2023 Friday Mix and Mingle Dinner and Sessions

Optional add-on to the main conference ($55). A fun way to network with faculty and conference participants!

What Does the Friday Mix-and-Mingle Dinner Include?

The Friday night Mix and Mingle Dinner is an optional add-on to the main Saturday conference for $55. The cost includes a dinner buffet (cash bar) and evening programming. 

5:00 - 5:45 pm Pre-Dinner Breakouts (Pick one when you arrive)

Conference 101: Orientation for first-time conference attendees 

Independent/Self-Published Q&A/Networking 

Prompt & Create: Get your creativity flowing with communal time to write or illustrate inspired by written and visual prompts with Merrill Rainey, SCBWI Ohio North Illustrator Coordinator

6:00 - 7:00 pm Mix and Mingle Dinner (cash bar)

7:00 - 8:00 pm Panel Q&A Discussion with Editors and Art Director

Q&A Panel Discussion: Featured Faculty


Aneeka Kalia, Associate Editor, Viking Children's Books


Ashley Hearn, Editor, Peachtree Teen


Jim Hoover, Art Director, Viking Children's Books