We'll keep you regularly updated on the conference programme and schedule. Please check our site for any developments.

The conference team is greatly looking forward to the opportunity to welcome presenters and delegates from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Brazil, China, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Eritrea, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Mauritania, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan ROC, Turkey, UK, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, USA, Vietnam

"Deprive children of stories and you leave them unscripted, anxious stutterers in their actions and in their words."
Alasdair MacIntyre

"Children who come from homes where books are being read get access to the kinds of abstract and complex ideas that you can only get hold of easily through exposure to extended prose. The rest are being fed worksheets."
Michael Rosen
The Guardian, 9 June 2009