Session Schedule for Midwest Lifelong Learning Conference

Presentation Materials
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General Session

Introductions - Conference Coordinator

Welcome – Director of Aging Jon Holton

Keynote - Nancy Merz Nordstrom, Elderhostel Institute Network


Session I

Breakout A - The ABC’s of Creating and Presenting a 9 week Study Group

Presenter: Robert Allen, Institute for Continuing Learning – Roosevelt University

Breakout B - Marketing on a Nonexistent Budget, it’s challenging, but Easier than You Think

Presenter: Jennifer Anderson and Francine Marasko, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Alabama College of Continuing Studies

Breakout C - What, You Offer 350 classes Per Year?!

Presenter: Tammy Lewis, Rock Valley College Center for Learning in Retirement


Session II

Breakout A - Become a Life Change-Agent

Presenter: Julie Pangrac, Richland Community College

Breakout B - Increasing Membership and Revenue Through Educational Travel Programs

Presenters: Jo Brownlie, Director, OLLI at Saginaw Valley State University and Michelle L. Riggio, Program Director, Bradley University Continuing Education and Professional Development


Session III

Breakout A - Lifelong Learning and the Creation of Citizen Scholars

Presenter: Christine Catanzarite, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Illinois

Breakout B - Decoding the "Lifestyle DNA" of a Population of Older Americans

Presenter: Peter Spiers, Road Scholar

Breakout C - How Your University Can Benefit from a Continuing Education Program

Presenter: Ray Vander Weele, Calvin College CALL—Calvin Academy for Lifelong Learning


Session IV

Breakout A - Through a Looking Glass, Exploring Social Networks and Communication Technology

Presenter: Thomas Ferraro and Edward Grout, LifeWorks Erie

Breakout B - Live What You’ve Learned with Road Scholar

Presenter: Frania Monarski, Road Scholar


Sharing Tables

Table B - Working with Volunteers -Jon Neidy, Bradley University

Table C - Curriculum – Chris Catanzarite, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Table D - Baby Boomers and Golden Agers Do they need the same thing from a lifelong learning program.- Judy Wagenblast, Lincoln Land Community College


Closing Session and Raffle: Conference Coordinator




Conference Planning Committee Members

Dr. Doug Brauer, Richland
   Community College
Jo Brownlie, Saginaw Valley
   State University
Cheryl Brunsmann, Southern
   Illinois University,
Chris Catanzarite, University of
   Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Pam Collins, Eastern Illinois
Beth Craig, Eastern Illinois
Carol Davis, Spoon River
JoEllen Hickenbottom, Eastern
   Illinois University
Marita Metzke, Eastern
   Illinois University
Jon Neidy, Bradley University
Judy Wagenblast, Lincoln Land
   Community College