• Magnificent conference facilities
  • 20 miles from Midtown Manhattan
  • Easy access from I-95, Airports, and Trains
  • Easy stroll to on-campus housing and complimentary parking
  • All conference meals and social functions included

JUNE 10-12, 2016



A Unique


That Highlights ...

  • What's new in children's nonfiction publishing
  • How educators are using trade books to support literacy and promote avid, lifelong readers
  • How you can use your talent to create books, e-books, apps, and other marketable materials
  • How to get ideas for school and library nonfiction presentations
  • How to sell and market yourself and your nonfiction ideas with digital technology and social media
  • How to apply your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction
  • The Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards, and other Initiatives: How your nonfiction books and apps can meet them
  • Educational Initiatives such as Next Generation Science Standards, 3C, Common Core, and Every Student Succeeds Act: How nonfiction books and apps can meet them

Faculty and
Panels Include ...

  • Trade Nonfiction Publishers
  • School and Library Publishers
  • Educational Publishers
  • Authors
  • Illustrators and Photographers
  • Professors in University Graduate Schools of Education
  • Branding and Social Media Marketing Consultants
  • Magazine Publishers
  • Graphic Designers and Art Directors
  • E-book and App Developers
  • Editors
  • Book Packagers
  • Agents
  • Library Youth Materials Specialists
  • EdTech Experts

Who Should


  • Authors/Writers
  • Illustrators/Artists
  • Teachers
  • Librarians
  • Booksellers
  • Editors
  • Designers
  • Students of creative writing, graphic design, and media studies
  • Publishing Staff
  • Digital Developers
  • Art Directors
  • Agents
  • Picture Researchers


... whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or published.

Here's What Our Previous Year's Participants Are Saying...

 “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.”

Supporting Sponsors

Conference initiated by Lionel Bender of BRW, producers of children's illustrated nonfiction for international publishers;

co-chaired by author/editor Sally Isaacs; and powered by Star Consulting, Inc., producers of top-calibre conferences and events. www.brw.co.uk  •  www.sallyisaacs.com  •  www.starconsultinginc.com