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Annual Conference, Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association
Atlanta, Georgia - February 11, 2006

On February 11, Pete and Pam Wright will be the keynote speakers at the 16th Annual Conference of the Georgia Branch of the International Dyslexia Association on the topic of "Reading the Law."

The conference will be held at:

Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Atlanta, GAGeorgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center
800 Spring Street NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30308
404-347-9440

Program Description & Registration

"Reading the Law" will focus on how to use the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) to ensure that all students receive high quality reading instruction

In addition to the keynote speech, Pete and Pam Wright will present breakout sessions on how to use your child's test scores to measure progress, SMART IEPs, and how to resolve parent-school conflict.

Conference-at-a-Glance
8:00 a.m. - Registration, Coffee and Exhibits
8:45 a.m. - Welcome and Introductions
9:00 a.m. - Keynote Address
10:30 a.m. - Morning Sessions
12 noon - Lunch and Exhibits
1:00 p.m. - Keynote Speaker
2:10 p.m. - Afternoon Sessions

Your registration fee includes free continental breakfast, free buffet lunch, and free parking.

Full scholarships are available. Scholarship application.

Download conference flyer
. Registration information.

Questions? Contact Marcy McCall marcymccall@aol.com

Logistics, Directions, Accommodations


The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is accessible via public transportation. The MARTA System's North Avenue subway stop is a short walk from the Conference Center. Please consult the MARTA website for more information.

Conference parking at the The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is free to registered attendees.

Travel & Directions

Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is 13 miles (approximately 20 minutes) from the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center. The MARTA subway is located directly in the airport terminal for convenient ground transportation.

From I-85/75 North (I-85 from the airport):
Take I-85 North to the 10th/14th street exit (#250). Continue straight for .1 mile on Williams Street and turn right onto 10th Street. Travel .1 mile and turn right onto Spring Street. The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is approximately .4 mile on the right.

From I-85 South: Take I-85 South to the Techwood Drive/14th Street/ 10th Street exit (#84). Turn left on 14th Street. Travel .2 mile and turn right on Spring Street. The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is approximately .7 mile on the right.

From I-75 South: Take I-75 South to the Techwood Drive/14th Street/ 10th Street exit (#250). Turn left on 14th Street. Travel .2 mile and turn right on Spring Street. The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is approximately .7 mile on the right.

From 400 South: Take GA-400 South to I-85 South and follow the directions above.

From I-20: Take I-20 to I-85/75 North and follow the directions above.

Click here for directions from MapQuest.

Accommodations


The Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center is offering a special IDA-GA conference rate of $119.00 per night. Free continental breakfast and buffet lunch at the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center dining room are included with your registration.

Click for other hotels in downtown Atlanta http://travel.yahoo.com/p-hotel-191501914-atlanta_hotels-i-b-1-nhood-downtown;_ylt=AjT8T3DXU_h5gb1U92oYoRMJ8b8F

Nearby Resturants

If you plan to stay in Atlanta after the conference, here is a short list of restaurants near the Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center:

Moe's Southwest Grill
5th Street
404-879-9663
Average price: $5.00
Tin Drum Asian Café
84 5th Street
404-881-1368
Average price: $7.00
St. Charles Deli
22 5th Street
404-249-7733
www.stcharlesdeli.com
Average price: $7.00
Ray's New York Pizza
5th Street
404-888-9333
Average price: $7.95
Ribs n Blues
86 5th Street
404-249-8808
Average price: $6.00
Arby's
Corner of 4th and Spring Street

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