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Childhood Literacy Symposium – Registration Now Open

April 28, 2016 – Registration is now open for the 30 July, “Childhood Literacy as a Public Health and Economic Imperative: What Do We Know and What Do We Need to Do?”

The Consortium is partnering with the Atlanta Speech School to offer the 2016 Symposium, which will take place on the school’s campus.  The focus of the day will be: Taking research to practice in order to create population-based solutions to close the opportunity gap in the United States.

Registration is open to all for both the Childhood Literacy Symposium on Saturday, July 30, and the Closing Conference for Shepherd Intern Reports on Sunday July 31.

Cost is $70 for the symposium and $60 for the closing conference.

Need a hotel room?

Hotel Indigo Atlanta Vinings – 2857 Paces Ferry Road, SE, Atlanta, GA 30339. 866-819-2393.

On-line Reservations via room block “Atlanta Speech School” – Call In Reservations: and reference group “Atlanta Speech School” – Group code is “ASC” if they ask.

Room rate in the SHECP Block: $109.00 plus tax and two fees per night – $132.26 (Parking and wireless are complimentary.)

Check in: 3:00 pm.  Check out 12:00 pm. Must be reserved before 5 July!

SHECP can reimburse two faculty/staff from each member school for this hotel only.  We have a contract that requires 80% occupancy of room-block or SHECP will be charged.  So, please make your reservations at this hotel.

It is 3.4 miles from the Atlanta Speech School, the conference and symposium venue.  This is a 14-minute drive, a 5K walk, or a 37-minute bus ride, according to Google.


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