MAILED: Oct. 24, 1997|
EAU CLAIRE -- The 11th annual Wisconsin Conference on Adult Literacy will be held Nov. 13 and 14 in the Holiday Inn Convention Center, Eau Claire.
The conference brings together instructors, administrators, volunteers, program coordinators and others who are involved in adult literacy education.
The theme, "Literacy: It's a Whole New World," will be reflected throughout the conference in topics that stress the collaborative nature of literacy efforts today.
The Thursday morning keynote speaker is Dr. Caroline Beverstock, a nationally-known figure in the advancement of literacy and coordinator of a library-based literacy program, Project READ in San Mateo, Calif. Dr. Linda Stewart, secretary of the Wisconsin Department for Workforce Development, will provide the keynote address on Friday. Stewart's department oversees all work-related activities in the state including the new W-2 program.
The conference is co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services Outreach and the Wisconsin Technical College System Board. Several state and local agencies also are supporting the event.
The conference is open to all those interested in and involved with literacy. The conference fee for both days is $89, which includes luncheons, breaks and Thursday evening reception. The fee for those planning to attend just one day of the conference is $52, which includes the luncheon, breaks and the Thursday evening reception.
For more information or to register, contact Dixie Cornell at the UW-Eau Claire Human Sciences and Services Outreach Office at (715) 836-5564.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Oct. 24, 1997