On Stage at the IdeaHUB

Don’t forget to check out the IdeaHub on Friday

10:00 AM – 10:25 AM

Build Future Readers with a Book Gifting Program

Jeanne Smitiuch, Canada Director, Dollywood Foundation of Canada
Nora Briggs, Executive Director, North America, Dollywood Foundation

Leading brain science research finds that children’s brains must be built for reading. Children with access to more books have greater family engagement, vocabulary and reading skills development. Build Future Readers by developing an outreach strategy to reach children 0-5 years old in partnership with the proven book gifting program with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Join us to learn how to start a program! Together, we can strengthen the foundation for reading and learning for all of Canada’s children.

10:30 AM – 11:25 AM

CANSCAIP – Best Bets

Hot off the press! The Canadian Society of Children’s Authors, Illustrators and Performers (CANSCAIP) proudly presents Members nominated to the OLA Best Bets Lists. Join us for a lively session as some of today’s best children’s authors talk up their brand new creations.

11:30 AM – 11:55 AM


12:00 PM – 12:25 PM


12:30 PM – 12:55 PM

Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation’s Bold Vision

Ariel Siller, CEO, Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation

Too many children in Canada do not develop the strong literacy skills needed to reach their full potential. We were established in 2017 to raise awareness of the importance of building children’s literacy and to champion the work of Canada’s literacy community in empowering Canadians to build literacy skills in their homes and communities. We have a bold vision. Our goal is to make Canada’s children the most literate in the world. Come share your thoughts about how we can work together to make this vision a reality!

1:30 PM – 1:55 PM

What’s New @ IEEE

Jalyn Kelley, Client Services Manager, IEEE

Join us for an overview of new features, functionality, and content available in the IEEE Xplore Digital Library. Plus get a sneak peak of what’s coming in 2020, learn about collaborations with other publishers and see what InnovationQ Plus, a patent search and analytics tool from IEEE and IP.com can do for you.

2:00 PM – 2:25 PM