NOTE: Registration for the 2017 Conference is sold out (you can click on the registration link below if you'd like to be directed to a waiting list).

HOWEVER, there are still a few spots for the Reading Reception, which is the gathering following the conference if you'd like to meet up with people and enjoy a light bite to eat. Here is the link for the Reading Reception:


The Reading League 2017 CONFERENCE

Friday, October 27, 2017


Venue: Hampton Inn & Suites, 25 Lakers Lane Cazenovia NY 13035

“Advancing Evidence Into Practice: Effective Reading Instruction Begins With You!”

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mark Seidenberg, researcher / cognitive neuroscientist who has studied language, reading, and dyslexia and author of newly released book, “Language At The Speed Of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can’t, and What Can Be Done About It”

The Village of Cazenovia, New York is happy to host our annual conference - Effective Reading Instruction Begins with YOU!

The Village of Cazenovia, New York is happy to host our annual conference - Effective Reading Instruction Begins with YOU!



Dr. Jean Ann, SUNY Oswego, Linguistics Department/ TESOL: "The contribution of linguistics to teaching English as a new language in K-12 schools"

Dr. Kymyona Burk, State Literacy Director, Mississippi Department of Education: "Strong readers = strong leaders: Mississippi's journey to improving literacy outcomes"

Nora Chahbazi, Owner/Founder of EBLI, Flushing, Michigan: "Comprehension through phonological awareness and phonics instruction: EBLI's unique and effective approach"

Dr. Tess Dussling, St. Johns University: "Code-oriented instruction and early literacy skills growth for English language learners"

Dr. Lillian Fawcett, Cracking the Code Pty Ltd South Perth, Western Australia: "Beyond Look Cover Write and Check"

Michael Hunter, Founding partner at Readsters, Alexandria, VA: "Decodable and leveled readers: Using them appropriately with beginning readers"

Amy Siracusano, Literacy Integration specialist at Calvert County Public Schools and McDaniel College Adjunct "How to be diagnostic and prescriptive in your teaching of foundational reading skills”

Dr. Adrea Truckenmiller, NCSP, Michigan State University, certified What Works Clearinghouse reviewer: "Show me the evidence"

Heather Waymouth, doctoral student at Syracuse University: "Enhancing literacy instruction with morphology"


7:45-8:30 Registration (please arrive a little earlier if you can)

8:30a.m.-10:00a.m.  Keynote 

10:00a.m.-10:30a.m.  Breakfast (assortment of pastries/muffins, bagels & cream cheese, yogurt/granola, fresh fruit)

10:30a.m.-11:45a.m.  Morning Breakout #1

12:00p.m.-12:45p.m.  Lunch (assortment of hot/cold sandwiches, tossed salad, soup, bagged chips)

12:45p.m.-2:00p.m.  Afternoon Breakout #2

2:00p.m.-2:15p.m.  Afternoon Break/Snack (cheese/crackers, vegetables and dip, cookie platter)

2:15p.m.-3:30p.m.  Afternoon Breakout #3

3:30p.m.-4:30p.m.  Panel

6.25 hours of professional development


Refunds for cancellations will be given only up until 9-30-17.


Hampton Inn & Suites, 25 Lakers Lane Cazenovia NY 13035

Mention 'The Reading League Conference' when you book your room...specially priced, reserved rooms for Friday, October 27 are limited due to Family Weekend at a nearby university. Note: If you will be need a room for an additional night, please call the hotel directly at 315-655-7266 and mention The Reading League to also get the special rate for October 27 - quantities limited!


1. Craftsman Inn 315-637-8000 (For Thursday / Friday 26th and 27th - 10 Junior Suites being held under The Reading League $139 per night -**until September 26, 2017 only. 

7300 E. Genesee St Fayetteville, NY 13066

2. Linklaen House 315-655-3461 (For Thursday / Friday 26th and 27th - 7 rooms being held under The Reading League $120 per night -**until September 26, 2017 only.

79 Albany St. Cazenovia, NY 13035

3. Brae Loch Inn 315-655-3431 (For Thursday 26th ONLY - must hold with a credit card)

5 Albany St. Cazenovia NY 13035

4. Brewster Inn 315-655-9232 (For Thursday 26th ONLY) 

6 Ledyard Ave. Cazenovia NY 13035

5. Mary's Meadow B&B 315-815-4125 ( $185 per night. Need $50 deposit and 15 days for refund) 

2941 W Lake Road Cazenovia NY 13035


"The Reading Reception"

Come to the conference after party...unwind and connect with other educators and Reading League supporters at the new Empire Farm Brewery, just a 1.7 miles down the road from the Hampton Inn, where The Reading League conference will be held. Our keynote speaker, Mark Seidenberg, will be joining us to continue the conversation in a relaxed, lighthearted atmosphere! We will also be joined by John Corcoran, from Oceanside California, who is a national leader in fighting for evidence-based practices. Let's network and get to know each other.  Enjoy a spread of great food and even better company in the Brewery's new barrel room, along with, of course, home brews.

There are only 75 spaces available - limited due to the size of the Barrel Room.

Empire Farm Brewery

Empire Farm Brewery

The brand new Hampton Inn, Cazenovia, New York

The brand new Hampton Inn, Cazenovia, New York

Cazenovia Lake

Cazenovia Lake

For question: Contact Dr. Michelle Storie, Conference Chair, at

Direct requests for accommodations and dietary restrictions can also be directed to by September 30, 2017.


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