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 Summer Conference in Los Angeles (July 31- August 3, 2015)

The Annual Summer Conference spans three days with an optional intensive day on Monday. The conference is held each year at the Hyatt Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Registration for the 2015 conference will commence in mid-April, 2015. Many of the biggest authors and illustrators in children’s books will be joining a bevy of agents, art directors and editors. The faculty includes Mike Curato, Paul Fleischman, Mem Fox, Jane O’Connor, Dan Santat, and Meg Wolitzer.

Highlights from the 2014 Summer Conference


Annual Winter Conference in New York (February 12-February 14, 2016)

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.

Highlights from the 2014 Winter Conference


Biennial SCBWI Bologna Showcase in Bologna (March 24-27, 2014)

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 2016. See more at our Bologna Book Fair page.

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