The Journey Into Literacy conference is committed to sustaining the importance of literature and education in Northern New York. Bringing together award-winning authors, illustrators, and scholars with North Country school children, teachers, and education professionals is our primary goal. We intend to be community partners who provide a place where our community’s talented educators will want to share their expertise. Therefore, we are committed to providing rich literary and literacy experiences that nurture our literate lives. JIL is an achievement of the Literacy Program at SUNY Potsdam.