On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHUB on Thursday

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Kenneth Oppel on BLOOM

Kenneth Oppel, Author

Join award-winning children’s author Kenneth Oppel as he discusses his new middle-grade novel, BLOOM, the first book in a can’t-put-it-down, can’t-read-it-fast-enough action-thriller trilogy that’s part Hatchet, part Alien!

10:30 AM – 11:25 AM

CANSCAIP ­– Forest of Reading®

Thinking about bringing an author to your school? The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators, and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents Members nominated for the Forest of Reading® Awards. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors share a glimpse into the story behind the story.

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM


12:00 PM – 12:25 PM

Helping Digital Learners in their Research Library

Tony Xu, Co-founder, Rabbit Hole of Knowledge

The Rabbit Hole of Knowledge mines the web for social networks reflections and mentions of scholarly publications to help readers qucikly understand the research landscape for their interested field and to guide readers on their own learning path.

1:00 PM – 1:55 PM

Meet the Crime Writers of Canada

The members of the Crime Writers of Canada (CWC), ranging from long-established favourites to up and coming first-timers, give you a fast-paced introduction to their newest mystery, suspense and true crime titles, and tell you why they should be in your library.

CWC is a national non-profit organization for Canadian mystery and crime writers, associated professionals, and others with a serious interest in Canadian crime writing. Our mission is to promote Canadian crime writing and to raise the profile of Canadian crime writers with readers, reviewers, librarians, booksellers, and media.

  • A.G. Pasquella
  • Andy Potter
  • Ann Shortell
  • Barbara Fradkin
  • Brenda Chapman
  • David Albertyn
  • Hilary Davidson
  • Janet Bolin
  • Jen Danna
  • Judy Penz Sheluk
  • Karen Grose
  • Ken Ogilvie
  • Linda Wiken
  • Lynn McPherson
  • Mark D. Swailes
  • Melissa Yi
  • Melodie Campbell
  • Mesdames of Mayhem
  • Mike Martin
  • Nikki Everts
  • Rick Mofina
  • Wendy Hewlett