OLLI at UNCW Hosting Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

More than 200 lifelong learning professionals from across the nation will convene on the UNCW campus for the Southern Regional Conference for Learning in Retirement July 29-31. The annual conference showcases best practices for adult education and lifelong learning.

“Hosting this regional conference on our beautiful campus reflects the deep commitment UNCW has in offering high-quality educational programs to those over 50,” said Shelley Morse, director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. “Being able to host other professionals and volunteers involved in this focus of adult education is most rewarding.”

In its eleventh year, the conference is recognized for an innovative approach to a gamut of topics relating to learning in retirement – travel, volunteerism, curriculum, marketing and more.

Initially funded by a grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the “continuing studies department” officially became OLLI in 2005. The organization is one of more than 120 Lifelong Learning Institutes on university and college campuses across the nation that offers an evolving array of academic courses, events and travel opportunities.

UNCW’s commitment to community engagement and innovation are values outlined in the university’s Strategic Plan.

-- Caroline Cropp