Georgia Conference on Children's Literature
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.
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Be an Exhibitor or Sponsor
Exhibitors at the Conference on Children's Literature have the opportunity to meet educators, media specialists, faculty and children's literature enthusiasts from across Georgia. Sponsorships are also available.
Donate to the Conference
By donating to the Georgia Book Awards and Conference on Children's Literature, you are supporting a 50-year legacy of celebrating quality children's books for Georgia students.
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.
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.
Registration and cancellation deadline: March 22
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.
Saturday, March 30 at 8:00am to 5:00pm
Georgia Center for Continuing Education & Hotel
1197 S Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30605