Improving Literacy in Our State!
Conference



Ladies and Gentleman, 
please welcome to the 
2018 MLA State Conference

Kwame Alexander


Jennifer Serravallo



Dr. Michael L. Cormack, Jr. 


2018 Conference Agenda Released:

Mississippi Literacy Association 
2018 Conference 
“Tackling Literacy for Every Learner, Every Day: Building A Playbook to Defeat Educational Inequity in 
Mississippi” 
November 28th - November 30th
 Beau Rivage Conference Center, Biloxi, MS
 
Schedule of Events 
 Wednesday, November 28th  
10:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m. Exhibitor Setup 
2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Registration 
3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Exhibit Sneak Peek (Exhibit Hall Open) 
3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Opening General Session/ Tailgate 
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Exhibitor Reception (Invitation Only) 
 Thursday, November 29th 
7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Registration 
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Opening Session - Dr. Michael Cormack, Jr. - Barksdale Reading Institute
9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m. Exhibit Hall – Teacher Tips – Door Prizes 
9:55 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Break/Exhibit Hall – Teacher Tips – Door Prizes 
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
11:50 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Break/Exhibit Hall 
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. General Session – Luncheon – Jennifer Serravallo
1:30 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. Break/Exhibit Hall 
1:40 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
2:30 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. Exhibit Hall – Teacher Tips featuring the Mississippi Literacy Association Board in Round Table Discussion – Door Prizes 
2:55 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:50 p.m. - 4:35 p.m. Concurrent Sessions 
4:35 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. MDE Updates & CASINOLAND GIVEAWAY – Trip to the Beau 
6:30 p.m. Exhibit Hall closes 
 Friday, November 30th 
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Registration 
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall Open 
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. Concurrent Sessions 
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Closing Session – Brunch – Newbery Award Winning Author - Kwame Alexander
MLA Registration Form 2018
MLA Call for Proposals 2018