Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

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109 East 42nd Street (at Grand Central Terminal)
New York, NY 10017
(212) 883-1234

Special SCBWI Room Rate: $219 per night There are limited rooms available at this rate so book early!

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Conference Tuition:

Includes all programming on Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 as well as the Gala Party on Saturday Evening

Note: There will be no parttime or walk in registration

Early Registration:

(Closes January 14, 2014)

SCBWI Member Registration: $400                                                              

Non-member Registration: $500                                                                              

Regular Registration:

(January 15 and thereafter)

SCBWI Member Registration:  $435

Non-Member Registration: $535                                                                          

Optional Pre-Conference Intensives (members only): ALL INTENSIVES ARE NOW SOLD OUT. WAITLIST AVAILABLE

Includes programming on Friday, February 21, 2014.  

Open to SCBWI members who are full-time conference attendees only. Lunch not provided

Intensive 1: Writers' Round Table: $225

Intensive 2: Plot and Structure: $225

Intensive 3: Illustrators' Intensive: World Building Step-By-Step—Characters and Setting for Picture Book Illustration $225                                                   

Portfolio Showcase (members only):

Open to full-time conference attendees only. Please see the guidelines.

Portfolio showcase participation is free to those enrolled in the illustrators intensive. For those not enrolled, there is a $50 fee.

Conference Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Cancellations are accepted in writing only via email to Sara Rutenberg

Pre-Conference Intensive tuition is Non-Refundable

Regular Registration refunds:

Before November 28 – Full refund less a $75 Administrative Fee

November 28-February 4 – 50% of Paid Regular Tuition

February 5 and thereafter- no refund except in the case of a documented emergency or military deployment.

No refunds for weather related cancellations

Blogging & Recording Policy:

By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video-taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

While we love when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI above refers to speakers' rights, authors' rights, and illustrators' rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers' talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter's material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

Food Policy:

While we make every attempt to accommodate food sensitivities, please understand that we cannot ensure every single participant’s dietary preferences and food sensitivities for every meal.  We ask that if you have serious allergies/sensitivities or strict food preferences that you please bring supplementary food with you.

Anti-Harrassment Policy:

SCBWI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free  experience in its events and activities for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion . We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion,  deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. SCBWI reserves the right to require anyone not complying with the above to depart from any event at which any such activity has been perpetrated and to bar them from future SCBWI events.