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Schedule & Program

The schedule below is subject to change and this page will be kept as current as possible.

The 2024 schedule will be posted soon.

In 2024, we plan to offer 55 – 60 breakout sessions over 8 timeslots.

Conference attendees who participate in all 8 breakout sessions, as well as attending the opening session and keynote, will earn 11 hours of professional development.

Download the schedule displayed above as a PDF.

2024 Program

We’re building the conference program now – details will be added here as they’re confirmed.

A printed program will be available at conference check-in, and we plan to use a conference app as well.

In the meantime, you can read about some special sessions and activities below.

Conference Check-In & VIP Reception: Monday, July 29

Both hotel and conference check-in open at 4pm on July 29 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos.

All conference attendees are invited to the VIP Reception:

Monday, July 29, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Exhibitor Hall, Embassy Suites San Marcos

The photobooth at the reception is sponsored by Data Recognition Corp.

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Vendor Lightning Rounds: Tuesday, July 30

Join us in the Exhibitor Hall on Tuesday afternoon for Vendor Lightning Rounds and your chance to WIN! Visit vendors at their tables for a lightning-fast (well, 6 or 7 min) presentation on the latest and greatest – and then listen for the signal to move to the next table.

But choose wisely! You only get to visit 3 vendors and then we’re done. Every Lightning Round you take part in gets you a chance to win door prizes. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with a fun, relaxing time before we all head out to dinner.

Lunch & Awards: Wednesday, July 31

Student Achievement & Volunteer Excellence

It’s a multi-year tradition to recognize excellence among adult students and literacy volunteers on the second day of the conference. 

Awards are given in these categories:
Adult Student Achievement – HSE/ABE
Adult Student Achievement – ESOL
Volunteer Instructor Excellence
Volunteer Excellence

Winners who are able to attend the conference will get the chance to tell their story after receiving their award. Find all the details here.

The 2022 Annual Awards are sponsored by BurlingtonEnglish.

2024 winners will be announced July 31

Group Chat IRL

Group Chat IRL (In Real Life) debuted last year and we’re bringing it back by popular demand! 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.

Come join in facilitated conversations on literacy topics that matter.

2024 topics coming soon

Don't forget your conference swag!

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!

Browse the whole store here, or click on the images below to see the 2024 Annual Conference collection.

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