Invitation from USBBY President Therese Bigelow
You are warmly invited to attend the 12th IBBY Regional Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, October 20-22, 2017.
As home computers and digital games exploded in the 1990's, the late Eliza Dresang began to note the changing ways children interacted with literature. She published her definitive thinking and research as Radical Change: Books for Youth in a Digital Age in 1999. USBBY, in planning for the 12th IBBY Regional Conference in Seattle in conjunction with the Information School at the University of Washington, is pleased to announce the theme in honor of Eliza, a professor at the university, "Radical Change Beyond Borders - the Transforming Power of Children's Literature in a Digital age." Speakers and participants will explore the changing role of children's literature reflecting changing times and an international lens. Conference speakers include: Sonja Danowski, Pam Munoz Ryan, Jerry Pinkney, Sarah Ellis, Karen Bass, Christy Jordan-Fenton, Margaret Pokiak-Fenton, Sherman Alexie and Peter Sís. In addition to the main sessions, there will be book discussions, story telling, local Seattle authors and more. You won't want to miss this 12th Regional Conference!