Conference 2021

AETA is Proud to Announce

Conference 2021

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About the Event

Keynote Speaker

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The Arizona English Teachers Association, your state affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of

English, is excited to have Kelly Gallagher, a veteran teacher and researcher and leading voice in literacy

education, as our keynote speaker for the 2021 AETA Conference. Kelly’s research into the teaching of

reading and how to make reading energizing and exciting for our students, along with the events of 2020

and 2021, inspired this year’s conference theme: Forging a New Path. His work centers students’ love

for literacy and how to grow that, encouraging all of us to engage in practices that energize our students

and build their love for literacy. We hope you’ll join us in learning with him at this year’s conference!


To be able to lower the cost of the conference, lunch will NOT BE INCLUDED this year. We will have local AZ food trucks on site. However, the first 50 registrants will get the $10 lunch voucher.


A hotel has been blocked to offer you a great rate during your travels for the stay. Please use the link below to book your room at the newly renovated Best Western in downtown Phoenix!


Best Western     620 N. 6th St     Phoenix, AZ 85004    602-452-2020


Registration Opens July 15th @ 12:00 pm!


The Four Corners Scholarship

The price for this in-person conference is more affordable than ever! Additionally, AETA is committed to working with our rural educators, and we offer a Four Corners Scholarship to offset costs. Please check out the application form HERE.

For more information, contact the committee board with your questions at