IDA 2021 Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

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,
• 13 Symposia and special sessions,
• 60 breakout sessions, and
• 60 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!

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Conference Policies:

Attention Members:

As an valued IDA member, you will receive a discount to conference.  Your discount will be automatically applied to your registration, once you login to the member portal.  No further action is required to receive your discount.  Remember to register before July 18 to receive the Early Bird Member Registration Rate of $429.00. 

Thank you for your continued support of IDA!


10/21/2021 8:30 AM - 10/23/2021 5:30 PM
Eastern Daylight Time
501 S College Street Charlotte, NC 28202 UNITED STATES

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Program - Sessions Coming Soon!

Thursday, 21 October 2021

The International Dyslexia Association is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Details regarding the number of approved ASHA CEUs will be available in the Conference Program Book in June 2021.
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
VCU Continuing Education: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to attendees for completion of the in-person or online sessions.
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
Consider A Donation To IDA!  Your donation will increase Dyslexia awareness, internationally. The reading crisis affecting children and adults is in need of critical funds. By donating you will help in training educators and provide publications, information and support to the IDA community.  Please consider making a donation of $25 or more!  (Note:  Increase your donation quantity to add additional $25 donation increments. For example: a quantity of 3 will be a $75 donation.)
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
The International Dyslexia Association offers scholarship opportunities for teachers, parents, and individuals with dyslexia to attend the Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference.  Please consider a donation of $25 or more to support those who otherwise would not be able to attend.   (Note: Increase your donation quantity to add additional $25 donation increments. For example: a quantity of 3 will be a $75 donation.)
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM

Friday, 22 October 2021

The heads and lead administrators of independent schools for children with learning differences are invited to attend an interactive luncheon.  This luncheon is designed to facilitate small-group, collegial discussion on topics of common concern, a sharing of ideas and experiences, and the identification of opportunities to collaborate with one another. Specifically, this session includes two roundtable discussion sessions (45 minutes each) where administrators can talk with peers about common interests and one to three short talks (15 minutes each) on topics related to learning differences.
12:45 PM - 2:30 PM
Spots available
12:45 PM

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International Dyslexia Association
40 York Road
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21204