2014 IAACE Conference Update

By Tom Miller

Things continue to move forward with the IAACE Conference. The 2014 Conference will be held on April 10th and 11th at the Sheraton on the north side of Indianapolis. Here are some things for you to know:

1. It has already been announced that our keynote speaker will be John Corcoran, the author of The Teacher Who Couldn’t Read. I am really excited about this. Mr. Corcoran has an unbelievable story to tell.

2. We’ll have a literacy strand. This year, more than ever, we plan on hosting a really strong literacy strand at the conference. There will be sessions on Thursday, April 10th specifically for literacy volunteers, and sessions throughout the conference for literacy programs. Literacy programs are a vital, and often forgotten, part of the adult education world, and we want to make sure that they are active participants in IAACE and in the conference.

3. The registration cost for the conference will be $200. Yes, this is up from last year, but the fee includes a one year membership to IAACE (a $45 value), covers Friday’s breakfast and lunch, as well as the snack breaks throughout both days. It is well worth the cost. If you are planning on staying overnight on Thursday, the room fee for the Sheraton will be $109.00.

4. For those of you who have attended before, you know that one of the best things about the conference is having time to meet up with colleagues and friends from different parts of the state to share and celebrate the work that we do in Adult Education. It is a chance to mingle, and have some fun, and share ideas. We just don’t have those opportunities very often.

5. Finally, we have our conference theme! The 2014 Conference theme will be “Exploring the Possibilities.”

There will be more updates in upcoming weeks. But, plan to join us as we start “exploring the possibilities” in the world of adult education.