Our southern regional meetings have become a way for volunteers and staff to share learning and fellowship, to discuss best practices, and to explore issues ranging from how to plan a membership social to how to raise funds. They also give us a chance to explore one another’s communities and to come away with new perspectives. Come to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, July 30-August 1, 2014, to continue and grow this tradition of regional meetings to connect and improve all of our programs. Click here to view/download meeting schedule.
The registration fee is $200.00 per person, credit cards accepted or check made payable to OLLI and mailed to OLLI at UNC Asheville, One University Hts, CPO 500, Asheville, NC 28804. Email: email@example.com with questions or for more information. Click here for a registration form.
Our hope is to use the sessions during the meeting to convene conversations that help us all face changing economics and changing needs of our participants.
We are excited to have our program schedule available now! Click here for a description and schedule of all sessions and click here for a "schedule at a glance" grid.
We are grateful to our presenters for helping us create a program that addresses some challenges we all face and for helping us see our work together in a new way.
While meetings provide the opportunity to learn best practices and explore new ideas, they also provide opportunities to meet people who share the special challenges and joys of lifelong learning. We will build into the meeting opportunities to pursue ideas introduced in individual sessions and also to connect with your peers from across the south. Whether you are part of a brand new program or you are planning a 40th anniversary celebration, we can all learn from one another. Because lifelong learning communities are built on volunteer effort, they encourage open sharing and the understanding that improvements in our programs benefit all of us. And there are always more interesting people per square foot in a lifelong learning meeting than you will find almost anywhere else.
Activities for the meeting will be held at the Reuter Center on the UNC Asheville campus. There is on-campus housing available, on a limited basis, first-come, first-registered, $250/person, 3-night stay. Click here to take a tour of the residence hall. You may reserve on-campus housing on your registration form, as available. And there are also discounted room rates made available by the Biltmore Farms Hotels, most located within an easy 10-15 minute drive of the Center. Click here to visit the Biltmore Farms Hotel website; ask for the 'Osher Lifelong Learning' room rate. Click here to download a listing of the individual Biltmore Farms Hotels with specifics.
We want you to focus on lifelong learning while you are here, but we also want to encourage you to build an extra day or two before or after the meeting to explore the history, culture, and natural beauty of western North Carolina. Whether you want to hike to enjoy gorgeous views, meet fine craftspeople practicing traditional or contemporary arts, experience the life of the Vanderbilts or experience the landscape of Thomas Wolfe’s Altamont, enjoy a wide range of music and theatre, or eat and drink your way through our Foodtopian society and Beer City USA, you can find something to suit your tastes right in Asheville. We will give you a taste of our community throughout the program, but we also encourage you to plan to explore on your own.
Our university is situated in one of the most vibrant cities in the Southeast. With a population of 83,000 in the city and 391,000 in nearby metro areas, Asheville offers an inviting downtown, exciting outdoor adventures, a thriving arts community and an array of eclectic dining opportunities. There's always plenty to do in Asheville.
Find out more about the endless possibilities by visiting the Asheville Area Chamber of Commerce or the Asheville Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Click on the links below to visit meeting partners and learn more about their programming
OLLI at Duke University
OLLI at NC State University
OLLI at UNC Asheville
OLLI at UNC Wilmington
We would like to thank Augusoft for their support of this event!