Global ILT Education Conference 2022 – Bring the Magic of Storytime to Every child!

On February 2nd 2022, ILT Inläsningstjanst/ILT Education held its first global conference where we invited education professionals, decision makers and experts from around the world to get together to discuss the importance of reading in early childhood and share pedagogical methodologies.

We had a keynote speech by Jake Hope, who is a leading children’s literature expert from the UK. The conference held feature best practices from several countries and we also had breakout rooms with our children’s literature experts.

Theme and Agenda

The theme for 2022 conference was ’Reading in Early Childhood’. We explored the importance of reading at a young age, and how to awaken a child’s curiosity in literature.

Breakout rooms with international literature experts or authors from:

Malin Omland, The City of Gothenburg
Anna Forsgren, Alfie Atkins Cultural Centre (Alfons Åbergs Kulturhus)
Anette Svensson/Anki Källman, Mullsjö
Sofia Torell, Bok-Makaren AB

North America – Mary Jane Begin
Germany – Sandra Niebuhr Siebert
Finland – Sirke Happonen

Thank you for this years event!


Keynote speaker – Jake Hope

Jake is an experienced children’s literature and reading development expert in the UK who is the chair of the working party for the UK’s oldest and most prestigious children’s book prizes, the CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway medals. He is passionate about children’s books and promoting a love of reading and writing with children, schools and families.

Named as one of the UK’s top librarians of the future in the National Love Libraries Campaign, Jake has written extensively on children’s reading development and librarianship, contributing chapters to numerous books, producing the SLA publication on diversity and inclusion and previews for ‘The Bookseller’. He is currently working with ILT Education on the launch of Polylino into the UK early years and primary school market.

Jake is the author of the recently published book on visual literacy,Seeing Sense, (Facet Publishing, 2020) and will be releasing his debut children’s picture book,Cheesed Off!in March 2022.

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