LitCon 2021 FAQ

Attendee FAQs

Registered attendees can log into the LitCon Virtual Event Place and watch On-Demand content through February 28, 2021.

Website: www.virtualeventplace.com/LitCon2021 
Log in: The email address you used to register for LitCon
Password: LitCon2021

Need assistance? Click this button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the Virtual Event Platform webpage to open a chat window with their customer service team.

Registered attendees can now log into the LitCon Virtual Event Place.

Website: www.virtualeventplace.com/LitCon2021 
Log in: The email address you used to register for LitCon
Password: LitCon2021

Need assistance? Click this button in the bottom, right-hand corner of the Virtual Event Platform webpage to open a chat window with their customer service team.

Watch your email after the conclusion of LitCon week for your contact hour certificate. Seventeen continuing education contact hours will be awarded for full conference attendees. Additional hours will be awarded to those who attend Preconference Workshops or the Leadership Institute.

Evaluations for each session will be available in the session description on the Virtual Event Platform. Attendees who complete the most session evaluations will be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

The LitCon overall evaluation will be sent via email on February 6, 2021, and must be completed by February 17, 2021. Attendees who complete the overall LitCon evaluation will be entered into a drawing for a $100 gift card.

Reading Recovery
The Reading Recovery Strand provides opportunities for in-depth studies of issues related to Reading Recovery teaching such as literacy processing in reading and/or writing, supporting oral language learning, strategic processing, teacher decision making, early learning, acceleration, etc. This strand also focuses on ways in which Reading Recovery professionals can improve collaboration with literacy teams, classroom teachers, and other school and district personnel.

Children’s Literature
The Children’s Literature Strand promotes current, high- quality literature for elementary audiences in conjunction with effective instructional practices.

Leadership in Literacy
The Leadership in Literacy Strand is targeted for school and district administrators, school board members, curriculum directors, and Reading Recovery site coordinators and teacher leaders. Sessions include supporting and sustaining Reading Recovery implementation as part of a comprehensive literacy model and sessions that will inform and assist educators in effective collaboration to achieve student success.

Literacy Coaching
The Literacy Coaching Strand aligns with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the International Literacy Association’s (ILA) definitions of a literacy or reading coach as well as a reading specialist. Sessions focus on various aspects of the coach’s roles, professional learning opportunities, leadership in the literacy program, and processes that support both the development and implementation of a school-wide literacy program are desired. Sessions also focus on the emerging role of the coach as a coordinator and collaborator, on coaching around assessments to lift teaching/inform instruction, cultural relevancy in coaching, coaching for the use of informational text, and coaching for congruence across learning settings.

Classroom Literacy
The Classroom Literacy Strands focus on comprehensive literacy instruction through which classroom teachers can differentiate instruction to meet the needs of a diverse group of children. The strands also focus on the classroom teachers’ role as they collaborate with interventionists to support students. Pick your specific age group for sessions that apply to you: K-2, K-8, 3-5, and 6-8.

Up to 17 continuing education contact hours can be earned for attending LitCon 2021. Additional hours will be awarded to those who attend Preconference Workshops or the Leadership Institute.  For information on applying for graduate credits visit the Ashland University website or contact Dee at cbasinge@ashland.edu. Certificates of Attendance will be sent out by email after the conference.

Yes! IDEC staff will be able to meet with you and answer your data questions in the exhibit hall. To schedule a time to meet with them click HERE.

The deadline for canceling a registration has passed. You may transfer your registration to another individual from your school building through January 30, 2021. Please submit all cancellation and transfer requests to info@literacyconference.org. No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collections for the full amount.

Registration FAQs

Registered attendees will receive digital access to education sessions using the Virtual Event Platform. There will be three different ways to learn!


ON-DEMAND: 70+ hours of critical content for you to watch at your own pace, with recordings available from January 30 – February 28, 2021!

ON-DEMAND + CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT: A continuation of 40+ topics from the on-demand lineup! First, watch the recording on your own time. Then, check the schedule for Continued Engagement Sessions to connect and reflect with the presenter and your colleagues from around the world.


LIVE: Ignite your passion for teaching, leading, and learning with live, scheduled presentations from acclaimed literacy experts as they share topics vital to literacy education.

LitCon is the largest K-8 literacy conference in North America—now in its 36th year! Previously known as the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference, this conference is brought to you by the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) for the broader literacy education community.

We welcome all in the K-8 community with a passion for literacy education, including classroom & EL teachers, literacy coaches & specialists, school administrators, Title I teachers & coordinators, curriculum & language arts specialists, interventionists, Reading Recovery professionals, college/university faculty, media specialists, and school psychologists.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, LitCon 2021 will be a virtual conference. We expect to return to our usual location – Columbus, Ohio – from January 29 – February 1, 2022.

Flexible registration options allow you to register for the entire conference and/or a standalone Leadership Institute or Preconference Workshop. See registration rates HERE.

We’ve extended our early registration pricing for groups of 10 or more through January 8! Plus, you can still enjoy our Buy 10, Get 2 Free promotion for extra savings! Complete the Group Registration Form and email to info@literacyconference.org to take advantage of this special offer.

Groups from the same school district can also take advantage of the Buy 5, Get 1 Free offer to attend as a team, provided all attendees are registered using a single form of payment. Use the code Buy5Get1 for your group of 5.

Yes, we accept POs! You will be able to submit your PO online through the registration process.

Flexible registration options allow you to register for the entire conference and/or a stand-alone Leadership Institute or Preconference Workshop. See registration rates HERE.

Personalize your request to attend LitCon 2o21 to send to your district’s administration. Download the document HERE.

Up to 17 continuing education contact hours can be earned for attending LitCon 2021. Additional hours will be awarded to those who attend Preconference Workshops or the Leadership Institute.  For information on applying for graduate credits visit the Ashland University website or contact Dee at cbasinge@ashland.edu.

The deadline for canceling a registration has passed. You may transfer your registration to another individual from your school building through January 30, 2021. Please submit all cancellation and transfer requests to info@literacyconference.org. No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collections for the full amount.