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Kidlitosphere Conference

The Kidlitosphere Conference is an annual gathering of the Society of Bloggers in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. The 2009 conference will take place in Washington, DC, on Saturday, October 17th. While sessions are not scheduled for Friday, a Library of Congress visit is currently in the planning stages. An informal outing in DC will be scheduled for Sunday as well.

The sessions go from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and will cover:

  1. BulletThe Blog Within: An Interview With Your Inner Blogger

  2. BulletBuilding a Better Blog: Best Practices, Ideas, and Tips

  3. BulletSplit Reviewer/Author Sessions:
    It’s All About the Book: Better Book Reviews
    It’s Not About Your Book: Writing Ideas for Blogging Authors

  4. BulletSplit Reviewer/Author Sessions:
    Social Networking for Fun (and Profit?)

  5. BulletAuthors, Publishers, Reviewers (and ARCs): A Panel Conversation

  6. BulletComing Together, Giving Back: Building Community, Literacy and the Reading Message (KidLitosphere Central/PBS/RIF/Literacy)

  7. BulletMeet the Authors


A pre-session meet-and-greet breakfast is offered from 7:00 to 8:00 a.m. A fun dinner to mix and mingle is scheduled for 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. The registration fee for the conference — including the breakfast and dinner — is $100. The fee for dinner only (for spouses or guests) is $50.

Rooms can be reserved at the Sheraton Crystal City Hotel for a special group rate of $109 per night. The group rate will be available until September 16th or until the block of rooms is filled. It should be noted that the hotel is a mile from National Airport and free shuttle service is available. A Metro Station is on the same block and allows travel to Washington in minutes. In fact, downtown DC is only two miles away. The hotel is right next to the Crystal City Shops and a few blocks from the upscale Fashion Center at Pentagon City.

For full details visit http://kidlitosphere.org

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