Kentucky Adult Learner Summit
As the kickoff event for the Kentucky Adult Learner Initiative led by the Council and funded by Lumina Foundation for Education, the Kentucky Adult Learner Summit was convened February 4-5, 2008 at the Marriott Griffin Gate in Lexington.
Governor Beshear provided the welcoming remarks to the 240 participants at the summit, emphasizing the importance of adult learners in meeting the state's educational goals and increasing the skill levels of Kentucky's current workforce to compete in the global economy. The summit also featured several national experts, including Judy Wertheim of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, Mary Beth Lakin and Sylvia Robinson of the American Council on Education, and Bruce Chaloux of the Southern Regional Education Board.
Concurrent sessions focused on developing supportive learning environments, financial aid, university-private sector partnerships, marketing, and adult learner infrastructure issues. Both national and state experts participated in these panel discussions.