IBBY Congresses

IBBY's biennial congresses bring together IBBY members and other people involved in children's books and reading development from all over the world. The congresses are excellent occasions to make contacts, exchange ideas and open horizons.

Every two years a different National Section hosts the Congress. An IBBY Congress also serves as a frame not only for the General Assembly and other meetings, but also for the presentation of different exhibitions and celebrations such as the Hans Christian Andersen Awards and the IBBY Honour List.

Past congresses have been held in Japan, Colombia, Brazil, South Africa, India, China and Denmark.

IBBY events at Congress 2012

Please see the IBBY Events page for full details.