Connecticut Reading Association

General Conference Information

REGISTER NOW for the 68th Annual Connecticut Reading Association Conference!
The event will take place on November 6th & 7th, 2019 at our NEW VENUE:
The Heritage Hotel & Conference Center in Southbury, CT

Click here for hotel information!

Our theme this year is On the Horizon: CRA, Inc.
Download the 2019 PDF Program Now! – Now including the Vendor Floor Plan!

2019 CONFERENCE PRICING:  Early Bird Registration!
BY 10/6/19
STARTING 10/7/19
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 3th, 2019.
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 6th Thursday, November 7th
7:00am-8:15am Registration (including Walk-ins) 7:00am-8:15am Registration (including Walk-ins)
8:30am-9:00am Conference Day Kickoff 8:30am-9:00am Conference Day Kickoff (Greetings from Commissioner Miguel Cardona)
9:00am-10:00am Keynote Address by Peter Johnston 9:00am-10:00am Keynote Address by Stephanie Harvey
10:15am-11:45pm Morning Sessions 10:15am-11:45pm Morning Sessions
12:00pm-1:45pm Lunch & Vendor Browsing 12:00pm-1:45pm Lunch & Vendor Browsing
12:30pm-1:15pm Author Luncheon with Jo Knowles 12:30pm-1:15pm Author Luncheon with Doreen Rappaport
12:00pm-12:30pm / 1:15pm-1:45pm Conversations & Collaborations 12:00pm-12:30pm / 1:15pm-1:45pm Conversations & Collaborations
2:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Sessions 2:00pm-3:30pm Afternoon Sessions
3:45pm-4:15pm Fireside Chat 3:45pm-4:15pm Fireside Chat


NOTE: Schedules, speakers and topics are subject to change.