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Literacy Texas Annual Conference

Monday, August 2, 20218:00 amWednesday, August 4, 20215:00 pm
Sheraton DFW Airport Hotel: 4440 West John Carpenter Freeway Irving, Texas 75063

The Literacy Texas Conference is the stand-out event for educators, nonprofits, and organizations promoting, educating, and advocating for change through literacy in Texas. You'll learn about the latest research in the field, with special focus on how it applies to Texas educators. You’ll rub shoulders with experts and connect with like-minded people. Most importantly, you’ll leave with the tools, relationships, and inspiration you need to continue making a difference – along with practical ideas to put in place immediately to start seeing results.

The conference schedule is finalized (see the links on this page), with breakout sessions focusing on ESL/ELL, ABE, High School Equivalency readiness, learning differences, community partnerships, adult literacy, family literacy, and more. This year, the conference will explore in-depth the unique needs of immigration and early childhood programs and services. And in response to your requests, we’ve added a brand-new networking session on Day 2, with special focuses on Marketing, Immigration, and Family Literacy – an opportunity to share with peers your thoughts, frustrations, and successes, and hear what’s working well in other programs.

There’ll be sessions for program administrators, classroom instructors (including volunteers), and other literacy support staff. Keynote speakers have just been announced: Abigail Williams, Founder & Chief Executive Officer of United to Learn, and Mahalia Baldini, State Director of Adult Education & Literacy at the Texas Workforce Commission.

Professional Development credits are available for all sessions.

Registration fees*:

Full rate (July 19 and later) / Early bird rate (prior to July 18)
3 days (Aug 2 – 4): $500 / $400
2 days (Aug 2 & 3): $325 / $275
1 day (Aug 4): $175 / $125

*A limited number of scholarships are available, covering the entire registration fee. Staff at non-federally funded programs are eligible for scholarships. Applications for scholarships are included in the registration process for staff from applicable agencies.

This is a once-a-year opportunity to gather with other literacy providers from the state of Texas. There’s nothing like local knowledge, and we have two years to catch up on! We at Tarrant Literacy Coalition hope to see you there!

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  • Alcon Foundation
    Alcon Foundation
  • Atmos Energy
    Atmos Energy
  • United Way of Tarrant County
    United Way of Tarrant County