LERN

2020 LERN ANNUAL CONFERENCE

December 2 - December 5, 2020
New Orleans, LA

We are excited to announce the 2020 LERN Annual Conference will take place December 2 – 5, 2020 at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA! The hotel and conference center is only a few minutes from the historic French Quarter. Click Here to view the preliminary conference brochure.

Conference Update March 23:

SuperStar Presenter

Leadership guru Dima Ghawi does two concurrent sessions:
“Elevate Your Employee Engagement”
All New! “Creating Your Personal Brand”

Dima says, “I know the foundation of empowerment is knowledge, and I believe our world is hungry for effective leaders who can be agents of change.”

Conference Update March 16:

Keynoter Announced

Forrest Lamb, “The Power to Change the World”

An Expert on Personality Types: understanding your unique personality type; its influence on building better relationships, driving positive change, harnessing innovation, and achieving unparalleled personal excellence; and using your personality type to impact the world.

Your Conference Keynoter is United States Air Force Lt Colonel retired and a National Speaker Association member.

Conference Update March 9:

FREE* Pre-Conference Seminars
New! Generating New Revenue Streams, with Greg Marsello
New! Digital Marketing, with Susan Hurrell
New! Customer Service & Instructor Support, with Holly Klotz
Hot! Negotiation: The Art, the Science, with Julia King Tamang
Favorite!  Designing Brochures for Results, with Brendan Marsello
Always New!  Summer Camps/Youth Programs

*FREE when staying in the conference hotel.

*Stay in the LERN Room Block 3 or more nights and save another $100 on your conference registration fee
PLUS get your choice of 6 all day conference seminars FREE
*Third Person from your organization is FREE
Get your attendance approved and register now!

Register now!

“It’s the most exciting week of the year in lifelong learning”

The most advanced, practical, how-to information in the field of lifelong learning programming, including pricing, brochures, digital marketing, programming, finances, operations, online, management, leadership, and more…..

Questions? Email Roy at info@lern.org or call 800-678-5376

Why You Should Attend

Who Should Attend:

Administrators and staff from these and other institutions offering lifelong learning classes and programs:

-Recreation Departments
-Community Education in Public Schools
-Continuing Education in Universities
-Continuing Education in Community Colleges
-Associations
-Other (Botanic gardens, museums, hospitals, libraries, and more)

This year’s conference will be at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans, just a few minutes to the French Quarter.

601 Loyola Avenue, New Orleans, LA 70113

The room rate for the LERN Conference is just $199/night for a single or double, plus normal taxes and fees.

Click Here to book a room at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in the LERN Room Block. Only use this link in-order to get the discounted conference rate. You can also call 800-233-1234 to register but make sure to reference the LERN Conference Room Block in-order to get the best rate.

 

The LERN room block will also include the Hyatt House, right next to the Regency, that offers a “home experience.”

1250 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70113

The room rate for the Hyatt House is also $199/night for a single or double, plus normal taxes and fees.

Click Here to book a room at the Hyatt House in the LERN Room Block. Only use this link in-order to get the discounted conference rate. You can also call 800-233-1234 to register but make sure to reference the LERN Conference Room Block in-order to get the best rate.

No, don’t just come because you can sit outside the convention center overlooking the river and re-energize yourself in the normal 70 degree weather in November in Savannah.

Here’s Why You Should Come

Here’s what a few of your colleagues said about last year’s conference.

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“This was my first LERN Conference and it was a Fantastic Experience.  I especially liked the interactive app.”  –Mariza Olmos, Ft. Worth, Texas

 

 

 

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“LERN’s annual conference lives up to LERN’s mantra…”Information that Works!”. If your budget is limited, this is the conference you want to attend!”

– Robert Leslie,  Spartanburg, SC

“The Conference was a smashing success.   I can’t wait for next year.” –Danell Reilly, Corpus Christi, Texas

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“Everyone should be able to come to a LERN conference!  Operations and program development will run smoother and allow for an increase in margins and bottom line revenue!” –Cheryl Stiglmeier, Lihue, Hawaii

“The investment is well worth it.”

Gabriele Janes, Toronto

“We take back so many ideas and ways to increase revenue that we can implement right away!”

– Donna Chant, Munster, IN

To summarize, participants get a 10:1 return on their investment by coming to the LERN Annual Conference.  The conference doesn’t cost money; it makes your program money.

If you’ve never been to a LERN conference, some 43% of the attendees each year are first-timers, so welcome. You will get the ratios for success in your field, the benchmarks, the most practical, how-to information available anywhere.

If you have been before, the 2020 Annual Conference will feature the latest, most advanced information as your program rapidly changes to serve the new generations and society of the 21st century.

New Session Formats

Multiple concurrent session formats from which to choose.

Engaged Sessions: LERN makes history in creating a whole new interactive format.

Roundtables:  Two every session for small discussions and participation.

Panels:  Your colleagues from top programs share their successes.

Experts: The best experts provide fast paced hard hitting and practical best practices.

New Information

Don’t let your program fall behind.

  • More than 35 new sessions
  • The Best Brochure Ideas for 2020
  • New Growth Markets
  • The Best Promotion Ideas of the Year
  • International Award Winners for 2020
  • …..and much much more.

Topics

Information not available anywhere else on these and other critical topics

– Summer Camps                                     – Management and Leadership
– Advanced Marketing                            – Productivity
– Benchmarks & Ratios for Success     – Strategic Planning
– Programming                                        – Finances and Pricing
– Contract Training                                 – Social Media
– New Skills

Early Bird Pricing Ends
8/15/2020
Early Bird Pricing Ends
8/15/2020
Standard Pricing after
8/15/2020
Standard Pricing after
8/15/2020
Staying In LERN Room BlockStaying ElsewhereStaying In LERN Room BlockStaying Elsewhere
Member, No Luncheons$895$995$995$1,095
Member, 1 Luncheon$945$1,045$1,045$1,145
Member, 2 Luncheons$995$1,095$1,095$1,195
Non-Member, No Luncheons$1,095$1,195$1,195$1,295
Non-Member, 1 Luncheon$1,145$1,245$1,245$1,345
Non-Member, 2 Luncheons$1,195$1,295$1,295$1,395
Third Person Free, No Luncheons$0$0$0$0
Third Person Free, 1 Luncheon$50$50$50$50
Third Person Free, 2 Luncheons$100$100$100$100
PRE-Conference Seminars Included in the LERN Room Block
Staying In LERN Room BlockStaying ElsewhereStaying In LERN Room BlockStaying Elsewhere
Seminar #1 TBD$0$195$0$195
Seminar #2 TBD$0$195$0$195
Seminar #3 TBD$0$195$0$195
Seminar #4 TBD$0$195$0$195
Seminar #5 TBD$0$195$0$195
Seminar #6 TBD$0$195$0$195

There Are Six Easy Ways To Register

Exhibitors add to your conference experience with a variety of products and services geared just for lifelong learning programs.

There is no additional charge to the exhibit area for conference attendees. Last year, more than 20 exhibitors were at the LERN Annual Conference.

Want to exhibit?  Click Here for more details and to apply, or email Roy at roy@lern.org