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Program Agenda

 2024 Program Info 


Exhibits open at 7:45am.      
General Session begins at 10:30am.    
Presenters listed on the Program Info page will rotate throughout the week during the following session times: 11:00-12:00; 1:00-1:45.

Presenters and schedule at each location:

A - Kellie McIntyre
B - Black Sands Entertainment

DAPHNE               B - 11:00-12:00, A - 1:00-1:45
MONTGOMERY   A - 11:00-12:00, B - 1:00-1:45
IRONDALE          B - 11:00-12:00, A - 1:00-1:45
DECATUR            A - 11:00-12:00, B - 1:00-1:45

ATTENTION:   Media Specialist CEU credit. Your PowerSchool PD number will have to be assigned by your LEA.

2024 Alabama Library Expo Program

  7:45 – 10:30   Exhibits, Registration, Refreshments
10:30 – 11:00   General Session and Awards
11:00 – 12:00   First Session
12:00 –  1:00    Lunch
  1:00 –  1:45    Second Session

Program Topics and Presenters

A. Kellie McIntyre is a traveler, speaker, and author of THE PASSPORT PROJECT. Her quest for culture and adventure has taken her to 50 countries across seven continents. In 2013, Kellie and her family packed one suitcase each and embarked on a five-month journey around the world. Now, she challenges others to travel boldly. Kellie speaks to schools and groups about the impact of experiential travel on cultural intelligence (CQ). She shares tips for planning and surviving global family (mis)adventures—like being detained in a communist country—at

Kellie's Session: – The 7 Continents Club: Increasing Cultural Intelligence through Travel and Books

You can learn more about Kellie at, or on social media connect with her on Facebook: @4WornPassports; on Instagram @4wornpassports; on X (formerly Twitter): @4wornpassports.


B. Black Sands Entertainment  is an American entertainment company founded in 2016 and based in Columbia, Maryland, US. The company is privately operated and is mainly known for its comic book publishing as well developing animated shorts within Black Sands Studios. It was founded in 2016 by Manuel Godoy and his wife, Geiszel, who serves as an author and producer and distributes comic books aimed towards African mythology, Afrofuturistic titles, and the education of children and adults. The plan is to create a Black entertainment media company that can deliver all kinds of content to Black consumers.

Black Sands publishes a number of graphic novels and comics with Afrofuturist themes, often coded in the non-fictional and fictional genres, and reissues of Afrofuturist titles from comic-book houses like DC and Dark Horse. Manuel and his wife, Geiszel, want to create Black media outside the realm of slavery and within historical means. In the end, creating worlds in which existing power structures are dismantled and Black people thrive. 

Black Sands Entertainment's Session: TBD 

You can learn more about Black Sands Entertainment at, or on social media connect with them on Intstagram @blacksandsentertainment.




Alabama Library Expo
PO Box 680122
Prattville, AL  36068
Phone: (205) 305-1511