Thursday, May 10, 2012

Children's Publishing Conference 2012

At the end of this month, on May 31st, I'll be attending a conference hosted by Publishing Perspectives, the 2012 Children's Publishing Conference at Scholastic's Headquarters in New York City.  They have a great variety of speakers who will be discussing the topics of "What makes a children’s book great? How and what will children be reading in 2020?"  Here's the schedule with the lineup of speakers:

If you're interested in going here's the link for more information and how to register:

TimeSession TitleSpeakers
8:00-9:00Breakfast and check-in
9:00-9:15WelcomeEdward Nawotka, Editor-in-Chief,Publishing Perspectives
9:15-9:45Keynote: What Makes a Children’s Book Great?Richard Robinson, President and CEO, Scholastic Inc.
9:45-10:30Trends vs. Tradition: The Present and Future of YA and Children’s BooksDavid Levithan(Scholastic), Pamela Paul (New York Times Book Review), Roger Sutton (Horn Books)
10:30-11:15Blockbusters, Bestsellers and Everything in Between: Agenting Children’s BooksKen Wright (Writers House), Rosemary Stimola (Stimola Literary Studio), Erica Rand Silverman(Sterling Lord Literistic), moderated by Peggy Intrator
11:30-12:15Born Digital, Buy Digital: Sales, Publishing and Community Building for the New GenerationKevin O’Connor(Barnes & Noble NOOK),Jacob Lewis (Figment),Paula K. Allen(Nickelodeon Global Publishing)
12:15-1:00Author, Author!: Building a Career, Connecting with Kids, and Standing out from the CrowdPeter Brown (author),Beth Kephart (author),John Rocco(author/illustrator),Raina Telgemeier(author)
1:00-2:00Lunch and Networking

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