American Reading Forum

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This year, we invite our community to re-focus those conversations around ideas of profit.  Considering it as both a noun (to gain) and a verb (deriving benefit), we see questions of who profits from literacy and literacy education swirling around nearly every aspect of literacy work. Who/what benefits? Who/what is disadvantaged? Who/what is valued or devalued? It is in that spirit that we invite you to examine the ways in which your own work shapes and is shaped by ideas around profit. If you’re unsure about thematic fit, please don’t hesitate to reach out. And as always participants are also encouraged to submit proposals that may not match the theme but address literacy topics.  See the full call for proposals for session types and details about the theme.  Proposals are due August 15, 2022!


Are you interested in chairing a future ARF conference?  The ARF Board is looking for themes for 2023 and beyond.  Consider submitting a proposal for a future conference theme using our proposal template (with a sample model attached)


The ARF board hopes to begin review of these for our 2023 conference at our summer meeting, so those submitted prior to May 31st will be given priority. However, we will continue to accept proposals for the 2023 conference through July 31st. Please submit proposals or ask questions to Amy Broemmel at

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The 2022 ARF Conference will be held from December 8-10, 2022 in the beautiful Sanibel Island, FL.  Join us for four days of critical dialogue centered around literacy, fellowship, and networking.  

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