March 29th – 30th, 2019
Celebrating our 50th Anniversary!
As an integral part of Georgia's literacy initiative for half a century, the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature draws hundreds of teachers, school media specialists, public librarians, authors, illustrators, and children's literature scholars from the Southeast and beyond. The conference also hosts the finals of the annual Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, a statewide competition for students in grades 4-12.
The two-day conference is organized by faculty and students in the College of Education's Department of Language and Literacy Education.
The conference is also closely connected to the Georgia Children's Book Awards.
Participant: On or before Feb. 15: $224, Feb. 16 or later: $244 (includes conference sessions, handouts, Friday lunch and refreshment breaks);
Student participant: $94 (includes conference sessions, handouts, Friday lunch and refreshment breaks);
Student participant without lunch: $74 (includes conference sessions, handouts and refreshment breaks)
Author workshops: $14 each
Sign up for a workshop with one of our keynote speakers! You can attend one or all four. Registration is limited to the first 25 registrants.
Exhibitors at the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature have the opportunity to meet educators, media specialists, faculty and children's literature enthusiasts from across Georgia and beyond. Exhibits are open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday. Exhibitors will be recognized with a special acknowledgement in the printed program and online.
Sponsors at the Georgia Conference on Children's Literature enhance the overall conference experience and will be recognized with a special acknowledgement in the printed program and online.
Hotel Reservations: A block of hotel rooms is being held at the UGA Hotel and Conference Center. Hotel rates range from $114 per night for room with one queen or king bed, to $154 per night for a room with two queen or double beds. The deadline to make a hotel reservation with the group block is Feb. 21. To make a reservation, call the Georgia Center directly at 800-884-1381 or 706-542-2134 or register online. Please use block code 89173 when making the reservation.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: All cancellations must be submitted via email before the cancellation deadline in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations after the cancellation deadline are non-refundable. If cancellation is not made by the deadline, and you are not able to attend, you or your organization is still liable for payment.
Registration transfer: If you have registered for an event but cannot attend, you may transfer your registration to another person. Simply send us an email 48 hours before the event with the registration information of the person who will attend.
I love this conference! I always learn something and come away energized.
After a two-year absence from the conference, it was GREAT to be back! I am retired now but still LOVE to attend. It's always inspiring to meet the authors and illustrators who are forever my HEROES!
Out of all the conferences I've attended, this one is the best! What other conferences is there a chance you will be on the elevator with an author/illustrator or even have one come to your table and sit down with you?
For 50 years, our conference has celebrated top authors and illustrators from around the world.