CSM Conference Promoting Student Success: The First Year and Beyond. 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 22, College of Southern Maryland, La Plata Campus, Center for Business and Industry (BI), 8730 Mitchell Road, La Plata. During this one-day regional conference, featuring 40 presentations, educators and administrators will learn new concepts such as mind mapping and virtual worlds; explore emerging issues, international student programs and travel study; celebrate successful concepts in developmental English and math; talk to experts in new software and technologies; discover ways to measure and expand student retention rates; and see ways student services and academic affairs can work well together. Keynote speaker is Director, Education Technology Services Cole W. Camplese of The Pennsylvania State University. Rob Farinelli, president of American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) is one of the conference presenters. $80, $100 after Oct. 15. Registration is online at www.dlf.csmd.edu/studentsuccess, 301-934-7772 or firstname.lastname@example.org.