Las Vegas, NV
June 21–22, 2019

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Call for proposals!

We are accepting session abstracts for review through January 6.
Submit your session today!

Join us on June 21–22, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV, for a two-day event that is specifically designed to help practitioners and professionals like you recognize and address biases in literacy instruction and create classroom and school environments that are diverse, inclusive, affirming, and culturally sensitive.

Keynote Speakers


Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie

National educator who is renowned for PD on cultural responsiveness

Lilliam Rivera

Lilliam Rivera

Award-winning writer and author of young adult novels

Cornelius Minor

Cornelius Minor

Educator who works with communities to support equitable literacy reform


Discover research and strategies that will transform your practice to acknowledge and address disparities among your students. Follow one of three role-based tracks (early literacy educators, administrators, or classroom teachers) as you learn from inspiring experts and explore research centered around effectively supporting all students as they develop literacy skills.

You'll walk away with

  • Strategies for vocabulary building, close reading, successful literacy interventions, and more
  • Next steps to address curriculum, assessment, and instruction, as well as administrative supports to improve both literacy skills and access for all students in your classroom, school, or district
  • Action plans to improve outcomes for struggling learners and English learners
  • A bigger professional network based on the connections you'll make with teachers, coaches, and administrators

Who should attend?

  • Early literacy educators
  • Classroom teachers
  • Specialized literacy professionals
  • Administrators

How do I present at this event?

We are currently accepting session abstracts through January 6. Please review the submission guidelines for instructions on submitting your abstract. Note that due to the small size of the program and the interactive format of this event, the selection process will be highly competitive.

When can I register?

Registration will open in January and will be $225 for current ILA members and $275 for nonmembers.

Where will this event be held, and how can I make a hotel reservation?

This ILA Intensive will be held at Somerset Academy (Sky Pointe Campus, 7038 Sky Pointe Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89131). Hotel information will be available when registration opens.