Two of my favorite literacy conferences take place during the fall semester. Registration is now open for the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, held the weekend before Thanksgiving. This year it will be in Chicago, Illinois. I hadn’t planned to attend this year, but my doctoral advisor is receiving an award and I want to help celebrate her accomplishments. NCTE is a fantastic conference for literacy educators at all levels. Go!
Registration will soon be open for the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, which will be held right after Thanksgiving in Jacksonville, Florida. This is the one conference I attend every year that I possibly can. I love it. If you are interested in literacy research this is a wonderful conference.
If you’re looking for professional development a little closer to home, the Texas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts will hold their conference in January 2012 in Austin.