ALTA 2017 Conference

2017 Annual ALTA Conference

Friday-Saturday, May 5-6, 2017


ALTA proudly presents the following distinguished names in the field of dyslexia:

Click here for more information about this great lineup.

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Online Registration

Thank you for your interest in attending the Annual ALTA® National Conference. Pre-registration is now closed. If you wish to attend the event, you may download the registration form and bring it to the conference with you. NOTE: Purchase orders will not be accepted for payment. If you have any questions about joining or the Annual ALTA® National Conference, please contact the ALTA Office at or 972.233.9107 x226.


Early Registration
By 3/7/2017
Late Registration
After 3/7/2017
ALTA® Member
Whole Conference $255 $275
Single Day $180 $200
Whole Conference $230 $255
Single Day $165 $180
Whole Conference $285 $305
Single Day $205 $235
  1. A hot lunch is included in conference registration.
  2. PO orders are not accepted.

Cancellation / Refund Deadline: Tuesday, March 7, 2017. (After this date no refunds will be issued.) Substitutions can be made through April 28, 2017. To receive a refund, written notice must be received by ALTA by March 7, 2017.

Hotel Details

Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel
900 E. Lookout Drive
Richardson, Texas 75082 USA
T: 1-972-367-2000
Online Reservations
Toll Free Reservation Line: 1-888-236-2427

To receive ALTA's special room rate of $115 / night at our host hotel, please reserve your room by April 13, 2017. A dedicated website is now available to book your hotel rooms online. Please visit the link above to make your reservation. If you have questions about your hotel booking, contact the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel at 972-367-2000 and ask to speak with Kelley McCarter. She will be able to answer any questions your may have.

Related Links

Note: If you will be flying in to attend the conference, you may utilize the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) or Love Field (DAL).


Friday, May 5, 2017
7:30 - 8:15 Registration
8:15 - 8:30 President's Welcoming Statements
8:30 - 10:30 Anne Treadwell
Developing Word Awareness in a Structured Literacy Program
10:30 - 11:00 Exhibits & Networking
11:00 - 11:30 Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation
Update on Dyslexia Licensure Efforts
.5 CEU
11:30 - 1:30 Business Meeting with Lunch 2 CEU
1:30 - 2:00 Exhibits & Networking
2:00 - 4:00 Margie Gillis
Vocabulary Instruction: What Words to Teach and How to Teach Them
Saturday, May 6, 2017
7:30 - 8:15 Registration
8:15 - 8:50 President's Welcoming Statements & I Believe in Myself Award
9:00 - 10:00 Timothy Odegard
Identification of Students with Characteristics of Dyslexia in School Based Settings
10:00 - 10:30 Exhibits & Networking
10:30 - 11:30 Timothy Odegard (continuation) 1 CEU
11:30 - 1:00 Lunch
1:00 - 2:00 Amy Elleman
Constructing Meaning from Expository Texts: Strategies for Vocabulary, Inference Generation, and Text Structure
2:00 - 2:30 Exhibits & Networking
2:30 - 3:30 Amy Elleman (continuation) 1 CEU
Two-day total of 10.5 CEU hours

Brochure Advertising

Advertising deadline is Monday, March 13, 2017. Payment and camera-ready advertisement must be received by this date.

Advertising pricing:

Full page ad (5 ½" x 8 ½") — $225
Half page ad (4 ¼" x 5 ½") — $150

Procedures for placing an advertisement:

  1. Email advertising material to .
  2. Advertising material must be formatted to the appropriate size for the advertisement i.e. 8 ½ x 11 for a full-page ad, or 4 ¼ x 5 ½ for a half page ad.  You may submit color or black and white.
  3. Mail payment for advertisement payable to ALTA® to:
    ALTA National Office
    Attn: Maggie Rejino / Brochure Advertisement
    14070 Proton Road, Suite 100
    Dallas, Texas 75244
  4. You will receive a confirmation email indicating receipt of the advertisement and payment.

Other Conditions and Restrictions:

  1. ALTA® reserves the right to deny any prospective advertiser the right to advertise at any ALTA® conference if the product or service of the prospective advertiser and/or the nature of the advertisement is deemed to be inconsistent with the mission of ALTA®. Such determination shall be made at the sole discretion of ALTA®.
  2. ALTA ®reserves the right to modify the advertisement to accommodate printing logistics and is not responsible for damages arising from errors or omissions.
  3. Payment of the advertising fee represents acceptance of these terms and conditions.

ALTA Conference Exhibitor Application

If you are interested in exhibiting at the 2017 Annual ALTA Conference, please click here to learn more and download the registration form.

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