The next CBCA conference will be held at The Menzies Hotel in Sydney on 20 and 21 May 2016, with the theme READ: myriad possibilities.
The theme was chosen to give a visionary direction to the conference and to show how, after 70 years of CBCA existence, there are myriad possibilities for its future and the future of reading. It is creative, open to interpretation, shows potential and inspires hope in the future – all qualities that we wish to underpin the 2016 National Conference. It is kaleidoscopic in nature. It is based on the quote: “Books may not change our suffering, books may not protect us from evil, books may not tell us what is good or what is beautiful, and they will certainly not shield us from the common fate of the grave. But books grant us myriad possibilities: the possibility of change, the possibility of illumination.” Alberto Manguel.
PROGRAM: It is the aim of the conference committee to provide a stimulating, varied and inspiring program that will feature the best Australian children’s book creators. It will also provide a forum for discussion and debate, especially as Quality Literature is central to the Australian English Curriculum.