AAA Professional Development Conference 2020

NEW DATE November 2, 2020

8.30 for 8.50am - 4.45pm

Venue: Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street Sydney

Focus: Information Text in a Digital Age + CBCA Short List

NESA Accredited


Delegates can access the Professional Picks here

Online Bookings here | Manual Booking Form

Program & Flyer

Terms & Conditions

Anticipate! Appreciate! Applaud!

The AAA! PD event is a one day conference with NESA accredition and provides teachers, teacher-librarians, librarians and the general public with up-to-date knowledge and industry insights for promoting literature and literacy within the NSW Education Curriculum. It is an inspiring day that includes world class speakers and the announcement of the CBCA Book of the Year Short List. This event has been running for over 20 years. Delegates have the opportunity to meet authors, illustrators, creators and publishers. It is supported by a book shop and trade fair.

This Conference will encourage critically reflective thinking and provide a showcase of professional development resources to support educators in their role.

When Galaxies Collide by Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith


All Early Bird and Full Paying Delegates will receive a free copy of When Galaxies Collide by Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith.

See full T&C's

Keynote Speakers

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith - Melbourne University Press

Lee Constable - Penguin Random House

Claire Saxby - Walker Books

Pauline Fitzgerald - State Library of NSW

Sue Lawson & Aunty Fay Muir - Magabala Books

Maryann Ballantyne - Wild Dog Publishing

Donna Rawlins

Prof Lisa Harvey-Smith and Under the Stars

Aunty Fay Muir, Respect and Sue Lawson

Claire Saxby, Lee Constable, Pauline Fitzgerald, Donna Rawlins and Maryann Ballantyne

Short List - Professionals Picks

Older Reader - Luke McMaster - Children's & YA Services, Waverley Library

Younger Reader - Tristan Bancks - Author

Early Childhood - Rachel McIntosh - Teacher and past CBCA NSW Sub-branch President

Picture Books - Margaret Hamilton - Author/Publisher

Eve Pownall - Olivia O'Flynn - Better Read Kids

Tristan Bancks, Margaret Hamilton, Oliva O'Flynn, Luke McMaster, Rachel McIntosh

Publisher Perspective

Louise Park - Allen & Unwin

Jan Latta - True to Life Publishing

Beck Stanton - HarperCollins Publishers

Lucy Bell - Pantera Press

Sami Bayly - Hachette Australia

Additional Book Signings

Julianne Negri - Affirm Press

Peter Macinnis

Julianne Negri and Peter Macinnis

Find Speakers Bios here.

Book Shop

Better Read Kids

Trade at Event

Affirm Press

Allen & Unwin

Bloomsbury Publishing

Hachette Australia

HarperCollins Publishers

Lionscrest Education

Magabala Books

Melbourne University Publishing

Pantera Press

Penguin Random House


Scholastic Australia

Walker Books

Wild Dog Publishing

Trade in Delegates Bags

CBCA NSW Branch Northern Sydney Sub-branch Travelling Suitcases

CKT Speakers Agency

Fremantle Press

Perform Education


© 2019 CBCA NSW Branch Inc

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