Symposium Planning Tools

Symposium Survival Guide

New this year: Check out this handy reference for everything you need to know when you are on site at the Symposium. This year, the theme for the event is “Creating Safe and Welcoming Spaces”. We know that CALP staff strive to offer literacy and foundational learning opportunities that are relevant, engaging and accessible for adult learners, and that you work hard to ensure that you are creating safe and welcoming spaces. We want you to feel that you are in a safe and welcoming space while you are at the Symposium. To help you get the most out of this event, here are a few tips to make this a great experience.

To make planning and registration as easy as possible for you, we’ve put together a few tips and tools to help you get started!

Symposium Planning Tip Sheet


Download or print off this quick reference that tells you everything you need to know about planning your personal Symposium program, registering online and booking your hotel room.

Program Information

For an overview of the schedule for the Literacy and Learning Symposium, just click over to the "LLS Schedule At-a-Glance" page. (Note: Breakfast is provided each morning starting at 8:00 am and sessions begin at 9:00 am.)

Under the "Program" tab on the main navigation bar, you'll find information about the various networking opportunities we have lined up for you, this year's keynote speakers and all the training opportunities you can choose from. Descriptions include backgrounds and biographies presenters, a brief description of the session, learning outcomes and the intended audience.

Planning Your PD Sessions

On Wednesday, September 26 and Thursday, September 27, Symposium delegates can choose from a wide range of PD and training opportunities. The length of the sessions vary, from 80-90 minutes, half-day, full-day and two-day sessions. To be sure that you are not choosing sessions that will conflict with each other, you can print off this "Breakout Sessions At-a-Glance" one-pager to see when the sessions are offered, and how long they are.

While all the program information is available on this site, If you prefer to have a printed version of the session descriptions, please download the following:

Ready to get started?

If you've got all the information you need to register for Symposium, just CLICK HERE to register online.