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Bringing ILA 2016 Fun to Beantown

By Nicole Lund
 | Apr 21, 2016

Boston Baseball2When you attend the ILA 2016 Conference & Exhibits in July, you’ll find that the fun is not limited to the Exhibit Hall and the conference rooms. Plan time to explore the sights, sounds, and tastes of Boston, and remember to schedule in the special extracurriculars ILA has planned.

On Friday, July 8 at 7:10 p.m., watch the Boston Red Sox take on the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park for our Literacy Night at the Ballpark event! This night out is the perfect way to relax and get excited for the weekend ahead. Remember last year’s game at St. Louis’s Busch Stadium? If you do, then you know we had to do it again. There’s no doubt Boston is one of the biggest baseball towns in the United States, so join your fellow attendees and baseball lovers for the game and special pregame ceremony, in which educators and ILA will be honored. Ticket proceeds will benefit ILA literacy initiatives, so you’ll be supporting our cause while sitting back and enjoying America’s favorite pastime and maybe even some hot dogs and Cracker Jacks. Tickets are going fast, so get them now!

After a jam-packed, session-filled Saturday learning and networking, get an energy boost with ILA’s first-ever Steps to Advance Literacy 5k Sunday, July 10. We decided that a 5k would be the perfect way to take our mission from the conference to Boston’s city streets. Register now and take Sunday morning to run, jog, or walk the city—all in the name of literacy! The 5k begins at 7:30 a.m.

ILA is proud to partner with Reach Out and Read, a nonprofit that incorporates books into pediatric care, for this event. ILA is focused on leaving behind a lasting legacy in each conference host city, so each year we strive to do something to benefit the entire community. “If we are able to make a visible impact on the whole community and get more people talking about literacy, then we will have achieved our goal in creating this 5k,” said Stephen Sye, Associate Executive Director of ILA. With the help of exhibitor donations postconference, we will be distributing books to Reach Out and Read.

The ILA 2016 Conference & Exhibits will be held July 9–11 in Boston, MA, with more than 6,000 attendees eager to cultivate new teaching practices. With over 300 sessions, including several new additions to the schedule, and the popular Preconference Institutes on July 8, the weekend is sure to be a memorable one. Learn more about what’s coming up at this summer’s conference. Register today for the conference.



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  1. <a href="">STD Testing NYC</a> | Jun 27, 2016
    I really like the article it will be beneficial for my kids and ILA 2016 is great !!
  2. Ralph J. Stockwell | Apr 23, 2016
    I really had a great time with your post! I am looking forward to read more blog post regarding this! Well written! 

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