Children's
Language & Literacy Conference



Charities of Southern & Northern Scottish Rite Freemasons

St. Louis, MO 9-11 September 2020

Registration for the Children's Language & Literacy Conference will be available by January 15, 2020.

About The Conference

Save the date for this historic gathering of Scottish Rite Leaders from both the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions alongside a continuing education opportunity for Language Therapists, Dyslexia Specialists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

All Scottish Rite Members care deeply about children’s education and preparation for a happy and successful life. Removing the barrier of challenged communication from dyslexia, literacy or speech by providing free and accessible care is our common goal. The Conference is essential to each of us and will provide cutting edge communication speakers with topics relevant to all on future breakthrough programs for our kids.

The conference will be hosted by the Orient of Missouri and will take place Wednesday, September 9 (6:00pm) - Friday, September 11 (1:30pm).

Programming will include four areas:

  • Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
  • Literacy and Dyslexia
  • Interprofessional Collaboration (Music Therapy, Occupational Therapy)
  • Scottish Rite Sessions with Keynote Speakers from both the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions

For more information, email 2020conference@moritecare.org.

Conference Schedule

The 2020 Children's Language & Literacy Conference is poised to be an incredible time of learning and networking with your peers. Check out the current schedule below.

Wednesday, 9/9


10:00am
Golf Outing @ Missouri Bluffs Golf Club

  • $125.00/person includes 18 holes, cart, on course amenities, lunch and dinner + on course amenities.
  • For more information, puttinforthekids.org

6:00pm-9:00pm
Conference Registration & Networking Reception

7:00pm
Experience Dyslexia

  • Dyslexia Simulation Presentation

Thursday, 9/10


7:00am-8:00am
Continental Breakfast, Welcome & Registration

8:00am-11:30am
Morning Sessions*

11:45am-1:15pm
Lunch, Welcome & Keynote Speakers

1:30pm-5:00pm
Afternoon Sessions*

TBA
Evening Program & Dinner

Friday, 9/11


7:00am-8:00am
Continental Breakfast & Poster Sessions

8:00am-12:00pm
Morning Sessions*

12:15pm-1:30pm
Lunch & Closing Remarks

*The 2020 Children's Language & Literacy Conference will provide 10.5 Hours of Continuing Education recognized by ALTA & ASHA.

Meet the Presenters

Leaders within the industry and fraternity from across the country are gathering in St. Louis to provide you a world-class Conference experience.

Ill. David A. Glattly

Sovereign Grand Commander, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Ill. James D. Cole

Sovereign Grand Commander, Southern Jurisdiction

Michael C. Russell

Director of Development, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

George T. Taylor, IV

Director of Membership & Valley Relations, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Ill. David L. Sharkis

Director of Operations for the Children’s Dyslexia Centers, Inc.

Linda Patch

Director of Marketing and Communications, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Ill. Arturo de Hoyos

Director of History Heritage, & Education, Southern Masonic Jurisdiction

Maynard Edwards

The Tyler’s Place Podcast Host

Registration Coming Soon!

Registration for the 2020 Children's Language & Literacy Conference will be available by January 15, 2020. See our affordable pricing options below.

PARTICIPANTS

Early BirdJanuary 1 – April 30 AdvanceMay 1 – July 30 RegularAugust 1 – September 8 OnsiteSeptember 9
Attendee* $300 $325 $350 $375
Student** $200 $225 $250 $275
Guest*** $200 $225 $250 $275
* Includes Conference Materials, ALTA/ASHA Credits, Wednesday evening reception, Thursday and Friday meals
** Includes Conference Materials, Wednesday evening reception, Thursday and Friday meals
*** Includes Wednesday evening reception, Thursday and Friday meals

EXHIBITORS

Early BirdJanuary 1 – April 30 AdvanceMay 1 – July 30 RegularAugust 1 – September 8 OnsiteSeptember 9
Exhibitor♦ $500 $525 $550 $600
♦ Includes Conference Materials, Wednesday evening reception, Thursday and Friday meals.
Exhibitor area includes 10’x10’ area, wifi, 2-6’ tables, and 2 chairs.
Marketplace Set Up: September 9 from 12:00pm-6:00pm; Marketplace Breakdown: September 11 after 1:30pm.
Limited electricity available on a first-come, first-serve request.

Thank You To Our Sponsors

A conference of this magniture is not possible without the generous support of our sponsors. If you are interseted in coming a sponsor, exhibitor, or vendor of this conference, plesae contact us today at 2020conference@moritecare.org.

  • Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction
  • Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  • The LIGHT Foundation
  • Scottish Rite Foundation of Missouri