The Mary Lois Staton Reading/Language Arts Conference is an annual conference in honor and in memory of Dr. Mary Lois Staton, former professor at East Carolina University. This event provides excellent professional development opportunities for educators, with keynote speakers and concurrent sessions on a wide variety of pertinent and significant literacy topics. The conference has been held for over 30 years, and has contributed greatly to literacy professional development for all. We are appreciative of the continued support and participation of Dr. Staton's nieces, Lois Langston Staton and Beverly Staton Stocks and their families. Please check our website for more information about the next conference.