Professional Development


Conferences and Events

From large global conferences to small, intimate retreats, events are a key benefit of SCBWI membership. Award-winning authors, esteemed illustrators, editors, agents, and publishers present lectures, conduct workshops, and give individual manuscript and art consultations at SCBWI events. These gatherings are excellent networking opportunities for those both already established in and new to the fantastic, demanding world of children’s book writing, illustrating, and translating.


Networking and Community

SCBWI connects you to colleagues around the globe to support your career, whatever the stage. When you become an SCBWI member you automatically become part of one of seventy-seven SCBWI regional chapters around the world. Opportunities to network with other members and industry professionals exist at SCBWI regional and national events, or online through our social media platforms and Zoom.


Become a member of SCBWI community!

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators provides the resources, professional networking, and community-building opportunities that support creators throughout their careers.