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2017 ALER Conference

 Join us for the 2017 ALER Conference


Engaging All Readers through Explorations of Literacy, Language & Culture

November 2-5, 2017 
St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront


Friday Night Social Event

Dali Museum and Dinner


November 3 from 6:30 - 9:00 pm

Self-guided audio tour of the Dali Museum followed by a dinner buffet that includes beef, chicken, talapia, rice, fruit, salad, dessert, coffee and iced tea. A cash bar will be available. ($50 per person for the entire event)

Tickets are limited so please add when you register for the conference.  Please register before October 21 so that we can ensure we have space for you.  To add this ticket to an existing registration, log in and select "register" again as you do to register.  From there you can add tickets and events.  The Dali is across the street from our conference hotel.


ALER 2017 Conference Call for Proposals is now closed.

Reviewers:  If you have questions about your login for the conference proposal submission and reviewer site, please contact Dr. Tami Al-Hazza at  The proposal submission and reviewer site ( is a different website, with a separate login from the ALER website. 


Guest Room Reservations is available now at the special ALER rate until filled for Nov. 2-5. Use this link for November 2-5 at the ALER rate of $155 per night.

If you wish to book for additional nights, you will need to book those separately through the main hotel site.  All extra nights are sold out in our block of rooms. 2017 CONFERENCE HOTEL--Hilton Bayfront, St. Petersburg




AIRPORT - Tampa International Airport is the nearest airport arrival point for major air carriers serving St. Petersburg, FL.  While St. Petersburg shows a small commuter airport, it isn't served by most carriers. 

SHUTTLE -  Super Shuttle is your best and most cost efficient method of transport from Tampa International. It runs approx. $39 per person round trip and you can book it online.  Use the hotel's special rate code (EP8N3) when booking online.

PARKING:  Onsite parking at the Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront is available for $12 per day based on availability.  There is also a garage next door for $4 per day.

Map to the Hotel

Discover Downtown St. Petersburg


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