USBBY members and affiliates head to Regional Conference for a variety of reasons, top of the list being its intimate size. With a cap of only a few hundred people, the conference provides multiple opportunities to meet and collaborate with authors, illustrators, publishers, professors, librarians and other educators and influencers in the young people’s book world - a world that this year includes attendees from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Indonesia, Ireland, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, and more! Of course, it is also a chance to connect with peers from
around the United States.
Along with the amazing line-up of guest speakers, the conference schedule is packed with breakout sessions and workshops that speak to how this community turns reading books of the world into taking action for the world. Those in attendance also have the opportunity to bid on extraordinary items, such as original art from the guest speakers, in the silent auction.
New this year, in an effort to keep costs and waste down and to enrich the attendee experience, registrants receive access to a conference app, Sched, which can be used to find detailed information on each session, preview reading lists for book discussion groups, and customize and keep track of conference schedules.
The 13th Biennial Regional Conference in Austin promises to be jam-packed and inspiring.
The United States Board on Books for Young People
The U.S. National Section of International Board on Books for Young People
Building Bridges Through Children's and Young Adult Books
Center for Teaching through Children´s Books
National Louis University
1000 Capitol Drive
Wheeling, IL 60090
V. Ellis Vance, Executive Director Executive.Director@usbby.org
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