The CLA Confab is the premier monthly gathering in Chicago to showcase what’s hot in literacy.

In pursuit of our vision of a 100% literate Chicago, the Confab brings together speakers across our member network and the city to share top-level highlights from their work, connect around shared goals, and work toward collaborative solutions to the persisting gaps in literacy facing our city today. This event is free and open to the general public.


Want to present at or learn more about taking part in the Confab? Please email Erin McCann.

Check out our upcoming Confabs below!

March 18

In-School and Out-of-School Partnerships

April 15

Innovative EdTech Tools

May 20

Virtual Confab: The Literacy Sector in Chicago Public Schools