2017 Annual Conference - Atlanta

First-Time Attendees

All of us at the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) are thrilled that you will be joining us at the 2017 Reading, Literacy & Learning Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Whether you are a teacher, parent, researcher, or tutor, you will gain a wide range of knowledge at this conference that you can use when you return home.

We hope the information provided below will help you get the most out of the conference as you make your way through as a first-time attendee!

Looking for a roommate?

Sharing a room with someone is a great way to make new friends and reduce your expenses. If you're interested in finding a roommate, head to the Facebook event, DyslexiaCon17 and post what you're looking for (male, female, non-smoking, etc.). Once you find a match, feel free to send a private message to finalize all the details.

Before the Conference

  • Book your hotel reservations as early as possible. Reservation link coming this spring.
  • Connect with other attendees before the conference by downloading the 2017 IDA Conference App. (Coming soon!) 
  • Follow #DyslexiaCon17 on social media on FacebookTwitterInstagramSnapchat, & Pinterest.
  • Explore the program and select the sessions you wish to attend. Sessions do fill to capacity. 
  • Check your email for regular updates and news. 

During the Conference

  • Upon arrival, head to the registration desk on Lower Level 2 of the International Tower to print your name badge and pick up your registration materials.
  • Download the DyslexiaCon17 mobile app if you haven't already, and be sure to check it frequently for conference updates and to stay connected to fellow attendees.
  • Complete session/event evaluations to help us evaluate this year's speakers and content.

After the Conference

  • Complete the overall conference survey either via email or on the mobile app.
  • Stay in touch with new friends and speakers on the mobile app!

Have questions not answered here? Let us know.