IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) Biennial Congress to be held in Auckland in August next year. IBBY is an amazing organisation with sections in more than 70 countries, many of whom will send representatives to New Zealand for the congress.
The Congress will include the awarding of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal, the international final of the Kidsą Lit Quiz and Storylines Auckland Family Day. Along with these events is a concentrated, quality programme of speakers and other sessions.
Have a look at the website for the list of speakers announced so far, with more to come.
They are also calling for abstracts for presentations and posters which I hope some of you might be interested in submitting a proposal. Find info about themes etc here: http://www.ibbycongress2016.org/theme.html.
Thereąs a great website,  Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/ibbycongress2016?fref=ts and Twitter
https://twitter.com/ibbycongress pages so you can follow as further speakers and events are announced.
I do hope many of you will be able to come and be part of this amazing international event with its whole focus on books for children and young people.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *