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The 2016 Summer Conference is now over. Info and registration for the Winter 2017 Conference in New York will be available in October.

All conference events will take place at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles Friday July 29 – Sunday 31 with optional intensives Monday August 1.

Don't miss the chance to hone your craft with top agents, editors, art directors and publishers from the children’s book industry!  Due to our new venue, space is limited this year so remember to register early.

The SCBWI conference is a rare opportunity to meet and network with the most influential group of the key decision makers in children’s publishing.

A brilliant array of children’s book authors and illustrators will inspire you with their knowledge and vision, and help you bring your craft to a new level.


This Year's Stellar Keynotes include:



Drew Daywalt

Jenni Holm

Ellen Hopkins

Sophie Blackall Justin Chanda Drew Daywalt Jenni Holm Ellen Hopkins





Carole Boston Weatherford (114 x 129)

Jon Klassen Marie Lu Pam Muñoz Ryan Neal Shusterman Carol Boston Weatherford


Panels Include:

Ingredients of a Successful Picture Book

Agent Panel: Acquisitions Today

Editor Panel: Three Books I Loved Publishing and Why



Interactive breakout workshops will give you take-away skills and concrete tips on every aspect of the field.

Optional classroom-sized intensives with our keynote speakers and panelists provide exclusive lessons to deepen your craft.

Optional one-on-one manuscript and portfolio critiques provide you with feedback from a publishing professional.

Portfolio Showcase gives you an opportunity to display your work to faculty and participants alike. Come and be discovered!