5th Annual CDE READing Conference

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Two Rivers Convention Center

159 Main Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

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Join us for the CDE’s 5th annual READing Conference on Thursday and Friday, October 10th and 11th, 2019 in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Colorado teachers, administrators, and educators coming together for two days to elevate their learning about reading, writing, and related topics with leading reading researchers and experts.

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This year we have another great line up of national literacy experts coming to Colorado to support our learning.

Keynote Speaker, October 10th - Steve Dykstra, Ph.D.

Keynote Speaker, October 11th - Margie Gillis, Ph.D.

See our complete list of presenters:

  • Steven Dykstra, Ph.D.
  • Margie Gillis, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Mather, Ph.D.
  • Susan Hall, Ed.D.
  • William Van Cleave
  • Linda Farrell
  • Kristie Kauerz, Ed.D.

What: This conference is designed to support the implementation of evidence-based reading instruction. The focus will be on direct and explicit early literacy instruction for all students.

Where: Two Rivers Convention Center, 159 Main St., Grand Junction, CO 81501

Registration will close September 27th.


What are my lodging options for the event?

There are no block room rates as this conference is not held in a hotel, rather a convention center. Here is a link of suggested places to stay in the vicinity:

Will lunch be provided?

Yes, lunch will be provided both days.

What are the start and end times for each day?

Thursday, October 10th

  • 7:15 - 8:15 Registration
  • 8:15 - 4:00 pm Conference

Friday, October 11th

  • 8:00 - 2:30 pm Conference

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159 Main Street

Grand Junction, CO 81501

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