MCHENRY, Ill., March 24, 2011 – Featuring a full agenda of more than 30 professional development sessions, day-long training sessions led by educational experts and thought leaders, and two dynamic keynote speakers, Follett Software Company attracted over 250 customers to its first-ever “A New Leaf In Learning” Conference.

The User Conference was held March 9-11 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, where attendees also enjoyed unparalleled access to the company’s executives, product managers, technical support team members and education industry experts.

Presentations by experts in the areas of learning management systems, data-driven decision-making, curriculum and instruction, IT and technology leadership, and library and resource management highlighted the agenda.

The conference’s opening keynote address was delivered by Don Tapscott, co-author of the bestselling books including “Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your World,” and his latest, “Macrowikinomics: Rebooting Business and the World.” Susan Patrick, president/CEO of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL), presented the conference’s closing keynote speech.

Follett Software has announced that the second annual “A New Leaf in Learning” Conference will be held in 2012 in Chicago, with specific dates to be confirmed later.

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Follett Software Company is the integrated educational technology solution provider that more than half of America’s school districts trust to support staff and engage students in today’s digitally rich learning environment. Follett’s digitally powered technologies help districts more efficiently and cost-effectively manage traditional and digital educational resources, provide digital learning environment tools focusing on student achievement and make confident decisions based on quality academic data. Powerful, integrated solutions enable Follett to support today’s collaborative learning community and empower 21st century learning and discovery. Follett Software Company is a subsidiary of Follett Corporation, a $2.7 billion, privately held company that provides products, services and solutions to the educational marketplace. Follett Corporation was founded in 1873 and has its headquarters in River Grove, Ill.

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