To Our For the Love of Reading Family,

This year has brought a host of challenges and opportunities to how we continue to educate the next generation. We are proud of everyone in the field of education who has risen to show love and care for children across the nation and the world during this unprecedented time. Thank you!

As the world adapts to current circumstances, we have also had to adapt to the way that we engage with our For the Love of Reading family.
We are excited to announce that this year's For the Love of Reading conference will not be cancelled but will be provided as a digital event. 

Although we will miss being with you in person, our digital conference will bring together readers from across the country and throughout
the world. Our plan is to return to our in-person conference at the Zermatt Resort in the fall of 2021.

We are planning for the digital event to be a mix of live and shareable recorded content where we can continue to engage with you and other attendees. Exciting features will also include giveaways, reading resources, the Best Books of 2020, and much more.

We are also excited to announce that the conference this year will be FREE to all attendees.

Please share this event with others who would like to attend. They can sign up for conference updates here.

More details and registration information will come soon. We look forward to connecting with you virtually.


Stay safe, fellow readers,

For the Love of Reading Planning Committee

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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