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Conference 2023 - Better Together: Paths Forward in Literacy, Learning, and Hope

  • 8 Nov 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • 10 Nov 2023
  • 3:00 PM
  • Hyatt Regency Rochester
  • 347


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Includes professional development sessions on Thursday and Friday
  • Includes in-person sessions on Thursday and Friday
  • Conference Committee members rate.
  • Includes in-person sessions on Thursday and Friday
  • Includes in-person sessions on either Thursday or Friday


This year’s theme, Better Together: Paths Forward in Literacy, Learning, and Hope, invites us to reflect on the ways that we are strongest as a community: whether we think at the level of our classrooms, schools, districts, cities, or networks of educators across the state. This conference will support putting the pieces together around how to heal and move forward in light of the difficulties we have faced as humans and literacy teachers since the beginning of the pandemic. Together, we will share best research-informed practices around literacy and learning, to carry us and our students toward hope.

Early Bird registration is now open! Registration rates will go up after September 15.

$195 Member or School Group (3-9 registered together)

$270 Non-Member

$135 Full Time Student - Full Conference

$95 Full Time Student - One Day ONLY

Ticketed Meal Events:

Wednesday evening - Opening keynote with Dr. Yolanda Sealey-Ruiz, (early registrates are guaranteed books) light eveing meal - $75

Friday morning Charlotte Breakfast - $35

Register for both meal events and SAVE - $100

Conference Committee Members will be given a code to allow for a discounted registration. As with all registrants, ticketed meals are NOT included in conference registration.

An invoice will be created when complete your registration. If paying via purchase order, please submit a PDF copy of the purchase order to as soon as possible. Any group requesting a group invoice, wishing to register together please email the NYSRA treasurer.  Please provide a list including first and last name, email addresses, date of birth, and last 4 digits of SSN# for each individual in the group.

If registering as a member, be sure to log in first.  Your membership status must be active to register as a NYSRA member.  If you have a question about your membership status please contact your local membership chair.  Additionally, you can email

If registering as a student, you need to be a NYSRA student member or a student member of a local council.  Student members will be given proof of attendence but no CTLE credit.

Questions about the conference? Contact NYSRA's Conference Chair, Karis Jones at

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