National Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Conference

Available Now!  Handouts and Workshop Presentations 2018 Conference workshops.

The 2019 Reading Recovery & Early Literacy Learning Conference – April 4-5, 2019

The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery National Conference offers an outstanding professional development experience for teachers, principals and senior administrators interested in expanding common understandings and effective practices to maximize student learning and prevent failure.

Reading Recovery is an evidence-based professional development model designed to ensure that the children who struggle the most with early literacy learning gain the skills they need to access a literate and productive future.

The CIRR National Conference is widely recognized as the country’s premier professional development experience for teachers of early literacy. Sessions are designed to present sound learning theory together with instructional best practices for K–3 teachers, Literacy Consultants and Coaches, Resource, Special Education teachers and Early Childhood Educators.  Also included is a vendor trade show where participants can meet publishers and purchase items for themselves and their classrooms.

Registration for 2019 coming soon!

Registration Costs:

Full 2 Day Conference: $400
Attend just 1 day: $240
Gala Dinner on April 4th (Celebrating 25 years of Reading Recovery in Manitoba): $80
Early Childhood Workshop on April 6th: $185

2019 Workshop Proposals – Presenters Needed

This conference is amazing not only because of the skilled educators who attend and the amazing keynotes but also because people step up to share their knowledge and experience by presenting a workshop session.  Workshops are 90 minutes in length and you can present on your own or with a colleague or group of colleagues.  Workshops should be hands on and interactive.  Workshop audiences include: Reading Recovery Teachers, Kindergarten and Primary Classroom Teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Special Education Teachers, and Literacy Coaches and Consultants.  All workshop rooms will have a screen, projector and speakers.  We would love to receive your presentation proposal – complete this form to submit your idea.


The 2019 conference is located at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg.  Rooms are available to be booked now.  Find all the details about accommodations and reserve your room now.  The conference will start promptly at 8:30am on April 4th and end at 4pm on April 5th.  The special room rate will be held until March 15, 2019.

Exhibitor Trade Show

Another great item during the conference is the Exhibitor Trade Show.  Meet authors, see your favourite publishers and purchase items for yourself and your classroom.    We will be in Winnipeg April 4-5, 2019 – please email if you would like to be an exhibitor at that event.

For access to over 400 educators, you can be an exhibitor at this conference.  Exhibitors are expected to be present over the 2 days of the conference and be set up by 9am April 4th.  Skirted tables are available at a cost of $600 with each additional table at a cost of $200.  Free parking, wifi and some meals are included in the costs.  Exhibitor logos will be displayed on this website so that participants know who will be in attendance.  Exhibitors are asked to contribute one door prize to CIRR for a fundraising raffle.  Exhibitors are able to have their own draws and promotions.  Contact with any questions.

Exhibiting companies can sponsor parts of the conference if desired.  Please email or call to discuss.  Sponsor a speaker, a workshop session, a meal, print materials, author signing,