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Fri, 10 Nov



LAI Conference 2023

47th Annual Conference / 47ú Comhdháil Bhliantúil Celebrating Languages and Literacies - Unpacking Practices and Exploring Possibilities Teangacha agus Litearthachtaí a Cheiliúradh - Cleachtais agus Féidearthachtaí a Iniúchadh

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LAI Conference 2023
LAI Conference 2023

Time & Location

10 Nov 2023, 17:30 GMT – 11 Nov 2023, 17:30 GMT

Dublin, Marino Institute of Education, Griffith Avenue, Dublin 9, D09 R232

About the event

Recent developments across the literacy landscape both nationally and internationally have raised an increasing awareness of the need to celebrate linguistic diversity and to support a range of literacies and individual literacy learner needs. This presents both possibilities and challenges for all involved in language and literacy education. National and international research has cast light on the need to unpack existing perceptions and practices to examine what works, when and for whom. How can we ensure that children’s linguistic repertoires and language practices are valued? How can we meaningfully engage with research to support the development of evidence-based literacy practices? How can we ensure that research underpins contemporary policies and discourse? It is timely to look ahead and explore possibilities for languages and literacies into the future. 

Conference schedule:


  • Registration (from 5.30pm)
  • Official conference opening with Prof. Teresa O’Doherty, President, Marino Institute of Education and Dr Claire Dunne, President, Literacy Association of Ireland
  • Biennial LAI Book Awards
  • Fireside chat with Laureate na nÓg, Patricia Forde
  • Reception and Research Posters
  • Refreshments


  • Registration (from 8.30am)
  • LAI President's welcome
  • Keynote: Professor Jim Cummins
  • Concurrent sessions - Part 1 - a stellar line-up of exciting research papers, symposia & workshops
  • Break & refreshments
  • Concurrent sessions - Part 2 - a stellar line-up of exciting research papers, symposia & workshops
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent sessions - Part 3 - a stellar line-up of exciting research papers, symposia & workshops
  • AGM (4.30pm)

Full conference schedule coming soon!


  • Early Bird (Non-members)

    This is the 'Early Bird' rate for non-members of LAI. This ticket includes lunch. Please note, Early Bird ticket rate ends on October 1st.

    +€2.25 service fee
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  • LAI Member

    This ticket rate is for existing members of LAI. This ticket includes lunch. If you wish to become a member and avail of the member rate, please see for rates.

    +€1.50 service fee
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  • Non-member

    This is the ticket rate for non-members of LAI from October 1st onwards. This ticket includes lunch. Should you wish to become a member of LAI please visit to explore the benefits of membership and relevant information on our membership rates.

    +€3.00 service fee
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  • Concession Rate

    The concession rate is available to full-time students and retirees. This ticket includes lunch.

    +€0.50 service fee
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