October 1st is the deadline for papers for the Asian Festival of Children’s Content (AFCC) which next year has a focus on Japan — though not every presentation has to be about Japan — it’s just that they do a country focus each year. Guidelines — for either the Writers and Illustrators Conference or the Teachers Congress and Parents Forum — can be downloaded from their website: http://afcc.com.sg/
The April 21-23 conference “reThinking Literacy” is now accepting presentations — on a rolling acceptance basis. In many ways, this is an evolution of our own past “Hands on Literacy” conferences, though longer in time and perhaps more interested in how technology supports literacy. I do hope some of our members will present and attend.