2016 LERN Annual Conference

November 16, 2016 - November 19, 2016

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor

“The most exciting week of the year in lifelong learning!”


Keynote Speaker:
“New Skills for the 21st Century,”  with Rhona Berengut, CEO trainer and professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada; named one of the top business schools in the world.

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November 16, 2016
November 19, 2016


(800) 678-5376


Baltimore Inner Harbor
401 W Pratt Street
Baltimore, MD 21202 United States
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“The quality of the sessions is so good it is beneficial to our programs as soon as we get back.” –Kelly Regan, Ellisville, MO, Co-Chair of LERN Emerging Leaders Council

“I met more Gen X/Y’ers than ever.” Brandon Tucker, Ann Arbor, MI, LERN member and presenter of ‘Managing Millennials’ session

“Great place to network, bounce ideas and get feedback. As well as compare processes.”  Srdjan Golub, Cedar Falls, Iowa

Mastering the LERN Model – on online preconference session

Prepare yourself to get the most from the big 2016 LERN Annual Conference by taking advantage of the brand new Mastering the LERN Model online pre-conference session.The course is FREE for conference participants.

For those who are new to the LERN Conference, new in their jobs or new to the field, this pre-conference course will be especially valuable. You’ll get a heads up on the fundamentals of the lifelong learning and continuing education field including:

  •          LERN terminology
  •          The 10 right questions to ask
  •          LERN ratios for effective marketing and programming
  •          and the LERN Financial Model

This two-week, online course is also open to those not attending the conference for $125.

Your instructor, Fred Bayley, has been a popular speaker and presenter at LERN conferences for many years.  A senior LERN leader for 15 years, he co-authored with Julie Coates a program analysis that led to our Program Review and Certification.  From Forest City, North Carolina, Bayley has been in the field of lifelong learning for more than two decades. Bayley is an energetic and engaging presenter and one of LERN’s most popular facilitators.

This course is online and asynchronous, so you can login when it fits your schedule. It will begin Oct. 10.

Click here to register today!

Location Information

Hilton Baltimore
401 West Pratt Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
Phone: (443) 573-8700
(800) 445-8667

To make a reservation by telephone please call (800) 445-8667 and let the agent know the group code is LRN.

To make a reservation online click here.

The group code is LRN

The standard rate is $199 for a single, $199 for a double, $229 triple or $249 quad occupancy, not including applicable taxes and fees.

The rate for an executive level room is $229 for a single, $239 double, $259 triple and $279 for quad occupancy, not including applicable taxes and fees. Executive level room amenities include complimentary continental breakfast and evening hors d’oeuvres.

Registration Information

There Are Five Easy Ways To Register

Register Online

Register by Email:

Send your registration information to info@lern.org.

Register by FAX:

Complete the registration form and fax it, toll-free, 24 hours a day, to (888) 234-8633.

Register by Phone:

Have your registration form ready and call Tammy at (800) 678-5376. The phones are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CT) Monday-Friday.


A purchase order will reserve your place, with payment due at or before the conference. Please fax your registration and PO to us at (888) 234-8633 and we will email you an invoice.


LERN International Awards

LERN is now accepting nominations for our annual International Awards competition. LERN will recognize excellence in the following areas of practice. Submissions must be postmarked by Oct. 10, 2016.

• Programming
• Marketing/Social media/Digital marketing
• Management
• Brochure/Catalog Design
• Website Design
• Community Service
• People’s Choice

Click here for complete details.


The LERN Annual Conference – the largest continuing education and lifelong learning conference in the world – delivers the buyers and decision makers you want to meet.

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