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2018 Osher Institutes Conference Photos

Although the 2018 Osher Institutes Conference has ended, the memories can continue to live on through the photos, which were professionally taken by renowned event services company PSAV. Hundreds and hundreds of photos were captured over the course of the Conference, and the best of the best have been posted on the official NRC Facebook page. […]

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Celebrating the 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

The 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference; held in Scottsdale, Arizona from October 22nd to October 24th; has just come to a close. We were fortunate to have wonderful Arizona weather and wonderful presenters. The conference provided ample opportunities to network, learn, and celebrate the mission of lifelong learning. Osher Institute directors, staff, and member leaders from […]

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2018 OLLI Conference Video Greeting

For each Osher Conference, the NRC creates a video greeting comprised of a selected song and video greetings sent in from our OLLIs. The OLLI Conference Video Greeting is then shared during a General Session and is an opportunity for OLLI’s to greet their OLLI friends from all across the country and represent their institute. […]

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Plenary Session Descriptions – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Monday, 3:30 – 4:45pm Welcome to the 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference The opening plenary session will provide a general orientation of the conference agenda, staff introductions, and some inspiring words from our Bernard Osher Foundation colleagues. An overview of the 2018-20 Osher NRC Strategic Plan will be presented, as well as the first of […]

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Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn

Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference is Dr. Elizabeth H. Blackburn. Dr. Blackburn won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2009 for discovering the molecular nature of telomeres,

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Breakout Session Descriptions – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Tuesday, 10:30 – 11:45am Civil Discussions on Contemporary Issues At a time when the American public is divided, is there a better way of talking about critical issues? Civil discourse is essential to OLLI learning communities. Embracing diverse perspectives on subjects ensures vitality, relevance, and further learning. The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) publishes issue […]

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Transportation Options – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Airport The closest major airport to the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

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Dining, Dress & Weather – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Dining Our aim is to provide well-balanced, nutritious meals and snacks during the conference, as well as enough variety to accommodate attendees with particular eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in June by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form. For those attendees who need to […]

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