Don’t miss out as we return to Plain Talk in New Orleans!
Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning ® has become known as the conference for the latest research and dialogue on effective reading instruction and assessment. With carefully curated presenters and exhibitors, Plain Talk lets you join like-minded educators and decision makers from across the globe.
For 2022, we will return to New Orleans for three days of sessions and networking. We’ll bring experts from the U.S. and abroad to attract attendees for a lively in-person conference. And, this year, we’re inviting YOU to participate.
NEW THIS YEAR! We are launching the first ever “Research to Practice” track which highlights educators in the science of reading space!
We welcome YOU to engage in three days of learning with and from your colleagues through sessions we expect to be energizing, inspiring, informative and packed with compelling information and practical application strategies!
If you have evidence of leading a successful school district, school building or classroom utilizing the evidence-based brain research known as the science of reading then we want you to share it with us! We want to help you build community awareness and share your insights, engage with your peers, display your successes and make lasting connections.
Before submitting a proposal to present, please ensure you are available to present at any point during the conference, February 9-11, 2022 in New Orleans, LA. If you have schedule limitations, please note this on the form.
All proposals to be considered by the committee must be submitted NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM CST ON OCTOBER 22, 2021.
The Plain Talk about Literacy and Learning Institute speaker selection committee invites classroom teachers, school administrators, and district leaders with proven success implementing the science of reading practices to submit a presentation proposal highlighting your work. These sessions seek to give a voice to those educators on the front line of student success.
Proposal submitters will be encourages to explain and outline the practical application of the theoretical framework used to gain student success and build educator capacity – displaying the connection(s) between the content of their proposal, the research and the positive student outcomes.
Before you submit:
- Ensure you are available to present at any point during February 9-11th 2022
- If accepted to present, you will be required to confirm your session attendance and register for the conference by November 29,2021 (conference registration fee is waived)
- Speakers are required to cover their own travel hotel, and other out-of-pocket expenses
- Speakers are not compensated for their presentation
- A video submission is required; ensure media waivers are in place for all minors videoed or photographed
- August 18, 2021 – proposal submissions OPEN
- October 22, 2021 – proposal submission CLOSE
- November 22, 2021 – final acceptance notifications are delivered
“I have been teaching over 25 years and have attended– Jennifer Fulton
many conferences and trainings. This, by far, was the best ever!
From the organization of the whole event, the friendly and
informative people on the phone and emails, the great hotel to
the top-notch presenters, it was superior!! If at all possible,
I will sure plan on attending in the future.”