Conference Registration Special!

Buy 10 Get 1 FREE!

2013Logo_yl__border_300dpiAttention Florida Literacy Conference Registrants, we have a green light special for conference registrations!  Buy 10, get 1 free!

Yes!  It is true!  If you plan on sending ten (10) or more people from your organization to the Florida Literacy Conference, you will get one registration free!  Registrations must be sent together.  So, have one person collect all eleven (11) registrations, write a check for ten (10)!  Or, collect all twenty-two (22) registrations, and write a check for twenty (20)!

If you’re a real super saver, then don’t forget, early bird registration ends March 8!

For more information about the conference, go to http://www.floridaliteracy.org/floridaliteracyconference.html

Keep an eye out for the Conference brochure in your mail! If you did not get one and would like one, please email conference@floridaliteracy.org.

Pat Williams of the Orlando Magic to speak at the Florida Literacy Conference

Pat Williams

The Florida Literacy Coalition is excited to announce that Pat Williams, Senior Vice President and co-founder of the NBA’s Orlando Magic, will be a keynote speaker at the 2011 Florida Literacy Conference. Pat is one of America’s top motivational, inspirational, and humorous speakers. In addition to leading the Orlando Magic, Pat is also the author of 60 books, including Read for Your Life: 11 Ways to Better Your Life with Books. His most recent one title is Extreme Focus: Harnessing the Life-Changing Power to Achieve Your Dreams.

Since 1968, Pat has been the general manager with teams in Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and Orlando. In 1996, Pat was named as one of the 50 most influential people in NBA history.

Pat and his wife, Ruth, are the parents of 19 children, including 14 adopted from four nations. Pat and his family have been featured in Sports Illustrated, Readers Digest, Good Housekeeping, Family Circle and The Wall Street Journal.

We are so excited to have Pat Williams speak at the conference. Make sure that you are registered for the conference so that you do not miss the opportunity to hear Pat’s inspirational message.

FLC Issues Call For Presenters

It’s that time again!!

The Florida Literacy Coalition is now accepting conference session proposals for the 27th Annual Florida Literacy Conference: Open Books Open Minds, which will be held May 4-6, 2011, at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary (in Lake Mary, Fla.).

This is the perfect opportunity to share your wisdom, techniques, research and promising practices in adult and family literacy with other professionals from across the state and beyond (we have teachers come from as far as Canada – cool, eh!?).

The deadline to submit your proposed session is Thursday, Dec. 16.  Proposed sessions will be selected based on the information you provide.  Since we try to offer new sessions each year, please note that if you have previously presented your proposed session, it should still be relevant, timely and updated with fresh material.

Submitting a proposal is easy!  Simply click here and fill out the online form.  Once you have submitted your proposal, you will be given the option to receive an email copy for your records.  *Remember: the information you provide (as it appears on the form) will be used in the final conference program.

FLC will confirm receipt of your proposal submission within 3 business days, and will provide final notification on the status of your proposed workshop by Friday, January 28, 2011.

Any questions regarding conference proposals can be sent to conference@floridaliteracy.org.

We thank you for your support, and your enthusiasm for professional development and continued education.  We are looking forward to another stellar conference and the advancement of adult education, literacy and family literacy throughout Florida.

Meet the 2011 Florida Literacy Conference Planning Committee

The 27th Annual Florida Literacy Conference: Open Books Open Minds will be held at the Orlando Marriott Lake Mary, May 4-6, 2011.

Last week, the Conference Planning Committee (CPC) met at the hotel to get conference planning underway.  Topics of discussion included keynote speakers and Adult Learner Day plans, among others.  Subcommittees were also formed to help with special components of the conference including the annual Florida Literacy Awards and entertainment.

The 2011 Florida Literacy Conference Planning Committee. From L-R: Rosemary Blake, Karen Hill, Brent Stubbs, Amanda Gonzalez, Jonel Persinger, Melissa Padgett, Erika Greene, Brad Bell. Sitting: Greg Smith, Cindy Godby, Sarah Guetschow and Debra Hargrove

Committee members not pictured above include: Kara Sammons, Margaret Anne Wheeler, Linda Palmer, Joyce Whidden, Margie Kinslow, Mike Painter, Marilina Viera and Kay Semion.  FLC thanks all of the committee members for their time and dedication to making this another successful Conference.

The Florida Literacy Conference is one of the state’s premier events for professional development and networking for adult education and literacy practitioners, teachers, tutors and adult learners.

Stay tuned to this blog for more conference updates and updates from the CPC.  And feel free to ask any questions you have about the 2011 conference in the space below!

Save the Date for the 2011 Florida Literacy Conference

2011 Florida Literacy Conference - Open Books Open Minds

Keep an eye on the Florida Literacy Conference page of the Florida Literacy Coalition website for further details!