IRA's Annual Conference
IRA’s Annual Conference is held each spring in the U.S. or Canada and offers the best kind of professional development - the chance to learn and share with colleagues in a professional community. For U.S. educators, we can even provide transcripts for state or district "clock hour" requirements.
Explore the Exhibit Hall for IRA's 2014 Annual Convention and expand your knowledge of products, services, and resources from more than 200 exhibitors.
You'll discover a wide array of professional development offerings designed to increase the effectiveness of your literacy instruction - tools that will help you continue to make a difference in other people's lives.
Classroom materials, text and trade books, and curriculum resources, including technology, are the three leading products in schools' annual budgets. Reach out to over 12,000 classroom teachers, reading specialists, college/university administrators and faculty, and school administrators/supervisors who are involved in purchasing and budget management.
Areas of interest to IRA Annual Convention Attendees:
Beginning Reading and Writing
Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 60,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:
Improving the quality of reading instruction
Disseminating research and information about reading
Encouraging the lifetime reading habit