About the Conference

For the Love of Reading Digital Event - October 22-23, 2020

We are excited to announce some of our line up for this year!

Keynote presentations by:

Lesa Cline-Ransome and James RansomeYesterday,  Today, Tomorrow: Navigating Race, History, Truth and Hope in Books for Children

Best Books of 2020 - presented by some of our favorite librarians


Other sessions will include:

Digital Breakouts

At Home Make and Takes


Online Resource Sharing 

Giveaways, Giveaways, Giveaways!


Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome

Gene Nelson

Why Should I Attend?

UVU's Forum on Engaged Reading gives educators, professionals, parents and leaders the opportunity to learn from local, state, and national experts who are award-winning authors and illustrators and who are leaders in literacy education and reading motivation. These experts join us to  inspire individuals
to foster a greater love for reading and learning.

People who attend the conference leave with motivation and inspiration to immediately apply innovative ideas and strategies that will open a world of determination, imagination and endless possibilities in the literacy lives of
young people. 



Planning Committee

Name Organization
Alicia Rudd Nebo School District
Benton Brown UVU, Education
Cindy Roe Provo City Library
Doug Gardner UVU, Student Leadership & Success Studies
Gene Nelson Provo City Library
Karen Cloward UVU, Continuing Education
Katherine Paterson UVU, Fulton Library
Katie Hunter UVU, Marketing and Communications
Keri Measom UVU, Education
Lorilynn Brandt

UVU, Education

Marilyn Kofford

Community Member

Jaime Sadleir

Alpine School District

Marni Sanft

UVU, Student Leadership & Success Studies

Nancy Peterson

UVU, Education

Randall Varney

UVU, Bookstore

Tom Smith

UVU, English

Tracy Sermon

UVU, Education

Wendy Oldroyd

UVU, Education




For the Love of Reading Conference empowers participants to engage and motivate students as life-long readers. While concerned educators and legislators continue filling the gaps in essential literacy skills and resources, we are continually challenged by young readers who have not learned to love reading, and who, without your inspiration,  may never hold a book to their hearts and say, “I have to find another book like this one!” 

It takes as little as $250 to sponsor a dynamic presenter with answers and ideas we can take home with us and turn on one, or a whole room full of young readers.  

Your donation today means new programs, new presenters, new first-time attendees, and new inspiration for all of us who want to make a difference in children’s reading lives. Will you or someone you know consider sponsoring a scholarship, a speaker, or a special event at our next conference? 

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Marilyn and Lew Kofford Sponsor
Dennis and Joan Norton sponsor
The Gene and Lori Nelson Family

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