Literacy Conferences 2023

23 May, 2023

There are lots of CPD opportunities coming up in the second half of this summer term but let’s start with a round-up of the many literacy conferences available. With online and in-person options and a range of prices, make the most of this year’s conference season.

  • Hear from a range of literacy experts, educationalists and EdTech specialists as they share strategies and tools to motivate young readers and encourage reading for pleasure at a three-day online International Reading Conference that runs from 6th – 8th June. Cost: FREE
  • Join poets Raymond Antrobus, Liz Berry, Peter Kahn and Roger Robinson alongside members of the English & Media Centre team for a Big Poetry Day in central London on Thursday 8th June to celebrate the publication of the ‘EMC Poetry Playlist’ and explore ways of working with poetry in the secondary classroom. Cost: £150
  • Explore the issues surrounding educational transition in all its many forms and get practical tips on how to support young people as they move from one phase of learning to the next at the online TransitionEd Conference on Saturday 10th June. Cost: FREE
  • Find out more about the key role that informal book talk plays in helping to develop and sustain a culture of reading for pleasure at the OU Reading for Pleasure Conference on Saturday 17th June at the Open University in Milton Keynes. Cost: £40
  • Join authors, spoken word artists, journalists and educational experts from 19th – 23rd June for a week of online events aimed at secondary practitioners and their pupils in the Reading Beyond the Page Pop-up Week from the NLT. Cost: £40
  • The 2023 UKLA International Conference will take place from the 23rd – 25th June at the University of Exeter. The theme for this year’s conference is ‘Writing Matters’ and key note speakers include CLPE’s Charlotte Hacking and Waterstones Children’s Laureate Joseph Coelho. Register by 30th May. Cost: From £190, with discounts available for students and retired teachers.
  • Frank Cottrell-Boyce and Patience Agbabi are two of the keynote speakers at this year’s NATE Conference on 24th and 25th June. The two-day conference takes place across two venues in central London and this year’s theme is ‘Enriching English: Preserving the Past, Shaping the Future’. Cost: From £120, with discounts available for students and ECTs.
  • The NLT’s Secondary School Conference takes place in Nottingham on Monday 3rd July offering a range of key note presentations and workshops that explore issues of engagement, accessibility and the benefits of multi-modal approaches. Cost: £125

Explore more CPD options across the literacy curriculum here.

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