SCBWI Winter Conferences – Make Your Dreams Come True!

What's your dream? To write a memorable children’s book for the ages? To illustrate a picture book with images that every kid will remember? To translate a great children’s book? SCBWI wants that for you, too! That’s why our events are the perfect places for you to meet industry professionals and grow your skills as a writer or artist.

Make this the year you invest in your dream by attending one or both of our Winter Conferences in February 2024: In-Person or Virtual. Each event features master-level craft sessions to help you up your game plus the opportunity to meet and learn from agents, editors, and marketing professionals.  

Conference faculty includes:

Acclaimed Craft-Teaching Authors and Illustrators:

Cece Bell

Phil Bildner

Catia Chien

Pat Cummings

Michael Hale

Kate Messner

Emily X.R. Pan

Alexandra Penfold

James Ransome

Claudia Rueda

Steve Sheinkin

Carole Boston Weatherford

Lee Wind

Renowned Keynote Speakers: 

Cece Bell, Newbery Medal winner author-illustrator

Joseph Coelho, United Kingdom 2022-2024 Children’s Laureate

James Ransome, Coretta Scott King Award winning author-illustrator

Agents from some of the best agencies in the business:

CAT Agency

Catbird Agency

Erin Murphy Literary Agency

Gallt and Zacker

Greenburger Kids

The Hamilburg Agency

Morhaim Literary Agency

New Leaf Literary Agency

Red Fox Agency 

Rubin Pfeffer Content

Upstart Crow Agency

Editors from stellar publishing houses:

Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster

Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Reader


Kokila/Penguin Young Readers

Lee & Low Books

Levine Querido

Penguin Random House


Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Walker Books/Candlewick Press

Don’t miss out! Secure your spot today at the In-Person Winter Conference and Virtual Winter Conference.