2013 Winter Conference
THE 14TH ANNUAL WINTER CONFERENCE IS NOW OVER. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR MAKING IT A BIG SUCCESS AND WATCH THE WEBSITE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS ON THE 42ND SUMMER CONFERENCE WHICH WILL BE HELD AUGUST 2-5,2013 AT THE HYATT CENTURY PLAZA IN LOS ANGELES
This year's conference will feature two jam-packed days of inspiration and the latest on what's happening in the field of children's literature from top editors, agents, art directors, authors and illustrators. Saturday night will feature a networking party to meet your colleagues. There will be an additional optional intensive day on Friday for those who want to dive deep into their craft. Early registration opens October 19th at 10 am PDT. This conference will sell out so don't delay!
There will be a Booksellers Panel with independent booksellers, Barnes and Noble and Amazon on “What's Selling Now.” There were also be smaller breakout sessions called "What Hooks Me" featuring 11 acquiring editors and art directors from publishing houses such as HarperCollins, Scholastic, Penguin, Candlewick, Little Brown, and Simon and Schuster.
Optional Friday Intensives: $225 each- (Must be an SCBWI member and enrolled in the full conference to register for an intensive):
Writer's Roundtable: A small-group critique of your work by an acquiring editor or agent plus 2 panels.Illustrator's Intensive: Lessons Learned: A Candid Conversations about Arriving, Surviving and Thriving as a Picture Book Illustrator ,featuring acclaimed illustrators including, but not limited to, Floyd Cooper, Barbara McClintock, David Ezra Stein and Shaun Tan. Elements of the Novel: A 50-person workshop to examine elements of novel writing with Margaret Peterson Haddix, Jane Yolen, Matthew Kirby, Linda Sue Park, Meg Rosoff and editors Krista Marino and Ari Lewin.
Writer's Roundtable: A small-group critique of your work by an acquiring editor or agent plus 2 panels.
Illustrator's Intensive: Lessons Learned: A Candid Conversation about Arriving, Surviving, and Thriving as a Picture Book Illustrator featuring acclaimed illustrators including, but not limited to, Floyd Cooper, Barbara McClintock, David Ezra Stein, and Shaun Tan. Elements of the Novel: A 50-person workshop to examine elements of novel writing with Margaret Peterson Haddix, Matthew Kirby, Linda Sue Park, Meg Rosoff, Jane Yolen, and editors Ari Lewin and Krista Marino along with workshopping your synopsis or concept of a current project.
LOCATION: GRAND HYATT NEW YORK
109 East 42nd Street (at Grand Central Terminal)
New York, NY 10017
Special SCBWI Room Rate: $239. There are limited rooms available at this rate so book early! To book at the discount rate online use this reservation page
Includes all programming on Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 3 as well as the Gala Party on Saturday Evening
(CLOSES DECEMBER 31, 2012)
SCBWI Member Registration: $380
Non-member Registration: $480
(JANUARY 1 AND THEREAFTER)
SCBWI Member Registration: $415
Open to full-time conference attendees only. Please see the guidelines. $50 to those not enrolled in the Illustrator Intensive
Non-Member Registration: $515
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SCBWI Conference Blog In the weeks leading up to the conference, we'll feature interviews with our prestigious faculty so that you can know what to expect and look forward to. The blog will also be ongoing during the conference and feature pictures, videos and recaps of the keynote addresses and panels at the conference.
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Conference illustration by the 2012 Don Freeman Award Winner Dan Moynihan