2024 Fox Reading Conference

Join us on March 7-8, 2024 for the Fox Reading Conference

The 2024 Fox Reading Conference will explore the protective and risk factors associated with language variations. This theme continues our longstanding commitment to support educators in leveraging their students’ diverse strengths and addressing their weaknesses to elevate learning. Nationally recognized language and literacy experts will be featured as they share their expertise and unique perspectives on the intersection of bidialectalism, multilingualism, developmental language disorder (DLD), and dyslexia. They will explore the unique nature of each as well as their intersections. We invite you to join us in-person on campus or online virtually for this free conference.

Note: Participants may receive a certificate of attendance for up to 5.5 hours each day. Attendance is verified by sign-in sheet for in-person participants and by online analytics for participants joining virtually. Individuals are responsible for ensuring that this event meets criteria that school districts or organizations require for the submission of professional development (PD) credits or continuing education units (CEUs). Certificates of attendance will be issued within 6 weeks after the event. It is the individual's responsibility to submit the certificate to their school district or professional organization. 


Meet the Expert Speakers

Tiffany Hogan
Tiffany Hogan, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

Director of the Speech and Language (SAiL) Literacy Lab
MGH Institute of Health Professions

EWmily Solari
Emily J. Solari, Ph.D.

Edmund H. Henderson Professor of Education and Director of Virginia Literacy Partnerships
University of Virginia

Julie Washington
Julie Washington, Ph.D.

Director of the Dialect, Poverty, and Academic Success Lab
University of California-Irvine

Julie Wolter
Julie Wolter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dean of Nursing and Human Physiology
Gonzaga University

Meet the Moderators

Karen Kehoe
Karen Kehoe, Ph.D.

Director of the Tennessee Center for the Study and Treatment of Dyslexia
Middle Tennessee State University


Tim Odegard

Tim Odegard, PhD.

Professor of Psychology and the Chair of Excellence in Dyslexia Studies
Middle Tennessee State University
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This conference is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Tom and Elizabeth Fox Endowment for Reading.

Thank you to this year's sponsors



Reading League


Learning Matters logo


TN IDA logo


Readsters logo

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