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We are thrilled to be back in person for the 65th West Virginia Reading Association Annual Conference. This year’s theme is Back to Our Roots: Fill the Mountains with Literacy. West Virginia is known for its rich history of sharing traditions from generation to generation through the basic processes of reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Getting back to our roots – in the classroom by teaching students through effective literacy instruction – will ensure their future successes in life.

Each year, over 500 educators from all over West Virginia and several surrounding states join together to network, learn and engage with the latest instructional materials, technology and literacy services. Conference participants enjoy meeting with authors and attending thoughtful presentations on the role of literacy in our communities. Be our guest this November and come discover how you can help fill our mountains with literacy.

Step 1 – Registration

First, please fill out your conference information so we can get you registered in our system.
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Step 2 – Conference Pricing & Checkout

Deadline – October 31, 2021/Pricing increases after October 31

Current and Lifetime Members – $115

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Student Registration with Membership – $40

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Conference Registration with WVRA Membership – $125

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Conference Registration + Thursday Author Luncheon with Anna Smucker – $175

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Conference Registration + Friday Author Luncheon with Katherine Manley – $175

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Conference Registration + Thursday & Friday Author Luncheons – $225

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Non-Member – $170

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For Exhibitors

Deadline – October 22, 2021

The West Virginia Reading Association is the oldest professional organization in West Virginia committed to literacy instruction in the Mountain State. During the annual conference, over 500 educators from all over West Virginia and several surrounding states will go through the Exhibit Hall. This conference provides an opportunity for vendors to showcase some of their new and exciting materials.

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For Authors

Deadline – October 16, 2021

We invite visiting authors to network and sell autographed copies of their books during the conference.

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Aleda Hileman
Nov 18-19, 2021
All-Day Event

The Greenbrier

101 W. Main Street
White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986


Thursday, November 18, 2021

  • 7:30 a.m. – Check-In & Registration
  • 8 a.m. – Exhibits/ Networking
  • 8:30-9:45 a.m. – Opening Session with Laura Stewart
  • 10-10:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Keynote Session with Lester Laminack
  • 12-1:25 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12-1:15 p.m. – Author Luncheon with Anna Smucker (ticket required)
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. – Keynote Session with Katie Garner
  • 2:45-4:30 p.m. – Featured Sessions with Katie Garner & Dr. Mike Lockett

Friday, November 19, 2021

  • 7 a.m. – Check-In & Registration
  • 7:30 a.m. – Exhibits/ Networking
  • 8:30-9:30 a.m. – WVRA Awards
  • 9:45 -10:30 a.m. – Opening Session with Erin Anderson
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. – Featured Session with Appalachian Writers
  • 10:45-11:45 a.m. – Concurrent Sessions
  • 12-1:25 p.m. – Lunch
  • 12-1:15 p.m. – Author Luncheon with Katherine Manley (ticket required)
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. – Featured Session with Dr. Barbara Ornstein & Dr. William Bingman
  • 1:30-2:15 p.m. – Entertainment by Glenville State College Jazz Band
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. – Closing Keynote with Dr. Mike Lockett
  • 3:45-4:30 p.m. – WVRA Delegate Assembly/Door Prizes