SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Annual Events

 

SCBWI brings together top professionals in the children’s publishing world twice each year at our annual Summer and Winter Conferences. These annual events feature renowned authors and illustrators as well as top editors, art directors, and agents in the field of children’s publishing. The Summer & Winter Conferences are excellent networking opportunities for those already established in and just starting to enter the world of children’s book writing and illustrating.

 


 

THE BIG FIVE-OH | 50th Annual SCBWI Summer Conference 

July 30 – August 1, 2021 

 

Our 50th conference will take place on July 30, 31, and August 1 with two optional days of craft-specific intensives (July 29 and August 2). Registration for THE BIG FIVE-OH will open on Wednesday, 5/19, at 10am PDT. Fifty authors and illustrators in children’s books will join a bevy of agents, art directors, and editors for the biggest celebration in SCBWI’s history! 

 

REGISTRATION OPENS WEDNESDAY, 5/19, at 10AM PDT 

 

SCBWI BOLOGNA SHOWCASE

Spring 2022 

 

The Bologna Children’s Book Fair is held every year in late March; SCBWI presents a showcase at the Bologna Book Fair. The next SCBWI showcase will be held in 2022.  For more information, see our Bologna Book Fair page HERE.

 

Watch highlights from the 2018 Bologna Book Fair HERE.

 

SCBWI EVENTS AROUND THE WORLD

 

Click the link below for a printable calendar of all the major SCBWI events around the world, which include day-long workshops, regional conferences, virtual meet-ups, and more.  

 

GLOBAL EVENT CALENDAR