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“Congratulations on an AMAZING Children's Nonfiction Conference. This was my first time attending, and it was well worth the time and expense. I connected with interesting people in the business and learned a lot—both from conference presenters and from fellow attendees. Plus I came away with several exciting potential opportunities to explore. If you haven't yet attended this terrific conference, I highly recommend you check it out next year.”
“Thank you so much for a FANTASTIC conference. It was the best conference I've ever attended and you can quote me on that! All your work and prep paid off. I enjoyed the diversity of the speakers--from authors to publishers to the president of the NSTA. Just great. “
“This was a very unusual conference that offered tremendous opportunity for a multitude of professionals dealing with a myriad of perspectives to interact and understand the larger picture surrounding children’s nonfiction. I have never attended anything like it before. Thank you for putting it together. I came home renewed and ready to put some new ideas into practice.”
... whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or published.
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MEET PEOPLE WHO WILL TAKE CHILDREN'S NONFICTION
TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Find out what others are thinking and doing in children’s nonfiction at the unique meeting place for publishers, college professors, digital pioneers, authors, illustrators, teachers, and librarians. Attend workshops and panels. Learn about new products, technology, and methodology. Ask questions. Get inspired!
JOIN CONVERSATIONS ON COMMON CORE, NEXT GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS, & C3 SOCIAL STUDIES STANDARDS
Hear from NSTA President, Dr. Juliana Texley, and other professors from Graduate Schools of Education at Shippensburg University, Queens College (CUNY), and Eastern Connecticut State University. Find out how educators advocate using trade books in their mission to improve literacy. Learn what publishers, authors, and illustrators are doing to help meet the standards.
MEET DECISION MAKERS FOR BOOK REVIEWS, BOOK LISTS, AND AWARDS
What do Betsy Bird and Amie Wright at the New York Public Library look for when they choose book recommendations for the New York public schools? What sets apart the "best of the best" for Bank Street and NSTA book awards?
FOLLOW SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TRENDS
Social media -- it’s everywhere! Publishers, authors, and illustrators are reaching their markets through social media channels which are constantly evolving. Branding and social media consultants Dixie Laite and Kelly Leonard will share how they use social media. Jason Wells will talk about his marketing work for Abrams’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid and others products. Amanda Barbara of Pubslush will advise on crowd-funding.
GET UP TO SPEED ON DIGITAL PUBLISHING, TRANSMEDIA, & APPS
Fascinating pioneers in digital publishing, self-publishing, and transmedia will share their latest apps and digital products and show us that pathways to publishing go way beyond traditional books!
CONNECT WITH PEOPLE FROM
Abrams • Amazon.com • Bank Street College • Chronicle • CreateSpace
Crown Books for Young Readers Drawing Children Into Reading
Eastern Connecticut State University
Highlights for Children • Houghton Mifflin Harcourt • iNK Think Tank
Kids Discover • Kindle Direct Publishing KLO Associates • Lerner Publishing Library of Congress/United Federation of Teacers - Teacher Center • National Geographic Kids • National Science Teachers Association • New York Public Library • Publisher Spotlight • Pubslush Queens College Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Development • Scholastic • Science Plus, Inc. • Simon & Schuster • Trident Media Group • Workman Publishing Zest Books
For sponsorship opportunities, contact: Michael Isaacs • (201) 634-1870 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Conference initiated by Lionel Bender of BRW, producers of children's illustrated nonfiction for international publishers;