Registration opens in mid-February.

ILA Lunches

ILA Lunches have a fresh format! Take a break from sessions to enjoy a midday meal while you network with colleagues, get inspired, and build your professional skills.

Saturday, July 15, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

ILA Meet & Eat Networking Lunch

Expand your network and kickstart your ILA conference experience with this dynamic lunch-and-learn event. You'll gain valuable networking knowledge from Educator Collaborative founder Christopher Lehman and General Session speaker and Florida native Precious Symonette. Learn how best to connect with educators both across miles and across the room.

Facilitated by Christopher Lehman & Precious Symonette

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Sunday, July 16, 12:00 PM–2:00 PM

ILA Sparks Lunch

Ignite your classroom practice with these short, power-packed talks from literacy leaders disrupting the status quo. Hear from speakers Rusul Alrubail, Monita K. Bell, Kate Messner, Sam Patterson, and Pernille Ripp. Their empowering stories will inspire you!

Emceed by Danny Brassell

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Monday, July 17, 12:00 PM–1:00 PM

ILA Power Hour Lunch

Round off your conference experience by building key skills you didn't know you needed. Join General Session speaker Enrique C. Feldman for this interactive event, where you'll learn new outside-the-box professional skills to sharpen your teaching. Don't just reimagine literacy—reimagine yourself!

Facilitated by Enrique C. Feldman

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Add an ILA Lunch to your Conference & Exhibits registration for an additional fee.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.