Hotel and Registration

About the Hotel

The Riverside Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Fort Lauderdale, along trendy Las Olas Boulevard, just steps away from great shops and restaurants and just a short walk to historic sites and the water taxi.

The room rate is $179 single/double, plus applicable taxes. Make your room reservation by calling 800-325-3280 or 954-467-0671. To qualify for the group rate, make your reservation by Jan. 29, 2014, and specify you are attending the LERN conference. The hotel does not accept purchase orders for payment.

Riverside Hotel
620 East Las Olas Boulevard
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
phone: 954-467-0671

Getting There

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is only four miles from the hotel and probably the best airport to consider if you are flying.

Bring a Second Person

Research on conference attendance shows that two people from the same institution bring back substantially more information, ideas and change recommendations than one conference participant. Bring a second person and make an even bigger impact on your institution.

Conference Fee

The conference fee is just $795 and includes all sessions, the Sunday pre-conferences, breakfast on Monday and Tuesday, lunch on Monday, breaks, and materials.

Early Registration Bonus

Register by Dec. 31, 2013, and get a free copy of LERN’s new book, “Continual Engagement: Fostering Online Discussion,� by Mary Dereshwisky of Northern Arizona University, Chair of the national recognized Certified Online Instructor (COI) program for faculty in higher education.


Payment is due, in US dollars, at or before the conference. Make checks payable to LERN. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted.

Purchase Orders

A purchase order will reserve your place, with payment due at or before the conference. Please fax your registration and PO to us and we will e-mail you an invoice.


Substitutions are accepted at any time. All cancellations must be in writing, and email is acceptable. After January 29, 2014, no refunds can be issued.

Ways to Register

You can apply for the Faculty Development Conference in any of these ways:

Online. Click here to register online

E-mail. Send your registration information to

Fax. Complete the registration form and fax it, toll-free, 24 hours a day, to 888-234-8633.

Phone. Call Debbie or Tammy at 800-678-5376. The phones are open from 8 am to 5 pm CT Mon-Fri.

Mail. Simply fill in the form on the last page in Brochure and mail it to: Faculty Development Conference, LERN, PO Box 9, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022, USA


What to tell your boss

Retention, Recruitment and Reputation. Faculty development and instructor quality are now financially critical to your institution. Your institution’s bottom-line financial health is dependent on retention, completion rates, recruitment and reputation. Retaining just one student will make your investment worthwhile.

Investment payback is 10:1.
That’s right, the LERN conference provides a ten-to-one return on your investment. People attending LERN’s faculty development events learn how to save institutional costs, boost faculty and staff productivity, and stay on the cutting edge without wasting resources.

Your boss should come too.
LERN has the most advanced, state-of-the-art and cuttingedge strategies for senior decision makers in higher education. College and university presidents attend our seminars. Thousands of faculty members have taken our online courses. For the best insight about higher education in the 21st century, LERN provides

“Information That Works!”