Summer Conference

IRA/IASL Joint Summer 2023

Dates: June 20-21, 2023   

Location: Iowa State University, Scheman Building

Conference Registration Now Open

Registration is Open Now!


Registration for 2023 Joint Literacy Conference of the Iowa Reading Association and the Iowa Association of School Librarians is now open! Some engaging keynote and featured speakers are booked, both children and young adult authors will present. Concurrent session by educators from across the state will provide ample learning opportunities in a variety of areas. 


Call for Proposals

Share your expertise and ideas as a conference presenter. (PDF or Doc) Conference Presenters receive 50% off the cost of registration

Featured Keynotes

Featured Keynote Speakers include

Professional Development

Conference Explanation

Why partner with the Iowa Reading Association? The IRA is very excited to partner with us. Their organization is strong both in numbers and involvement, and they have already established an excellent conference. Their enthusiasm for partnering with teacher librarians is exciting and refreshing, and our organizations working together will enable us to offer an amazing experience that will afford members of both organizations some unbelievable opportunities.

What makes this conference a better opportunity a for teacher librarians? There are a number of ways our members will benefit from this upcoming conference:

Previous Conferences

2018 Conference, June 25-27, Ames, Iowa State Campus

2017 Conference, April 2 & 3, West Des Moines Marriott (8th annual)

2016 Conference, April 3 & 4, Des Moines Ramada (7th annual)

2015 Conference, April 12 & 13, Des Moines Ramada Inn (6th annual)

2014 Conference, April 13 & 14, Cedar Rapids Kirkwood Center (5th annual)

2013 Conference, April 7 & 8 (4th annual)

2012 Conference, April 15 & 16, Des Moines, Iowa (3rd annual)