LDA 55th Annual International Conference

Online registration is now closed.  Not to worry, registration can be done onsite beginning Tuesday February 20th at 4 pm Eastern.

Take a look at the Registration Book here (opens in PDF file).

Exhibit, Advertising and Sponsorship Opportunities Still Available for the 2018 Annual International Conference in Atlanta!

Do you offer a product or service that the attendees of LDA’s annual conference need to see? Take a look at our prospectus to find out what’s available to you to help get the word out. We have traditional exhibits and advertising opportunities as well as innovative sponsorships that will ensure you’re top of mind at the 55th Annual Conference in Atlanta!

Check out the prospectus here and grab your opportunity before it’s gone!

Come to Atlanta in February 2018

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 – if given the right opportunities and supports as needed. Please plan on joining us for our 55th Annual International Conference in Atlanta, Georgia on February 21-24, 2018, 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.


Announcing our Featured Speakers for Atlanta 2018!

David Bowker – Purdue University

LeDerick Horne – Poet, Disability Advocate

Jerome Schultz – Harvard Medical School

Carolyn Phillips – Georgia Institute of Technology

Myrna Mandlawitz – LDA Public Policy Director

Joan Teach – Parent Advocate

Plan your travel now with great hotel rates at the Hilton Atlanta!

Our 2018 conference is being held at the beautiful Hilton Atlanta!

A dedicated website is now available for all attendees to book their hotel rooms online.

Please note: The Learning Disabilities Association of American has a legal agreement with the Hilton Atlanta to sell guest rooms to our attendees. We DO NOT have a relationship with any 3rd party companies to book hotel reservations, INCLUDING Exhibitors Housing. If you have booked a room through Exhibitors Housing, Please contact Joyce Kraemer directly at jkraemer@ldaamerica.org and she will help you cancel the reservation and re-book directly though the Hilton Atlanta.

Read what everyone is saying about the LDA Conference!

  •  The Conference was excellent. All the keynote speakers were very inspiring and shared wealth of information. It helped me reflect on my teaching and ways on how to improve in teaching my students with special needs. 
  • I learned so much this year, especially new assistive technology ideas that I’ve already been able to implement. Also, the networking with other educators is fantastic! 
  • This was my first LDA conference and I could not have asked for a better experience. 
  • As a parent, I was amazed at the many sessions offered that really made a difference in how I support my kids. This was a great conference for me for several reasons: 1) in depth information; 2) speakers willing to talk to me and answer my questions, and 3) I met other parents who could totally relate to my situation. 

Who Should Attend this Conference?

  • Teachers of special education and general education
  • Counselors, Social Workers
  • Para Educators/special education instructional assistants
  • Principals and school administrators
  • Parents of children with learning disabilities
  • Researchers, Medical and Mental Health Professionals
  • Adults with learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • College student support personnel
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