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2023: August 1 & 2, Hilton College Station

In 2023, the Literacy Texas Annual Conference was held on Tuesday, August 1 & Wednesday, August 2 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center. We welcomed 304 attendees from 118 organizations along with 26 exhibitors, and explored the theme “Literacy Unleashed” during 50 breakout sessions. The 2023 conference had a special focus on two highly requested topics:

1. Literacy at the lowest levels, and
2. Community partnerships.

Program highlights included the opening session, with guest speaker Mahalia Baldini of the Texas Workforce Commission, speaking on “The State of the State in Adult Literacy”, and the keynote address from Dr. Felicia C. Smith of the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), who spoke on “Centering Families in a Fast-changing Education and Workforce Landscape.”

We also presented our 2023 Annual Awards, enjoyed a pre-conference VIP reception, and once again distributed the popular “Dinner Dollars” (thank you, Visit College Station!) so that attendees could choose a fun local place for dinner on Day 1.

We introduced a new type of session in 2023, Group Chat IRL, providing opportunities for people to get together in a small group and discuss current literacy trends – just like your favorite group chat on a messenger service, but face to face!

Program includes breakout session titles and presenter names, opening and keynote speaker information, schedule, exhibitor list, and more.

Photos by 2023 conference photographer Matthew Crowley

Heartfelt thanks to our 2023 conference sponsors

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2022: August 1 & 2, Hilton College Station

In 2022, the Literacy Texas Annual Conference was held on Monday, August 1 & Tuesday, August 2 at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center. We welcomed 236 attendees and 22 exhibitors, and explored the theme “Literacy for ALL” during 42 breakout sessions and other dynamic learning activities.

Program highlights included the opening session, with guest speaker Mahalia Baldini of the Texas Workforce Commission, speaking on “The State of the State in Adult Literacy”, and the keynote address from Horacio Sanchez of Resiliency Inc., on “The Foundation of Adult Reading”.

We also presented our 2022 Annual Awards, enjoyed a VIP reception on Sunday evening, and distributed “Dinner Dollars” on Monday evening so folks could enjoy discovering local College Station restaurants.

Program includes breakout session titles and presenter names, opening and keynote speaker information, schedule, exhibitor list, and more.

With ongoing gratitude to our 2022 conference sponsors

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Additional Conference Sponsors

2021: August 2 - 4, Airport Sheraton DFW

In 2021, the Literacy Texas Annual Conference was held over August 2, 3 & 4 at the Airport Sheraton DFW, with more than 200 people in attendance. It was a great pleasure to gather once again with our peers – even if socially distanced! – after our 2020 event went virtual, like so many others.

Includes breakout session titles and speakers, along with keynote speakers.

Many thanks and much gratitude to our premier sponsors  for the 2021 annual conference, the Dollar General Literacy Foundation and Essential Education. Our conference was also made possible through the generous support of the Texas Workforce Commission through their Volunteer Training Initiative. Thank you for being friends of literacy!

2021 Presenting Sponsors

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