2015 Tentative Schedule

This is a tentative schedule of major speakers and events.  A detailed schedule of workshops and presentations will be available by January.  Continuing education units (CEUs) will be available for Mississippi educators.  Exact credits for each session will be available with the complete schedule in January.

 

Wednesday, April 8

 

9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.         Concurrent Sessions

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.    Panel with Chris Barton, Don Tate and editor Kathleen Merz

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.            Lunch on your own

1:30 p.m.                        Welcome Session

1:45 - 2:45 p.m.             General Session with Peter Brown

3 – 4 p.m.                       de Grummond Lecture with Deborah Wiles

                                      Magnolia Awards announced at this session

4:15 – 5:15 p.m.             Autographing (Barnes & Noble) and Concurrent Sessions

7:30 – 8:30 p.m.             Coleen Salley Storytelling Award with Rita Auerbach

   

Thursday, April 9

 

9 - 10 a.m.                     General Session with Steve Sheinkin

10:15 – 11:15 a.m.         Medallion Session with Paul Zelinsky

                                      Kaigler-Lamont Award announced at this session

11:30 – 1:00 p.m.           Ezra Jack Keats Awards Luncheon ($20)

1:15– 3:00 p.m.              Autographing (Barnes & Noble) and

2:00-3:00 p.m.               Concurrent Sessions

3:15-4:15 p.m.               General Session with Nikki Grimes

4:30 – 5:30 p.m.             Keats Lecture with Carolyn Brodie

7 p.m.                           Celebration of the Ezra Jack Keats Awards

   

Friday, April 10

 

9 – 10 a.m.                     General Session with Gene Luen Yang

10:00 – 11:30 a.m.         Autographing (Barnes & Noble) and Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:30 p.m.           Luncheon with David Levithan ($20)

1:45-2:45 p.m.               Panel with David Levithan and Deborah Wiles

1:45 – 4 p.m.                  Concurrent Sessions