Have questions?   We have answers!

Q: Will there be exhibits at the event?

A: No; however, YALSA will have a variety of items for sale, including books published by YALSA, t-shirts & gift items

Q: What opportunities will there be to meet authors?

A: There will be a Book Blitz event on Saturday night with over 40 authors.  Authors will also participate in some of the sessions and two are featured at different luncheons.

Q: Can I get continuing education credit for participating in the symposium?

A: YALSA will provide certificates to those who ask indicating how many hours of contact time attendees had at the symposium.  See YALSA's Program Officer for Continuing Education on-site to request one.

Q:  I am trying to make travel arrangements, what time does the Symposium begin and end?

A:  The Symposium technically starts with a reception on Friday evening (programming begins Saturday morning) and will end at 1pm on Sunday.  However, there are optional preconferences that you can register for that take place on Friday.

Q:  Will all of the Symposium events take place at the Hyatt Regency Downtown on the Lake, Austin, TX?

A:  Yes.  All events will take place in the hotel.

Q: I can't attend the symposium in 2014.  Will there be one in 2015? 

A. Yes! Mark your calendar for Nov. 5 - 7, 2015.  The event will be held in Portland, OR.


This Ning is here to help you get the most out of your experience at YALSA's 2014 YA Literature Symposium in Austin.

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