Education Grows Up

Several years ago, the Council on Foundations was facing a bit of a conundrum with its annual meeting. Attendance was steady, if not increasing, so it wasn't that people weren't coming to the meeting. They just weren't going to the sessions. “People would go to the plenary sessions with the big speakers, but then when it came time for the breakouts, they would just disappear,” explains Angelique Wilkins, director, conference programming at the Washington, D.C.-based association.

The problem

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