Important Announcement

We're Going Fully Virtual!

We hear you! After conducting several surveys among our IDA Conference stakeholders, presenters, and attendees, we acknowledge your growing concerns regarding COVID-19 and the emerging variants. We appreciate the importance of your health and safety during these challenging times.  

The IDA Board Members and executive staff have made the decision to shift this year’s conference to a fully virtual and on-demand conference experience.  

This was one of the hardest decisions that we’ve ever had to make, but we believe that it is truly in the best interest of IDA for several reasons, most importantly the well-being of our constituents.

Formally scheduled as a blended experience with the in-person conference to take place in Charlotte, the 2021 IDA Annual Reading, Literacy and Learning Conference will now be presented as a dynamic, virtual livestream, and on-demand experience. We will move forward in our plans to provide attendees with world-class tangible knowledge from leading experts in the areas of dyslexia, structured literacy, and research. Together, we will underscore this year’s conference theme - “Envisioning A Future with Structured Literacy- Reading Instruction that Works.”

We want to share some important details with you.

DyslexiaCon21 Redefined

As an attendee, you will receive (based on your selected registration option):

Up to 12 Live General Sessions and Symposia
66 Pre-recorded Session
Poster Presentations
Access to the Virtual Exhibit Hall
Networking Opportunities
Live Chats
Signature Welcome bag
Continuing Education Credits (up to 21 clock hours or 2.1 ASHA CEUs based on session attendance and evaluation)
Certificates of Attendances (based on session attendance and evaluation)

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If you have already registered for the conference, you should have already received a notice from IDA regarding your registration. Please check your spam or junk email box. 

DyslexiaCon21 Key Dates
October 21– 23, 2021
IDA Conference Livestream

Up to 12 General Sessions & Symposia to run LIVE on IDA TV

Thu, Oct 21: 8 AM - 5 PM
Fri, Oct 22:   8 AM - 5 PM
Sat, Oct 23:  8 AM - 5 PM
(all times are eastern time and subject to change)

Virtual Exhibit Hall Dedicated Hours
Thu, Oct 21: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Oct 22:   2:30 PM -2:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sat, Oct 23:  10:30 AM - 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
(all times are eastern time and subject to change)

November 15, 2021 - January 17, 2022
Full Conference Available On Demand on IDA TV for 60 days.

March 2022
VIP Virtual Exhibit Hall Networking Event
(more details forthcoming)

Please make plans to join us as we place a strong emphasis on this year’s theme, Envisioning A Future with Structured Literacy: Reading Instruction That Works. Steeped in structured literacy and supporting those with dyslexia, the 2021 IDA Virtual Conference promises to be an enriching experience without the hassle of crowded airports, vaccination cards, and face masks!

We Know You Have Questions!
As we are shifting to our virtual conference, we are experiencing higher than normal emails and voicemails.
Stay tuned for more exciting updates and information by returning here frequently.   

As always, thank you for your commitment to IDA and we look forward to a great conference!

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"Envisioning A Future with Structured Literacy: Reading Instruction that Works"

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The IDA 2021 Annual Conference is fast-approaching. This year promises to include all the quintessential components of DyslexiaCon21 while delivering a fully virtual conference experience.  You get to chose how you want to watch sessions; virtually, LIVE Stream or on demand.  You don't miss out!

We are pleased to announce a Limited Introductory Offer for the Virtual Conference Experience. We are taking $30 off your registration rate! Register before September 30, 2021 and get the $349 member rate and the $449 non-member rate!  After September 20th, rates will reflect the standard registration rates.

This introductory offer does not apply to student and family rates and cannot be combined with other discounts.

Special Rate Valid Sep 22nd – Sep 30th Only!

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The IDA Fully Virtual Conference Experience

This year's conference will feature a LIVE Stream conference including 12 general sessions and symposia will take place October 21 – 23, 2021 from approximately 8:00 am – 6:00pm EDT each day. (Hours may be adjusted slightly based on length of sessions.)  We will host all breakout sessions and poster presentations on IDA TV on November 15, 2021.

As the cornerstone of DyslexiaCon21, the IDA Virtual Exhibit Hall will be hosted on a dynamic interactive platform designed for attendees to view over 50 organizations exhibiting during the IDA Conference October 21-23, 2021. Attendees will have immediate access to exhibitor content, videos, and links to websites.

We appreciate your continued commitment as we re-envision DyslexiaCon21! 

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The highly anticipated IDA 2021 conference will bring together over 3,000 Teachers, researchers, therapists, policymakers, parents, advocates, and anyone who is eager to learn more about dyslexia and other learning-based challenges. 

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