What’s Coming Up in Fort Worth?

With the holidays approaching and the anticipation of New Year comes renewed excitement for LDA’s Annual International Conference! The 2019 Conference takes us right into the “heart of Texas” on February 18-21, as we gather at the beautiful, state-of-the-art Omni Hotel in historic downtown Fort Worth.

This year’s nationally known keynote speakers open with author Anne Ford who will share hope through her experiences as a parent and former chairman of the Board for the National Center for Learning Disabilities. Developmental pediatrician, Dr. Eric Tridas, will present a practical way of looking at individuals with learning and behavioral differences while Dr. Alba Ortiz, now Professor Emeritus from the University of Texas-Austin, will seek to unlock the challenge of identifying a language difference or a learning disability in English language learners.

Many more leaders in the field of learning disabilities are preparing to join with parents, individuals with learning disabilities, educators, and other professionals for over 150 informative sessions on topics to include early childhood, instruction, parents and family, adult topics, public policy, mental health, professional development, cultural diversity, assessment, and technology.

Additional conference highlights include the resource-packed Exhibit Hall and Assistive Technology Lab and Bookstore. Everyone will want to put on their cowboy boots and jeans for Tuesday evening’s Texas Hoedown. Deep in the Heart of Texas, bringing the conference attendees together with food, music, and entertainment.

The Omni Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance—or a short complimentary trolley ride—to the city’s cultural centers, restaurants, and nightlife. Additional activities include the Fort Worth Stockyards, Sundance Square, Six Flags Over Texas, and Texas Motor Speedway.

To reserve your seat for the 2019 Conference, register now to receive the early-bird discount by visiting https://ldaamerica.org/conference.

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