Innovations 1999 Post Conference
Highlights

General Information


Conference Registration Desk

The Conference Registration Desk is located in the
Regency Ballroom Foyer on the 3rd Floor. It is the place
for participants to register and get information about the
conference, leave or receive messages, make special
arrangements, and ask questions about the League for
Innovation. The desk is open from Sunday morning to
Tuesday evening.

Admission to Events

A registration badge is required for admission to
all conference sessions. Please wear your badge
at all times. Participants whose colleges are
members of the League for Innovation's Alliance
for Community College Innovation have a red
Alliance logo on their badges. These individuals
are attending the conference at a discounted
registration rate as a benefit of their membership.
Information about membership in the Alliance
can be found in your conference bag, at the
Conference Registration Desk, or at the League
booth in the Exhibition.


Tickets
All registered conference participants will receive tickets
for a complimentary drink at the Sunday, Monday, and
Tuesday evening receptions, which will be held in the
French Market Exhibit Hall, 3rd Floor.

NAVIGATING YOUR WAY THROUGH A
COMPLEX CONFERENCE

Innovations 1999 offers a complex program with much to do and a lot to learn at the same time. Participants are given a choice of Learning Center courses, Forums, Round Tables, Special Sessions, General Sessions, and Stream Keynote Addresses, as well as the opportunity to access e-mail service on a 24-hour basis and visit the League corporate partners in the Exhibition. To make it easier to find your way through the next four days without missing something important to you, we offer the following navigational tips:

The Conference at a Glance provides the program
overview.

The Innovations 1999 Personal Learning Planner
will help you design your personal conference
learning agenda.

The Innovation Streams by Time chart will help you
follow a particular stream throughout the conference.

The National Council for Student Development
(NCSD) has assisted the League for Innovation in
planning the program and including sessions of
particular interest to student services personnel.
These specific sessions are marked throughout the
printed program with the NCSD logo.

All conference events are in the Hyatt Regency New
Orleans, and maps of the hotel and conference rooms
are here.

Forums, Round Tables, and Special Sessions last
one hour. Learning Center courses last three hours
and are held from 1:00–4:00 PM on Sunday,
Monday, and Tuesday afternoons. All sessions are
listed chronologically, numbered consecutively, and
clustered by conference stream.

To provide maximum program opportunities for
conference participants, no formal lunch breaks are
scheduled. We expect that participants have as many
varied eating schedules as learning styles, and we
encourage self-directed approaches to dining, as
well as learning. We offer appetizers and beverages
at Receptions each evening, and morning Coffee
Breaks and afternoon Refreshment Breaks on
Monday and Tuesday–all in the French Market
Exhibit Hall.

The Evaluation Station by Sharpe Decisions Inc.
Participants are urged to support the conference planning effort by participating in Sharpe Decisions Inc.'s Electronic Conference Evaluation. Sharpe Decisions will be holding brief, small-group evaluation sessions
beginning Monday afternoon and continuing through
Wednesday morning in the Regency Ballroom Foyer on
the 3rd Floor. These sessions utilize this League partner's innovative, wireless, digital keypad research system. 

Your participation in these sessions will help the
conference planners identify key areas for improvement of future conferences.

Following are the hours for evaluation: Monday, June 21:
12 noon–2:45 PM and 4:00–6:00 PM; Tuesday, June 22:
10:15 AM–12:15 PM and 2:30–6:15 PM; and
Wednesday, June 23: 7:45–10:30 AM.

The Compaq Connection (E-mail stations)
Compaq Computer Corporation is supporting a special
conference e-mail service open around the clock from
Sunday, June 20, 8:00 AM to Wednesday, June 23, 10:30 AM. You will find the e-mail stations in the Regency Ballroom Foyer, 3rd Floor. Stop by to leave a message for a colleague at the conference or to check your personal e-mail.

To access your e-mail at the conference you will need to
know the following:

- Your full e-mail address i.e. jdoe@somecollege.edu

- Your password for your email account

- Your Pop3 server name i.e. mail.home.somecollege.edu

You will also need to know if your e-mail account
is blocked by a firewall and can be accessed from
outside your college or company 

Please contact your network/system administrator if you
do not know your e-mail account details. 

The Learning Center
An exciting feature of Innovations 1999 is The Learning
Center, where you can take special courses on the latest
innovations being used in community colleges. Learning
Center courses augment the conference program by: (1)
providing in-depth exposure to specific topics in each of
the five conference streams, (2) linking you with a
community of learners who share your interests, and (3)
awarding continuing education units (CEUs) for
completing each course. Each course consists of one
threee-hour class conducted each afternoon of the
conference. Learning Center courses require an additional
registration fee. Stop by the Registration Desk to check for available space in any of the eleven courses.

New Monographs
All conference participants will receive a copy of two
new monographs produced by the League for Innovation.

Learning Is About Making Connections, by K. Patricia Cross, League Senior Fellow, is the third in the series, The Cross Papers, and explores new research on the brain and learning that underscores the imperative of making connections for learning. Cross will be discussing her research during her Stream Keynote Address, Tuesday, June 22, at 11:00 AM.

Launching a Learning-Centered College, by Terry O'Banion, is a step-by-step guide to implementing an institution wide initiative to create a learning-centered institution. (This monograph is a companion to O'Banion's 1997 Creating More Learning-Centered Community Colleges, which is available through the League's online bookstore.)

Hospitality
Staff members at Delgado Community College encourage you to stop by the Hospitality Booth, located in the Regency Ballroom Foyer. Talk to a native about dining in New Orleans, tourist attractions you shouldn't miss, information about the host college, and hotel directions. 

No Smoking Policy
The League for Innovation maintains a smoke-free
environment at all League-sponsored events. As such,
smoking is not permitted in any of the meeting rooms,
foyers, or the exhibit area. 

Acknowledgments
The League for Innovation would like to acknowledge the
assistance provided by the host of Innovations 1999,
Delgado Community College. We are very grateful to the
many administrators, faculty, and staff from the college
whose time and effort have made a significant contribution to the conference.

In particular, the following individuals have provided
tireless support and assistance:


CONFERENCE STEERING COMMITTEE

  • J. Terence Kelly, President, Delgado
    Community College
  • Steering Committee Cochairs
  • Malayne DeMars, Delgado Community
    College
  • Jerrie Protti, Delgado Community College
  • Hospitality Chair
  • Kathleen Mix, Delgado Community College
    Keynote Technical Production
  • Steven J. Austin, Strong Communications
  • Pam Wittke, Applied MultiMedia Professional
    Solutions
  • Registration Chair
  • Mary Logan, Delgado Community College
  • Speaker Support Chair
  • Lynn Robertson, Delgado Community College
  • Technical Support Chair
  • Tim Stamm, Delgado Community College
  • Technology Advisor
  • Chris Missel, Altamaha Technical Institute

We also thank Microsoft Corporation for providing pens,
Oracle and NETg for sponsoring the conference bags,
SCT Corporation for supplying the name badge lanyards,
and Compaq Computer Corporation for providing the
computers for the e-mail kiosks and the Registration Desk.  In addition, we thank the many fine student and faculty musicians who provided entertainment at the General Sessions and Receptions.