Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Get involved: USBBY Conference this fall

USBBY Conference at UW looking for kid-lit volunteers!
In October 2017 — next year — the UW will host the 12th Regional Conference of the International Board on Books for Youth (IBBY), courtesy of the United States Board on Books for Youth (USBBY). Don’t sweat the acronyms so much as the fact that these are the folks responsible for the Hans Christian Andersen Medal. The conference, Radical Change Beyond Borders: The Transforming Power of Children’s Literature in a Digital Age, will run from Friday, October 20, through Sunday, October 22, 2017, and draw about 250 U.S. and international participants.

You can expect SCBWI Western WA to talk more next year about an author reception planned for the conference. In the meantime, local organizers are looking for one or more kid-lit folks interested in joining their Local  Arrangements Committee, which will handle arrangements for conference facilities, meals, hotels, publicity subcommittees, tours, exhibits, hospitality, and event registration.  

Want to get involved for an insider’s seat on the action? Contact liaison (and local SCBWI member) Margaret Chang <mchang@williams.edu or 206-201-3031.

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