North Carolina Reading Conference

March 22-24, 2020

:: Winston Salem :: Benton Convention Center ::

Dear North Carolina Reading Association Inc, Members and Conference Attendees,

      After thoughtful consideration, our Executive Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the NC Reading Association Conference scheduled for March 22-March 24. North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper declared a state of emergency due to the recent cases of the coronavirus, and the World Health Organization has now declared COVID-19 a pandemic. 

     Though our organization treasures the opportunity to learn from literacy leaders, become inspired by authors, and network for continued growth alongside you, we feel that your health and safety is most important.  One way to reduce the risk of possibly spreading the coronavirus is to refrain from attending large gatherings or limiting travel at this time. Many school districts and universities have already begun to address this issue.

     For those who have registered and paid to attend the conference, we will be contacting you regarding refund procedures. We request that you be patient as we work diligently through this process. It is important that you cancel your hotel/lodging accommodations since this is a separate fee from your conference registration. 

     Thank you for your understanding and support as we move forward and work to continue to provide opportunities for professional growth to foster literacy throughout our state and beyond.

                                                                                                                                 Warm regards,

                                                                                                                                 North Carolina Reading Association