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 emailĀ Erin McCann.

Check out our full slate of upcoming Confabs below!

December 2019 – February 2020: What can caregivers do to support their children’s literacy development?

December 18:

Book Access and Literacy-Rich Environments

January 15:

Cognitive Development and Second-Language Acquisition

February 19:

Innovative Community-Based Programs and Family Support Service