Friday, November 13, 2009

Register Now for the 2010 NSLC Preconference Sessions

Be sure to join more than 2,500 of your peers at Inspire. Imagine. Innovate! the 21st Annual National Service-Learning Conference. NYLC staff and dozens of volunteers have planned four powerful general sessions, 200 featured and topical sessions, school visits, service-learning projects, and an exhibit hall featuring more than 100 booths, on-site projects and a service-learning showcase. Please join us in San Jose, Calif. for four days of best practices, research, and professional learning.

Meet Sir Ken Robinson

Come hear Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation, and human resources who works with governments in Europe, Asia, and the U.S., as well as with international agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and some of the world’s leading cultural organizations. In 1998, he led a national commission on creativity, education, and the economy for the U.K. He was the central figure in developing a strategy for creative and economic development as part of the peace process in Northern Ireland and one of four international advisors to the Singapore government for its strategy to become the creative hub of South East Asia.

Register for a Preconference Session

  • Service-Learning REMIX
    Presented by Julia Sewell, former NYLC Youth Advisory Council and State Farm Youth Advisory Board member, current member of America’s Promise Alliance’s Youth Partnership Team and Youth Noise’s Youth Council, and student at Augsburg College, Minneapolis, Minn.
  • Inspiring Innovative Service-Learning Trainers
    Presented by Youth Action Council Members, Richland School District 2, Columbia S.C.
    Beverly Hiott, Lead Teacher for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, RSD2
    Joan Liptrot, Institute for Global Education and Service-Learning, Levittown, Pa.
  • Advancing Service-Learning – A Three-Part Event
    Presented by Cathy Berger Kaye, CBK Associates, International Consultant and author, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • The Spirituality of Service-Learning: Engaging Students in their Path to Peace
    Presented by Kent Koth, Seattle University, Director, Center for Service and Community Engagement
    Marshall Welch, St. Mary's College of California, Director, Catholic Institute for Lasallian Social Action
  • All-Day Off-Site Service-Learning Project

Be a Conference Exhibitor

The Exhibit Hall is the epicenter of educational innovations and activities and provides an interactive center for resources and materials. Conference participants are interested in the latest education, communications, and consulting tools and techniques to enhance educational programming. The application deadline is December 4, 2009.

Highlight Your Service-Learning Project

On Thursday, March 25, the Conference will feature a Service-Learning Showcase. Please consider participating!

The Service-Learning Showcase will feature high-quality service-learning projects from across the country and around the world. Showcase participants will talk with conference attendees about service-learning project implementation, connection to curriculum goals, and impact. Youth participation is strongly encouraged in this exciting event! The application deadline is 4:00 p.m. CST, November 23, 2009.

Please visit the conference website at for more details about all of the items above and for all other conference information. 

We look forward to seeing you in San Jose!

Questions? Reach us by replying to this email or calling (800) 366-6952.


Amy Meuers
Conference and Events Director

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