Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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 2 – 4, 2018)

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 2018 conference will commence on October 24, 2017.

Highlights from the 2016 Winter Conference


Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles (August 3-6, 2018)

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 2018 conference will commence in April, 2018. Many of the biggest authors and illustrators in children’s books will be joining a bevy of agents, art directors and editors. 

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