FRA Annual Conference

Florida Reading Association’s Fall Conference

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FRA 54th Conference
The Florida Hotel, Orlando
October 21-23, 2016

Pre-conference institutes October 20, 2016


Confirmed Featured Speakers


Cooking with Daddy           The Spark


 Online Registration for the Conference is now open.

This year’s conference, “FRA-4-LTRC,” will
be held on October 21-23, 2016 at the Florida Hotel and Convention Center, in Orlando, Florida.



Conference Coordinator:

Conference Registration Coordinator:


Exhibitor and Sponsor Information 

 Exhibit Information and Application (.docx)

Floor Plan (.pdf)

Annual Florida Reading Association Conference

October 21-22, 2016

The Florida Hotel, Orlando

Checks made payable to: FRA CONFERENCE 2016
Complete the  form and mail the form and check to:

Deanne Nelson, FRA Exhibits Coordinator
5650 Bentgrass Drive, unit 103
Sarasota, FL 34235

Deanne Nelson, Exhibits Coordinator

Hotel and Facilities Information

The Florida Hotel and Conference Center
1500 Sand Lake Road
Orlando, FL 32809
(at the Florida Mall)

For Reservations, call:
Toll-Free: 1-800-588-4656
Local: (407) 859-1500

Make sure to mention FRA when securing your reservation to get the preferred FRA rate.

Orlando Convention Aid Services and Offers
Orlando Convention Aid has partnered with FRA to help you make the most of your time in fun-filled Orlando, Florida.

Just click on the golden ticket graphic to buy discounted attractions tickets, make dinner reservations, book your group dinner party or event, and arrange for golf, shopping and so much more!

This website will help you plan your time in Orlando and SAVE MONEY! Be sure to check out the coupons available and get your coupon book at registration – jam packed with thousands of dollars of savings!

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Attending your state’s reading conference is a worthwhile, exciting, and effective way to network, renew, and develop professionally

1. You get to meet people with similar interests and experiences who may help you expand your educational and professional network

2. You become exposed to new opportunities and experiences

3. You may be challenged to consider new ideas and theories that can impact your own teaching

4. Your may be energized, inspired and encouraged

5. You too have the opportunity to exhibit, demonstrate, or share your ideas for reading

6. You have an opportunity to build potential partnerships and relationships that will help you personally or professionally

7. You might be inspired to write or create something new for your own classroom

8. You may receive answers to difficult or challenging questions that you have been considering

9. You will find lots of practical information you can put to immediate use.

Here are a few of the comments from some of the sessions from previous conferences:

 Amanda Slater, an elementary education major at UCF said, “I attended the National Geographic Explorer session with Mireya Mayor.  This was a very interesting session.  I have never been to a conference before and this was an excellent session to kick off the day for me.  I was very intrigued and really liked her speech and pictures.  The video clips were amazing.  What an awe-inspiring woman!”

 And Carmeron Jones, a 5th grade teacher added, “I really enjoyed the National Geographic presentation with Mireya Mayor.  I loved all the pictures and videos that she provided.  I can’t wait to show my class her website and let them track a “real-life” explorer.  They will love that added to our science center.”

 Brain research has been a focus in teaching at my school for several years.  I was excited to attend Katie Garner’s session on “The Secret to Cracking the Reading Code”.  Her research-based strategies and bag of tricks were energetically presented and left us all satisfied and empowered to “crack the reading code”.  Pamela Buff, Bradenton, FL

 Deb Tremblay, Osceola County contributed that the Conversations and Comprehension presented by Vicky Zygouris-Coe and Lourdes Smith offered wonderful ideas and strategies to engage students in reading and help them interact with one text, regardless of content area.  Targeted conversation will increase comprehension, and the presenters offered three different approaches that may be integrated into any classroom without an overwhelming amount of teacher preparation.


 FRA Membership Application

For more information about FRA please contact:
Florida Reading Association at
FRA Membership
5317 Fruitville Rd, Suite 307, Sarasota,  FL 34232