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What to Expect

Conference Goals

To offer a quality, diverse, worthwhile professional development event for all individuals interested in lifelong learning, in the southern region and across the country.
Specifically to:
•  Be inclusive of a broad representation of LLIs: participants, presenters, perspectives
•  Provide creative ideas and solutions to issues surrounding LLI operations and programming
•  Showcase best of the South Carolina Upstate and Foothills as a summer destination

Conference Format

The format of this conference was informed by several surveys and developed by a steering committee at Clemson University's OLLI.  It includes keynote speakers, roundtable discussions, and breakout sessions. 30-minute breaks between sessions encourage networking and visiting sponsors.  Enjoy ample opportunities to meet new colleagues, share stories, and develop new relationships.

Conference Topics 

Speaker and session topics include but are not limited to:

  • Ideas for membership recruitment and retention

  • Strategies for building community

  • Marketing

  • Curriculum

  • Volunteer recruitment and retention strategies

  • Building and maintaining partnerships

  • Technology

Speakers and Breakout Sessions

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