Welcome to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) 2021 Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference schedule to held October 21-23, 2021 at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, NC. 

The 2021 Annual Conference, offered as a limited in-person experience in Charlotte with virtual access on IDA TV, is a hub of information and support for anyone affected by dyslexia. Teachers, researchers, parents, advocates, and therapists are all invited to learn, network, and gain the tools they need to help those with dyslexia live successful, productive lives.

This year’s conference theme is “Envisioning A Future with Structured Literacy- Reading Instruction that Works.”  The 3-day conference begins with the General Opening Session and two half-day Symposia, followed by concurrent breakout sessions Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.  DyslexiaCon21 will offer LIVE presentations at the Charlotte Convention Center with virtual access from 8:30 am (ET) to 5:30 pm (ET) each day. 

The IDA Annual Conference journey will include:
• 3 general sessions,
• 6 Symposia and special sessions,
• 36 breakout sessions, and
• 20 poster sessions.

The conference will offer an in-person exhibit hall, where we will host companies and organizations from around the world. Attendees will discover the newest technology, products, and services. As one of the highlights of the exhibit hall, the IDA bookstore will house IDA resources, books, and merchandise.

Throughout the conference there will be unlimited opportunities to deepen your knowledge of structured literacy, reading, instruction, research, and advocacy by attending sessions, networking with experts, and connecting with other attendees equally passionate about serving struggling readers. 

Whether you are a researcher; teacher; administrator; evaluator; service provider; parent, student, or adult with dyslexia, the conference will be an enriching experience for you. 

Join us for DyslexiaCon21 as we underscore IDA’s mission and explore a rich variety of topics and caliber of presenters that will keep our focus firmly on the future!

See you in Charlotte or on IDATV.org!

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The IDA 2021 Annual Conference is fast-approaching. This year promises to include all the quintessential components of DyslexiaCon21 while delivering a blended conference experience.  You get to chose how you want to watch sessions; either in person or virtually.  You don't miss out!

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The IDA Conference Experience

As a participant, you chose the way you want to experience the IDA 2021 Conference and help us break new ground in this pandemic era and beyond. This year’s conference experience enables you to choose your delivery format.  You can join us in person in the beautiful Queen City of Charlotte or join us virtually and experience live, interactive access to DyslexiaCon21 on IDA TV with ease from anywhere.   Both experiences will put you front and center during general and breakout sessions on October 21-23, 2021.

Be A Part of the IDA Community

The highly anticipated IDA 2021 conference will bring together over 3,000 Teachers, researchers, therapists, policymakers, parents, advocates, and anyone who is eager to learn more about dyslexia and other learning-based challenges.  Engage with the IDA community!