LitCon 2021 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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 from:


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.

Kick-off the conference by joining a Pre-Conference Workshop on Saturday, January 30, 2021.  Choose from 6, 2-hour LIVE sessions, and take a deeper dive into the following topics with colleagues from around the globe. Additional registration is required.

12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mary FriedAn In-Depth Study of Teaching and Learning While Reading Continuous Text

Sherry Kinzel: Coaching with a Social-Emotional Intelligence Lens

Gravity Goldberg: Supporting Independent Readers

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm Pernille RippBut They Still Hate Reading – Establishing and Cultivating a Personal Reading Identity

Colleen CruzRisk.Fail.Rise.: Common Mistakes Writing Teachers and Student Make and How Tapping Them Can Transform Student Writing

Maryann McBride & C.C. Bates: Word Work Wonderings…

Join Anthony Muhammad on Saturday, January 30 for a 40-hour institute geared toward leaders in education. Additional registration is required.

Time for Change!: The Four Essential Skills of a Transformational School and District Leader 
Join Anthony Muhammad for a half-day live session to explore the importance of transformational leadership. School culture provides the context for all good strategies. A leader who understands how to motivate, develop talent, and build consensus is worth his/her weight in gold. Today’s era of constant change requires leadership who understand the development of human capital. We examine four leadership competencies; communication, trust-building, professional support, and accountability.

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.

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.

Groups from the same school district can 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. Up to 3 free registrants can attend! Groups of more than 25 should contact info@literacyconference.org for assistance.

Use the following codes for your group:

  • Buy5Get1
  • Buy10Get2
  • Buy15Get3

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.

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 info@literacyconference.org. No-shows will be invoiced and subject to collections for the full amount.