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.

2021 DFW Literacy Symposium

George W. Hawkes Library & Arlington City Council Chambers 100 S Center St, Arlington, TX

Literacy providers and administrators of the Dallas-Fort Worth area - this free professional development opportunity is for you. This symposium is sponsored by the Tarrant Literacy Coalition with the support of Literacy Texas.

2021 Gulf Coast Literacy Symposium – Online Event

Online Event - Zoom

Thank you for your interest! Registration is now closed. ----- We've all had to pivot, make do, and be flexible - and more - during this last couple of pandemic years. What might go back to how it was? What’s shifted permanently? What new opportunities has the pandemic given us and what silver linings can […]

2022 South Texas Literacy Symposium

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

Thank you so much for coming! This event is now over. Find pics online here. ----- The South Texas Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, in the ballroom of the UTRGV Campus, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg TX 78539. Check-in for registered participants will open […]

2022 East Texas Literacy Symposium

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

Thank you so much for coming! This event is now over. ----- The 2022 East Texas Literacy Symposium will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2022, from 8:30 am - 3:00 pm, in the Longview University Center at UT Tyler. Check-in for registered participants will open at 8:00 am. This symposium is offered free of […]

2022 South Plains Literacy Symposium

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

Thank you so much for coming! This event is now over. —– 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. See the schedule outline below; detailed descriptions of the workshops can be found here. Schedule […]

2022 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs

Online Event - Zoom

Thank you so much for coming! This event is now over. —– The 2022 Literacy Symposium for Faith-Affiliated Programs has the theme "Pandemic Perseverance". 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. While this […]