Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress


Organised by

MBBY and Putrajaya Corporation

Supported by

National Library of Malaysia,  Perbadanan Kota Buku, University of Malaya, Ministry of Tourism and Cultural Malaysia (MoTAC), MyCEB and Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015


One World, Many Stories:

Celebrating Diversities in Children’s Literature and Literary Activities


Date: 12–16 May 2015  
Venue: Perbadanan Putrajaya Complex, Malaysia

Welcome to the 2nd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress. IBBY Malaysia or MBBY is pleased to have the opportunity to organise and host this Congress and to welcome participants from around the world to Putrajaya to an exciting event which brings together children’s book activists, researchers, educators, writers, illustrators, publishers, librarians, storytellers, literature experts, book promoters and policy makers from around the world to discuss topical issues of our concern. This first Congress was held in Bali, Indonesia on 23-26 May 2013 focusing on how to strengthen Asia-Oceania IBBY.

Our theme "One World, Many Stories" highlights the importance of the richness of cultural diversity in Asia Oceania and recognises the role of all those involved in children’s book and literature in shaping the ways in which we respond to this richness. We look forward to having the opportunity to explore these issues with you and to meeting you here in Putrajaya on 12–16 May 2015.

Malaysia is a particularly appropriate place to celebrate this theme as it is known for its rich fusion of cultures and as a home to a unique potpourri of Asian cultures especially Malay, Chinese, Indian—along with many indigenous  and ethnic groups.  Our popular tourism slogan, “Malaysia Truly Asia”, is a reflection of the nation’s rich cultural and heritage diversity, as well as its peace, stability and warm Malaysian hospitality.

This congress is for participants to openly discuss strategies for meeting the informational, educational and literacy needs of children and young adults and their families. In this gathering, your presence and contributions to the theme will further enrich this setting as a place of learning. We look forward to welcoming you in person to the Congress.


The organisers invite abstracts that consider the diversity in Children’s and YA Literature and “diversity” in this case does not only relate to national, ethnic or racial diversity, but also includes disabilities, gender, socioeconomic diversity, regional diversity, multiple adaptations of texts, internationalisation of the genre, and innovations in form. Abstracts can be about research projects, literature, literary activities, suggestions on reading and book promotion campaigns etc.

Abstracts should be 250 words and panel abstracts should consist of a 250-word description of the panel as well as 250-word abstracts for each proposed paper. A 50-word biography of presenters must accompany each abstract. The deadline for abstract submissions is midnight 30 January  2015  with notification of acceptance before 15 February 2015.

For Poster Proposal, it  can be a presentation of research  or  practical suggestions for educators, librarians, and book activists.  To submit your Poster Proposal, please provide  a 250 words abstract of your poster. Easels will be provided for posters and additional information about poster size will be provided with the acceptance letters.

Send your Abstract and Poster Proposal to the Congress Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please be sure to put  “Abstract” or “Panel Abstract” or “Poster Proposal” in your subject heading.

Those who wish to participate in this seminar, please fill in the online registration form provided.


Joining us at the 2nd Asia Oceania Regional IBBY Congress are outstanding speakers from Asia and Oceania and other regions. Representatives from Asia and Oceania and other sections and regions of IBBY will also be attending.


  • Storytelling Presentations: Lively, interactive telling of multicultural tales and a celebration of books and cultures with engaging, kid-friendly, presentation of stories by international storytellers.
  • Workshops: Illustration, Writing, Editing and Storytelling Workshops by invited international guests.
  • Exhibition: Exhibition of books for the disable children, IBBY Honour List, illustrations by Malaysian Artists and Illustrators.


  • Call for Abstracts opens: 15 May 2014
  • Registration Opens: 15 May 2014
  • Call for Abstracts Closes - Round 1: 31 October 2014
  • Call for Abstracts Closes - Round 2: 30 January 2014
  • Notification of Abstracts Acceptance: Before 15 February 2015
  • Registration Closes: 5 May 2015


International participants USD250
Accompanying Person USD100
Local participants RM400
Sudents USD100 or RM300



  • Congress package (congress bag, name tag, programme book)
  • Welcome dinner and function
  • All refreshments and lunches during the congress
  • Pre-conference tour (to be confirmed)



  • Accommodation
  • Transportation

Registration fees can be paid via:

  • Cheque/Bank Draft
    • Pay to "Majlis Buku Kanak-Kanak dan Remaja Malaysia"
    • Send cheque / bank draft to:

IBBY Congress Secretariat (Att.: Siti Ezaleila Mustafa)
Department of Media Studies
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
University of Malaya
50603 Kuala Lumpur

  • Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)
    • Bank Account Number  : 3132226416
    • Bank Name                  : Public Bank Berhad, Malaysia
    • Swift Code                   : Pbbemykl

Please  do write “Registration for 2nd Asian and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress” and the participant’s name in the place of “Message”. Please send a scanned copy of EFT receipt to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include your full name and affiliation in the email.


The Secretariat has selected hotels in Putrajaya area at competitive rates to suit a range of budgets. These hotels are easily accessible to the conference venue, and provide a comfortable and enjoyable stay for delegates. Please contact the hotel directly to arrange for your accommodation:

  or booking directly on Shangri-La website using Group Code = INT120515

    1. Go to Shangri-La website.
    2. Select the appropriate hotel and enter all the necessary stay requirements
    3. Under the "Special Rate" area, select "Group Code" and enter the Group Code.
    4. Click the Check Availability button to continue.
    5. If all seach criteria are correct and rooms are still available for the group, the group rate will be returned in the availability search result.  Simply foollow the on-screen instructions to complete the online booking. 
  • Everly Hotel: No.1 Jalan Alamanda 2, Precint 1, 62000 Putrajaya Malaysia. Tel: (60)3 8892 2929  Fax: (60)3 8892 2828. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; website: http://www.everlyhotel.com. Promotion code: MBBY2015. To book the Hotel with promo code:
    1. Go to URL https://premiereserve.com/obeGuest/
    2. At the Promotion Code are, key in MBBY2015 and click continue
    3. Choose the date you wish to check in. Signup an account and made payment. 


Kuala Lumpur offers a variety of social and touristic activities to its visitors. Our team will prepare for you and your accompanying persons a special tour to Putrajaya and the Petronas Twin Towers. Please make your bookings, and confirm your attendance before your arrival.


For all enquiries about the 2nd Asia and Oceania Regional IBBY Congress, please contact:

  • Mr Sidin Ishak, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ms Alimah Salam, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Ms Siti Ezaleila, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Mr Ahmad Redza, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.