2018 Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement | August 1-3 | Huntsville, AL

AUGUST 1 – 3, 2018  |  HUNTSVILLE, AL

August 1

Pre-Event Activities (Optional: Please Pre-Register)

  • Breakfast with OLLI at UAH and Campus tour: 8:30 - 10:30 am
  • Huntsville Botanical Gardens: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • Huntsville Museum of Art: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

11:30 am: Registration and Check-In

1:00 pm: Opening Plenary and Keynote Address by G. Richard Ambrosius

2:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Road Trip! Enhance Your Travel Program with Short Excursions
  • Rock-Steady Boxing for Parkinson's Disease & Nordic-Walk Your Way to Health & Fitness
  • Volunteer Development - Beyond the Basics
  • Are We Having Fun Yet? Scheduling Activities and Events Beyond the Classroom
  • In Search of the Secret Sauce for Great LLI Teaching

3:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Developing a Group Travel Program Which Enhances Your OLLI Course Offerings and Boosts Your Budget
  • We Can Disagree and Still Get Along
  • Development: Fundraising, Strategic Planning, and Marketing
  • The Power of Ageless Communication…Taking AGE out of Marketing
  • Building an Instructor Support System, Piece by Piece

5:30 pm: Welcome Reception at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center


August 2

8:00 am: Continental Breakfast

9:00 am: Plenary Featuring Advancements from HudsonAlpha Researchers

10:30 am: Concurrent Sessions

  • Learn About Travel for Lifelong Learners
  • Managing Volunteers: Recruiting, Orienting, Recognizing
  • Stronger Together: Establishing Partnerships and Branch Campuses within an OLLI Institute
  • Where Do You Stand? Lifelong Learning Institute and Member Benchmarking Data

11:40 am: Luncheon Featuring Presentation by Candi C. Williams

1:05 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • The Key to a Successful Travel Program
  • Enriching Our Programs Through Diversity: Begin with the Individual in Mind
  • Overhauling an OLLI: Using the Right Tools to Get the Organization Properly Aligned
  • Partnerships for Program Growth
  • Curriculum – The Core of Lifelong Learning

2:20 pm: Concurrent Sessions

  • Moving Across the Parking Lot
  • Enjoy the Limitless Possibilities of Online Learning
  • Expanding Volunteer Opportunities to Enhance the Membership
  • Innovative Community Partnerships That Benefit All of Us
  • Creating Courses with a Multimedia Approach

3:35 pm: Closing Plenary Featuring Homer Hickam

Dine around Huntsville after the conclusion of the conference (sign-up required)


August 3

Post-Event Activities (Optional: Please Pre-Register)

  • Space Camp® for Lifelong Learners: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • U.S. Space & Rocket Center Musueum: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Historic Huntsville Guided Walking Tour: 9:00 - 11:00 am


Sponsors and Hosts:
The University of Alabama in Huntsville - College of Professional Studies
Platinum Sponsor:Grand Circle
Platinum Sponsor:Campus CE
Gold Sponsor:Davidson Technologies
Silver Sponsor:Road Scholar
Silver Sponsor:Odysseys


Silver Sponsor:Redstone Federal Credit Union
Silver Sponsor:Entrinsik Software
Silver Sponsor:Xenegrade Software


U.S. Space and Rocket Center
Osher National Resource Center