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Bologna, Italy. | Published on: December 12, 2011
Social media pitch
The 2012 TOC Bologna conference - registration opens today. http://pr.co/p/000nwk
Summary
TOC Bologna 2012 announces its initial program and opens registration today.

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair and O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change continue their partnership to explore the future of children’s digital publishing at the event in Bologna 18 March, 2012.
Details
TOC Bologna 2012 announces its initial program and opens registration today.  The Bologna Children’s Book Fair and  O’Reilly Media’s Tools of Change continue their partnership to explore the future of children’s digital publishing at the event in Bologna 18 March, 2012.


TOC Bologna will feature a global mix of  speakers from the tech and publishing
communities including:
  • LeVar Burton of Reading Rainbow Kidz
  • Dominique Raccah of Sourcebooks
  • Russell Hampton of Disney Publishing Worldwide
  • Kate Wilson of Nosy Crow
  • Julien Simon and Jérémie Gisserot of Walrus Books
….and many, many more speakers to be announced.

TOC Bologna takes place 18 March 2012, 9am - 6pm at the Palazzo dei Congressi Piazza Costituzione, 4/a – 40128 Bologna, Italy.

This Conference complex can be found at the entrance to the main fair.

For more information please email tocbologna@bolognafiere.it 

BCBF
The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is the most important international event dedicated to children’s publishing and the multimedia industry. The 48th trade fair  has over 1,200 exhibitors, coming from 67 countries. More than 20,000 people visit the fair each year.  BolognaFiere is one of the leading European fair organizers.
http://www.bolognachildrensbookfair.com

O”Reilly Media
For more than 30 years O’Reilly has been an active participant in the technology and publishing community, and has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism. O’Reilly Media understands the impact technology has on businesses and is applying that knowledge to publishing. O’Reilly’s Tools of Change for Publishing events are an inclusive meeting ground for exploring the options, a gathering place for the publishing community, and an unparalleled opportunity for in-person networking. Participants come away from TOC with the knowledge and inspiration to lead change within their own organizations.
http://www.oreilly.com





Quotes
"We are delighted to continue our journey and work with the TOC team. The Bologna Children’s book fair is now a hub and centre for the fast changing business of Children’s content and this year we have housed the conference in the Congress hall within the book fair complex so as to access bigger and better facilities. We look forward to welcoming our diverse and global mix of delegates from 2011 again and to seeing new faces and ideas unfold at this unique event in 2012 "

— Roberta Chinni Bologna Programme Manager
While our inaugural event was a wonderful success, we’re eagerly anticipating the second annual TOC Bologna, which is shaping up to be an even bigger and more exciting program. Working in conjunction with our partners at Publishers Weekly, we’re curating sessions covering all aspects of the art, business, and commerce of the rapidly evolving children’s digital publishing ecosystem. Delegates to TOC Bologna 2012 can expect a full day of education and networking opportunities. This year we’ll also be featuring a well-populated exhibit hall, offering attendees a chance to visit with leading industry suppliers from throughout the world. This is one event no one from the children’s publishing industry will want to miss"

— Kat Meyer O'Reilly Media