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Summer Institutes: Minneapolis

The name Minneapolis means water city and probably got its name because it sits along side the Mississippi River. While its economy was originally based upon lumber and grain, today it is known more as the home to the Mall of America and for its impact on the music industry by such artists as Prince, the Replacements, and Soul Asylum.

Daytime temperatures average 74° F (23 Celsius) with the average overnight low of 54° F (12 Celsius). There is a 31 percent chance of precipitation.

Summer Institutes
June 6-10, 2011,
Crowne Plaza Northstar
Minneapolis, MN

LERN has designated SuperShuttle to provide airport transportation. The roundtrip cost is $32. Visit the LERN website to a coupon for a slight discount. Reservations are only required for the return trip to the airport and should be made 24 hours prior to your flight. Make a reservation by calling 800-258-3826 or online at

One-way taxi service to or from the airport is approximately $40. Light rail from the airport to the stop about two blocks from the hotel is $2.25.

About the Hotel
The Summer Institute will take place in downtown Minneapolis at:

Crowne Plaza Northstar
618 Second Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55402

The room rate is $155 single or double, plus applicable taxes. Make your room reservations by calling toll free at 800-556-7827 or 612-338-2288. To make reservations online please visit

To qualify for the group rate, make your reservation by Saturday, May 21, and specify that you are attending the Learning Resources Network meeting.

Please note: A portion of the room rate is used to offset Institute expenses. The hotel does not accept purchase orders for payment.

Why You Should Attend this Year
The old world of the Industrial Age is rapidly giving way to the Information Age of the 21st century. The old rules for success don't work anymore. Only the LERN Institutes can give you and your staff the professional development to stay competitive and successful in this new environment.

Here's why you should attend:
• Learn the new rules for success. Find out how to segment and target your audiences. Learn how to improve profit margins by using the LERN financial format, the industry standard for lifelong learning.
• Discover new processes and systems. There are answers for every one of your challenges, not just the easy ones. At the LERN Institutes, you'll discover the ways to find the best answers for your program.
• Stay ahead of the competition. The programs that will be successful in the future will be those with the best trained professional staff members. Get the most comprehensive, intensive and sophisticated professional development available.

Second Person Discount!
Bring a second person from your program at a reduced rate. The second person can attend any Institute. Use our Institutes to brainstorm with each other at the end of the day. Attend two different Institutes and get twice the information for your program. Compare notes and bring back ideas to improve your operation.

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