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!
YALSA Program Officer for Events and Conferences