For the Love of Reading Conference - October 21-22, 2021

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

Keynote Session

Photo of Lesa Cline-Ransome

Writing Forward While Looking Back

Lesa Cline-Ransome, Author

Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 9am MT

Keynote Session

Photo of James Ransome

Stepping into the studio: A Tour of Illustrator James Ransome's studio

James Ransome

Friday, Oct. 22nd @ 8:30am MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Carmen Oliver

Empowering Children Through the Magic of Books and Author Visits

Carmen Oliver

Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 1pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Margaret Peterson Haddic

Secrets and Whatnots

Margaret Peterson Haddix

Friday, Oct. 22nd @ 1:15pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Kristen Chandler

Reading and Authentic Resilience

Kristen Chandler

Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 3:30pm MT

Keynote Session

Photo of Gene Nelson

The Best Children's Books of the Year

Gene Nelson and other esteemed librarians

Thursday, Oct. 21st @ 10:30am MT

Schedule

The 2021 For the Love of Reading  conference is scheduled for October 21-22, 2021 at the Zermatt Resort in Midway, Utah.

Schedule is subject to change.
Virtual attendees will have access to live-streamed and on-demand Keynotes and select breakout sessions. 

Thursday, October 21

** 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)**

Writing Forward While Looking Back

Lesa Cline-Ransome

10:00-10:30 Book Signing / Break Lesa Cline-Ransome and James Ransome
10:30-11:30 Session 1 - General Session

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

The Best Children's Books of the Year 

Gene Nelson, Tiffany Sorenson, and Nancy Peterson

11:45-12:30 Session 2

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

The Many Stories a Picture Tells 

James Ransome


INTERLAKEN

We are reading! Generating a community of readers through literacy month activities 

Andrea Sluga and Sally Baird


DAVOS

Using Discussion Protocols to Expand Classroom Discourse and Promote Equity

Makenzie Selland


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Reading Incentives – What Helps Students Most?  

Lorilynn Brandt, Douglas Gardner, Ann Sharp and Read-A-Difference

12:30-1:00 Lunch

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Lunch buffet provided for conference attendees

1:00-2:00 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Empowering Children Through the Magic of Books and Author Visits

Carmen Oliver

2:00-2:15 Break and Book Signing Carmen Oliver and Kristin Chandler
2:15-3:00 Session 3

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

When the Characters Take Over  

Margaret Peterson- Haddix


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Reading Engagement in the Elementary Classroom 

Teri Webb and Ashley Martin


DAVOS

YA Lit, Discussions, and Empathy in Secondary Classrooms

Thomas Smith


INTERLAKEN

Visual Literacy, Children, and Picture Books: Using Caldecott  Award Winning Books as a Springboard to Artistic Engagement  

Gene Nelson

* This session is also available at 11:00am on Friday, Oct. 22nd. 

3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-3:30 Presentation

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  

Sponsors and Award Presentation

3:30-4:30 Keynote

MATTERHORN BALLROOM  **(Virtual Live Session)**

Reading and Authentic Resilience

Kristen Chandler

4:30-5:00 Book Signing Kristen Chandler and Margaret Peterson Haddix
5:00-6:00

Special Event

$5

GRINDELWALD

Make and Take

7:00-8:30

Special Event

Additional Cost

DINNER WITH THE AUTHORS - BLUE BOAR INN

Limited to 33 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

MATTERHORN BALLROOM

Pajama Party

Keri Measom-Francis

Click here for more information!

8:30-9:00

Special Event

Free to conference attendees

ZERMATT GAZEBO 

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

Deb Escalante

 

 

Friday, October 22

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)**

Stepping into the studio: A Tour of Illustrator James Ransome's studio

James Ransome

9:30-10:00 Book Signing / Break James Ransome and Lesa Cline-Ransome
10:00-10:45 Session 4

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

The Many Roles Setting Plays in Picture Books and What They Can Teach Our Children  

Carmen Oliver


DAVOS

Exploring the SEEd Standards through Literature

Krista Ruggles


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Picture Books Aren’t just for Kids: Using Multimodal Novels in the Secondary Classroom  

Mandy Luszeck and Terry Brown


INTERLAKEN

Phonemic Awareness - It's kind of a big deal!

Selene Carlson and Jill Rucker

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

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

The Real Story About What Kids Are Reading--A Data Study of NYT Bestseller’s List for Young Adult and Middle Grade Readers 

Kristen Chandler


INTERLAKEN

Elementary reading strategies for developing skilled readers

Lynne Lowe and June Lopez


DAVOS

Reading Deeply Makes a Difference

Teresa Pugmire


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Visual Literacy, Children, and Picture Books: Using Caldecott  Award Winning Books as a Springboard to Artistic Engagement  

Gene Nelson

* This session is also available at 2:15pm on Thursday, Oct. 21st. 

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

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

An Honest Day's Work: The Challenges of Writing Non-Fiction  

Lesa Cline-Ransome


INTERLAKEN

Buzzing about the Beehive Books

Anna Zanarini and members of the Children's Literature Association of Utah


DAVOS

Shine some light on nonfiction reading with the Roots of Knowledge stained glass windows

Deborah Rowley


MATTERHORN BALLROOM **(Virtual Live Session)**

Pairing Literacy and the Arts 

Lindsey 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)**

Secrets and Whatnots

Margaret Peterson Haddix

2:15-2:45 Book Signing Margaret Peterson Haddix and Carmen Oliver

 

 

 

 

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