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02 April 2014 @ 09:18 am
Great Opportunity!  
Registration is now open for YALSA’s fourth Young Adult Literature Symposium, Nov. 14–16, at the Hyatt Regency Austin! Early bird pricing begins at $50 for students and $195 for members of the Texas Library Association and Texas Association of School Librarian members; registration is available at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium. (TLA and TASL members must use the attached registration form to take advantage of the discounted registration rate).

The 2014 theme is “Keeping it Real: Finding the True Teen Experience in YA Literature.” The Young Adult Literature Symposium is funded in part by the William C. Morris Endowment.

Registration for the symposium includes a welcome reception on Friday night sponsored by HarperCollins, educational sessions on Saturday and Sunday, coffee breaks on Saturday and Sunday, a reception on Saturday evening featuring over 35 YA authors, and a general closing session with lunch on Sunday. Details, including a preliminary program, are available at www.ala.org/yalitsymposium by clicking on “Preliminary Program.”

Early bird registration costs

· $195 for YALSA members and Texas Library Association and Texas Association of School Librarians Members;

· $245 for ALA personal members;

· $300 for nonmembers; and

· $50 for students, who must be enrolled full-time in a library and information studies program.

Rooms at the Hyatt Regency Austin are offered for a limited time at a special rate for registrants of $124 per night.

YALSA will also offer pre-symposium special events that require additional registration on Friday, including:

· A half-day forum on using nonfiction to motivate readers ($69);

· A half-day forum on rugged characters in ya books ($69);

· A half-day forum on ya lit programming ($69); and

· An evening boat tour on beautiful Lady Bird Lake ($40)

In addition, symposium attendees can register for the Teens’ Top Ten Author Luncheon on Saturday, featuring Julie Kagawa, Marissa Meyer, Lauren Oliver, and Maggie Stiefvater. Tickets for the luncheon cost $46.

YASLSA’s next Symposium will be held November 5-7, 2015, in Portland, Oregon.

If you have any questions, please let me know!

Nichole O'Connor
YALSA Program Officer for Events and Conferences