The Children’s Book Council of Australia 12th National Conference

READ: Myriad Possibilities
May 20-21, 2016. The Menzies Hotel, Sydney


The Conference

After 70 years, there are myriad possibilities for the CBCA’s future and the future of reading. This theme is creative, open to interpretation, shows potential and inspires hope in the future – all qualities that we wish to underpin the 2016 National Conference.

Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination. Alberto Manguel

It is the aim of the conference committee to provide a stimulating, varied and inspiring program that will feature the best Australian children’s book creators. It will also provide a forum for discussion and debate, especially as Quality Literature is central to the Australian English Curriculum.

Would you like to appear at the trade fair, or sponsor the event? Click here to read the Trade Display & Sponsorship Prospectus.

Gail Erskine, President, CBCA NSW Branch

Margaret Hamilton, Deputy Chair CBCA Board
Please note: The Trade Fair is full and no further applications will be considered.

Gail Erskine, Margaret Hamilton, Ray Pincombe, Sarah Foster, Toni Field, Denise Cramsie, Steve Spargo, Megan Lavender, Jane O’Connell, Will Kostakis

CBCA 12th National Conference
PO Box 765, Rozelle, NSW 2039.
Email: Phone: (02) 9818 3858

Exclusive Special Conference Offer

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NOTE: The special Conference rate is available for bookings made from now until 28 May 2016 and limited to climbs between 13-28 May 2016 only. Any climb dates outside these dates will be at retail rates. The rates will vary depending on the type of climb. You must provide your proof of registration or your delegate lanyard at check-in.