Connecticut Reading Association

It isn’t too late to attend the 2019 CRA Conference!

You may register on-site as a Walk-In on the days of the conference between
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.
NOTE: If you are paying with a Purchase Order, you must bring all the information listed on this page!


Keynote Speakers

Peter Johnston

Peter Johnston
Author of Choice Words

Stephanie Harvey

Stephanie Harvey
Author of Inquiry Illuminated

Author Luncheons

Jo Knowles

Jo Knowles
Author of Where the Heart Is

Doreen Rappaport

Doreen Rappaport
Author of Helen’s Big World

Also Featuring:Gretchen Bernabi • Nancy Boyles • Jan Burkins • Sonja Cherry-Paul • Kathy Collins • Chantal Francois • Jo Ann Freiberg • Gravity Goldberg • Sara Holbrook • David Kilpatrick • Pamela Koutrakos • Patty McGee • Kate Roberts • Michael Salinger • Maria Walther • Joanne White • Sharon Zinke

Download the 2019 PDF Program Now! 

Commissioner Dr. Miguel Cardona from the Connecticut State Department of Education

The Connecticut Reading Association is pleased to welcome Commissioner Cardona on Thursday, November 7th as he brings greetings from the State Department of Education during the Conference Day Kick-Off in the morning.

Heritage Hotel, Golf, Spa, & Conference Center - Southbury, CTIntroducing our new conference venue – The Heritage Hotel in Southbury, CT!

The Heritage Hotel Golf, Spa & Conference Center is located in Southbury, Connecticut’s scenic Litchfield Hills, offering a classic New England countryside setting for our 2019 conference.

Click here to learn more about The Heritage Hotel!




Alison & Steve Weber


Gary Nelson
Capstone Classroom


Lori Mattessino