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Leading Learning

October 24-25, 2016
Baltimore, MD
The Business of Lifelong Learning
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Mary Mackay
Marketing Director
American Library Association

"It was impressive how much we came away with after only two days."

Mark Nilles
Program Director, Learning & Impact

"I got more out of the first four hours of the symposium than the past four months of research, planning, and contemplating how to move forward with an e-learning strategy."

Josh Goldman
Vice President, Learning
Ohio Society of CPAs

"There is not anyone else providing this kind of deep and meaningful opportunity for association learning professionals to come together regarding the business of learning."


The symposium is for individuals at the director level or higher who have strategic and/or financial responsibility for their organization’s professional development, continuing education, or lifelong learning business.

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The symposium is a unique two-day event designed specifically for leaders in the business of lifelong learning, continuing education, and professional development. The event will help you maximize the reach, revenue, and impact of your education business.

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The growing importance of lifelong learning in today’s fast-changing world is undeniable, yet there are very few opportunities for leaders in the business of adult lifelong learning to connect with and learn from each other in a structured, high-impact way. This is one opportunity to do just that.

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The symposium will be held at the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel, on the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, on Monday and Tuesday, October 24 and 25, 2016.

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What People Say About the 2015 Leading Learning Symposium

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Full Symposium
1,295.00 USD

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“The Leading Learning Symposium is the one learning event that I’ve attended that truly works to walk the talk, building programming and activities that model best practices in learning. It is also the one place where I felt that I was wholly in an audience of my peers. Everyone there was involved in association (or association-like) learning.”

Carol Abel, Vice President, Education, Food Marketing Institute

Who Is This For?

Jeff Cobb and Celisa Steele, co-founders of the Leading Learning Symposium talk (in a video filmed before the 2015 event) about the audience for which they created this unique learning opportunity.

On the 2015 Experience

Victoria Lamb, senior vice president of continuing professional development at the Global Association of Risk Professionals, talks about the value of learning with peers.

Countdown to the 2016 Symposium


YourMembership, as the executive sponsor, and CommPartners and Higher Logic, as general sponsors, are helping to make the Leading Learning Symposium possible. Read more about the sponsors.

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