Agenda

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

Here’s an overview of the Agenda.

The pdf of the final brochure, available on the main conference web page on June 15, has all the 72 concurrent sessions, SuperStar presenters, Engaged Sessions, Roundtables, and more.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Time
Conference Seminar Registration
Conference registration begins at 10:00 am
7:30 am – 9:00 am
Exhibits Open
Conference Seminars
FREE when staying in the LERN hotel room block 3 nights; $195 if staying elsewhere
8:30 am – 3:00 pm
New! Advanced Digital Marketing with Susan Hurrell. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
New! Winning Customer Service Techniques with Fred Bayley. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Hot! Your One Year Market Plan with Greg Marsello. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Classic! Designing Brochures for Results with Brendan Marsello. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
New! From Instructor to Facilitator with Kassia Dellabough. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
Always A Hit! Youth Programming and Summer Camps with Laura Wetherald. Advance registration required. 8:30 am – 3:00 pm
15th Annual Augusoft Lumens® User Summit**
Held in conjunction with the LERN Conference, this two-day technology summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel provides attendees with in-depth learning on multiple aspects of the Lumens software.
Conference Registration10:00 am – 5:00 pm
All-Conference Reception in the Exhibit Area
Our welcome to you and to the conference. Come meet each other, have a Southern beverage, and visit with this year’s exhibitors.
3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
LERN Leader Meeting
For LERN members interested in knowing more about LERN. Every member is welcome. No additional charge.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Emerging Leaders Meeting
For any Gen Y conference attendee under the age of 39. No additional fee to attend.
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Getting the Most from the LERN Conference
Especially relevant for first time attendees.
3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Get to Know Savannah
Buses (complimentary) leave the Convention Center back to your LERN hotel. Or have fun riding a water taxi back across the river.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018
Buses (complimentary) leave from your LERN hotel to the Convention Center. Or take the water taxi across the river.
Conference registration7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Exhibits Open7:30 am
Opening Session
  • Welcome, Sandra Parker, Chair of the Board of Directors
  • The State of Lifelong Learning: William A. Draves, President
  • Opening Keynote: “Up! 5 Steps for Explosive Growth and Success” with Richard Hardon. You will leave energized for 2019!
8:00 am - 9:50 am
Break— Hall of Learning and LERN Central. Refreshments, networking, exhibits and the Hall of Learning.9:50 am - 10:20 am
Concurrent Sessions10:20 - 11:10 am
Concurrent Sessions11:20 - 12:10 pm
Professional Development, Networking Luncheon and Certification Awards*12:10 - 1:30 pm
Break— Hall of Learning. Poster displays, software demonstrations, brochure table, refreshments.1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Concurrent Sessions2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Buses (complimentary) leave the Convention Center back to your LERN hotel. Or have fun riding a water taxi back across the river.
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
New! Meeting for Operations staff people.,4:00 pm – 4:50 pm
President’s Reception – hotel side of the river
** Meet the leaders of LERN.Your $10 is good for your first drink and some appetizers. Advance registration requested.
5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Buses (complimentary) leave from your LERN hotel to the Convention Center. Or take the water taxi across the river.
Hall of Learning and Exhibits Open8:00 am
Concurrent Sessions8:00 am - 8:50 am
Concurrent Sessions9:00 am – 9:50 am
Break— Hall of Learning and LERN Central. More poster displays, great brochures, demos.9:50 am - 10:20 am
Concurrent Sessions10:20 am - 11:10 am
Concurrent Sessions11:20 pm - 12:10 pm
*International Awards Luncheon. Some call it the highlight of the conference12:10 pm - 1:30 pm
Exhibits close.12:10 pm
Concurrent Sessions
Buses (complimentary) leave the Convention Center back to your LERN hotel. Or have fun riding a water taxi back across the river.
2:00 pm - 2:50 pm
Briefing for UGotClass Partners3:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Friday, November 9, 2018
Buses (complimentary) leave from your LERN hotel to the Convention Center. Or take the water taxi across the river.
Concurrent Sessions8:00 am – 8:50 am
Just for you. Personal & Professional Development Sessions9:00 am - 9:50 am
General Session. All New! Nine Shift for 2019: The Knowledge Society Takes Over10:00 am - 11:30 am
CPP Exam1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Evening
Last chance for a great restaurant and socializing. Enjoy your last evening in Savannah.

*Event included in the Full registration fee. Extra fee for those registering at the Basic level.
**Extra fee. Event not included in conference registration.