Theme: Children and Future

Place: Shangri-La Hotel, Xi'an High-tech industries development Zone
27th Sept.
   Sub-forum of the meeting: Childhood experience in children's literature creation
   Sponsor: CBBY, Children's literature committee of China Writers Association, China Children's Press & Publication Group
   Organizer: Shaanxi Branch of Children's Literature Committee of China Writers Association
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      Exchange Symposium for IBBY Asian and Oceania National Sections:
      The IBBY EC wishes to offer an opportunity to explore ideas that will help strengthen the national sections in the region and increase their sustainability and influence. A number of IBBY members have been asked to share their experiences. To start the discussion three important topics have been identified, these are::
      1. Fundraising
      2. Ideas for strengthening section—making it more inclusive,including communications and cooperation among National Sections in the region.
      3. How to help children in crisis
Speakers include Murti Bunanta (Indonesia), Sophie Hallam (UK), Zohreh Ghaeni (Iran) and Basarat Kazim (Pakistan) amongst others. The symposium will be led by Ellis Vance (IBBY Treasurer, USA) and the language will be English.


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