LitCon 2021 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Registered attendees will receive digital access to education sessions using a platform called Community Brands. There will be three types of events for you to choose:

  • LIVE: Watch and engage in real-time during LitCon week
  • ON-DEMAND: Watch on your own time, with access for 30 days
  • ON-DEMAND + ENGAGEMENT: Watch on your own time and come together for scheduled discussions with the presenter and other participants during LitCon week

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

Yes, we will accept POs!  Once the registration opens on October 15, you will be able to submit your PO online. However, if you need one sooner, you may submit your PO directly to

Please include:

  • the names and email addresses of each registrant
  • type of registration
  • school/district name
  • billing contact information
  • PO showing the total amount owed

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.

Yes! Groups from the same school building can take advantage of the Buy 5, Get 1 Free offer to attend as a team. Up to 3 free registrants can attend! A new, user-friendly group registration system will open October 15, but you may request a group registration sooner via email at

Final speaker selections and session announcements will be made very soon! We are working to make sure our presenters know exactly what the virtual format will look like and gathering resources to ensure our sessions retain a high level of quality. We want the virtual format to be a great experience for our speakers and their session attendees.

Cancellations submitted in writing before December 15, 2020, will be refunded the cost of registration minus a $50 processing fee. In lieu of canceling, you may also transfer your registration to another individual from your school building through January 30, 2021. Please submit all cancellation and transfer requests to No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collections for the full amount.