IBBY Congress 2020 – CfP deadline extended

by | Feb 3, 2020 | IBBY NEWS, News

The call for papers deadline for the IBBY Congress 2020 has been extended.

By popular request, the Programme Committee of the 37th IBBY Congress has extended the deadline for abstract submission. The following deadlines are now applicable:

  • 01/03/2020 Abstract submission deadline
  • 20/03/2020 Notification of acceptance


The theme of the IBBY International Congress in Moscow 2020 is Great Big World Through Children’s Books: National and Foreign Literature – Role, Value, Impact on Young Readers in Different Countries. It gives us an opportunity to explore diversity of themes, characters, issues in children’s literature of the world, to discuss cultural variety which doesn’t prevent them from interweaving and interacting.​

The Organising Committee for the IBBY Congress 2020 invites you to submit abstracts for individual presentations and posters.

The following themes are planned for the parallel sessions:

  • Sociology, anthropology and psychology of children’s reading
  • Popular books for children and their parents. What do children choose and what do parents choose?
  • How to tell stories
  • The modern world and the world of the future. Non-fiction literature for children
  • The visual world of children’s books
  • Ethnic culture and multilingualism. Children’s literature in national languages
  • Project activities to promote reading among children and adolescents
  • Literary translation of children’s literature
  • History of children’s literature. Children’s literary criticism

The deadline for proposals is now 1 March 2020.

For more information and to submit an abstract, please download the full Russia 2020 Call for Presentations.


Registration to attend the 2020 Congress has now opened. Please visit the official IBBY Congress 2020 website to sign up!