Confirmed Hubs

We have the following confirmed hubs. If you are interested in hosting a hub please get in touch

Coming Soon!

A Hybrid Event – Join Face to Face or Online

We are designing this learning experience to take advantage of face to face connections where possible and the ability of the internet to widen participation to anyone. Participants will have a choice to meet up with fellow librarians in cities where there are volunteers to host – we call these “Hubs”. There you will listen to the guest speakers via video conference either on your individual laptops or together on a shared screen.

If you are in a city that does not have a hub you can participate 100% virtually where we will have discussions via Zoom breakout sessions. 

No matter if you are participating at a Hub or fully online everyone will be plugged in and have the opportunity to connect with everyone else via the synchronous chats and other online tools.

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Featured Presenters

Dr Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal

Dr Rhoda Myra Garces-Bacsal

Professor of Special Education and Advocate for Multicultural Children’s Books
Behrouz Boochani

Behrouz Boochani

Author, Journalist, Human Rights Defender, Associate Professor at UNSW
Deborah Abela

Deborah Abela

Children’s Author, Teacher, Speaker, Workshop Leader
Randa Abdel-Fattah

Randa Abdel-Fattah

Author, Academic, Human Rights Advocate

Get Involved!

There are three presentation slots during the mini-conference. If you are interested in lending your voice scroll down for the submission form

Benefits to Attending

  • Connect

    with Guest Speakers and Authors from around the world

  • Make connections

    with librarians around the world

  • PD Hours

    Receive a certificate of attendance with PD hours.

  • Curate

    exceptional lists of books around the topic of social justice, social emotional learning and more.

  • Ask hard questions

    about diversity, social justice with schools in similar situations

Key Learning Objectives

  • Diversity & Social Justice 
  • Social and Emotional Learning 
  • Explore Bibliotherapy

Essential Questions

  • How can libraries support teaching social justice?
  • How do the themes of social justice and diversity play out in the variety of different international school contexts? How should the library respond?
  • How can libraries support a teaching and learning environment that is supportive and caring for all learners?

Saturday, January 23

Times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Focus: Diversity & Social Justice

Registration (if onsite at a hub)
Kickoff Presentation (Presenter TBC) & Q&A
Dr Myra – Challenging and Controversial Picturebooks: Why Educators Need To Know Them

Lunch (1h)
Behrouz Boochani Keynote
Group Discussion/Work – How do we bring social justice into schools? – breakouts around age groups
Breakout Presentation
Breakout Presentation
Dr Myra Wrapping up & Consolidation

Sunday, January 24

Times in Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Focus: Social-Emotional Learning

Registration (if onsite at a hub)
Kickoff Presentation (Presenter TBC) & Q&A
Breakout Presentation: Local Presenter or Author

You will hear from a number of guest speakers during the course of the mini-conference as well as have the opportunity to hear from your colleagues in four breakout sessions. 

Note: Final schedule subject to change depending on speaker availability.

Get Involved – Submit A Presentation

Presentations are 25 minutes long and should follow the theme of the mini-conference. There are three slots in the schedule for presentations. Presentations will either be delivered locally in a hub (and streamed via Zoom) or they will be intended to be delivered and received online. Accepted presenters get free access to the event.

If you could like to submit a presentation to the main conference you can do that here

Library Submission Form


The price for the whole mini-conference is $195USD + 4% registration fee; not including any F&B if you are joining one of the hubs

Main conference priced separately