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Apr012010

The 2010 Kidlit Conference

(this is a reposting from the 2010 main page for KidLitCon. There’s great info here that we don’t want lost, even as we start posting info for the 2011+ conferences)

 

Greetings, YA and KidLit Blogdom!

Welcome to the first informational post for the Kidlitosphere 2010 Conference!

This year’s conference will be hosted by Andrew Karre (Carolrhoda), Ben Barnhart (Milkweed Editions) and Brian Farrey (Flux) in beautiful downtown Minneapolis.

Let’s start with the basics:

Where: Open Book, Minneapolis, MN
When: Saturday, October 23, 2010

 

The rough schedule calls for a wine and cheese reception on the night of Friday the 22nd, a day of workshops and panels on the 23rd, followed by a closing conference dinner in the evening.

We’re still working out the details of cost for the conference and hotel; we hope to have all the particulars very soon. Our goal is to make the cost comparable to past conferences. Once we’ve finished getting bids, we’ll post registration information. But if you send an e-mail right now to kidlitcon2010@gmail.com with the subject line “Intent to Register,” you will receive $5.00 off the cost of registration.

We are now accepting proposals for workshops and panel discussions. We’re looking for a range of topics aimed at both beginning and experienced bloggers. While we’ll consider all submissions and ideas, we are most interested in seeing sessions that address:

  • Issues of diversity in reviewing/blogging
  • Effective marketing/networking
  • Ethics of book reviews
  • Beyond the blog (vlogs, etc.)

Remember: this is your conference! If there is a topic that you’d like to see addressed but don’t feel you’re able to present on, please shoot us an e-mail at kitlitcon2010@gmail.com with your suggestion. Later on, we’ll list the topics that people would like to see covered and solicit proposals based on the requested list.

 

Please download and fill out the submission proposal form, then e-mail it back to us at the above address. Deadline for submissions is August 1, 2010. Our goal is to reply to all submissions by mid to late August.

Follow us on Twitter here: twitter.com/kidlitcon2010

And here’s the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/pages/Kidlitcon-2010/137299689614524

Please note that the KidLitCon 2010 blog will be your best source for up to date information.

Lots more info to come in the next few weeks. (We’re working on a few fun surprises…) For now, start spreading the word! Be a fan on Facebook! Follow us on Twitter! Let people know when the conference is and to start their plans to attend/present/support!

See photos from the KidLitosphere Conference

See more information about KidLitosphere Conference 2009

Visit the KidLitosphere Conference 2008 site

Visit the KidLitosphere Conference 2008 CafePress store

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