Welcome to IBBY 2012

Welcome to the website for the 33rd IBBY International Congress, entitled Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations, which was held at Imperial College, London, from 23rd to 26th August 2012. We are grateful to Arts Council England and to our other sponsors for their generous support for this congress.

Crossing Boundaries

The main theme of the congress was Crossing Boundaries: Translations and Migrations. We explored how books and stories for children and young people can cross boundaries and migrate across different countries and cultures. The congress looked at issues such as globalisation, dual-language texts, cultural exchange and the art of translation. Find out more...

Delegate List

A list of delegates who attended the Congress is now available for download.

Congress Proceedings

Watch a video of Shaun Tan's presentation.


Films and transcripts of the other proceedings will be available on the website shortly.  


Visit our Flickr site to see our photographs.

A Video Greeting from Aidan Chambers

Aidan Chambers

Author Aidan Chambers has recorded a special video message for anyone interested in attending the 2012 Congress in London. The video includes an overview of highlights of London and surroundings.

Flyer for 2012 Ibby Congress in London

Ibby 2012 Brochure

Our printed flyer containing preliminary details of the 2012 IBBY Congress in London is now available for download. Download Flyer (PDF, 2.6 MB)