1. MEET PEOPLE WHO WILL TAKE CHILDREN'S NONFICTION
TO THE NEXT LEVEL
Find out what others are thinking and doing in children’s nonfiction at the unique meeting place for publishers, digital pioneers, authors, illustrators, teachers, and librarians. Attend workshops and panels. Learn about new products, technology, and methodology. Ask questions. Get inspired!
2. JOIN CONVERSATIONS ON COMMON CORE AND NEXT
GENERATION SCIENCE STANDARDS
What is Amie Wright at the New York Public Library looking for when she chooses book recommendations for the New York public schools? What are publishers such as Pearson, National Geographic, and Capstone doing to meet the new standards? Be a part of the conversations so that you know where you are going!
3. LEARN THE LATEST ABOUT PRE-K LITERACY
Pre-K is a growing market! Find out what publishers such as Highlights, Abrams, and
Capstone are doing. Learn where authors, illustrators, game developers, and app developers are heading.
4. FOLLOW SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING TRENDS
Social media -- it’s everywhere! Publishers, authors, and illustrators are reaching their markets through social media channels which are constantly evolving. Branding consulting Dixie Laite of Nickelodeon will share how she uses social media. Jason Wells will talk about his marketing work for Abrams’ Diary of a Wimpy Kid and others products.
5. GET UP TO SPEED ON DIGITAL PUBLISHING, GAMIFICATION, TRANSMEDIA, AND APPS
Fascinating pioneers in digital publishing, gamification, and transmedia will share their latest products and show us that pathways to publishing go way beyond books! Kellian Adams Pletcher of Green Door Labs will inspire about game-building; Roxie Munro, Julie Hedlund, and Lillian Holtzclaw Stern will share their latest apps and transmedia products.
6. CONNECT WITH PEOPLE FROM THESE ORGANIZATIONS:
Abrams • Highlights • Capstone • National Geographic Kids • Calkins Creek • Pearson Nickelodeon • Time For Kids • New York Public Library • Green Door Labs • American Museum of Natural History • Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Sports Illustrated Kids • Zest Books • Press4Kids
21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference:
"EVERYONE was so open. I sat with different people at every meal/presentation and
learned so much. Great dialogue everywhere you went. Truly worth every penny!"
"It was a wonderful opportunity to learn the latest tools of the trade and to meet so
many people that are passionate about nonfiction."
"I so enjoyed meeting and sharing ideas with my fellow NF Writers and also
appreciated how open and friendly the faculty were. I witnessed editors and writers
sharing leads and offering to connect new writers with established professionals to
help them out. It made me proud to be part of this community."
"I've never felt so connected at a writer's conference before - being immersed with
so many like-minded people sharing ideas, lots of laughs and even gripes. I can't wait
for next year."
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A UNIQUE CONFERENCE THAT HIGHLIGHTS:
• What is new in children's nonfiction publishing
• How you can use your talent to create books, e-books, apps,
and other educational materials
• Use your creative skills to make information products
• Get ideas for school and library nonfiction presentations
• How to sell and market yourself and your nonfiction ideas with
digital technology and social media
• Applying your expertise in fiction to a new genre: nonfiction
• The Common Core Standards, Next Generation Science Standards,
and other Initiatives: How your nonfiction books and apps can
Faculty and Panels Include:
• Trade Nonfiction Publishers • Authors
• Educational Publishers • Illustrators • Social Media Gurus
• Magazine Publishers • Graphic Designers/Art Editors
• E-book and App Developers • Editors
• Book Packagers/Creation Houses • Educators
Who Should Attend:
Authors/writers; illustrators/artists; teachers; librarians; booksellers; editors; designers; students of creative writing, graphic design, and media studies; publisher staff; and digital developers – whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or published.