Patricia Londoño, historian, Colombia


What are the wins and losses of children’s literature when it goes from print to digital?

hildren´s books have been by far the winners of the digital book industry. Are they always good? When are books better in printed medium and when in digital format?

Junko Yokota, Center for Teaching through Children’s Books, USA


Is it possible for young adults to read classics in digital?

An endless debate is looming over the “compulsory” reading of literature classics in the secondary school classrooms. On the one side, the teachers insist on the reading of the canon and on the other side the students are hypnotized by new technologies. A proposal based on the construction of new metacognitive reading abilities with the support of multimedia and interactive tools could help break this cycle.

Carlos Sánchez, Universidad Santo Tomás, Colombia


New pedagogies for using contents in the classroom

Pablo Arrieta, Xpectro, Colombia


The educational gap: Is it getting narrower or bigger?

Research points out that kids coming from lower in come families are left behind others in knowledge. There is a huge role for schools, teachers and parents. That is why, it is necessary to give strucure about about literacy skills that can make the difference in using the technology to its full advantage.

Jolanta Galecka, Young Digital Planet, Poland

Michael Ross, Enciclopedia Britannica, USA




Interactive classroom experiences

TIC…A challenge in the learning adventure, it is an experience that reflects the combination of best traditional practices in the classroom supported by emergent technologies of which the pedagogical impact has enriched learning-teaching experiences.

Eduardo Antonio Ramírez Davies, Colegio Montessori, Colombia

Juan Carlos Zuluaga Rendón, Colegio Montessori, Colombia


Content production starting with games experiences

Childhood and art (in times of the avant-garde and modern art) had an important bond through all these artists that experienced the value of fun, not just in the realization of their painting and sculptural works but too through the connection established with the design of toys and the experimentation with books for children. The invited author recognizes along this journey that links art with childhood, a legacy, an unknown territory he could use in order to carry out different publishing proposals that he wants to share now with us.

Diego Bianki, Pequeño Editor, Argentina


Children´s books in different formats: success cases from Mexico

One major aspect in the use of new digital communication tools lies in the fact that its benefits have affected and transformed not only the publishing forms but also the writing and even reading forms. It is necessary to consider publications for young adults and children in these formats from a general view that combines all new online language possibilities. When doing it, it can be see that this moment of history bears new unprecedented possibilities when it comes to enriching publishing formats which are already known but also in many other regards. During this conversation three Mexican experiences dealing with the possibilities that new technology offers will be presented.

Socorro Venegas, Fondo de Cultura Económica, Mexico

Alberto Chimal, escritor, Mexico

Catalina Holguín, Manuvo, Mexico

Moderator: Paola Morán, Conaculta, Mexico


The evolution of illustration in Latin American Children´s books

Starting with the experience and the knowledge of participants Diego Bianchi and Fanuel Diaz, the development of illustration for children and Young Adults in Latin America will be discussed. Subjects such as trends, periods, and highlights in the last year will be addressed, but also some crucial aspects for this art such as the critical view, spaces for illustrator´s training, changes generated by digital technologies. Participants will supported their presentation with images of the most important illustrations.

Diego Bianki, Pequeño Editor, Argentina

Fanuel Hanan Díaz, Norma, Colombia

Moderator: Beatriz Helena Robledo, publisher and literature critic, Colombia


Good practices of digital fiction books for children

Sara Rodríguez, Ekaré Sur, Chile

María Fernanda Paz Castillo, SM, Colombia

María Osorio, Babel,Colombia

Moderator: José Guarnizo, Revista Semana, Colombia


Closing: The Future is now

Andrés Osorio, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Colombia