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Programme Outline - IBBY Congress - London 2012

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PRESS  RELEASE  JUNE  21st  2012


Registration Opens on July 2nd for Day Delegates to IBBY 2012 World Congress


IBBY UK is pleased to announce that registration for day delegates to this amazing International Conference will open on Monday July 2nd, online at


Hundreds of international delegates have already signed up to enjoy the brilliant line-up of speakers and events.  We already have registrations from as far afield as Mongolia, Japan, Tunisia, Argentina, Lebanon, Mexico, Malaysia, China, Korea, the United States, Azerbaijan, India, Canada  and of course most European counties too.  This incredible conference on Children's and young adult literature has not been held in the UK for 30 years, so don't miss this wonderful opportunity.


The programme will be a mix of keynote addresses, panel discussions, professional papers, poster sessions as well as presentations of the illustrious Hans Christian Andersen Awards and the IBBY Asahi Reading Promotion Awards.  Lots of authors and illustrators will speak in lunchbreaks and breakfast sessions - in fact the programme is packed so full you'll have to remind yourself to eat!!  Three UK Laureates, Julia Donaldson, Anthony Browne and Michael Morpurgo, get us off to a great start, and it just goes on and on.  The only problem with day registration is
choosing which day to come.


There are limited numbers of places each day, so book your place as soon as you can to be sure of your first choice.


For full details of the programme see and mark July 2nd in your dairy!


Kathy Lemaire OBE

Ann Lazim

Co-Directors, Crossing Boundaries: translations and migrations

IBBY33rd World Congress


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IBBY Congress - London 2012

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Programme for Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations


We’re delighted to say that the full programme for this exciting conference is now on
our website at


There is already a great line-up of speakers including Anthony Browne, Aidan
Chambers, Julia Donaldson, Jamila Gavin, Elizabeth Laird, Bart Moeyaert,
Michael Morpurgo, Beverley Naidoo, Michael Rosen and Shaun Tan. In addition we have some wonderful speakers in extra sessions sponsored by publishers – Kai Meyer, Anthea Bell, Verna Wilkins and Candy Gourlay to name but a few. Speakers for panel sessions will be announced in a few weeks time.


We received over 300 proposals for papers, and 140 of these have been selected for
the Congress. These will be given in parallel sessions on Friday 24th and Saturday 25th August. We are currently in the process of selecting poster sessions, and will announce these by the end of February.


Pre and Post Congress Tours

With our partners International Friends we have created a truly unique set of tours
focussing on children’s (and some adult) literature, from walking tours of the
London of Peter Pan, Shakespeare and Charles Dickens to days celebrating Green
Knowe, Tom’s Midnight Garden, Dickens, Harry Potter, Roald Dahl and the
literary heritage of Oxford. There are also longer tours: one exploring the
Lake District and the world of Beatrix Potter and Arthur Ransome, and the other
visiting Seven Stories and the Bronte’s’ Yorkshire. See them all at


Registration and accommodation

Registration and accommodation bookings are now open at

There has not been an IBBY World Congress in the UK for 30 years, and we want to make this the must-come-to event of the decade. If you haven’t booked yet, do it

We hope that you will be able to share this information through your regular networks and are very grateful for your help in spreading the word and encouraging people to attend. We really appreciate the help of all the organisations who are so positive about the IBBY 2012 World Congress, and the support you are giving us.

Thank you

Kathy Lemaire OBE

Co-Director Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations

IBBY World Congress London 2012

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