BCBF – IBBY Press Conference 2024

12 March 2024

IBBY Press Conference 2024
Lunedì 8 April, 15:00–16:15
Illustrators Café, Service Center, Bologna Children’s Book Fair

ENG: The IBBY Press Conference presents the work of IBBY throughout the year and highlights its most important events, including the 39th World Congress (Trieste, 30 Aug–1 Sept, 2024) and the 2024 International Children’s Book Day. It is also the much-expected occasion to discover the winners of the 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award and the IBBY Reading Promotions Awards.

1 Welcome
Sylvia Vardell, IBBY President

2 IBBY Projects and Activities Around the World
Carolina Ballester, IBBY Executive Director

3 Bookbird: A Journal of International Children’s Literature
Valerie Coghlan, Bookbird Inc. President

4 International Children’s Book Day 2024, hosted by IBBY Japan (JBBY)
Yukiko Hiromatsu, JBBY Board Member

5 39th IBBY World Congress, Trieste, Italy, 30 Aug–1 Sep 2024
Elisabetta Lippolis, IBBY Italy Vice-president and Congress Chair

6 2024 IBBY-Asahi Reading Promotion Award: Winner Announcement
Junko Yokota, IBBY Reading Promotion Jury President

7 2024 IBBY-iRead Outstanding Reading Promoter Award: Winners Announcement
Junko Yokota, IBBY Reading Promotion Jury President

8 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Award: Winners Announcement
Liz Page, 2024 Hans Christian Andersen Jury President, with the participation of
Fred Minn, CEO of Nami Island Arts and Education

16:30 IBBY Cocktail
IBBY Stand (Hall 29 C45)