Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


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Conference Highlights:

Keynote Addresses from Iconic Creators of Children’s Books

Jessixa Bagley

Dhonielle Clayton

Donna Barba Higuera

Industry Panel

Editors and Agents Panel: The Current Market for Children’s Publishing

Elena Giovinazzo
VP & Senior Agent, Pippin Properties

Tiff Liao
Executive Editor, Zando

Namrata Tripathi
Founder & Publisher, Kokila

James Mustelier
Agent, The Bent Agency

Emma D. Dryden

Industry Panel

Art Directors Panel: The Changing Landscape in Children’s Book Illustration

Sophie Paas-Lang
Tundra Books

Sharismar Rodriguez
Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Jasmin Rubero

Marikka Tamura
G. P. Putnam’s Sons

Pat Cummings

Industry Panel

Debut Author Panel: An Honest Talk About the Path to Publication

Winsome Bingham

Colleen Paeff

Pamela N. Harris

Dustin Thao

Martha Brockenbrough


  • The opportunity to sell your book in our online conference bookstore
  • An orientation for first-time attendees
  • Live writing and drawing sessions

Registration Prices:

SCBWI Members: $175

Nonmembers: $275

Includes all keynotes, panels, socials and the half-day Illustrators Intensive. (Excludes the Portfolio Showcase, and the Pitch Roundtables sessions.)

Event Extras:

You must be registered for the full conference to attend.

Portfolio Showcase: $75

SCBWI Members Only – More Info

Pitch Roundtables: $75

SCBWI Members Only – More Info