Congress 2018

36th IBBY International Congress: Athens, Greece

The 36th IBBY World Congress was held in Athens, Greece on 30 August - 1 September 2018 at the Megaron International Athens Conference Centre (MAICC), with the theme East meets West around children's books and fairy tales.

Congress speeches:

Opening Ceremony speech by Wally De Doncker, IBBY President

2018 IBBY-Asahi Award speeches:

Thursday 30 August 2018, Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
Message from the sponsor, given by Shin-ichi Kawarada, The Asahi Shimbun
Acceptance speech (Part 1 and Part 2) from Philippe Claudet, Les Doigts Qui Revênt

2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award speeches:

Friday 31 August, Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center, Athens, Greece
Laudatio given by Patricia Aldana
Acceptance speech by Eiko Kadano
Acceptance speech by Igor Oleynikov

Congress 2018 Honour List presentation film here.

Congress 2018 Impressions