LDA 53rd Annual International Conference


LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community given the right opportunities and supports as needed. Please bring your family, friends and co-workers to the 2016 LDA Conference at the World Center Marriott in Orlando, FL, for a time of learning and discovering how we can advocate and work together to create new opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities. Please check this page often, as more information becomes available, it will be posted here.

Announcing our Keynote and Featured Speakers!

Keynote Speaker | February 15th – Lisa Dieker, Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar at the University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

Keynote Speaker | February 16th – Douglas Fuchs, Professor and Nicholas Hobbs Chair in Special Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Keynote Speakers | February 17th – Don Deshler is a professor in the School of Education and (former) director of the Center for Research on Learning (CRL) at the University of Kansas and Sean J. Smith is a professor in the School of Education, University of Kansas

Adult Luncheon Speaker | February 16th – Kayla Wilson, Georgia State Rehabilitation Council

Awards Breakfast Speaker | February 18th – David Bowker, Director, Office of Future Engineers, Purdue University

2016 Teacher Scholarships Available

LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to active teachers in grades K-12, for our 53rd Annual International Conference. Through the generous support of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 20 scholarships will be awarded this year.  Click here for more details.

Registration Information

Registration will open in mid-September 2015.  We will release our program book, with a list of all the sessions offered and our sponsors at that time as well.  Please check back often for more details.

Current 2016 registration rates are as follows:

Full 4 Day Registration

Early Bird:     LDA Member – $300            Non Member – $450

Regular:          LDA Member – $350            Non Member – $500

Student:           LDA Member – $110             Non Member – $160

Single Day Registration

Early Bird:     LDA Member – $175            Non Member – $225

Regular:          LDA Member – $200            Non Member – $250          

Who Should Attend this Conference?

  • Adults with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Parents of children with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
  • Teachers of special education and general education
  • Principals and Administrators
  • Counselors, Social Workers
  • Researchers, Medical and Mental Health Professionals
  • Education Policy Advocates
  • College Student Support Personnel

Exhibitors, Advertisers & Sponsors

Become a part of our growing group of vendors and advertisers at the leading conference on learning disabilities. Join publishing companies, private schools, summer camp programs, software and educational product vendors. This is your best opportunity to reach educators and decision makers across the country. Our complete prospectus contains all relevant information you needContact us for any questions you may have or to be placed on our mailing list.