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The New York Winter Conference is in person again!
We’re back and better than ever!

At our first in-person conference in over two years, we’re launching a brand-new format: Creative Labs. The conference is now built around an intensive workshop model, which will allow attendees to learn so much more and form lasting community connections.

 

You’ll enroll in a two-day Creative Lab, choosing from twelve options––all taught by some of the most exciting authors and illustrators working today. At panels, keynotes, and socials, you’ll also learn from industry experts, network with fellow creatives, and spend the weekend immersed in the vibrant, diverse world of children’s literature.

 

If you want to meet one-on-one with agents, editors, and art directors, or have a portfolio that’s ready for the world, please sign up for a critique or the portfolio showcase. There will also be social media consultations available. Please note there are limited spaces available for all of these. And, for the first-time ever, you’ll have the chance to pitch your marketing plan to our panel of experts in our “Piranha Pit.” Move over Shark Tank!

 

Join the SCBWI at our Creative Labs. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable weekend.

Conference Highlights
KEYNOTES
Marla Frazee, Caldecott Honor winning author/illustrator
Aisha Saeed, New York Times bestselling author
AGENT, EDITOR, AND ART DIRECTOR PANEL
Publishing Trends in 2023
Regina Brooks
Founder and President, Serendipity Literary Agency
Linda Camacho
Agent, Gallt & Zacker Literary Agency
Kate Egan
Executive Editor, Pixel + Ink Books
Arthur A. Levine
Founder and Publisher, Levine Querido
Patricia Ocampo
Senior Editor, Kids Can Press
Creative Labs
12 Craft Intensives for Writers and Illustrators
The SCBWI Piranha Pit
A Live Marketing Plan Pitch-off
Saturday Socials
Autograph Session with Faculty Authors and Illustrators
SAVE THE DATE!
Friday, February 10 – Sunday, February 12, 2023
LOCATION
New York Hilton Midtown
1335 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10019
SPECIAL SCBWI ROOM RATE

Special SCBWI Room Rate: $199.00 (plus tax).

This rate is available to conference attendees up until January 19, 2023. There are limited rooms available at this rate so book early.

BOOK YOUR ROOM

CONFERENCE TUITION

This fee includes access to all programming February 10 through February 12 with the exception of the Portfolio Showcase and the one-on-one manuscript and portfolio consultations. There are no part-time or walk-in registrations allowed. Full refunds for conference tuition (minus a $75 processing fee) are available until January 19, 2023.

Registration Prices:

SCBWI Member Rate: $675

Non-Member Rate: $775

Late Registration – After January 10, 2023:

SCBWI Member Rate: $725

Non-Member Rate: $825

PLEASE NOTE: American Sign Language Interpreters are available to attendees who register for the Conference and let us know they need an interpreter by December 20, 2022

Add-On Sessions:

(for SCBWI Members only)

Portfolio Showcase for Illustrators: $100

One-on-One Social Media Consultations: $125

One-on-One Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation: $125

CANCELLATION, COVID, ANTI-HARASSMENT AND LEGAL POLICIES
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COVID Policy Agreement

    ASL Requirement


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      Please Note: We can only guarantee ASL Interpreters for attendees who register before December 20, 2022.

        Creative Lab (choose one)

                                Add—On Sessions

                                  The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
                                  The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
                                  To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
                                  Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

                                  You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

                                   

                                  The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion. 

                                  The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any SCBWI Event. An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include Zooms, Webinars, online meetings, communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, www.scbwi.org. SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.

                                   

                                  Code of Conduct

                                  All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, volunteers, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

                                  • Intimidation, stalking, or following;
                                  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
                                  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances;
                                  • Abusive verbal comments;
                                  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors;.
                                  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal comments, written comments, or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, age, appearance, body size, or other personal characteristics;
                                  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images
                                  • Unwelcome or uninvited attention or contact
                                  • Physical assault (including unwelcome touching or groping);
                                  • Real or implied threat of physical harm;
                                  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm;
                                  • Body policing, unwelcome photography or recording;
                                  • Doxing
                                  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

                                  We expect all participants at SCBWI activities, meetings, and networking events to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy in all venues, including sanctioned events, ancillary events, unofficial events, and social gatherings.

                                   

                                  Reporting Procedures

                                  Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

                                  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
                                  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
                                  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

                                  SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events. If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.  SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible.  However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances.  SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

                                  If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.

                                   

                                  Non-Retaliation

                                  The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

                                   

                                  Sanctions

                                  SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

                                  Sanctions for faculty, speakers, volunteers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

                                  • warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
                                  • immediate removal from a particular event;
                                  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
                                  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
                                  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
                                  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
                                  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
                                  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

                                  Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

                                  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
                                  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
                                  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
                                  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
                                  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

                                  If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.

                                   

                                  Confidentiality

                                  SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

                                      

                                  If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

                                  If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to tammybrown@scbwi.org. Please include the words "Anti-Harassment Policy" in the subject line. 

                                   

                                  I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.
                                  The SCBWI Covid Policy
                                  The SCBWI Covid Policy
                                  To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Covid Policy.
                                  Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

                                  You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

                                   

                                  COVID POLICY: 

                                   

                                  Acknowledgement of Safety Policies

                                  Due to the uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic, your registration and admission are subject to all venue and organization safety and health policies, which include the Participation Promise and COVID-19 Daily Screening Questionnaire set forth below. You acknowledge that due to the evolving nature of the pandemic, the organization may continue to develop and update these policies in the intervening time between your registration and the Event date. By registering, accepting and/or using Event registration, you acknowledge and agree that you will comply with such policies and your attendance at the Event is conditioned on such compliance. If your admission to the Event is denied or revoked because you have willfully failed or refused to comply with any such safety and health policies of the venue organization, you will not be eligible for participation, a credit, or a refund.

                                  Participation Promise

                                  You agree, on behalf of yourself and on behalf of any other person for whom you are obtaining this registration, that you will not attend the Event if, under the CDC's guidelines in effect at the time of the Event, it is recommended that, as of the date of the Event, you stay at home, quarantine and/or isolate (e.g., as a result of your testing positive, developing symptoms, or having a direct exposure to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19). For reference, the CDC's current recommendations are available here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/your-health/quarantine-isolation.html

                                  In addition, you acknowledge and agree, on behalf of yourself and on behalf of any other person for whom you are obtaining this registration, that you will perform daily COVID-19 screening each morning of the event by 8:00 a.m. and will be prepared to submit proof of screening if requested to do so by the venue or the organization. The COVID-19 daily screening questionnaire is available below for reference.

                                  All participants to the Event with symptoms of COVID-19 should not enter or participate in the Event. Further, all participants must comply with Safety Policies, health guidance, and signage at the Event, including wearing a high quality mask (for example, an N95, KN95, KF94, or well-fitting surgical mask) while at the Event.

                                   Daily Screening Questionnaire

                                  1. Do you have any of these symptoms that are not caused by another condition?

                                   - Fever or chills

                                   - Cough

                                   - Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

                                   - Fatigue

                                   - Muscle or body aches

                                   - Headache

                                   - Recent loss of taste or smell

                                   - Sore throat

                                   - Congestion

                                   - Nausea or vomiting

                                   - Diarrhea

                                  1. If you are not fully vaccinated, have you been in close contact with anyone with COVID19 in the past 14 days?

                                  Close contact is being within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period with a person; or having direct contact with fluids from a person with COVID-19 with or without wearing a mask (i.e., being coughed or sneezed on).

                                  1. Have you had a positive COVID-19 test for active virus in the past 10 days, or are you awaiting results of a COVID-19 test?
                                  2. Within the past 14 days, has a public health or medical professional told you to self-monitor, self-isolate, or self-quarantine because of concerns about COVID-19 infection?

                                  Participants answering YES to any of the above questions will not be permitted access to the Event.

                                   

                                  I have read and accepted the SCBWI Covid policy.