IDA 2021 Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference

Welcome to the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) 2021 Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference schedule to held October 21-23, 2021 as a fully virtual experience.

The 2021 Annual Conference will be hosted on IDA TV as a LIVE STREAM conference experience October 21-23, 2021 and an On-Demand conference experience November 15, 2021 through January 17, 2022.  The IDA Annual Conference is a hub of information and support for anyone affected by dyslexia. Teachers, researchers, parents, advocates, and therapists are all invited to learn, network, and gain the tools they need to help those with dyslexia live successful, productive lives.

This year’s conference theme is “Envisioning A Future with Structured Literacy- Reading Instruction that Works.”

The 3-day LIVE Stream Conference will feature the General Opening Session and Symposia from 8 am (ET) to 6 pm (ET) each day with dedicated hours for the IDA Virtual Exhibit Hall.

The IDA Annual Conference journey will continue as an On-Demand experience and include breakout sessions and poster presentations November 15, 2021 - January 17, 2022 on IDA TV.

The conference will offer the IDA Virtual Exhibit Hall, where we will host companies and organizations from around the world. Attendees will discover the newest technology, products, and services. As one of the highlights of the exhibit hall, the IDA bookstore will house IDA resources, books, and merchandise.

Throughout the conference, there will be unlimited opportunities to deepen your knowledge of structured literacy, reading, instruction, research, and advocacy by attending sessions, chatting with experts, and connecting with other attendees equally passionate about serving struggling readers. 

Whether you are a researcher; teacher; administrator; evaluator; service provider; parent, student, or adult with dyslexia, the conference will be an enriching experience for you.

Join us for DyslexiaCon21 as we underscore IDA’s mission and explore a rich variety of topics and caliber of presenters that will keep our focus firmly on the future!

See you on!

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Conference Policies:

Attention Members:

As an valued IDA member, you will receive a discount to conference.  Your discount will be automatically applied to your registration, once you login to the member portal.  No further action is required to receive your discount. 

Thank you for your continued support of IDA!

Attention New Members:

New members enjoy many benefits including $100 discount off of the conference rate, networking opportunities, and getting the resources and access to the IDA community of experts you need to take action. Join us today! 

With memberships starting at $50/yr, joining IDA is a no-brainer!  You must join IDA first before registering for the conference to access your member discount.  Conference and new memberships cannot be purchased at the same time as your registration will not reflect the appropriate discount.  Join First!  Then enjoy all IDA member perks!

Important:  All individuals must be linked to their membership account or an organization’s membership to receive the discounted conference rate. 
Please sign in using your member login.  If you are a part of a member organization, please have your administrator add you to the organization's account.  If you have any problems linking to your organization’s account, contact [email protected] to be added.

If you see an incorrect price at checkout or a price that does not reflect your member discount, please do not pay and contact us before registering.  Refunds will not be issued.


10/21/2021 8:30 AM - 1/17/2022 11:59 PM
Eastern Daylight Time

Attention Members:

You must login below using your Member Portal credentials for the member discount to automatically apply.

There is no need for a discount code. 

We cannot guarantee refunds for members who do not log in at the time of registration.

Click here for instructions to reset your password. Contact [email protected] if you need login assistance.

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Program - Sessions Coming Soon!

Thursday, 21 October 2021

The International Dyslexia Association is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. Details regarding the number of approved ASHA CEUs will be available in the Conference Program Book in June 2021.
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
VCU Continuing Education: Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are available to attendees for completion of the in-person or online sessions.
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
Consider A Donation To IDA!  Your donation will increase Dyslexia awareness, internationally. The reading crisis affecting children and adults is in need of critical funds. By donating you will help in training educators and provide publications, information and support to the IDA community.  Please consider making a donation of $25 or more!  (Note:  Increase your donation quantity to add additional $25 donation increments. For example: a quantity of 3 will be a $75 donation.)
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM
The International Dyslexia Association offers scholarship opportunities for teachers, parents, and individuals with dyslexia to attend the Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference.  Please consider a donation of $25 or more to support those who otherwise would not be able to attend.   (Note: Increase your donation quantity to add additional $25 donation increments. For example: a quantity of 3 will be a $75 donation.)
10/21/2021 8:00 AM - 10/23/2021 6:00 PM
8:00 AM

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  • When providing payment by purchase order or check, attendees MUST first complete this online registration form.
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  • All conference registration fees must be paid in full prior to the conference.
  • “No-shows” and late cancellations must be paid in full.
  • We recommend providing payment for the conference by credit card at the time of registration.
  • Please send all PO check payments to:

International Dyslexia Association
40 York Road
4th Floor
Baltimore, MD  21204