As you’ve heard, we’re meeting in New Orleans for CRLA’s 52nd Annual Conference. We believe it is going to be a great conference! The weather should be wonderful. The hotel is lovely. We’re going to be in New Orleans over Halloween, and that town knows how to party. But even more importantly, CRLA knows how to bring together your great ideas, research, and programs, and we will be sharing all of your successes through informative and educational conference sessions. Click here to view the Call to Conference.

Please download the Mobile Guidebook App so you can select sessions, receive real time updates, and submit evaluations. Note: We will not have printed programs.

Click here to download the printable schedule as of October 23, 2019. 


Keynote Speaker

Dr. E. Ron Kelley

Dr. Ron Kelley serves as the CEO of the National Training and Education Group. Since 2006, his company has been one of the nation’s premier corporate training and education industry training companies. He has worked in the music industry and in secondary education. He has a wealth of experience working with underserved at-risk students. He’s the author of several books and will have them available for purchase after his keynote on Oct. 31, 2019. Dr. Kelley’s speeches celebrate our students’ humanity as well as ours. He will make us both laugh and cry, but, most importantly, he will help us recharge for the work that awaits us when we return home.

Endnote Speaker

Dr. Tamara Clunis

Dr. Tamara Clunis is the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Amarillo College in Amarillo, Texas. Formerly, she taught reading and learning strategies at Austin Community College. She went on to become the Curriculum Director for the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory School. After that she became the Director for Developmental and Adult Education at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board before moving on to Amarillo College. She was also selected to be one of the ten recipients of the Outstanding First-Year Advocate Award in 2013 from the National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience. She believes in student success and those of us who work to help students be successful!

We are delighted to host these motivational and inspirational speakers at our 52nd Annual Conference in October!

Save the Dates

February 5: Call for Proposals Opens
April 1: Call for Proposals Closes 
June 3: Proposal Acceptance Notice
June 24: Call to Conference
June 24: Registration Opens
August 19: Presenter Registration Deadline
September 16: Early Registration Deadline
September 23: Exhibitor Application Deadline
October 21: Registration Deadline
October 30-Nov 2: Annual Conference 

*Unregistered presenters’ names will not appear in the program and the presentation will be cancelled in case there are no other registered co-presenters for that presentation