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31st Virginia Hamilton Conference

Early Bird and Group Rates Offered for 31st Virginia Hamilton Conference

Registration is now open for the 31st Virginia Hamilton Conference on Multicultural Literature for Youth, scheduled for April 9 and 10. Early bird and group rates are available for this year's event until Feb. 1. The conference features award-winning authors and illustrators David Macaulay, Grace Lin and Rita Williams-Garcia.

The Virginia Hamilton Conference is held each year at Kent State University and is sponsored by the university’s School of Library and Information Science; the College of Education, Health and Human Services; and the Office of Continuing and Distance Education. The conference provides a forum for discussion of multicultural themes and issues for children and young adults.

For more information, visit http://www.kent.edu/virginiahamiltonconference.

Cost: Early Bird Registration: This year, the conference will offer early registration discounts for regular registrants. (Note: The student rates are already discounted and cannot be discounted further for early bird registration. The discounted rates are: Thursday evening only, $35; Friday only, $105; full conference, $120. Early registration ends Feb. 1. After that date, the rates will be: Thursday evening only, $40; Friday only, $120; and full conference, $150. Registration for the conference ends March 20. Student participants receive the following discounted rates: Thursday only, $25; Friday only, $65; full conference, $75. Students may register online or by using the registration form.

Group Registration: Group rates are available for teachers and librarians who register through their school or library. For every three registrations purchased at the regular rate, the school or library will get one free registration. (Note: All three registrations must be the same – e.g., all full registrations, or all Thursday only or all Friday only.)Schools and library representatives should contact the Office of Continuing and Distance Education at 330-672-3100 or continuinged@kent.edu to register for the group rate. The group rate is not available through online registration.

Media Contact: Flo Cunningham, fcunning@kent.edu, 330-672-0003