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Innovations 2004 Early Registration Deadline EXTENDED to TODAY

Due to inclement weather causing numerous Northeast and Midwest college
closings, the early registration deadline is extended to the end of the
working day today, Friday, Jan. 30!

Don't miss out on your last opportunity to register early for Innovations
2004 and qualify for discounts of up to 30 percent!


Join the most innovative community college professionals as they come
together to improve student and organizational learning through innovation,
experimentation, and institutional transformation.

Feb. 29 - March 3, 2004
Hosted by City College of San Francisco, Foothill-De Anza Community College
District, and the Bay 10 Colleges

Hilton San Francisco
San Francisco, California

World-class shopping. Historic cable cars. Dramatic theater and bustling
farmers' markets. You can find all this and more just a short walk away
from the Hilton San Francisco. 

Located at the center of the Theater District, the Hilton San Francisco is
close to many nearby sightseeing attractions such as Union Square, the San
Francisco Shopping Center, City Hall, PacBell Stadium, and the Moscone
Convention Center. During your visit, you can stroll through Golden Gate
Park or savor sumptuous delicacies at San Francisco's world-famous

The entire city is yours to explore! Nearby excursions include wine tasting
in the Napa or Sonoma valleys, hiking in Muir Woods National Monument, or
escaping down the rugged California Coast to Monterey and Carmel.


Kay McClenney, Director, The Community College Survey of Student
Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, The University of Texas
at Austin

Greg Sarris, Fletcher Jones Chair of Literature and Writing, Loyola
Marymount University; Filmmaker, and Tribal Chairman, Federated Indians of
the Graton Rancheria

Kati Haycock, Director, The Education Trust
Gwendolyn J. Dungy, Executive Director, National Association of Student
Personnel Administrators

Kurt Landgraf, President and CEO, Educational Testing Service

Innovations is a conference dedicated to improving student and
organizational learning through innovation, experimentation and
institutional transformation.  Mark you calendar now and join the most
energetic professionals in community colleges as they come together to
showcase their model programs, share lessons learned, and look to the
future by exploring innovations in (1) Learning and Teaching, (2)
Leadership and Organization, (3) Workforce Preparation and Development, (4)
Student Services and Activities, (5) Basic Skills and Developmental
Education, (6) Resource Development and Foundation Management, and (7)
Research, Assessment, and Accountability.

This year's conference continues the tradition of providing an array of
learning opportunities for participants:

* Engaging forums discussing critical issues facing community college
* Roundtable Discussions offering a more personal setting for exchanging
* Poster Session Presentations primarily delivered in the form of visual
* Learning Center Courses--three-hour and six-hour intensive workshops
granting Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
* Gateway Email and Internet Lab
* The opportunity to exchange ideas with hundreds of colleagues during
receptions, coffee and refreshment breaks, and after-hours gatherings
* Meet internationally renowned southwestern artist and educator, Amado M.
Peña, Jr.


A special rate of $179.00 single or double occupancy per night plus 14.05%
tax has been arranged for Innovations attendees. Reservations can be made
by either calling 1-800-HILTONS and referencing the group rate for The
League for Innovation, or go online to, click
on "book a room" and enter "LFI" in the group/convention code field. 
Reservation requests must be received by February 9, 2004 in order to
receive the conference rate. A deposit of one night's room and tax charges
will be required. This deposit is refundable up to 72 hours in advance of
the convention date.
Make your hotel reservation by the early registration deadline and your
name will be entered into a drawing for Dinner for Two at the Hilton's
Cityscape Restaurant.  Enjoy 360° views of the city and bay as you dine on
the 46th floor.

Additional hotel and travel information, including airline and rental car
discounts, is available at:

Homeland Security and Civic Engagement Summit - Please contact Ed Leach at for more information

Join Terry O'Banion in Graduate Study on the Learning College

Community College Baccalaureate Association Fourth Annual Conference

National Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

If you would like additional information about Innovations 2004, please
contact Judy Greenfield at or visit

Dr. Susan Salvador
Office for Student Services