Annual Events

SCBWI brings together top professionals in the children's publishing world to share their knowledge and expertise with attendees twice each year. The annual SCBWI Summer & Winter conferences are also excellent networking opportunities for those already established in the children's industry, and for those just starting to enter the world of children's book writing and illustrating.




Annual Winter Conference in New York (February 10 -February 12, 2017)

The Annual Winter Conference is held over two days with an optional intensive day on Friday. The conference is held at the Hyatt Grand Central at Grand Central Station in New York City. Registration for the 2017 conference will commence in October, 2016.

Highlights from the 2016 Winter Conference


Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles (July 7-10, 2017)

The Annual Summer Conference spans three days with an optional intensive day on Monday. The conference is held each year in Los Angeles. Registration for the 2017 conference will commence in March, 2017. Many of the biggest authors and illustrators in children’s books will be joining a bevy of agents, art directors and editors. 



Biennial SCBWI Bologna Showcase in Bologna (April TBD, 2018)

Bologna Children’s Book Fair is held every year in late March. The SCBWI presents a showcase at the Bologna Book Fair every second year. The next SCBWI showcase will be held in 2018. See more at our Bologna Book Fair page:

Highlights from the 2016 Bologna Book Fair SCBWI Booth


Other SCBWI Events Around The World

Click the link below for a printable calendar of all the major SCBWI events around the world. These include regional conferences, retreats and day-long workshops:

Event Calendar