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Fun Happenings

Orlando is an exciting and entertaining destination, so plan some extracurricular activities outside the Orange County Convention Center to have fun with other conference attendees! Discover ideas here, and make sure to check out the ILA events below.

Literacy Night at Universal

Universal Studios

Take the night off and join your fellow attendees for an evening of fun at Literacy Night at Universal Orlando Resort™ on July 15, from 7:00 PM until 10:00 PM. Explore Universal Studios Florida™ or Universal's Islands of Adventure™ theme park—or both! And don't worry about finding your way there and back—ILA will be providing shuttle service to and from the parks.

Purchase your tickets while registering for the conference.

Poetry Olio*

If poetry is your passion, come to the 20th Annual ILA Poetry Olio on July 15 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. This verse and song presentation by featured poets, songwriters, and musicians also includes open mic readings, surprise guests, and prizes!


Listen to factual and fictional stories or share one of your own at Storytelling on July 16 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM. Featured storytellers will present first at this informal gathering, and any audience member who wishes to speak may sign up to tell his or her story during the second half of the event.

*Please note: You do not need tickets for these events.