Colorado Language Arts Society

Regional Fall Conference

October 6, 2018

Tivoli Union, Auraria Campus

Denver, Colorado

$68 for pre-service & first-year teachers

$100 for all other attendees

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Our conference registration is through Eventbrite, which can handle payment via credit card (including on-site), check by mail or on-site, and cash on-site. The cost includes a catered brown-bag lunch and a 12-month membership in the Colorado Language Arts Society.

  • Pre-Service & First-Year Teachers - $68
  • All Other Attendees - $100

Retired teachers may save $30 on the "Teachers and All Other Attendees" rate by entering the coupon code RETIRED at the beginning of the ticket purchasing process. Click to see an image of the Enter Promotional Code option circled in a screen capture of the ticket purchase window.

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Our keynote speakers will be teacher and author Penny Kittle, poet Camille Dungy, and 2015 National Teacher of the Year Shanna Peeples.

In addition to the keynote sessions, attendees have several choices during each of three sixty-minute conference sessions on a variety of subjects related to teaching, reading, writing, and critical literacy that will excite your imagination and inspire your life as a reader and educator.

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7:00 Registration opens; continental breakfast available in the Turnhalle

8:00 - 8:15 General membership meeting, announcements

8:15 - 9:00 Keynote

9:00 - 9:15 Book signing, shopping, prepare to attend sessions

9:15 - 10:15 Session A

10:30 - 11:30 Session B

11:30 - 12:00 Lunch

12:00 - 12:30 Award presentation (Legacy, Gilbert Fellow, HS Teacher of Excellence, Flash Fiction Contest)

12:30 - 1:15 Keynote

1:15 - 1:30 Book signing, shopping, prepare for afternoon session

1:30 - 2:30 Session C

2:45 - 3:30 Keynote

3:30 - 3:45 Closing, book signing, announcement of 2019 writing contest and Teen Lit


Spend the night

The SpringHill Suites Denver Downtown is offering a special rate for our conference attendees of $179/night, good for the nights of October 5th through October 7th. Rooms must be booked by September 5, 2018, to take advantage of the discounted rate.

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Getting to Auraria

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Snag a copy of session handouts

Was there a session you couldn't make it to or wanted an extra copy of a handout to take home and share? We will share session handouts as they are shared with the conference committee.

Buy CLAS items now or at the conference

We have a limited number of tote bags imprinted with the CLAS logo available for sale. The $15 cost includes shipping.

Any additional questions about the conference can be sent to Michael Hoffman, mhoffman.teaching @

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