2024 Wisconsin Annual Meeting

Turning Pages for Healthy Stages

Sept. 27, 2024 | Appleton
Bubolz Nature Preserve | 4815 N Lynndale Dr, Appleton, WI 54913

You are invited to the 2024 Reach Out and Read Wisconsin Annual Meeting!

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin is excited to host its Annual Meeting. The day-long meeting is a learning and networking opportunity for our Reach Out and Read community. It will include a keynote by Dr. John Hutton, six different breakout session options, and much more.

Meeting Schedule

 

Friday, Sept. 27 

8:30-9 a.m.: Registration/Breakfast/Vendor Tables

9-9:30 a.m.: Welcome from Executive Director DeDe Williams and Medical Director Dipesh Navsaria, MPH, MSLIS, MD
9:30-11:30 a.m.: Keynote by Dr. John Hutton

Topic: How a child’s brain is “wired” for reading beginning in infancy, the impact of home literacy environment and digital media use on this process, “novel” approaches to early screening and guidance using children’s books, and how ROR is ideally positioned to help families succeed

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Lunch/Vendors/Networking

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 1

Room 1: Hot Topics for Providers

Room 2: ROR Program Topics

Room 3: Strong Community Partnerships in Action

1:15 – 1:30: Break/Networking/Vendor Tables

1:30 – 2:15 p.m.: Breakout Session 2

Room 1: Hot Topics for Providers

Room 2: ROR Program Topics

Room 3: Strong Community Partnerships in Action

2:15-2:30 p.m.: Break/Networking/Vendor Tables

2:30-3 p.m.: Closing Remarks

 

The full agenda will be posted soon.

 

Reach Out and Read Wisconsin will provide breakfast and lunch.

Registration Now Open!

Register for the 2024 Annual Meeting by clicking here.

 

 

Joins us on Thursday, Sept. 26

Please join us for Reach Out and Read’s Inaugural Books Build Better Brains Benefit on Thursday, Sept. 26. The free event will be held at the Building for Kids Children’s Museum in Appleton (100 W College Ave, Appleton, WI 54911) from 6 to 8 p.m.

Light appetizers and drinks will be provided, along with gift baskets, and much more!


Annual Meeting Keynote Presenter
John Hutton, MD, MS, FAAP

Dr. John S. Hutton, MD MS FAAP, is an Associate Professor in the Division of General and Community Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. In addition to over 50 scientific articles, he has published over 40 children’s books, many with health-promoting themes, including reading with infants (SHARE/STEP), dialogic reading, safe sleep and limiting screen time. He is “spokes-doctor” for the Read Aloud 15 MINUTES campaign, on the national Medical Advisory Board and Research Steering Committee of Reach Out and Read, and co-author (neuroscience lead) of forthcoming American Academy of Pediatrics Literacy Promotion Guidelines. His work has been funded by philanthropy, foundations and the National Institutes of Health.

With his team, Dr. Hutton has published the first studies using MRI to quantify relationships between home reading and screen environments on brain structure and function in preschool-age children. He has also developed and validated measures of emergent literacy (The Reading House) and numeracy (The Number Farm) skills, shared reading quality (DialogPR, SharePR) and digital media use (ScreenQ). He is collaboratively testing innovative approaches to empowering reading and screen-related guidance for families in diverse settings, including specially designed children’s books, animated videos and a free, new mobile app (Reading Bees). Dr. Hutton will speak on the topic of how a child’s brain is “wired” for reading beginning in infancy, the impact of home literacy environment and digital media use on this process, “novel” approaches to early screening and guidance using children’s books, and how ROR is ideally positioned to help families succeed.

Learn more about Dr. Hutton here

Lodging Information

If you need hotel accommodations on Thursday, Sept. 26, we have reserved a block of rooms at the CopperLeaf Boutique Hotel & Spa (300 W College Avenue, Appleton, WI 54911). Hotel rate is $136.

Thank you to our sponsors!