The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy
Posted by Jennifer Vecchiarelli on May 05, 2017 in categoryNewscategoryAdvocacycategoryMember Tips

The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy is fast approaching and there is plenty to look forward to! 

This year’s conference will be held just minutes away from Minneapolis, Minnesota, at the Radisson Blu Mall of America, September 27 to 30. 

To best meet the current and emerging professional development needs of adult literacy practitioners and advocates, we've designed our national conference to address the issues of technology and innovation, sustainability and fundraising strategies, methodology and instruction, advocacy and public awareness, volunteer management and training, HSE preparation, immigration and citizenship, and more. 

Conference Logistics

The 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy brings together individuals and organizations that are passionate about overcoming the literacy challenges and education needs of adult learners across the country and around the world. At this year’s conference, practitioners, advocates, educators, tutors, administrators, directors, and board members will have the opportunity to learn about various methods of addressing the literacy challenges and education needs of adult learners. 

There will be more than 100 workshops offered, numerous exhibits to learn at, a student recognition luncheon, and an awards ceremony. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from various speakers and special guests, including politicians, dignitaries, and a panel of experts on adult literacy. Additionally, Wednesday, September 27, conference registrants have the option to attend the ABE Volunteer Management Pre-Conference, hosted by Minnesota Literacy Council. You can find the full conference schedule here.

Attendees will leave with the ability to apply innovative instructional tools and strategies, implement dynamic programming, and enhance management and leadership skills within the adult basic skills programs they are associated with. Organizations and practitioners will learn how to effectively collaborate and build the instructional capacity necessary to deliver literacy services to adult learners, families, and communities.

Conference Raffle

In celebration of our 15th anniversary, ProLiteracy and Southwest Airlines will give away vouchers for round-trip airfare to three lucky Early Bird conference registrants. Early Bird Registration runs May 1 – July 31. On May 15, June 15, and July 15, ProLiteracy will draw the name of one Early Bird registrant at random to receive vouchers redeemable on Southwest Airlines. Winners will be notified by email. 

Downtime Entertainment

We are pleased to be hosting the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy just minutes away from downtown Minneapolis, a city overflowing with world-renowned theaters and entertainment, historical landmarks, beautiful sights, critically acclaimed dining, and endless shopping. From shopping at the Mall of America, to checking out the country’s largest urban sculpture garden, to sightseeing at Minnehaha Park, there is plenty to keep you busy during your free time at this year’s conference. 
Visit for more information and to start planning!

Minneapolis Fun Facts

  • Minnesota is the state of 10,000 lakes, and Minneapolis is home to 22 of them.
  • Minneapolis is home to Minneapolis Skyway. Spanning 69 blocks and 7 miles, the skyway is the world’s longest continuous indoor pedestrian walkway system, linking several downtown buildings. 
  • Betty Crocker made her debut on a Minneapolis radio station.
  • Minneapolis has the highest number of golfers per capita in the nation.
  • Minneapolis is America’s most bike-friendly city, with an average of 10,000 cyclists using bike lanes daily.

Register today to attend the 2017 ProLiteracy Conference on Adult Literacy!

Past Conference Photos

President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Morgan and his wife with ProLiteracy board members and their spouses

NRP as an exhibitor

Ruth Colvin presenting


Awards Ceremony

Attendees at a conference dinner 


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