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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
  • 144


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • 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

In person registration is now closed. Virtual registration for the three keynote events is available here.

The Conference 2023 Program, with a complete schedule, presentation titles, and descriptions, is now available to view online.

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.

The schedule of presentations is now available.  Click here to view.  Please note: the schedule may be subject to change with or without notification.

Registration is still open! But do not wait, availability if going fast.

$220 Member or School Group (3 or more registered together)

$295 Non-Member

$160 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

Save by registering for both meal events - $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 you 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 attendance but no CTLE credit.

Click here to register as part of the NYSRA Room block at the Hyatt Regency, Rochester at $142 per night. (Please note: A deposit of one night room fee, plus tax will be charged to your credit card upon booking. That money is fully refundable if you cancel your reservation with the Hyatt 48 hours prior to your stay.) Please note: The room block rate is only available until October 18th.

Conference committee members will be contacted separately for room reservations payable via NYSRA's master list. Note: you will be asked for a credit card for incidentals upon checkin.

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

Refunds/Cancellations: According to NYSRA's policies and procedures, refunds for conference registration must be requested in writing at least 21 days prior to the first date of the conference. Send requests to  All cancellations are subject to a 7% cancellation fee.

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