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In This Issue
October Conference
Program Proposals
Preview Conference
Website Links
Dates to Remember

April 15, 2014

 Registration and Housing Opens 
May 1, 2014

 2014 IRC Conference
October 2-4, 2014
Springfield, Illinois

Future Dates of the Annual IRC Conference
Sept. 24-26, 2015
Sept. 29-Oct 1, 2016
Sept. 28-30, 2017
Peoria, Illinois

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October 2014 IRC Conference, Harvesting the Fruits of Literacy, from October 2 - 4, 2014 in Springfield, Illinois        
By the Illinois Reading Council 
Mark your calendars for the October 2014 IRC Conference, Harvesting the Fruits of Literacy, from October 2 - 4, 2014 in Springfield, Illinois.
  • Program Proposals are due April 15th.   
  • The Conference Preliminary Program will be available on May 1st.  
  • Registration and Housing will also open on May 1st
The conference will include the award-winning authors, prominent literacy leaders, and dynamic speakers who will help you "fall" into literacy, including:
  • P. David Pearson
  • Rafe Esquith
  • Lucy Calkins
  • Richard Allington
  • Pam Allyn
  • Jay Asher
  • Kathy Barclay
  • Roberta Berglund
  • Jennifer Berne
  • Camille Blachowicz
  • Sophie C. Degener
  • Linda Dorn
  • Laurie Elish-Piper
  • Sara Holbrook
  • Jerry L. Johns
  • Steven L. Layne
  • Michael Manderino
  • Steven Kellogg
  • Andrea Davis Pinkney
  • Chris Crutcher
  • Wendy McClure
  • Darrell Morris
  • Brandi Noll
  • Donna Ogle
  • Mark Parsons
  • Jerry Pinkney
  • Michael Salinger
  • Timothy Shanahan
  • Margo Southall
  • Wendelin Van Draanen
  • Ursula Vernon

  • Becky Anderson Wilkins
  • Maria Walther

  • Sharon Zinke 

Watch your mailbox in May for the Preliminary Program that will be mailed to you. 

Program Proposals for the October 2014 IRC Conference are due April 15, 2014       
By the IRC Conference Committee


The IRC Conference Committee would like to share with you the Call for Program Proposals for the October 2014 IRC Conference.

Teachers, researchers, librarians, administrators, and others interested in promoting reading and related literacy areas are encouraged to submit program proposals. Please take a moment to review the 2014 Program Proposal format, general information, and criteria for selection. Program proposals are being accepted online at

The Program Proposals must be submitted online or postmarked no later than April 15, 2014.

Preview of the October 2 - 4, 2014 IRC Conference in Springfield, Illinois
By Illinois Reading Council