ILA 2018   |   July 20–23, Austin, TX

Drive change at ILA 2018.


Friday, July 20

Institute Day is your opportunity to extensively explore a literacy topic with leaders in the field. Choose from 10 institutes with topics that apply to all literacy educators, researchers, and professionals.


Saturday and Sunday, July 21–22

During the two-day Core Conference, you’ll get inspired at the ILA General Session and take your professional learning to the next level with workshops, panels, poster sessions, featured speakers, and access to the Exhibit Hall.


Monday, July 23

Children’s literature educators and enthusiasts: Get ready! Over 40 authors will be a part of this full day dedicated to children’s literature. Programming includes interactive panels and an exciting lineup of keynote speakers!

*Please note: Institute Day and Children’s Literature Day are not included in the cost of the Core Conference, and registration is required for both events.


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Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals is now closed for ILA 2018. All notifications for reviewed proposals have been sent. If you have any questions, contact


Need more information?
For Exhibits, contact Clavel Jones at or 302.731.3482.
For Sponsorship and Advertising, contact Megan Ferguson at or 302.731.3831.