Additional Registration Information

International Attendees

The International Reading Association invites and welcomes members and non-members from every part of the world to attend the 58th Annual Convention. Participants are not required to be a presenter in order to attend the convention. We recommend that you start the visa application process five to six months before the convention begins. It is also wise to secure your travel visa and airline reservations before registering for the convention. For more information, please visit our Housing & Travel Page.

On-Site Attendee Registration Hours/Location

You may register in the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Hall A, at the following times:

  Attendee Registration Exhibitor Registration
Thursday, April 18 2PM-6PM 12PM-6PM
Friday, April 19 7:30AM-5PM 7:30AM-5PM
Saturday, April 20 7:30AM-5PM 7:30AM-5PM
Sunday, April 21 8AM-4PM 8AM-4PM
Monday, April 22 8AM-3PM 8AM-3PM

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you require special accommodations as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), please indicate this at the time of registration.

Manual wheelchairs and scooters can be reserved in advance with Tom’s Wheelchair Rentals. Daily and weekly rates are available. To make a reservation, call 210-223-7878. You may also email your request. For more details and pricing, go to

Email Peggy DiMaio at, or call 800-336-7323, ext. 231, as soon as possible with any additional accommodations requests. On-site requests cannot be guaranteed.

Ways to Save

Membership in IRA

Members get the best rates! To save on registration and experience all the benefits of membership, join IRA today!

Letter to Administrator

IRA Annual Convention is a valuable learning opportunity that can enrich your instruction and provide you with valuable insights you can share with your school team.

To help you get approval for financial assistance from your administrator, we are providing this customizable letter to help you explain the value that Convention delivers.

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