IDALA's Annual Conference, "Language and Learning," is a day of dynamic speakers and informative
breakout sessions that highlight the different dimensions of dyslexia and the issues surrounding them. 

please join us next year

for our 7th annual Language and Learning Conference

March 2, 2019 at UCLA! 

Teacher scholarships will be available in the winter of 2019

Call for Proposals

We are currently seeking SPEAKER PROPOSALS for Break-Out Sessions
in the areas of:

Reading Acquisition


Reading Comprehension

Written Expression

Receptive/Expressive Language

Anxiety/ADHD/Executive Function (as they relate to Reading)

Please note we are seeking presentations that contain hands-on, research-based content 
for professionals and parents. Break-out sessions are approximately 90 minutes.

DEADLINE for SUBMISSION: October 12, 2018

Questions? Contact


Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities are now open for 

Language & Learning 2019





    Past keynote speakers for our conference:

    2018 - Eric Tridas, MD., FAAP, Medical Director of the Tridas Center for Child Development, Tampa, "The Perfect Storm - Inattention, Dyslexia and Anxiety" view program

    2017 - Dr. Maryanne Wolf, John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service; Director, Center for Reading and Language Research, Tufts University, "The Reading Brain in the Digital Age" view program

    2016 - Dr. Nancy Mather, Professor of Special Education, University of Arizona, Department of Disability and Psychoeducational Studies, "The Elephant in the Room: What We Overlook Regarding Dyslexia" view program

    2015 - Dr. Louisa Moats, Author, Educator, Psychologist, "Understanding Dyslexia Myths and Realities"

    2014 - Dr. Susan Hall, President and Founder of The 95 Percent Group, "How Will We Make Sure Students Learn 2,000-3,000 New Vocabulary Words Each Year?"

    2013 - Dr. Maryanne Wolf, Author of "Proust and the Squid: the Story and Science of the Reading Brain" and Director of the Center for Reading and Language Research at Tufts University, "How the Brain Learned to Read."