The International Reading Association is pleased to announce that its 59th Annual Conference will take place on May 9-12, 2014 in New Orleans.
The conference will run for three days, preceded by a day of pre-conference offerings:
- The Institutes (day-long, topically-themed programs) will take place on Friday, May 9, 2014
- The Conference will run from Saturday, May 10, 2014 through Monday, May 12, 2014
While we try to avoid schedule conflicts with major holidays, these dates run through Mother’s Day weekend. They were chosen to secure optimal lodging opportunities at the best rates for all IRA attendees, since the city’s convention bureau has a slew of competing events lined up for the first half of May.
Our past experience has been that attendance at the IRA Conference makes a very special Mother’s Day celebration for literacy professionals who are themselves working mothers. While not convenient for everyone, it remains a special treat for many.
We are already hard at work designing a stellar program for 2014, and we look forward to seeing you in this resurgent city whose post-Katrina recovery has been nothing short of inspirational.
Mark your calendar now for IRA New Orleans 2014!
IRA 2013 runs from April 19 to 22 in San Antonio, Texas. Visit www.iraconvention.org and the iPlanner Program Grid and Event Search for details.