Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



42nd Annual Summer Conference

Join us for three jam-packed days of the very best in children's literature!

You'll hear from top agents and editors on the state of the market, get inspired by award-winning authors and illustrators, attend small, targeted breakout workshops, and have a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones!

Whether you are an author or illustrator, published or unpublished, create picture books or young adult novels, you won't want to miss the SCBWI Summer Conference.

Our Award Winning Keynote Speakers Include:
Laurie Halse Anderson
Mac Barnett
Matt De La Pena
Bruce Degen
Gil Evans
Jarret Krosoczka
Kirby Larson
Peter Lerangis
Carolyn Mackler
Richard Peck
Veronica Rossi (leading a panel of best-selling YA authors)
Jon Scieszka
David Weisner

Panels Include:
What Makes A hit (a panel with 6 editors),
The New World of Children's Books (a panel with 5 agents)

The panes will feature a host of editors and agents from such publishing houses as Atheneum, Balzer+Bray, Chronicle, Harper Collins, Penguin Young Readers Group, Random House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, and agents representing Andrea Brown, Curtis Brown, MB Artists, New Leaf Literary and Media, Inc., and Writers' House.

Optional Intensives:
For an-indepth experience stay for one of the optional intensives. Over 25 hands-on writers' intensives will give you a rare opportunity to dig into your work with a luminary in the field. For illustrators,
the Illustrators' Intensive is a unique day with seven illustrators and agents designed specifically to help illustrators hone their craft.

With your registration you get:
-Access to all conference keynotes and workshops
-The Gala Party on Saturday night (includes dinner and a drink ticket)
-Ticket to the Golden Kite Luncheon on Sunday
-Attendance to the Friday night Portfolio Showcase and cocktail party
-Chance to sell your books at the PAL book sale on Friday (some restrictions apply)
-Tea and coffee each morning
-Free wireless in your room

For an extra special weekend you can also register for:
A Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation
The Juried Portfolio Showcase
The Illustrator Intensive or two of the post-conference writer intensive workshops.

Registration opens April 18th at 10am PDT. This conference sells out so don't delay!

General Information:

Conference Tuition:
Tuition includes all conference workshops & events (excluding consultations and showcases) from Friday – Sunday, August 2-4, 2013, including the dinner dance on Saturday night and the Golden Kite luncheon on Sunday. Tuition does not include the Post-Conference intensive on Monday, August 5.

Early Registration (Before June 15th):
– SCBWI Member Registration-$470.00
– Non-member Registration-$570.00

Regular Registration (After June 15th):
-SCBWI Member Registration 495.00
– Non-Member Registration 595.00

Intensives and Extras:

$100 Individual Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation

$50 Portfolio Entry in Juried Showcase

(Full day of programming on Monday, August 5th)
$220 – Post-Conference Intensives for Writers
$220 – Post-Conference Intensive for Illustrators

Venue Information:
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(800) 233-1234
(310) 228-1234

Conference attendees get a special room rate of $209 (Valid until June 1)

How to register:
Full conference schedule, registration and more details will be available here soon!

Can't attend? Follow the action virtually!

In the weeks leading up to the conference, we'll feature interviews with our prestigious faculty so that you can know what to expect and look forward to. Click on the link above to see pictures and video as well as recaps of every workshop, keynote address, panel and intensive at our semi-annual SCBWI International Conferences.



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Highlights from last year's Los Angeles Summer Conference