ALSC PREconference

ALSC PREconference: 

Perceive. Rise. Engage: Celebrate the 2017 ALSC Honor Books

June 23, 2017 | 11:30 am – 4:00 pm | McCormick Place West, Room W186

Join us in conversation with authors, illustrators, and publishers as we celebrate and explore the 2017 Batchelder, Caldecott, Geisel, Newbery, Pura Belpré, and Sibert Honor Books.
Use #ALSCPRE to participate in the discussion on social media before, during, and after the program!
Note: The Awards Preconference Planning Committee highly recommends reading or rereading the honor books to be discussed in the panels; it will greatly enhance the PREconference experience!

Preconference Agenda

*agenda subject to change

Click here for accessible version of agenda.


Tickets are available for purchase through ALA Conference registration at
ALSC members: $120
ALA members: $175
Non-members: $200
Ticket includes box lunch and registration materials. Tickets will be available through 11:59am CT on Friday, June 16, 2017. Tickets will not be sold onsite.


Thank you to our publisher sponsors, who have made the honorees' attendance possible!