Reading in the Rockies

October 8-9, 2021 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort

Thank you all for a wonderful conference! See you in the spring at Reading in the City 2022.

2021 is Different

  • Dive deep each day into either Executive Function or Comprehension by spending multiple sessions with two renowned specialists in their fields: Nancy Hennessy on Friday & Peg Dawson on Saturday.
  • Join us at the stunning Vail Marriott Mountain Resort or via Zoom on the day of the event.
  • There will be no conference book this year, but all attendees will have access to speaker notes online.
  • This is a Vaccinated and Masked event for in-person attendees – Proof of vaccination will be required at check-in. All attendees, staff, and employees at the Vail Marriott will be asked to wear masks and socially distance.

Reading in the Rockies is for Educators!

Reading in the Rockies aims to provide a time and place for teachers to learn, collaborate, and relax in a beautiful environment. Our topics and our speakers address relevant, essential and distinctive topics to build your capacity to support student success, improve your teaching skills, expand your thinking and continue to cultivate your knowledge with practical application strategies. Even with the unknown of in-person or virtual, this year is no exception, and we’re looking forward to it!

IDA-RMB’s mission is to deepen your professional development with explicit instructional strategies to increase your students’ academic success in both reading and writing. Our content will be relevant for your students, conducted by professionals with classroom experience, and can be used right away.

Reading in the Rockies is for your Community and Parents!

As a parent or guardian, how can I help my child? Education is the key and knowledge is power! This conference provides the inspiration, information and tools to help you support your struggling student. We hope to see you there!

Want to $ SAVE MONEY $ on Your Registration Fees? Become a Member of the IDA!

As a member of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA), you’ll join forces with many others who want individuals with dyslexia to realize their fullest potential. By joining the IDA, you strengthen the voice of people with dyslexia and enhance their ability to benefit from early intervention and effective teaching methods. Members also receive discounts on our two annual conferences, and a variety of publications and other fantastic perks from the National IDA Organization.


(NOTE: This link takes you to the IDA website. Joining the National IDA Organization automatically adds you to the local Rocky Mountain Branch organization based on your mailing address. If you want a conference discount, please send us the confirmation email you receive after paying to


Please Visit our 2021 Conference Sponsors!

A Very Big Thank You to Our Gold Sponsors


2021 Silver Sponsors





2021 Bronze Sponsors


What people said about previous Reading in the Rockies Conferences…

“Thanks-It was great! I rarely give ‘5’ ratings. I wish more parents and educators could have been here.”
“Excellent presenters – got so many helpful ideas – worth giving up a Saturday.”



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or leave us a message at 303-721-9425 or 855-5-IDA-RMB (1-855-543-2762).