The 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress
"9-12 May 2017, Bangkok, Thailand"
"9-12 May 2017, Bangkok, Thailand"

The Thai section of IBBY (International Board on Books for Young People) -ThaiBBY - in partnership with Thailand Knowledge Park (TK park) are proud to announce the launch of the 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress. The congress is set for May 9-12, 2017 to bring together specialists in children's literature, writers, illustrators, librarians, educators, storytellers and those children book lovers for 4 days of readings, lectures, workshops, and social events that celebrate the digital evolution of reading world.

Great Location

Right in the heart of Bangkok, close to major public transports and attractions


Unrivaled Networking

Great opportunity to share knowledge and ideas with like-minded people


Explore Thailand

Experience Thai culture through the unique flavors of Thai food and performances




Main Theme : Read = Life: Reading in the Digital Age

Reading equals life because life grows from reading. In this digital world, we read in all kinds of platforms; be it digital or concrete modes. It seems in this digital world, reading has a new meaning and life has a new approach.

Topics maybe relevant to the following suggestions:

1. Reading as human life source

2. A ‘Healthy Reading’

3. Children’s literature and society

4. Security and insecurity in Children’s books

5. Children’s books and social meanings

6. Children’s Literature as a social learning experience

7. Cultural studies in Children’s Literature

8. Children’s Literature as education

9. Methods of reading and analyzing the world

10. Reading as a way of thinking

11. Multiculturalism in Children’s Literature

12. Aesthetic approaches to children’s literature

13. Home literacy and formal reading instruction

14. History and development of Children’s Literature in Thai / Foreign countries

15. The local children’s books and the global children’s books

16. Technology and Children’s Books / Technology and children life

17. Private and Public realms in reading books and watching new media

18. Technology in children learning / Children learning about technology

19. Information and communication technologies for children

20. Children perception of the modern world

21. Adult model in children’s media

22. Cautiously critical reading in the digital world

23. Designing modern books and media for children

24. Virtual reality and existing world

25. New readings of children’s literature

26. Re-imaginings of myth, fairy tale, and other traditional stories

27. etc.

Paper Proposals

Abstracts for each proposed paper should be 250-300 words. A 50-word biography of presenters must accompany each abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions is midnight 28 February 2017 with notification of acceptance before 5 March 2017. Full paper submission is 15 March 2017.

Send your Abstract Proposal to the Congress Secretariat at Please write “Abstract Proposal” in your subject heading.

Paper template download here

⚑  Full text paper should be submitted in a Word or PDF file by 15 March 2017.
⚑  Papers should be 3-12 pages long (minimum 2,000 words), images may be included.
⚑  Papers must include title, an abstract and the speaker’s name, address, telephone number, professional affiliation, email address and short biographical note (40 words).
⚑  The length of oral presentations of papers will be 15 minutes.
⚑  All papers that are presented at the 3rd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress will be made available online via
⚑  Abstracts will be published on the congress booklet.

Poster Proposals

For Poster Proposal, it can be a presentation of research or practical suggestions for educators, librarians, and book activists. To submit your Poster Proposal, please provide a 250-300 words abstract of your poster, with a 50-word biography of the poster presenter. Easels will be provided for posters and additional information about poster size will be provided with the acceptance letters. The submission deadline and notification of acceptance are the same as the abstracts.

Send your Abstract and Poster Proposal to the Congress Secretariat at Please write “Poster Proposal” in your subject heading.

Important dates

* Call for papers has ended!

Abstract Submission : November 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017  February 28, 2017
Notification of Abstract Acceptance : February 15, 2017 March 5, 2017
Full Paper Submission : March 15, 2017
Notification of Full Paper Acceptance : March 31, 2017
To discuss any matter relating to this Call for Papers, please email



Event Location

CentralWorld, Level 8, Dazzle Zone
Ratchadamri Road, Pathumwan,
Tel : +66(02) 257-4300
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