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Hosted by University of Washington | June 18-20, 2020
Bellevue, Washington | Hyatt Regency Bellevue

2020 President's Address and Awards


It is with much regret that we announce the cancellation of the 2020 Children’s Literature Association Conference, scheduled for June 18-20, 2020, in Bellevue, WA.

We have made this decision based upon the facts we have at this time: namely, the rapid, devastating spread of the novel coronavirus and the many disruptions and uncertainties that have resulted, including the difficulty or impossibility of travel, especially for international and immunocompromised members. The annual conference provides a meaningful opportunity to meet and collaborate to examine children’s literature, to reunite with friends and colleagues, and to perform and sustain our professional work. We understand how disappointing this decision may be, and we thank the conference organizers, Michelle Martin and Liz Mills, for their excellent work. Yet your health, safety, and well-being are of utmost importance to us, which means that it is simply not possible to continue to plan the conference.

We will be in touch with you very soon with details on refunds. We will do our best to process these in a timely fashion.

We know this is a difficult time for everyone, and our thoughts are with each of you, your friends and families, and all those you love.

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