For the Love of Reading Conference - November 3-4, 2022

 

Keynote Session

Photo of Candace Fleming

The Importance of Being Irrelevant

Candace Fleming, Author

Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 9am MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Annie Barrows

Laughs Not Lessons

Annie Barrows, Author

Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 1:00pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Sam Ricks

Picture This

Sam Ricks, Illustrator

Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 3:30pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Tami Charles

Teach.Connect.Inspire!

Tami Charles, Author

Friday, Nov. 4th @  8:30am MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Melissa Stewart

Creating Passionate Nonfiction Readers

Melissa Stewart, Author

Friday, Nov. 4th @ 1:15pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Gene Nelson

The Best Children's Books of the Year

Gene Nelson and other esteemed librarians

Thursday, Nov. 3rd @ 10:30am MT

 

Learn More about Our Presenters

 

Schedule

The 2022 For the Love of Reading  conference is scheduled for November 3-4, 2022 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.

Schedule is subject to change.
Virtual attendees and those who purchased a virtual add-on will have access to live-streamed and on-demand Keynotes and select breakout sessions. 

Thursday, November 3

** Virtual Live Session - This session will be available live at the scheduled time AND on-demand after the session has been presented for Virtual Conference Participants. 
** Virtual On-Demand Session - This session will be available on-demand after the session has been presented for Virtual Conference Participants. 

Time Event Location
8:00-9:00 Registration Breakfast

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

9:00-10:00 Opening Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

The Importance of Being Irrelevant

Candace Fleming

10:00-10:30 Book Signing / Break Candace Fleming, Tami Charles, and Melissa Stewart
10:30-11:30 Session 1 - General Session

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

The Best Children's Books of the Year 

Gene Nelson, Joella Bagshaw, and Caroline McFarlane

11:45-12:30 Session 2

GRINDELWALD **(Virtual On-Demand Session)**

Ignite Your Inner Author!

Tami Charles


INTERLAKEN

Navigating Diverse Texts and Controversial Topics

Trent Mikesell and Rachel Neeley


DAVOS

The Read-a-Difference Difference

RaNisha Glover, Butterfield Canyon Elementary 

Kristin Kukahiko, Shelley Elementary

Jessie Alger, Shelley Elementary


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Motivate Reluctant Readers with Book Boxes!

Joy Peterson

Through the Eyes of Children

Christine Durst and Emi Kim

12:30-1:00 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:00-2:00 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Laughs Not Lessons

Annie Barrows

2:00-2:30 Break and Book Signing Annie Barrows and Candace Fleming
2:30-3:15 Session 3

GRINDELWALD **(Virtual On-Demand Session)**

Tips & Tools for Nonfiction Read Alouds

Melissa Stewart


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

If a Picture is Worth a Thousand Words, What is the Worth of a Wordless Picture Book?

Gene Nelson


DAVOS

Picture the Possibilities: Integrating Historical Fiction Books (K-8)

Joy Crawford

Integrating Graphic Novels into the Secondary School Curriculum

Mariah Gerlach


INTERLAKEN

Methods for Pairing Picture Books for Interactive Read-Alouds (K-6)

Paul Ricks

3:15-3:30 Break  
3:30-4:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Picture This

Sam Ricks

4:30-5:00 Book Signing Sam Ricks and Melissa Stewart
6:00-8:00

Special Event

Additional Cost

DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS - BLUE BOAR INN

Limited to 34 people (must be attending the whole conference)

Get up close and personal at the "Dinner with the Authors" event Thursday evening.  In this exclusive event, attendees will dine and visit at tables with the conference authors and illustrators.

7:00-8:30

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

GRINDELWALD

Starry, Starry Night Pajama Party

Keri Measom, RaDawn Anderson, Kristel Peterson, and Elizabeth Pack

8:30-9:00

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

ZERMATT GAZEBO

Storytelling Under the Stars **(Virtual Session)**

Deb Escalante

 

 

Friday, November 4

Time Event Location
8:00-8:30 Registration Breakfast

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Breakfast buffet provided for conference attendees

8:30-9:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Teach, Connect, Inspire!

Tami Charles

9:30-10:00 Book Signing / Break Tami Charles, Sam Ricks, and Annie Barrows
10:00-10:45 Session 4

GRINDELWALD **(Virtual On-Demand Session)**

Writing Nonfiction with Kids

Candace Fleming


DAVOS

Linking the Love of Reading to the Science of Reading (K-6)

Teresa Pugmire


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Utah Educators Rising: Student Author/Illustrator State Champs!

Kasie Payne and Scout Fisher, Wasatch High School



INTERLAKEN

LitMaker Space, Science and Engineering (K-12)

Elizabeth Thackery Nelson and Lauren Aimonette Liang

10:45-11:00 Break  
11:00-11:45 Session 5

GRINDELWALD **(Virtual On-Demand Session)**  (This session is also offered on Friday @ 12pm.)

In Cahoots: Annie Barrows and Sam Ricks on How to Make an Iggy

Annie Barrows and Sam Ricks 


INTERLAKEN

Things I Wish I'd Known as an English Teacher: How to Better Support Low Readers in the LA Classroom

Tara Pearce


DAVOS

Reading for Me: Using Reader Response Theory and Uncoventional Assessments

Mandy Luszeck and UVU Student Panel: Austin Andruski, Ammon Cobabe, and Kyle Pinkston


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

A Century of Knowledge and Experience in Books for Kids

Gene Nelson, Chris Crowe, and Terry Young

11:45-12:00 Break  
12:00-12:45 Session 6

GRINDELWALD **(Virtual On-Demand Session)**  

Engaging Students in Literacy as Lived

Eleonor Castillo

Diversity in Literacy Instruction (Secondary)

Leah Day


INTERLAKEN   (This session is also offered on Friday @ 11am.)

In Cahoots: Annie Barrows and Sam Ricks on How to Make an Iggy

Annie Barrows and Sam Ricks


DAVOS

Words, Words, Words - Engaging Ways to Teach Vocabulary! (K-8)

Lorilynn Brandt


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Engaging Boy Readers (K-12)

Thomas Smith

12:45-1:15 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:15-2:15 Closing Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Creating Passionate Nonfiction Readers

Melissa Stewart

2:15-2:45 Book Signing Melissa Stewart, Candace Fleming, Sam Ricks, and Tami Charles

 

 

 

 

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