Improving Literacy in Our State!
Conference



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

Dr. Kymyona Burk



Dr. Jennifer Williams


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 - featuring Dr. Jennifer Williams, ILA
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 - featuring Dr. Jennifer Williams, ILA
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 - Dr. Kymyona Burk, MDE Literacy Director & 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