Registration Open for Second Annual Memphis Literacy Conference

One thing about teachers—they work hard to grow professionally and bring their best for their students. But attending great professional development opportunities is tough with all the demands on the time of teachers and building leaders. Educators deserve to be equipped and inspired, and the Memphis Literacy Conference is an outstanding new local option for that professional development.

On Saturday, July 30th, the second annual Memphis Literacy Conference will be held at Crosstown Concourse. Teachers and leaders can earn PD credit (attendance qualifies for M-SCS PLZ, state of Tennessee PDPs, and TASL credit), and can also expect to experience rich and meaningful learning aligned to their practice.

The Conference, in its second year, is a program of the Memphis Literacy Institute, founded by Memphis Teacher Residency. The Institute supports a vision for a city where every student is reading on grade level. As part of that work, they’re providing literacy-focused teacher training, and it’s available to all Memphis area educators

This year’s conference theme—”Revolutionary Practice: Bridging the Gap Between Cognitive Science and Classrooms”—recognizes that when educators can align practice with research about how the brain learns, it is truly revolutionary. The Memphis Literacy Conference aims to dignify teachers and leaders through high-quality professional learning with some of the nation’s top literacy experts.

Conference organizer Courtney Humphreys of MTR says, “We see the great work that Memphis teachers and leaders are doing and we want to support that. Through this conference, we want to empower our educators, and honor the work that they do every day. We want them to leave feeling refreshed, encouraged, and equipped to have a great school year.”

Here are the details: 

  • The 2022 Memphis Literacy Conference will be held at Crosstown Concourse on Saturday, July 30 from 8:00am–1:00pm. 
  • Registration is $55 and includes attendance, lunch, a T-shirt, and a swag bag. 
  • The first 100 conference registrants will receive a free copy of keynote speaker Natalie Wexler’s book, The Knowledge Gap, which will be available for pick-up the day of the Conference. 
  • Space is limited, so register now at