Symposiums

Literacy Texas partners with regional literacy organizations throughout the state to offer one-day literacy symposiums. Funded by the Volunteer Training Initiative grant from the Texas Workforce Commission, these symposiums provide free professional development for volunteers and staff of nonprofit, community-based, and faith-based organizations.

Symposiums are an excellent place to learn and network with other literacy providers in your region.

Use the calendar below to find upcoming symposiums, and read more about this regional approach to professional development.

2022 South Texas Literacy Symposium

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX

The South Texas Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 8:30 am - 2:00 pm, in the ballroom of the UTRGV Campus, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg TX 78539. As in previous years, the symposium will be part of the UTRGV Festival of International Books and Arts (FESTIBA) - this year's […]

2022 East Texas Literacy Symposium

The University of Texas at Tyler Longview University Center 3201 North Eastman Road, Longview, TX

The 2022 East Texas Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm, in the Longview University Center at UT Tyler. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and […]

2022 South Plains Literacy Symposium

McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center, Texas Tech 2521 17th St, Lubbock, TX

The 2022 South Plains Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2022, from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, at the McKenzie-Merket Alumni Center on the Texas Tech campus. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of […]

2022 Literacy ConneXus Symposium

Online Event - Zoom

The 2022 Literacy ConneXus Symposium for faith-affiliated programs will be held on Friday, May 6, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. This will be an online event to best cater for literacy programs across Texas. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who […]

2022 DFW Literacy Symposium

Location TBD - watch this space

The 2022 DFW Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy. Registration will open in the spring and will […]

2022 Laredo Literacy Symposium

Laredo College

New for 2022! The very first Laredo Literacy Symposium will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2022, 8:30 am - 3:00 pm. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy. Registration will open in […]

2022 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium

Location TBD - watch this space

The 2022 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, June 11, 2022. This symposium is offered free of charge to educators, volunteer tutors, ESL teachers, and other library and nonprofit professionals who work in the fields of adult and family literacy. Registration will open in the late spring and will be linked from […]