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Meetings & Events

ILA events are great ways to expand your professional development at your own pace or with other education and literacy professionals. Learn more about our exciting events below, and find out how ILA members receive even more benefits.

ILA Conferences

ILA's annual conference is a truly transformative experience that not only inspires attendees but also empowers them to translate their inspiration into action in their classrooms, break rooms, conference rooms, boardrooms, and chambers of government after the conference is over.

ILA 2021 Conference

October 14–17, 2021, Indianapolis, IN

Hotel: $204–$239 per room, per night (taxes are 17% per room, per night and subject to change)

Standard Registration rates (subject to change):

  • Core Conference Registration (Friday, 10/15 & Saturday, 10/16)
    $310 for ILA members and $360 for nonmembers
  • Institute Day (Thursday, 10/14)
    $210 for ILA members and $310 for nonmembers
  • Field Trip (Thursday, 10/14)
    $115 for ILA members and $145 for nonmembers
  • Intensives Day (Sunday, 10/17)
    $185 for ILA members and $220 for nonmembers

ILA Digital Events

ILA Digital Events give you a chance to become active within the ILA community, provide an opportunity to engage with high-quality online resources, and connect with like-minded educators at a time and place that's convenient for you.

ILA Intensives

ILA Intensives are professional learning events grounded in real literacy issues, with a focus on theory embedded in practice. Each Intensive is a partnership between ILA and a host, which may be a district, state, organization, or ILA chapter.

Events in your area

Looking for an event closer to home? Check out our online calendar for literacy conferences and events near you. If you'd like to add an event to the calendar, please email literacytoday@reading.org.