Literacy Conference – Halifax

Bright Futures – Setting Foundations for Literacy

Two Boys Reading

April 24 (eve) + 25 (morn), 2020
5:30 – 8:30pm + 8:30am – 12:15pm
Halifax, Nova Scotia

Delta Dartmouth – 240 Brownlow Ave. Dartmouth, NS

This learning event is for Primary Educators, Kindergarten and Early Years Educators, Reading Recovery Teachers, Administrators and anyone interested in the development of young readers and writers.  You will leave the day with many new ideas and tools that you can use right away.  

This research-based professional development opportunity for educators is respected and appreciated as the place for tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students. There will be 6 workshop options led by local and national literacy experts.  These sessions focus on best instructional practices in the areas of:

  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Oral Language
  • Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Fluency
  • Word Study
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Differentiated Instruction
  • Strategies for Struggling and Reluctant Readers
  • Assessment
  • English Language Learners

This is the first time this conference is coming to Halifax. You won’t want to miss this learning experience!

It was so well done! The speakers were engaging and thought provoking. This was definitely the best PD I’ve attended.

Past Conference Participant
Adria Klein

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Adria Klein

Adria Klein, Ph.D., is a professor emerita of reading education at CSU San Bernardino where she was the Chair of the Department of Elementary and Bilingual Education.  Currently, she is the Director of the Reading Recovery Center and Trainer at Saint Mary’s College of California.  A former president of the California Reading Association, she also served on the International Reading Association Board of Directors.  She has her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico in Reading and ESL. Dr. Klein is the author of numerous professional books and articles including Research in Reading Recovery, Whole-Group Reading Instruction, Small–Group Reading Instruction, Meaningful Reading Assessment, and many children’s books. 

A glimpse into Dr. Adria Klein’s keynote address on Friday April 24th

This conference was a great opportunity to learn and discuss with colleagues to inform and improve practice.

Past Conference Participant

Early Bird Registrationjust $215 until February 14th!

Regular Registration rate of $249 applies after February 14th. Register early and save!

The topics were so relevant to what I am doing with my students. During the conference a lot of things that seemed puzzling to me were made clear!

Past Conference Participant


Workshops selections will come to your inbox in January. There will be 6-8 workshop options of which you can choose two. We are looking for inspiring individuals to present workshops at this time. If you have wisdom and expertise to share in a practical and applicable 90 minute workshop please submit a proposal. We welcome proposals in English and French and as solo or team presentations.

Accommodations and Location

The conference will be held at the beautiful Delta Dartmouth (240 Brownlow Ave., Dartmouth). A link to book rooms will be provided shortly. A room rate of $129/night has been secured. There is plenty of free parking, wifi, shopping and other local accommodations should you wish to stay in the area.

I was impressed with this conference. The speakers were engaging and had very practical information that I could use right away in my classroom and in daily lessons.

Past Conference Participant


A small group of publishers will be on site with books for purchase and ordering for yourself or your classroom. As publishers confirm their attendance their logos will be added here. If you are an exhibitor looking to participate in one of the conferences send an email to