Society of
Children's Book Writers
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Conference Highlights Include:

Keynote Addresses from Iconic Creators of Children’s Books

Vanessa Brantley-Newton headshot
Vanessa Brantley-Newton
Stephanie Garber headshot
Stephanie Garber
Brian Selznick headshot
Brian Selznick
Kelly Yang headshot
Kelly Yang
Paula Yoo headshot
Paula Yoo

Industry Panel

Recipe for Success in 2022 from an Editor’s Point of View

Michelle Frey headshot
Michelle Frey
Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Farrin Jacobs headshot
Farrin Jacobs
Little Brown Books for Young Readers
Emma Ledbetter headshot
Emma Ledbetter
Abrams Books for Young Readers
Denene Millner headshot
Denene Millner
Denene Millner Books/Simon and Schuster
Cynthia Leitich Smith headshot
Cynthia Leitich Smith
Heartdrum / Harper-Collins

Industry Panel

Recipe for Success in 2022 from an Art Director’s Point of View

Erica De Chavez headshot
Erica De Chavez
Maria Elias headshot
Maria Elias
Penguin Random House
Kristen Nobles headshot
Kristen Nobles
Lesley Worrell headshot
Lesley Worrell
Tor/Forge Books
Cecilia Yung headshot
Cecilia Yung
Penguin Books for Young Readers

Industry Panel

Recipe for Success in 2022 from an Agent’s Point of View

Chad Beckerman headshot
Chad Beckerman
The CAT Agency
Jemisco Chambers-Black headshot
Jemisco Chambers-Black
Andrea Brown Literary Agency
Samantha Fabien headshot
Samantha Fabien
Root Literary Agency
Thao Le headshot
Thao Le
Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
James McGowan headshot
James McGowan
BookEnds Literary Agency


  • The opportunity to sell your book in our online conference bookstore
  • An orientation for first-time attendees
  • Online peer critiques and socials

Registration Prices:

SCBWI Members: $150

Nonmembers: $250

Includes all keynotes, panels, special sessions for illustrators, and socials (excludes the Portfolio Showcase, and the Up Close With Publishing Professionals breakout sessions)

Event Extras:

You must be registered for the full conference to attend.

Portfolio Showcase: $75

SCBWI Members Only – More Info

Up Close With Publishing Professionals Breakout Sessions: $150

SCBWI Members Only – More Info