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VSRA conference to focus on theme of "reading our world, inspiring our future"
VSRA 2018 Conference Poster

The poster for this year’s conference was created by Karen Mullins, educational program coordinator, Teaching and Learning.

The 51st annual Virginia State Reading Association (VSRA) Conference will feature a variety of exhibits and speakers focused around the theme of “Reading our World, Inspiring our Future.”

This year’s conference will be held March 8-10 at the Richmond Convention Center and Richmond Marriott Downtown. Featured speakers include Virginia artist P. Buckley Moss, African-American writer Shelia P. Moses, and Dr. Julie Gorlewski, associate professor and chair, Department of Teaching and Learning in the VCU School of Education.

Dr. Joan Rhodes, associate professor, Teaching and Learning, is conference chair and president-elect of the association. Dr. Valerie Robnolt, associate professor, Teaching and Learning, is organizing the student ambassadors who will volunteer at the conference.

Information about the conference, including the agenda, featured speakers and exhibitor information, is available on the VSRA website. More than 1300 participants are expected to attend, including district and school leaders, reading specialists, librarians, university faculty and students, and classroom teachers.

VSRA is actively engaged in promoting literacy throughout Virginia. Registration for the conference is open until the morning of March 8.