APRIL 3-5, 2017

APRIL 3-5, 2017

The National Adult Learner Leadership Institute is an event held every two years that brings together over one hundred adult learners and literacy professionals from around the country to focus on adult learner leadership. In this event they share promising practices to expand and strengthen learner leadership through workshops so they can improve their literacy programs. 

Every four years we host the event in Washington, DC to provide our participants the opportunity in meeting decision makers and important persons in the adult literacy field. Washington, D.C. is a perfect host city to meet with representatives from the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as having events in the Library of Congress. Important keynote speakers will be present and as tradition, we will have our Susan D. Green Memorial award dinner. Our event is scheduled for April 3-5, 2017 so save the date!


Our venue for the event will be the Kellogg Conference Hotel at Gallaudet University as it has earned an international reputation as the #1 place to meet and stay in D.C. with its combination of exceptional conference and event facilities, impeccable service and a historic setting. The Kellogg Conference Hotel is located for quick access to major airports, highways, public transport and all the remarkable attractions of Washington D.C. such as:



■ Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium – 1.5 miles
■ U.S. Capitol – 2 miles
■ National Mall – 2.5 miles
■ Smithsonian Museums – 2.5 miles
■ Holocaust Memorial – 3 miles
■ The White House – 3 miles
■ Washington Monument – 3 miles
■ Lincoln Memorial – 5 miles
■ Ronald Reagan National Airport – 6 miles



Reasons to Participate in the Leadership Institute

Send Us Letters For Your Senators

While in Washington, D.C. VALUEUSA is able to hand-deliver letters directed at your Senators! We are doing this as we know that a good number of people who would like to join the Leadership Institute don't have the means to do so. That's why everyone is invited to write the letters and we will make sure to personally deliver a hard copy to each and every Senator. This way you can still be part of the event while not being in Washington, DC!

You can send us letters by e-mail at office@valueusa.org or a hard copy by mail at this address:        

1 West 2nd Street
Media, PA 19063

Look over these templates if you've never written a letter to a Senator before:  See Templates

Below you can type the letter fully in the browser

Sponsorship and Membership

If you want to save on registration fees you can renew your membership with VALUEUSA and lower the cost to come to the event by getting member registration prices! You can also help making this event even better by becoming a sponsor! We have a variety of events you can sponsor and if you contribute more than $500, you will be in our program guide as well as in the Contributors page on our website! There's no minimum on how much you can sponsor and you can choose to mail us a form or do the process online.  

Workshop Proposal

We are looking for hands-on (participatory) workshops that build adult learner leadership skills and/or build and support an environment for adult learner leadership and involvement in programs or states. Please submit a proposal either online or by mailing in the downloadable form below.

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2017

Susan D. Green Memorial Award

The Susan D. Green Memorial Award is given out every two years at VALUEUSA's Leadership Institute to recognize an outstanding adult learner leader who, like Susan Green: sees the best in other people; reaches out to help others; is a leader in adult literacy. Southwest Airlines tickets will be given to the winner and the person accompanying them to come to our event.

Submit Your Nomination Here

Extended Deadline: February 28, 2017