2016 LERN Annual Conference

inner-harbor-boatscmyk“The most exciting week of the year in lifelong learning!”

Baltimore, November 17-19, 2016 (pre-conference seminars Nov. 16)


Keynote Speaker Announced:
“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.

LERN Conference News

Register online or email info@lern.org to register.

Click here for the conference brochure PDF.

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Wednesday, Nov. 16

8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • Pre-Conference seminars
  • Presenters are top experts
  • The latest, most in-depth info

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Conference registration

3:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • LERN Leader Retreat
  • Emerging Leaders Meet (open to anyone under age 37)

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

  • For First Time Attendees
  • Getting the Most from the Conference
  • About Baltimore

5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • All-Conference reception

Thursday, Nov. 17

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Opening Session & keynote
  • 30 or more Concurrent Sessions and Roundtable Discussions
  • All Day — exhibits open
  • Networking Luncheon

Friday, Nov. 18

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

  • 30 or more Concurrent Sessions and Roundtable Discussions
  • General session, “New Skills for the 21st Century,” Rhona Berengut, consultant to CEOs and professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Toronto, Canada
  • International Awards Luncheon
  • All Day — exhibits open
  • New! Digital Charity Auction for scholarships

Saturday, Nov. 19

8 a.m. – Noon

  • More Concurrent Sessions
  • All new Nine Shift for 2017
  • Conference ends by noon



“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


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 use this link: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/b2f4c612

The group code is LRN

The standard rate is $199 for a single, $209 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.


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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