For the first time in more than a year, in-person events are back! Literacy Texas- whose annual conference has moved around the state for the last few years (including virtually in 2020)- is coming to DFW this August, and we are counting on our colleagues to represent in droves. The three-day event (Aug. 2nd-4th) features a wealth of breakout sessions on instructional strategies, advocacy, grant writing, nonprofit management, and much more! Tarrant Literacy Coalition will lead two break-out sessions. One is about the collaboration between state-funded and non-profit literacy agencies. The other is a data-based session analyzing the HiSET in Texas now that it is leaving in September. You can view the preliminary schedule here for more information.
While the in-person event will follow safety and health guidelines, they understand that many may either not feel comfortable attending or do not have the financial ability to do so. To resolve such issues, Literacy Texas will have two options to accommodate such persons. There will be scholarships for those who plan to attend in person. These will be available when you register, and they are only for volunteers and organizational staff not receiving funding from the Texas Workforce Commission. Sessions will also be recorded and made available after the conference for those unable to go in person.
You can register for the conference by clicking here. Through this link, you can also reserve a room at the conference hotel, the DFW Sheraton, at the conference rate of $119 a night. Any new updates or announcements will be shared here. So please register today, and we will see you there!