Annual Conference

We can’t wait to see you for #LitTX23, when we’ll gather again at the Hilton College Station & Conference Center

Dates for the 2023 Literacy Texas Annual Conference:

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

That’s right, we’re trying something a little different, and we’ve chosen dates to help you avoid having to travel on a Sunday. Same two days of training, just one day later in the week!

The theme of the 2023 conference is “Literacy Unleashed“. We’ll be exploring what could truly be possible for Texas adults and families, when literacy providers focus on innovation and creativity.

More about the conference:

FAQs

Q: Who is the annual conference for?
A:
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 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: Should volunteer teachers and tutors attend?
A:
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 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 2023? 
A:
That’s the plan! 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 non-federally funded programs. Applications will open in Q1 2023 and will follow a similar process to 2022.

Q: What about professional development credit?
A:
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 2023. Details will follow as we build the 2023 program.

Q: Didn’t the conference use to be three days?
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 2022 conference sponsors

Conference Presenting Sponsors:

Additional Conference Sponsors:

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 2023 Annual Conference collection.

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