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

November 14 - November 17, 2022

2022 LERN Virtual Conference Brochure

Mark Your Calendar. Seek Budget Approval Now. Bring All Your Staff.

Latest Updates

September 21st
Post Your Photos

Fun. Attendees really had fun posting photos at last year’s conference, all the way from pictures of themselves to cartoons.

September 19th
‘Wow’ Keynoter Again

Keynoter Richard Hardon is a dynamic motivational leadership and business transformation expert. We are fortunate to have another ‘Wow’ keynoter again.

He keynoted a LERN conference before, so we know he is good.
Over 700 people heard last year’s keynote speaker. We expect the same or more attendees won’t want to miss it this year.

September 16th
Over 500 people signed up already!

We’re off to a great start with over 500 people expected already, on our way to 1,500 or more. Many are organizations who attended last year, verification the conference is definitely worth it.

September 12th
Pioneering Stuff! Home Page Metrics

Your home or landing page is critical to your success in registering students. LERN begins a year-long study on what works. We kick if off with a star studded panel on “Home Page Metrics” with 3 of the top programs. Kiel Cross, Palatine, IL; Tom Leaverton, Cedar Rapids, IA; and Deanne Belshe, Overland Park, KS, do a pioneering session on the topic.

September 5th
Best Video Clips

She’s the ‘Siskel & Ebert’ of our field on video. Betty Sedor of El Camino, CA, looks at videos from all over Canada and the U.S. for the best ones. But not just that, she also analyzes trends in videos and introduces the best innovations on this growing way to push your program.

August 29th
Top Issues in the Field

The top issues for 2022-2023 were voted on by your colleagues, LERN leaders. Each will be a featured panel session at the conference. Here’s the top 5 out of 15 issues.
1.Staff Shortages
2.Reinvent. The New Era.
3.Staff Morale
4.External Community Partners
5.Community Needs

August 22nd
Always New! The Top eTools for 2023

Back with one of our most popular sessions, the leading eTools analyst in North America returns with more new eTools for 2023. You can’t hear him in any in-person conference, only at the LERN Virtual Conference. Dan represents Canada at international tech conferences, he’s that good.

August 15th
You Asked For It!
You asked for more panel sessions with 3-4 of your colleagues on each panel. You got it! We have 15 panel sessions this year, more than ever, on your top issues and topics.

This Year’s SuperStar
She’s one of the best on social media in the entire field. Melissa Torres, of Laguna Beach, California, is this year’s SuperStar and will be presenting “Easy & Effective E-Marketing” and a second advanced session on “Building Your Social Media Community.”

Melissa has been doing webinars on social media for years for LERN. This spring she joined the UGotClass faculty in teaching social media to your customers.

Click Here to submit an nomination for the LERN International Awards

Coming Soon!

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
-Other (Botanic gardens, museums, hospitals, libraries, and more)

Coming Soon!

Over 2,000 professionals will attend this year’s virtual conference
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 2021 Virtual Conference will feature the latest, most advanced information as your program rapidly changes to serve the new generations and society of the post-pandemic 21st century.

New Session Formats

More than 30 all-new sessions. Download the full conference brochure at the top of the www.lern.org/conference web page for all 45 sessions.

Best Experts: The best experts provide fast paced hard hitting and practical best practices.
Panel Presentations: Your colleagues from top programs provide tips, techniques and strategies.
Group Discussions: Your colleagues moderate the Discussions. Share your tip, take away 19 others.


Get the most specialized Professional Development in the field with the sessions in our 8 Tracks
– New Staffing Structures
– The New Era
– Hot New Marketing
– Latest Digital Marketing
– Programming for 2022
– Contract Training
– Core Skills
– Executive Planning

New Information

Don’t let your program fall behind.

– The Best Brochure Ideas for 2022
– New Growth Markets
– The Best Promotion Ideas of the Year
– International Award Winners for 2022
– …..and much much more.


Five Star Presenters. The 5 highest rated presenters from last year’s conference do it again.
ShowStoppers. Pioneering breakthrough strategies that will change the field forever.

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.

Want to exhibit? Email Roy at roy@lern.org