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Thank You for Joining Us at ILA 2019!

Key Events & Info

Here you'll find general information about ILA 2019. Additional information can also be found on the Schedule at a Glance, in our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), and in the Conference Preview.

Key Events

  • Institute Day is Thursday, October 10. Select from 10 interactive, full-day courses that allow you to take a deep dive into a literacy topic of interest with leaders in the field. Registration may be purchased separately or as part of the Conference Plus or Conference Complete discounted packages.
  • The Exhibit Hall will be open for a special Welcome to ILA 2019 preview event on Thursday, October 10, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. Take advantage of this opportunity to check out innovative products and services after you attend Institute Day or pick up your registration materials.
  • Join ILA and Penguin Young Readers for a special screening of Ashes in the Snow on Saturday, October 12, from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM in New Orleans Theater B. Ashes in the Snow is the major motion picture adapted from The New York Times best-selling novel Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys. An interactive discussion with author Ruta Sepetys will follow.
  • The Core Conference takes place on Friday, October 11, and Saturday, October 12. These two full days feature research-based and peer-reviewed sessions delivered in a variety of formats, including workshops, panels, poster sessions, and more.
  • Go behind the scenes of Mardi Gras with fellow attendees at Literacy Night at Mardi Gras World, where you'll explore floats from the famous parade and enjoy tasty Creole and Cajun cuisine, a live party band, tarot card readings, and more. Registration must be purchased separately.
  • Children's Literature Day is Sunday, October 13. Keynotes, author-focused programming, educator-driven sessions, and a plated lunch are included; an Author Meetup can be added for an additional fee. Space is limited; reserve your spot early. Registration may be purchased separately or as part of the Conference Plus or Conference Complete discounted packages.

For the most up-to-date conference information, follow @ILAToday and #ILA19 on social media.

Key Info

  • ILA 2019 Conference tips: Get the inside scoop on what you need to know before, during, and after the conference by checking out the ILA 2019 Conference tips.
  • Getting to New Orleans, LA: Start planning your trip with information on our Transportation and Travel pages. If you're coming from outside of the United States, be sure to read our International Travel page.
  • Getting to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center: The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center is located 15.8 miles from the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY). ILA provides complimentary shuttle service between most official ILA 2019 Conference hotels and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. For more travel information, please check out the options on the transportation page.
  • Planning your time: Refer to our Schedule at a Glance and Conference Preview to help you select your travel days and plan your time at the conference.
  • ILA 2019 App: Download the app to create your schedule, stay informed with up-to-the-minute conference updates, and keep everything conference-related organized and at your fingertips. Plus, if you download it before the conference, you'll be entered to win an ILA 2019 swag prize pack*!

    *Only registered attendees of the ILA 2019 Conference are eligible. Attendees must download the ILA 2019 app and sign in at least once before October 10, 2019, to be entered to win. The winner will be notified on-site at the ILA 2019 Conference in New Orleans via email and public announcement on October 11, 2019 and must present picture identification to claim the prize pack. The prize pack must be picked up in person at ILA Central during store hours. No substitutions or money value will be provided.

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