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Keynote Speakers
As published authors in either children's literature or professional education, these keynote speakers will reflect on their personal journey as well as share their observations on a variety of relevant industry topics.
Sara K. Ahmed
Locations: MO
Erin Entrada Kelly
Locations: PA
Meg Medina
Locations: CA
Kate Messner
Locations: PA
Donalyn Miller
Locations: TX, CA
Jewell Parker Rhodes
Locations: MO
Pernille Ripp
Locations: IN, FL
Pam Muñoz Ryan
Locations: IN, FL
Lauren Tarshis
Locations: TX
Renée Watson
Locations: TX

Workshop Presenters
These professionals include noted teachers, principals, media specialists, authors, and more who will speak on some of today's most current issues in education.
Karina Almanza
Locations: IN
Tom Bober
Locations: IN, MO
Dana Boyd
Locations: TX
Stephanie D. Brant
Locations: PA
Lynsey Burkins
Locations: IN, FL, CA
Dr. Sonja Cherry-Paul
Locations: PA, CA
Lynmara Colón
Locations: MO, FL
Jerry Craft
Locations: IN
Tricia Ebarvia
Locations: PA
Cynthia Emerson
Locations: FL
Liz Garden
Locations: CA
Lorena Germán
Locations: TX
Dr. Brad Gustafson
Locations: TX
Kelly Gustafson
Locations: PA
Susan Haney
Locations: IN
Maggie Hoddinott
Locations: FL
Kristina A. Holzweiss
Locations: PA
Rhonda Jenkins
Locations: MO, TX
Varian Johnson
Locations: TX
Jess Keating
Locations: TX
Lindsey Kimery
Locations: IN
Valinda Kimmel
Locations: TX
Jennifer LaGarde
Locations: TX, CA
Clare Landrigan
Locations: PA
Minh Lê
Locations: CA
Dr. Alice Lee
Locations: CA
Cassy Lee
Locations: CA
Henry Lien
Locations: FL, CA
Jessica Lifshitz
Locations: MO
Barbara Masley
Locations: IN
JoEllen McCarthy
Locations: MO
Ro Menendez
Locations: TX
Debbi Michiko Florence
Locations: PA
Todd Nesloney
Locations: TX
Dr. Molly Ness
Locations: PA
Dr. LaQuita Outlaw
Locations: TX
Dr. Kim Parker
Locations: PA
Nicole Paylor
Locations: PA
Andrea Davis Pinkney
Locations: PA
Andy Plemmons
Locations: PA
Dr. Lorraine Radice
Locations: PA
Brad Rumble
Locations: CA
Dan Santat
Locations: CA
Ali Schilpp
Locations: FL, TX
John Schu
Locations: All
Katherine Sokolowski
Locations: IN
Nic Stone
Locations: FL
Sarah Van Brimmer
Locations: FL
Michelle Varghese
Locations: CA
Dr. Don Vu
Locations: IN
Maria P. Walther
Locations: IN, MO
Annie T. Ward
Locations: FL
Kelly Yang
Locations: MO

How to Attend
Registration for the 2020 Independent Reading Summits will open in February. Mark your calendar to come back and reserve your spot!

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