Conference Information

(Proposals accepted until September 1st)
(Opens on October 1st)
(Begins on March 24th)

Plan now to join IRC at the 56th Annual IRC Conference from March 13-14, 2025 at the Bank of Springfield Center, President Abraham Lincoln Hotel, and the Wyndham Hotel in Springfield, Illinois.  IRC will be excited to learn from the below list of featured speakers who will help teachers, specialists, and administrators from every grade-level and content area. 

Please share the 2025 CONFERENCE FLYER and/or the 2025 CONFERENCE VIDEO with other educators! 

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  • Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Darcie Little Badger
  • Candace Fleming
  • Liz Kleinrock
  • Kass Minor
  • Adam Peterson
  • Darius Phelps
  • Shamari Reid
  • Dan Santat
  • Amy Stewart
  • Duncan Tonatiuh
  • Julia Torres
  • Becky Anderson Wilkins
  • Alicia D. Williams
  • Kristin Ziemke
  • Illinois Reads Authors
  • And More to Come!

  • Interested in PresentingIRC is accepting Program Proposals for those interested in presenting a session at the 2025 IRC Conference.  Proposals must be submitted ONLINE by September 1st.  Please also take a moment to review the criteria for selection and general information about the IRC Conference including that presenters must register for the conference by February 1, 2025.

  • Registration and Housing Information?  Registration and Housing along with the complete 2025 Preliminary Program will available online on October 1st.

  • Join the IRC Book Club?  To find out more about the latest book clubs, visit the IRC Book Club webpage for more information.
  • Order your Exhibit Booth?  Visit the Exhibitors Information Webpage to find out about exhibiting at the IRC Conference.

  • Interested in PD Clock Hours?  Following the conference, registered attendees can print and submit the PD Clock Hour Forms or submit the Online PD Clock Hour Form. It is recommended to submit your forms within one week of the conference.  If you are a presenter, you can also submit your Presenters Acknowledgement and Clock Hour Forms with the online form only. 


For more information, contact us at [email protected].