Stay tuned for details on our Fall 2024 symposium to be held November 9, 2024.

Please share our Fall 2023 symposium videos. 



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Group of Ruth Harris Leaders
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Ruth Harris Professorship + VDOE TTAC

A Note of Thanks

Thank you to everyone who attended the Fall 2023 Dyslexia Symposium. We loved seeing the more than 150 practicing and aspiring educators and professionals, students, families, and the community members who registered for this in-person and virtual event.

A special thank you to our keynote speaker, Resha Conroy, the founder and executive director of the Dyslexia Alliance for Black Children, a non-profit organization working to eliminate the amplified inequities for Black children experiencing unaddressed dyslexia and related learning disabilities. 

We would also like to thank the Ruth Harris Family Foundation for their financial support, as the Dyslexia Symposium is funded by the Ruth Harris Professorship. We also want to thank those on the planning team: Phylis Haynes, Sandy Wilberger, Regina Frazier, and Sabrina Wright, and the Ruth Harris Scholars: Ysanne Sterling, Riley Jo Smith, Keidy Lizama, and Isabel Sarmiento. 

In addition, the symposium was only possible with the support of the VCU School of Education Finance and Business Administration Team, the Office of Strategic Communications, the VCU School of Business Facility Planning and Operations, VCU Catering, and VCU Parking and Transportation. 

We also appreciate the support of our vendors: VCU T/TAC, VCU School of Education, Decoding Dyslexia Virginia, the National Center on Improving Literacy, Virginia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association, The New Community School, Council for Exceptional Children, Virginia Chapter.

We are so inspired to see renewed momentum in the areas of literacy and dyslexia. Look for more workshops coming this spring!