October 3-4, 2019: Illinois Reading Councilwill host the 52nd Annual IRC Conference, Literacy in the Spotlight, in Peoria, Illinois. Please take a moment to peruse the online Conference Preview that highlights a few of the speakers planned for 2019. The Conference Preliminary Program with full details on speakers, registration, and housing will be available on April 15, 2019.
October 3-4, 2019:Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education (ICARE) will host the ICARE Strand at the IRC Conference at the Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Avenue, Peoria, Illinois.
March 1, 2020: Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education (ICARE) andIRC are accepting submissions for the Static Stick Decal Design Contest. Students in grade 4, 5, and 6 are encouraged to create an original design promoting reading. The winning design is printed on static stick decals.
March 1, 2020: Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education(ICARE) is accepting nominations for the Gene Cramer ICARE for Reading Award to honor an outstanding educator who shows concern for the affective domain of reading and who strives to promote lifelong reading habits among students. The award will be given at the annual IRC conference.