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Annual Conference

We can’t wait to see you for #LitTX24, when we’ll gather at the Embassy Suites San Marcos, TX.

Dates for the 2024 Literacy Texas Annual Conference:

Monday, July 29 – Arrival, check-in, exhibitor set-up, VIP Reception & Grand Opening
Tuesday, July 30 
– Conference Day 1
Wednesday, July 31
 – Conference Day 2

The theme of the 2024 conference is “Literacy & Beyond“. We’re planning a variety of sessions that explore this idea from different angles – an exploration of the many ways the world can open up for Texas adults and families once they’ve achieved the literacy level they want and need.

Read more about the 2024 theme here.

Find some Conference FAQs here.

WELCOME TO COLLEGE STATION for the 2023 Literacy Texas Annual Conference! Our theme is “Literacy Unleashed.” 

Please use our hashtag #LitTX23 for all conference-related posts on social media, and use the conference helpline for any questions or issues during your stay: 



It was a joy to welcome around 300 (!!) literacy folks from across the state – and a few from even further afield. Didn’t we learn a lot?!

We hope you’ll post your pics and thoughts – please use our hashtag #LitTX23 for all conference-related posts on social media.

2024 conference information is coming soon and will be posted here.

Cumings Smith, Felicia


We’re overjoyed to be welcoming to the 2023 conference:

Felicia C. Smith, Ed.D.

A lifelong educator and national thought leader for teaching and learning, Dr. Felicia C. Smith brings decades of valuable experience to advance NCFL’s mission of working to eradicate poverty through education solutions for families. Having served in a variety of leadership roles in P-12, higher education, nonprofit, and philanthropy, her career has allowed her to experience leading systems and develop a unique vantage point of a learner’s educational trajectory from preschool to adulthood.

Smith holds an Ed.D. in education leadership and administration from the University of Kentucky, and an M.A. in elementary education with an emphasis on K-12 literacy development and B.S. in elementary education from the University of Louisville.

Follow Dr. Felicia C. Smith on Twitter or LinkedIn.

More about the conference:

We’re at the Embassy Suites San Marcos in 2024, after outgrowing the Hilton College Station a year ahead of our expectations!

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Q: Who is the annual conference for?
Anyone interested in adult and family literacy in Texas is welcome at the conference. We believe that the people who will gain the most are instructors and program administrators at all levels, at community-based adult and family literacy organizations and nonprofits.

We use the broadest definition of “literacy”, to include all of Adult Foundational Education: adult basic education, English as an additional language, high school equivalency, digital literacy, and workforce readiness, along with other kinds of teaching and learning.

Q: Isn’t children’s literacy important too?
YES, 100%. And there are many wonderful organizations focused on children’s literacy. Literacy Texas exists to champion literacy for adults and families, who will remain the core focus of the conference and our other efforts.

Q: Should volunteer teachers and tutors attend?
Volunteers are welcome at the conference and we aim to create a schedule that has something for everyone, but the primary events we hold for volunteers are our free regional symposia – read more here. The primary audience for the conference is staff from community-based literacy organizations.

Q: Will you be offering scholarships again in 2024? 
Yes! The generous funding from the Texas Workforce Commission that has made scholarships possible in the past has been renewed for another grant cycle. Scholarships are limited in number and restricted to those in Texas literacy 501(c)(3)s. Applications will open in Q1 2024 and will follow a similar process to 2023.

Read more about the scholarship application process here.

Q: Are you offering scholarships again in 2024? 
Yes! The generous funding from the Texas Workforce Commission that has made scholarships possible in the past has been renewed for another grant cycle. Applications are now open – scholarships are limited in number and restricted to those in non-federally funded programs at 501(c)(3)s.

Read more about the scholarship application process, and apply.

Q: What about professional development credit?
Yes, we offer PD credit in conjunction with TCALL every year. Each conference attendee receives a personalized email within a week or two following the conference with the details of their professional development, including session titles and hours. Certificates can also be provided to those who need them, upon request.

We’ll be offering PD credit again in 2024. Find more information on the schedule page.

Q: Wasn’t the conference three days, a few years back?
A: Literacy Texas has offered leadership training for many years. For a while, it was a stand-alone, in-person training day – then for a while, it was offered as an optional third day of the conference.

After feedback from participants, we separated the leadership training day from the conference once again. “What Leaders Need” is now an online event, on multiple days spread throughout the year, intended as a more flexible and accessible alternative.

Haven’t attended before and want to get an idea of what the conference is like? Take a look at some of the highlights of our most recent conferences here, including pics and the schedule of breakout sessions and presenters.

Heartfelt thanks to our 2024 conference sponsors

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Caps, t-shirts in multiple styles, mugs, travel mugs, stationery, and more… all available in the Literacy Texas online store. All profits support literacy in Texas AND you can rep the literacy cause in style!

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