2018 Annual Conference



The 2018 International Conference on Learning Disabilities will be the 40th Anniversary of CLD conferences!  We hope you will join us in Portland, Oregon on October 11-12, 2018.  Help us celebrate our rich history,  receive updated information in the field of learning disabilities, and network with leaders in the field.  Our conference will be held at the Marriott Portland Downtown Waterfront.

Our J. Lee Wiederholt Distinguished Lecturer for 2018 is:
Donald D. Hammill, Ed.D.
Pro-Ed, Inc.
Hammill Institute on Disabilities


Learning Disability’s First 50 Years:  Reforms, Unintentional Consequences, Unresolved Issues, and Future Prospects


Conference Program


Please note – the full printed conference program will not be available at the conference.  Please download the session schedules ahead of time or print them out for your use at the conference.


Various committees of CLD will hold meetings while at the conference.  If you are interested in attending a specific committee meeting, reference this listing  for times and locations -  Committee Meeting Schedule.  We'll keep this list updated as we get notice of additional meetings. (update 9/28)
Online registration is still open! Follow the link below to complete your registration and secure your spot for this exciting conference:

Online Conference Registration 

 If you want to download the registration form for a mail-in registration, please use the form below:

Conference Registration Form


Conference Hotel:  Our Conference hotel will be at the Marriott Portland  Downtown Waterfront.  Our room block has been filled for our special discount rate.  However, please feel free to call the hotel at 503-225-7600 to make reservations using the CLD name.  They will be able to offer you their best available rate.


Conference Hotel

Transportation information to and from the hotel, as well as parking options around the hotel, is available here - 


Interested in Sponsoring events at our conference?  Please click on the link below for pricing and contact information.

Sponsorship Form