3rd Annual LaundryCares Literacy Summit

Join Our Growing Movement

March 23-25, 2020
Union League Club
Chicago, IL

3rd Annual LaundryCares Literacy Summit

About This Must-See Event

The LaundryCares Literacy Summit brings together a diverse group of professionals with a common goal: to engage children in reading and learning in everyday spaces, better preparing them for school and success.,,

…and our research is validating that this early intervention is making a difference!

Advancing childhood literacy in everyday spaces

Please join us for a dynamic series of speakers, presentations, and workshops related to literacy promotion in laundromats. Participants will also have the opportunity to tour local laundromats committed to supporting families and helping children learn.

Learn how you can play a role in this unique initiative playing out at laundromats across the country – or get inspired and introduce our programs in everyday spaces.

  • Advance your knowledge in early childhood development from experts in the field
  • Get exclusive access to the latest research outcomes from our current study
  • Share ideas, best practices, and resources with a network of passionate professionals
  • Get inspired and energized!

Watch Last’s Year’s Recap Video

Featured Speakers

Dr. Susan Neuman

Rosemarie Truglio, Ph.D.

Senior VP,
Curriculum & Content,
Sesame Street

Dr. Susan Neuman

Dr. Susan Neuman

Professor of Childhood and Literacy Education,
NYU Steinhardt

David Broz

David Broz

Visionary Architect,
Gensler Community Studio

Mariana Glusman

Dr. Mariana Glusman

Pediatrician & Bilingualism Researcher,
Lurie Children’s Clinic

Ralph Smith

Hon. Ramona Gonzalez

National Council of Family & Juvenile Court Judges

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith

Managing Director,
Campaign for
Grade Level Reading

Who Will Be There?

Literacy Summit 2019 attendees
  • Literacy professionals and organizations
  • Laundromat owners
  • Civic Groups
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  • Researchers and scholars
  • Early childhood education experts
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  • Architects & designers of child-friendly spaces
  • Funding Organizations


We have a robust program of events planned for this year’s LaundryCares Literacy Summit.
Click the link below for a preview of the schedule.

Hosted by the Laundry Literacy Coalition

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LaundryCares Foundation

Register to Attend

We invite you to use the form below to register yourself or yourself and a guest for the LaundryCares Literacy Summit 2020.
Please feel free to call us at 630-953-7920 with questions about this event.

Hotel Accommodations

Union League Club – Chicago
Ref: LaundryCares Literacy Summit
Email: [email protected]
Ph: 1.800.443.0578
Per-Night Rate:

  • Standard rooms: $169 + 20% ($202.80 incl)
  • Deluxe rooms: $199 + 20% ($238.80 incl)
  • Executive Suite: $229 + 20% (274.80 incl)

Cutoff date: February 21, 2020

What People Are Saying About Previous Summit Experiences

Everything about this summit was excellent! Well organized, top notch speakers, great vibe, excellent food – wow! I can’t wait until next year!

Book Harvest

The panelists who told stories of their work was practical, useful information that will help in our planning and work.

Minnesota Department of Education - State Library Services

The energy and motivation of everyone involved was really exciting.

The New York Public Library

This was an incredible convening of many different stakeholders all passionate about a single goal! So many rich conversations and evidence of a movement being built. Too short!

Bright By Three

The panels were so full of information that it had to be my favorite part as an information junkie BUT networking with the amazing participants was a very close second.

Elgin Partnership for Early Learning

The presentations about early childhood development and research project about literacy in laundromat spaces were extremely useful. They confirmed much of my experience offering a literacy space at a local library in Detroit.

Detroit Public Library

The diverse collection of thought leaders helped spark a lot of momentum.

Eastern Funding

My favorite aspect of the Summit was the opportunity to speak to others about the future opportunities. I loved that the summit was small enough to make meaningful, memorable connections.

The New York Public Library

Register to Attend

We invite you to use the form below to register yourself or yourself and a guest for the LaundryCares Literacy Summit 2020.
Please feel free to call us at 630-953-7920 with questions about this event.