IRA’s Annual Conference is held each spring in the U.S. or Canada and offers the best kind of professional development - the chance to learn and share with colleagues in a professional community. For U.S. educators, we can even provide transcripts for state or district "clock hour" requirements.
Explore the IRA Exhibit Hall to discover the latest products, services, and resources available for literacy educators. More than 200 exhibitors will be on hand, showcasing everything from cutting-edge tech tools to the hottest children’s authors on the market.
Transform your practice…
Build your own professional learning experience at IRA 2015. You'll have more than 400 sessions from which to choose, including a turbo-charged Teaching Edge series - four sessions, each one pairing some of the best minds and voices in literacy education today.
Transform your network…
Thousands of literacy educators will be attending IRA 2015. Grow your PLC by connecting with colleagues from around the globe.
Transform your life.
There's something electric about an IRA conference. That magic combination of dedicated educators, innovative exhibitors, and award-winning children's book authors and illustrators… Sure, you'll earn clock hours. But you'll also feed your soul.
Thousands of literacy professionals come to IRA each year looking for the latest teaching tools and resources to bring back to their classrooms - and share with their colleagues.
Exhibit and partner with IRA to reach not only classroom teachers, reading specialists, literacy coaches, and teacher educators, but also the people they reach.
IRA Attendees' Top 5 Interests:
Beginning Reading & Writing
Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 56,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:
Improving the quality of reading instruction
Disseminating research and information about reading
Encouraging the lifetime reading habit