LERN

2021 LERN ANNUAL VIRTUAL CONFERENCE

You’ve never experienced a virtual conference like this one!

November 15 - November 18, 2021

Last Year’s Conference Brochure

ROI. ROI. ROI.
What you said about our 2020 virtual conference:
“Very much more substantive than many of the conferences I’ve attended.”
“This was by far the most interactive and fully realized virtual conference I’ve seen.”
“LERN helped me get my Zing back.”
“I loved the ability to participate in a world class conference from the comfort of my home office!”

Send as many people from your Organization as you wish.
One low price per Organization: $1,795
Registration and regular updates at www.lern.org/conference

Monthly Updates Start Soon
Check here at www.lern.org/conference for regular updates

What to do now.
Seek budget approval now. Plan to attend. Let others on staff know.

Conference Special features:
-45 concurrent sessions in 15 time slots. More than ever.
-Anyone from your organization can attend one session, or as many as they want.
-All sessions are recorded and archived for 3 months.
-Breakouts and small group discussions with your colleagues.
-Virtual Social events, including wine tasting, online dances, and more….
-Every concurrent session followed by a 15 minute break for you to stretch and re-energize

The latest most advanced practical how-to information from the Best Experts
Join the most successful practitioners, best new programmers, plus LERN’s foremost authorities
Huge 10:1 money making ROI. Take away info worth $20,000 or more, guaranteed
Information unique and not available anywhere else.

You won’t believe this!
One fee: $1,795 for as many people from the same organization as you want
Read that again. Then weep for joy.

Up to six of your attendees can be designated as delegates, and receive:
-Online check-in with a LERN staff person and LERN Leader greeter.
-Exclusive conference report afterwards

Everyone gets access to our heralded Conference App with Handouts, Slides, and Quizzes for feedback, bragging rights and CEUs.

Register now! Simply click on the Registration Information tab below

“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 us at info@lern.org OR call our staff at 800-678-5376 M-F 8-5 CT
OR go to lern.org home page and click on Live Chat

Thursday and Friday, November 11-12

Check-in. Your Delegates, and any additional attendees you wish, should check-in as a group.
The virtual Registration Desk and webcams will include both LERN staff and LERN Leaders.
You will be given a 10 minute time slot to check-in.
Get your questions answered and make sure you are Ready-to-Rock on Monday!
9-6 pm ET, 8-5 pm CT, 7-4 pm MT, 6-3 pm PT

Monday, November 15, 2021

Exhibitor Day
Visit our virtual exhibitors, participate in our special contest and prizes for visiting exhibitors.
12-3 pm ET, 11- 2 pm CT, 10-1 pm MT, 9-Noon PT

Opening Session
Welcome, Joe Miera, Las Vegas, Nevada, LERN Chair of the Board of the Directors
“The Future of the Field,” with William A. Draves, CAE, CPP, LERN President
3:30-4 pm ET, 2:30-3 pm CT, 1:30-2 pm MT, 12:30-1 pm PT

Keynote: TBD
4-5 pm ET, 3-4 pm CT, 2-3 pm MT, 1-2 pm PT

How to Attend the Virtual Conference
5 – 5:30 pm ET, 4-4:30 pm CT, 3-3:30 pm MT, 2-2:30 pm PT

Tuesday, November 16

Visit with Virtual Exhibitors (bring your own coffee)
10:00-10:45 ET; 9:00-9:45 CT; 8:00-8:45 MT; 7:00-7:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #1
11:00-11:45 ET; 10:00-10:45 CT; 9:00-9:45 MT; 8:00-8:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #2
12:00-12:45 ET; 11:00-11:45 CT; 10:00-10:45 MT; 9:00-9:45 PT

Small Group Discussions, by Constituency
“Trends and Issues in the Field”
-What worked for Fall 2020
-What did not work in Fall 2020
1:00-1:45 ET; 12:00-12:45 CT; 11:00-11:45 MT; 10:00-10:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #3
2:00-2:45 ET; 1:00-1:45 CT; 12:00-12:45 MT; 11:00-11:45 PT

Stretch Break (led by a LERN member who stretches; no LERN liability)
2:55-3:10 ET; 1:55-2:10 CT; 12:55-1:10 MT; 11:55-12:10 PT

Concurrent Sessions #4
3:15-4:00 ET; 2:15-3:00 CT; 1:15-2:00 MT; 12:15-1:00 PT

Concurrent Sessions #5
4:15-5:00 ET; 3:15-4:00 CT; 2:15-3:00 MT; 1:15-2:00 PT

Small Group Discussions (specific topics chosen by conference attendees)
5:15-6:00 ET; 4:15-5:00 CT; 3:15-4:00 MT; 2:15-3:00 PT

Social Events (optional; if a cost, at your own cost; no LERN liability)
6:00-6:45 ET; 5:00-5:45 CT; 4:00-4:45 MT; 3:00-3:45 PT

Wine Tasting!
LERN’s resident wine connoisseur, Bill Strehl, offers five-six different wines for you to taste. Get his insights on each wine, and participate in the feedback on what you like best. You’ll come away knowing more about your own preference in wine. And have fun! Participants pay for their own wine.
Group participation (and cost sharing) from your organization recommended for Even More Fun!

Wednesday, November 17

Visit with Virtual Exhibitors (bring your own coffee)
10:00-10:45 ET; 9:00-9:45 CT; 8:00-8:45 MT; 7:00-7:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #6
11:00-11:45 ET; 10:00-10:45 CT; 9:00-9:45 MT; 8:00-8:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #7
12:00-12:45 ET; 11:00-11:45 CT; 10:00-10:45 MT; 9:00-9:45 PT

Small Group Discussions (specific topics chosen by conference attendees)
1:00-1:45 ET; 12:00-12:45 CT; 11:00-11:45 MT; 10:00-10:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #8
2:00-2:45 ET; 1:00-1:45 CT; 12:00-12:45 MT; 11:00-11:45 PT

Stretch Break (led by a LERN member who stretches; no LERN liability)
2:55-3:10 ET; 1:55-2:10 CT; 12:55-1:10 MT; 11:55-12:10 PT

Concurrent Sessions #9
3:15-4:00 ET; 2:15-3:00 CT; 1:15-2:00 MT; 12:15-1:00 PT

Concurrent Sessions #10
4:15-5:00 ET; 3:15-4:00 CT; 2:15-3:00 MT; 1:15-2:00 PT

Small Group Discussions (specific topics chosen by conference attendees)
5:15-6:00 ET; 4:15-5:00 CT; 3:15-4:00 MT; 2:15-3:00 PT

Social Event (optional; if a cost, at your own cost; no LERN liability)
6:00-6:45 ET; 5:00-5:45 CT; 4:00-4:45 MT; 3:00-3:45 PT

Whiskey Tasting
Join the trend! Whiskey connoisseur Jason Coates of Manhattan, Kansas, offers five-six different whiskeys for you to taste. Get his insights on each whiskey, and participate in the feedback on what you like best. You’ll come away knowing more about whiskey and whiskey tasing for your pleasure. Participants pay for their own whiskey.
Group participation (and cost sharing) from your organization recommended for Even More Fun!

Thursday, November 18

Concurrent Sessions #11
11:00-11:45 ET; 10:00-10:45 CT; 9:00-9:45 MT; 8:00-8:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #12
12:00-12:45 ET; 11:00-11:45 CT; 10:00-10:45 MT; 9:00-9:45 PT

Small Group Discussions: The Year 2021
-What to Offer,
-How to Promote
-Your Top 3 New Things to Do in 2021
1:00-1:45 ET; 12:00-12:45 CT; 11:00-11:45 MT; 10:00-10:45 PT

Concurrent Sessions #13
2:00-2:45 ET; 1:00-1:45 CT; 12:00-12:45 MT; 11:00-11:45 PT

Stretch Break (led by a LERN member who stretches; no LERN liability)
2:55-3:10 ET; 1:55-2:10 CT; 12:55-1:10 MT; 11:55-12:10 PT

Concurrent Sessions #14
3:15-4:00 ET; 2:15-3:00 CT; 1:15-2:00 MT; 12:15-1:00 PT

Concurrent Sessions #15
4:15-5:00 ET; 3:15-4:00 CT; 2:15-3:00 MT; 1:15-2:00 PT

International Awards for 2021 (Best-of-the-Best innovative practices. Steal these ideas.)
5:15-6:00 ET; 4:15-5:00 CT; 3:15-4:00 MT; 2:15-3:00 PT

Closing Session.

Virtual Dances Social Events
Celebrate your good work in 2020. Dance to our virtual DJs.
Choose from 2020 music, 1980s music or 1960s Music.
(Optional; no cost anticipated, but if any cost, at your own cost; no LERN liability)
6:00-6:45 ET; 5:00-5:45 CT; 4:00-4:45 MT; 3:00-3:45 PT

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)

Coming Soon!

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

One fee: $1,795 for as many people from the same organization as you want

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? Email Roy at roy@lern.org