KSLA Annual Conference

2018 Conference Invitation

Keystone State Literacy Association 51st Annual Conference

Formerly: Keystone State Reading Association

The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center

October 28 – 31, 2018

“Literacy’s Legacy”

This is your invitation to attend the Keystone State Literacy Association’s 51st Annual Conference at The Penn Stater Hotel and Conference Center, State College from October 28 to 31, 2018.  

Conference registration opens Sunday, October 28.  Conference programs begin Monday, October 29 and end Wednesday, October 31, 2018.  Ernest Morrell, Lester Laminack, Laura Robb, and Weston Kieschnick are a few of the keynote speakers who will initiate our thoughts about literacy instruction at the 2018 conference.  Our authors include Peter H. Reynolds, creator of The Happy Dreamer, The Dot and Ish.  Peter is a New York Times bestselling author, illustrator, founder of FableVision, and an advocate for children and their creativity.  Many other authors and professionals will present new ways to implement their literature in the classroom.

Members are working to schedule informative and engaging sessions.  Leaders in reading research, authors, illustrators, and vendors are making plans to attend and share their expertise.   This conference will feature special events and active learning experiences that will foster your integration of new techniques upon your return to the classroom.  The conference is approved to offer Act 45 and Act 48 hours.  There are programs and activities for all interests and strands.  All areas and levels of reading education will be addressed.

The theme of the conference is Literacy’s Legacy.  Every September we enter a room filled with new students: students eager to do their best, to learn, and to achieve.  What is Literacy’s Legacy?  I believe it is the students in our care.  During an educator’s career, we influence 4,000 students or more.  Inspiring thought!   It is our hope that by attending this conference, you will be inspired to share your passion, ready to return to your students … your legacy.  

Please join us for this wonderful and exciting conference.  I look forward to welcoming you at KSLA’s 2018 Conference.


Kathy Sagl

2018 KSLA Conference Chair


Program proposals for the 2018 must be submitted via Google form by April 1, 2018. Proposals must be accompanied by a current 1–2 page vita(e) for each presenter emailed to Michael Williams at ndguy1979@gmail.com. Confirmation of proposal receipt will be issued by May 1, 2018. The Program Chair will send a formal invitation to the person submitting a proposal that is accepted for the 2018 KSRA conference program.

Please use the following link to submit a proposal:    2018 Program Proposal Information

Author Information

If you are an Author and would like to present at the 2018 Literacy’s Legacy Conference, feel free to contact us for information.  The signing contract is below.

Author Signing Contract 2018