Whether you’re an editor or an agent, in publicity or production, a librarian or a bookseller, there has never been a more exciting - and challenging - time to be in children’s publishing. Changes and opportunities alike continue to present themselves in our corner of the industry, and the 2021 conference is here to equip you with the knowledge, discussions and insight you need to move forward and thrive. This year’s virtual conference structure will run over four action-packed days, with even more sessions than last year to ensure we cover the breadth and scope of the children’s book landscape. The week’s talks will include a mixture of presentations, round table discussions and interactive case studies and panels, ranging across the following themes: 

The New Normal

Avenues to Success

New Frontiers


With over thirty talks and more than fifty speakers, this is the biggest Children’s Conference yet, and your conference pass gets you access to all the videos until the end of October 2021. So you can watch - or rewatch - all the sessions at a time that’s convenient for you.

Get in touch with charlotte.eyre@thebookseller.com if you’d like to suggest a topic or speaker, and email emma.lowe@thebookseller.com if you have any queries about tickets or group discounts (there are definitely group discounts!)

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