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On 5/13, ILA 2018 registration and hotels will be unavailable from 12:00 PM–9:00 PM ET for site maintenance.
ILA 2020 Registration is open! Get ready to shape the future of literacy.

Shaping the Future of Literacy: 2020 Vision

Join us in Columbus, OH, October 15–18, where we’ll create a shared vision for the future of literacy education—one informed by both research and practice.

Where should we be 10 years from now? What will it take to get us there?

*Institute Day and Intensives Day are not included in Core Conference and require separate paid registration. Please note that you do not have to have a Core Conference registration to purchase an institute, the Children’s Literature Intensive, or the Research Intensive.

Meet Our General Session Speakers

Jasmyn Wright

Jasmyn Wright Founder of the Push Through Organization

Nell K. Duke

Nell K. Duke Recipient of the 2018 William S. Gray Citation of Merit

Allister Chang

Allister Chang ILA 30 Under 30 Honoree

Stephen G. Peters

Stephen G. Peters President of the ILA Board of Directors, 2020–2021


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