Thursday, October 12, 2023 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, October 13, 2023 at 4:15 PM CDT

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IDA-AL - Denise Gibbs, Conference Registration 
IDA-AL Branch 

Rise to the Challenge

Fall 2023 Conference 


Join us for two days of learning, sharing, and fellowship on October 12 and 13, 2023. We are excited to have THREE nationally recognized keynote speakers and many breakout sessions over the two day conference! We will have math, literacy, and family/student support strands woven throughout the conference in addition to our first-ever activities for children who are rising to dyslexia challenges! We are very excited to bring math intervention expert, Dr. Paul Riccomini; literacy intervention expert and creator of Structured Word Inquiry, Dr. Pete Bowers; and author Dr Shawn Robinson, (Dr. Dyslexia Dude) join us for keynote presentations and breakout sessions. We will also have a variety of Alabama experts join us as we share ideas and best practices to support students with dyslexia as they face both reading and math challenges. Enjoy breakout sessions on a variety of topics including assistive technology, multisensory classroom strategies, and a variety of sessions specifically for parents and students.

Link to our Conference Brochure and Time-Ordered Agenda 

Join the International Dyslexia Association

Click this link to join IDA and save $50 on your conference registration! Conference registration for IDA members is $175 and for non-members is $225.  The IDA membership cost for parents and for teachers is $50.  Please join IDA as you register and save $50 on your conference registration!

Conference Registration Payment Options

Registration Cost for families - $50 (includes parents and children)
Registration Cost for IDA members - $175
Registration Cost for Non-IDA members - $225

You may pay by credit card, by check, or by PURCHASE ORDER.

1) To pay by PURCHASE ORDER on the registration screen, select the option to pay by check.

2) Have your business office email denisepgibbs@gmail.com to request an invoice and a W-9 form (to set IDA-AL up as a vendor) or use this link to download our 2023 W-9 form

3) Business offices should mail purchase orders and checks to our treasurer:
Steve Hannum, IDA-AL Treasurer
2022 Rise to the Challenge Fall Reading Conference
2301 First Avenue North, Suite 102
Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Please call 256-990-5650 if you have any questions

Reserve a room at one of our conference hotels before the deadline and enjoy our discounted rates!

Springhill Suites at the Wharf 
$139-$149 per night - register by Monday September 11, 2023

Hampton Inn and Suites Orange Beach 
$259 per night - register by Tuesday September 12, 2023

Farifield Inn and Suites 
$119 per night - register by Sunday September 10, 2023