Creating a Culture of Literacy

October 10–13, 2019   |   New Orleans, LA

ILA 2019 registration will open in less time than it takes to stand in line for beignets at Café du Monde.
Check back soon—and we'll see you in the Big Easy!


Thursday, October 10

Institute Day is your opportunity to deeply explore a topic and connect with other literacy educators, researchers, and professionals. Choose from one of our institutes led by leaders in the field, and prepare for a day of focused learning.


Friday and Saturday, October 11–12

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.


Sunday, October 13

At this full day dedicated to children's literature, you'll get up close and personal with more than 40 authors! Registration includes access to keynotes, panels, sessions, exclusive author signings, and the Children's and Young Adults' Book Awards luncheon. Reserve your spot early for this can't-miss event.

*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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International Attendees

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Call for Proposals

The Call for Proposals for ILA 2019 is now closed. Thank you for submitting; notifications will be sent out in February 2019. Please contact with any questions.


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.