2018 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

Virtual Conference

Can’t make it to the conference? We’ll bring the content to you! The Virtual Conference enables attendees’ to have live, interactive access to the experience of conference attendance, virtually and with ease. This attendance experience allows viewers to absorb the transformative content delivered at the Reading, Literacy & Learning conference by tuning in from a location most convenient to them!

The 2018 Virtual Conference gives you access to:

  • General sessions with keynote speakers
  • The most sought after conference sessions
  • Real-time chat rooms to communicate questions to presenters and other viewers
  • Continuing education credits*
  • Conference audio recordings synced with PowerPoint presentations on-demand following the conference
For a list of frequently asked questions, please scroll past the schedule.

Virtual Conference Schedule

Wednesday, October 24
8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.PC3: Vocabulary, Sentence, and Micro-Discourse Strategies for Writing
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.Opening General Session - We know what we know, so what do we do now? Implementing best practices in all schools.  
Thursday, October 25
8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.Thursday General Session - 2018 Samuel Torrey Orton Memorial Award Presentation and Lecture 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.T6: The Secret to Increasing Student Literacy Outcomes Lies in Understanding the Diagnostic Profiles
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. T15: Beyond Dyslexia Laws: How to Influence Implementation in Your School District 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.T18: Teaching Students With Poor Comprehension 
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. T31: Assistive Technology: What the Research Says About Which Technologies Support Learners With Dyslexia 
4:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.T42: How Balanced Literacy and Explicit Systematic Early Reading Instruction Differ and Why It Matters 
Friday, October 26
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. F4: Multisensory Techniques and Mnemonics to Keep Your Lessons Effective and Fun 
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.F10: Study Skills: Strategies to Support Executive Function 
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.F20: Middle School Is Not Elementary School: Addressing Dyslexia in This Unique Instructional Setting 
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Friday General Session - Norman Geschwind Memorial Lecture and Presentation of the Margaret Byrd Rawson Lifetime Achievement Award 
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.F26: Identification of Dyslexia: A Hybrid Model 
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.F35: Digital Note-Taking Strategies for Students With Dyslexia: The Promise and Challenges
Saturday, October 27
9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Saturday General Session - A Path to Pride and Success and the presentation of the 2018 Pinnacle Award 
10:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.S4: Multisensory Math: The Perfect Storm—When Reading and Math Meet 
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.S12: My Brain Is Wired Differently! 
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.S22: Executive Function: What It Is and Why It Matters 

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find the schedule for the Virtual Conference?

The Virtual Conference sessions will be determined by the popularity among registrants. See above for the Virtual Conference schedule. However, following the conference, virtual conference participants will have access to ALL recorded sessions on-demand.

What is the cost to participate in the Virtual Conference?
The virtual conference rates can be found on our Rates & Deadlines page. 

Is the time of the Virtual Conference adjustable for my time zone?
The Virtual Conference will occur in Eastern Standard Time and will not be adjustable. However, all conference recordings will be available on-demand following the conference.

Where do I access the Virtual Conference on day of the event?
An email will be sent to virtual conference registrants with the personalized link to live stream day of the event.

Can I switch my in-person registration to the Virtual Conference option?
Should you wish to switch from the in-person conference attendance, to the Virtual Conference, you will be charged a processing fee of $35.00.

How do I know my computer, mobile device, or tablet meets the technical requirements for live streaming?
  • Before attending the Virtual Event, please be sure to check your system by clicking on the “System Checker” tab on the event page. This will ensure your system is compatible with the live broadcasting platform. Perform this system check 30 minutes prior to the event start so that you don’t miss the first couple of minutes! Any questions can be directed to Technical Support below.
  • EST Monday - Friday. Call us at 877-796-1325 or use the GREEN "live help" chat feature located to the left of your screen.
Can I log-in with multiple devices?
Link access is personalized. You may log-in with different devices but you cannot be logged-in simultaneously on multiple devices. 

*How do I receive Continuing Education Credits? 
To receive CEU’s you must complete your event evaluation. IDA will email the registered attendee a certificate of attendance to the email address provided during registration following the conference.