General Conference Information

REGISTER NOW for the 66th Annual Connecticut Reading Association Conference!
The event will take place on November 8th & 9th, 2017 at the Red Lion Hotel Cromwell (formerly the Radisson Hotel Cromwell) in Cromwell, CT.

Click here for hotel information!

Our theme this year is Literacy Communities: Shaped by Passion and Purpose
Download the 2017 PDF Program Now!

2017 CONFERENCE PRICING:  Early Bird Registration!
BY 10/6/17
STARTING 10/7/17
One Day
(Wed OR Thu)
(Wed AND Thu)
One Day
(Wed OR Thu)
(Wed AND Thu)
MEMBERS   $135 $220 $150 $235
New/Renewing Members
(Price Includes $25 Membership Fee.)
$160 $245 $175 $260

Author Luncheons are $25 per plate, per day and may only be paid for during online registration. Click here for more information!

Online Registration closes at 11:59pm on November 5th, 2017.
After that time, you may register on-site as a Walk-In on the days of the conference.
Walk-in Registration runs from 7:00am-8:15am on each day of the conference.
PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY to expedite your registration as the number of Walk-ins per day is unpredictable.

CLICK HERE to download a PDF containing a full schedule with presenters and description of Institutes and Sessions so you can plan your conference selections before you start your registration!

Wednesday, November 8th Thursday, November 9th
7:00am-8:15am Registration (including Walk-ins) 7:00am-8:15am Registration (including Walk-ins)
8:30am-8:50am Conference Day Kickoff (David Monti Recognition Award) 8:30am-9:00am Conference Day Kickoff (Greetings from Commissioner Dianna Wentzell)
8:50am-10:05am Keynote Address by Dave Burgess 9:00am-10:00am Keynote Address by Lester Laminack
10:20am-12:40pm Morning Institutes & Sessions 10:20am-12:40pm Morning Institutes & Sessions
12:45pm-1:30pm Author Luncheon with Melissa Stewart 12:45pm-1:30pm Author Luncheon with Donald Bear
12:45pm-1:30pm Lunch & Vendor Browsing 12:45pm-1:30pm Lunch & Vendor Browsing
1:40pm-3:40pm Afternoon Institutes & Sessions 1:40pm-3:40pm Afternoon Institutes & Sessions