70th LRA Annual Conference (Virtual)

LRA Conference 2020, previously scheduled to be held in Houston, Texas from December 2nd through December 5th, 2020, is moving to a virtual platform.  The virtual event will occur November 30 - December 5, 2020.

Acceptance letters were released on July 2, 2020. We plan on sending out a request for LRA members with technological skills to help us organize an exceptional virtual experience for presenters and attendees. More information is forthcoming. In the meantime, please stay safe.

Gwendolyn Thompson McMillon, Conference Chair
David Yaden, Associate Conference Chair

Conference Theme

The theme, All of Us are Smarter than Each of Us: Collaborate for Impact, challenges literacy researchers to intentionally seek out colleagues with similar interests, who conduct research from diverse paradigmatic, theoretical, and/or methodological perspectives. We summon all to sit at a welcome table where we capitalize on the expertise, ingenuity, and experiences of our fellow colleagues. The proverb “iron sharpens iron” is made manifest when we share ideas and challenge one another as critical friends. The goal for each collaborative effort is to identify “pockets of hope” where effective work is being done in individual spaces, and collectively develop and implement plans and projects that will Impact the field.

Virtual Meeting Platform (To be Announced)
November 30 - December 5, 2020


Registration is Live:
For information on registration rates and more, please click here


2020 Conference Chair:
Gwendolyn Thompson-McMillon


2020 Conference Associate Chair:
David B. Yaden, Jr.