John Lithgow Presents on Storytelling at Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011

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Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award Winner John Lithgow brings his critically acclaimed show, STORIES BY HEART, to Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011 for a special performance and keynote interview on the ‘Power of Storytelling’.

For one very special evening, Elliott Masie’s Learning 2011 conference is proud to present the extraordinary John Lithgow in his one-man theatrical memoir, STORIES BY HEART. Earlier in the day, Elliott Masie will interview John Lithgow on the ‘Power of Storytelling’ - a key competency in the ever evolving field of Learning.

Following his triumphant appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Tony®, Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. Invoking memories of his grandmother and father before him, Mr. Lithgow traces his roots as an actor and storyteller, interspersing his own story with a great story that was read to him and his siblings when they were children - "Uncle Fred Flits By" by P.G. Wodehouse.

“John Lithgow will be performing an incredible 1 person, 1 act play, where he plays all the characters at our Learning 2011 evening celebration on Tuesday night. That afternoon, I will interview him in an ‘actor’s workshop’ format – exploring what makes stories and storytelling powerful and effective. We are looking forward to laughing and learning with John Lithgow at Learning 2011," said Elliott Masie. Watch a 30 second video preview of John Lithgow’s appearance at Learning 2011 at

Other presenters at this year’s event include President Bill Clinton, Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States, who will be addressing the Learning 2011 Conference at the Monday afternoon General Session; Dean Kamen, Physicist, Engineer and Inventor, holding more than 440 U.S. Patents; Diana G. Oblinger, President and CEO of EDUCAUSE, known for her innovative product and services growth and international outreach; Peter Cappelli, Wharton, on the challenges of ‘Managing the Older Worker’ – preparing for learning and collaboration within a demographically changing workplace; And, over 200 learning sessions and seminars on the changing world of learning are on the agenda.

Learning 2011 is co-hosted by The Learning CONSORTIUM and ASTD.

Complete details on Learning 2011 and Advanced Registration is available at


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