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October 2018 National Conference Venue

The 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference will be held October 22-24, 2018 at the well-appointed conference facilities of the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, near Phoenix, Arizona.

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A Successful 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

The 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference held in Irving Texas, April 3 – 5, 2017, lived up to the well-known saying “Bigger’n Texas” – with ample opportunities to share ideas and celebrate the mission of lifelong learning.

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Plenary Session Descriptions – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Monday, 3:30-4:45pm Welcome to the 2017 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 results from the 2016 Osher Institutes Membership Survey will be presented, as well as the first of […]

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Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference is Dr. Bill Thomas. Dr. Thomas is a noted leader in the field of Aging. He has been named one of the nation’s “top 10 innovators” changing the future of retirement in America by the Wall Street Journal, as well as being […]

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Breakout Session Descriptions – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Tuesday, 10:45am – 12pm A Culture of Inclusion Over the last few decades, the strategic plans of many lifelong learning programs have stated the need for diversity. Some programs have made progress, but members still question: “What are we going to do about our diversity problem?” Are we defining diversity too narrowly, focusing on what […]

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Transportation Options – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Airports There are two airports in the Dallas, TX area, the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and Love Field Airport (DAL). It is about a fifteen minute drive from either airport to the Omni Mandalay Hotel, in Irving, TX. Parking If you are driving or renting a car, self-parking at the Omni Mandalay Hotel is […]

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Dining, Dress & Weather – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

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

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April 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference Venue

The 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference will be held April 3 – 5, 2017 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel at Las Colinas in Irving, Texas near Dallas. Accommodations The National Resource Center will make your room reservations, please do not contact the hotel to make your own arrangements. Registration for your overnight accommodations will be […]

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2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is a Success

The 2015 National Conference held in Charlotte, NC between October 12 and 14, 2015, proved to be an ideal opportunity for OLLI leaders throughout the U.S. to learn, network and celebrate their common and important work.

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