Welcome to 2019

Strategies for Struggling Learners

Applicable for All Learners

A conference promoting greater understanding of
Literacy and Learning issues for parents, teachers, and other educators

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* Saturday, April 13, 2019 *

The Marriott Riverside at the Convention Center
3400 Market Street, Riverside 92501

Special Thanks

We wish to thank our generous sponsors for this conference:
The Jeannette C. McIntyre & Frederick Lask McIntyre Trust Fund

So CA Tri-Counties Branch

The So CA Tri-Counties Branch of the International Dyslexia Association endeavors to bring researchers and relevant literacy topics to the public and to share information regarding literacy, including dyslexia, via media, personal contact, and events focused on literacy


7:30-8:30 am

Registration, Exhibits, Breakfast. Exhibit Hall opens. (Open from 7:30 am-4 pm)

8:30 - 11:30 am

Keynote Speaker: Maryanne Wolf, Professor, Director, Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice, UCLA *pre-purchase books*

Dyslexia, Deep Reading, and the Digital World

10:00 - 10:30 am  Break

Exhibit Hall Visits and Snacks

11:30 am - 12:00 pm

Discussion on membership & CA legislation

12:00 - 1:45 pm Lunch & Networking

Includes Exhibit Hall Visits

2:45 - 3:15 am  Break

Exhibit Hall Visits and Snacks

3:15 – 4:30 pm – Q&A For Parents Of Struggling Students

This session is more informal, and parents are encouraged to ask their own general questions.  A panel will do their best to answer the variety of questions.

4:30 pm Raffle / Auction

Conference Fees & Online Registration

Mail In Form

Click here for the form.
Mail In your registration, you must make sure that it is received by the dated listed for either Early Bird or Regular Registration.

Register Online

Online registration

Early Bird Registration closes Friday March 9 at 11:55 pm
Regular Registration closes Tuesday April 9, 2019 at 11:55 PM
Registration $135 / $155
IDA Members $90 / $110
Student IDA Members $65 / $80
Other Students $75 / $90
[Fees listed are early bird, then regular]

Onsite Registration

Onsite Registration

Begins at 7:30 am on Saturday April 13, 2019

Regular Registration $160
IDA Members $115
Student IDA Member $85
Other Students $95

scholarships Available


Scholarships are available to IDA/ TCB members.
We have some $50 scholarships available for IDA branch members who wish to attend our conference. 

Please visit scholarships

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More Details


The two most recent of Dr. Maryanne Wolf’s books may be purchased with your registration. They will be waiting for you along with your name tag at the registration table.

 The deadline for ordering these will be April 8th. 

Books available through TCB

Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World. (8/14/18). A lively, ambitious book that considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. Price $16.50 (plus $1.44 for tax). Hardcover version. [Retail price $24.99; Conference price $16.50]
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain. (8/1/17). Human beings were never born to read. Reading is a human invention that reflects how the brain rearranges itself to learn something new. Wolf chronicles the remarkable journey of the reading brain over the past 5,000 years as well as over the course of a single child’s life, showing why children with dyslexia have reading difficulties and singular gifts. Price $16.99 (plus $1.48 for tax). Paperback version.

Exhibitor Info: Information Form / Sign Up

Sponsorships: Sponsorship Levels Form

UCR Units:

  1. Participants are welcome to sign up for 1 CEU (1 credit unit) from UCR Extension.  The cost is $65.  Please complete form and submit to UCR Extension.


Scholarships Available

Scholarships available for IDA members –
We have some $50 scholarships available for IDA members who wish to attend our conference.  Please visit scholarships  

Available Sleep Rooms

We have booked a block of Sleep Rooms
at the Riverside Marriott Hotel for $139 a night – until March 20, 2019.
The Hotel is at 3400 Market Street in Riverside. 
To book a room, just click on this link: 
Book your group rate for SO CA TRI-COUNTIES INT’L DYSLEXIA ASSN.
Our participants will be able to stamp their parking receipt to enable them to pay only $10 per day