Exhibit Hall

Exhibit Hall

Explore the Exhibit Hall for IRA's 2013 Annual Convention and expand your knowledge of products, services, and resources from more than 200 exhibitors.

You'll discover a wide array of professional development offerings designed to increase the effectiveness of your literacy instruction—tools that will help you continue to make a difference in other people's lives.

2013 Guide to the Stars

The Guide to the Stars is now available online! For the uninitiated, the Guide to the Stars is the insider's handbook to author signings in the Exhibit Hall.

NEW!  In the back of the Guide to the Stars, you will find a complete listing of all Exhibitor Sessions taking place in the Convention Center.

Pick up a printed copy of the Guide to the Stars on-site, in the Registration Area.

Buckets & Books

Immediately after Saturday's General Session, come to Hall A for a fun free throw event and a chance to win cool prizes. Members of the American Basketball Association's Texas Fuel will be on hand to help you get nothing but net. Available on Saturday only, until 2:30PM.

IRA Coupon Booklet

Valuable savings… Raffle entries… FREE products and samples—the 2013 Coupon Booklet has it all! Pick up your copy, conveniently sized to fit inside your badge holder, at Registration.

Exhibit Hall Specialty Areas

Technology Row
At the entrance of Hall B, you will find cutting-edge, technology-based literacy programs perfect for educators who want to stay on top of the current classroom resources.

Book Signing Area (Booth #1003) / Anderson's Bookshop (Booth #1009)
Located in Hall B. Stop by for a quick chat and a personalized autograph from your favorite authors and illustrators. Check out a complete listing of autographing sessions in IRA's 2013 Guide to the Stars.

NEW!  Reading Plus / Taylor Associates ExpoSuite (Booth #927)
Also in Hall B: Attend educational sessions featuring John Guthrie, Elfrieda Hiebert, and P. David Pearson—right on the Exhibit Hall floor! For a full listing of these sessions, see IRA's 2013 Guide to the Stars.

NEW!  IRA Works! (Booth #3235)
In Hall C, visit the IRA Choices exhibit. The 2013 Choices reading lists consist of recently published books selected by children, young adults, teachers, and librarians. The reading lists help young readers find books they will enjoy.

You can also learn how IRA International Affiliates are making an impact across the globe. Various IRA literacy projects will be showcased. Information about volunteer opportunities for IRA committees and/or international projects will be available.

Texas Association of Literacy Education (TALE) (Booth #3526)
Through conferences, newsletters, websites, and journals, this IRA state council provides access to quality information on the topics of interest to educators committed to the literacy development of their students. Visit them in Hall C, or online at www.texasreaders.org.

For Your Convenience

Concessions
No need to leave the Exhibit Hall to grab a quick bite to eat! Concessions stands are conveniently located in both Halls B and C.

Bag Check
For your safety and the safety of others, all wheeled carts, baby strollers, and luggage must be left outside of the Exhibit Hall. You can check these items outside of Hall C.

Webstations
Don't have a laptop or smart phone? Use our free webstations to keep in touch with colleagues and family while at the conference. Located in Bridge Hall, as well as the lounge area from Hall A to Hall B.

New Orleans Visitor's Bureau
Also in the lounge area from Hall A to Hall B, you'll find information about New Orleans, where IRA's 59th Annual Conference will be held, May 9-12, 2014.

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Saturday, April 20 10AM - 5PM
Sunday, April 21 9AM - 4PM
Monday, April 22 9AM - 3:30PM

Membership Booth and Bookstore Hours:

Friday, April 19 7:30AM - 5PM
Saturday, April 20 10AM - 5PM
Sunday, April 21 9AM - 4PM
Monday, April 22 9AM - 3:30PM

This Year at the IRA Membership Booth
and IRA Bookstore

Visit IRA’s Membership Booth and shop the IRA Bookstore starting Friday, April 19th—a full day before the Exhibit Hall opens!

Join IRA, renew on-site, or add a journal subscription at the Membership Booth, located in Bridge Hall. Get special discounts and earn Bookstore Bucks.

At the IRA Bookstore, you can redeem those Bookstore Bucks on purchases of new and bestselling titles from IRA, as well as exclusive merchandise. Located across from the Membership Booth, the Bookstore features signings by IRA authors.

Looking for a sale? Stop by the Bookstore on Friday, April 19th for discounts on select titles.

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