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Jul 2018
Jul 2018


Austin Convention Center 500 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin , Texas 78701
Tel: (512) 404-4000
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ILA 2018 Conference - International Literacy Association
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$299 - $349


Event Overview:

Get Inspired at ILA

Don’t wait for inspiration to strike you - find it at the ILA Conference! We’ll focus on teaching the whole educator, so you can focus on educating the whole child. Gain access to 300 educational sessions on today’s most pressing topics, more than 100 exhibitors, and countless networking opportunities. Register now for this can’t-miss PD event.

Exhibit Hall

Book signings, giveaways, photo ops, demonstrations of the latest classroom tools, and more education than ever before - you'll find all of these in the ILA Exhibit Hall.

Exhibitor Information:

Join the International Literacy Association in inspiring and empowering thousands of educators! Based on exhibitor feedback, we've updated our Exhibit Hall programming to include:

  • More Exhibit Hall-focused hours
  • An administrators event and reception
  • Exhibit Hall-only badges at a significantly reduced cost

About ILA:

Founded as the International Reading Association (IRA), the International Literacy Association (ILA) has worked to enhance literacy instruction through research and professional development for more than 60 years.

Exhibitor Prospectus and Kit


Jul 20   

Friday, July 20, 2018 — Institute Day

7:00 AM–6:00 PM On-Site Registration
8:00 AM–4:00 PM Institute Day (includes early access to the Exhibit Hall)
1:00 PM–4:00 PM Edcamp Literacy (free, ticketed event; requires additional purchase for early access to the Exhibit Hall)
3:00 PM–6:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours
Jul 21   

Saturday, July 21, 2018 — Core Conference

7:00 AM–5:00 PM On-Site Registration
7:00 AM–7:45 AM First-Timers & New Members Welcome Event (ticketed event)
8:00 AM–9:45 AM ILA General Session
10:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours
10:00 AM–6:00 PM Core Conference
Concurrent Sessions
5:00 PM–7:00 PM Research Address and Awards
7:00 PM–10:00 PM Literacy Night at Speakeasy (ticketed event)
Jul 22   

Sunday, July 22, 2018 — Core Conference

8:00 AM–5:00 PM On-Site Registration
9:00 AM–10:00 AM ILA Annual Business Meeting
9:00 AM–6:00 PM Core Conference
Concurrent Sessions
9:00 AM–5:00 PM Exhibit Hall hours
Jul 23   

Monday, July 23, 2018 — Children's Literature Day

7:30 AM–11:30 AM On-Site Registration
8:00 AM–4:30 PM Children's Literature Day (includes lunch and one Author Meetup)

Keynote Speakers


Founding Principal

Mott Hall Bridges Academy

Nadia Lopez (@TheLopezEffect) is pioneering a path of inspired leadership to show the world how underprivileged communities can beat the odds and create positive institutions with global impact. In 2010, she founded Mott Hall Bridges Academy, a public New York City middle school, in one of the poorest and most violent neighborhoods in the city, to help turn the tide. Her story went viral after the popular Humans of New York (HONY) blog featured one of her students who listed her as his greatest influence because, he said, "She told each one of us we matter."


Lead Staff Developer

Teachers College Reading and Writing Project

Cornelius Minor (@MisterMinor) is a frequent keynote speaker for and lead staff developer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where he works with teachers, school leaders, and leaders of community-based organizations to support deep and wide literacy reform in cities (and sometimes villages) across the globe. Cornelius always uses his love for technology, hip-hop, and social media to recruit students' engagement in reading and writing and teachers' engagement in communities of practice.

Adan Gonzalez 

Founder & Executive Director

Puede Network

Adan Gonzalez (@campeon_ssp) is a community activist and the founder and executive director of the Puede Network, a youth education and leadership development program he started as a college sophomore. After earning a master's in Education Policy and Management from Harvard Graduate School of Education, Adan returned to the low-income, high-crime neighborhood in Oak Cliff, Texas, where he grew up, and became a third-grade teacher at the same school he attended as a child, James Bowie Elementary.



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