At the 2013 Conference, we all adopted the mantra of EepyBird: Be obsessive! Be Stubborn! Be Extreme! What will be our mantra next year? Join us to find out February 17-19, 2014, at the nation’s largest family and community literacy conference to be held in Washington, D.C. Gather with family literacy professionals, educators, researchers, advocates, coalition members, and policy makers from across the United States for the latest resources in education, networking opportunities, and plenty more. This year’s conference will be unlike any other - look forward to a new look, new trends, and an enhanced format designed to give attendees maximum exposure to learning and networking.
The conference will be held once again in partnership with Literacy Powerline and Literacy Funders Network and will take place at the Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel, in the heart of Penn Quarter. The hotel is located between Capitol Hill and the White House, so you’ll be just a few blocks from many sights, including the Verizon Center, the Spy Museum, Chinatown, National Portrait Gallery, and the world-famous National Mall monuments.
The National Conference on Family Literacy is the premier event for those dedicated to multigenerational learning. The conference draws over 1,200 participants ranging from children’s and adult educators to government officials, literacy advocates and community leaders. Important prospects are looking for innovative approaches and resources to enhance the quality of their work. Peers exchange cutting-edge ideas and information. Individuals and businesses have opportunities to share strategies, resources and innovations with leaders in the fields of family learning, literacy, early childhood development, adult education, and parent engagement.
Your business will be SHOWCASED among vendors who provide:
• Reading programs and technologies
• Textbooks and teacher guides
• Library resources
• Early childhood manipulatives
• English-as-a-second-language texts
• Afterschool curricula and tutoring programs
• And many more literacy and educational resources
We are the National Center for Family Literacy, and since 1989, we have helped more than 1 million families make educational and economic progress by pioneering - and continuously improving – family literacy programs.
Our emphasis is on family literacy for a simple reason - study after study shows that family, home and community are the true drivers of a child’s education. Consider:
Children’s reading scores improve dramatically when their parents are involved in helping them learn to read.
Low family income and a mother’s lack of education are the two biggest risk factors that hamper a child’s early learning and development.