SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2021 Virtual SCBWI Florida Annual Regional Conference Schedule

SCBWI FLORIDA

JANUARY 2021 VIRTUAL ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 

Saturday, January 16 and Sunday, January 17, 2021

 

FINDING YOUR PLACE IN KIDLIT

 and Leaving Space for Others

 

The world of Kidlit needs diverse and inclusive books and kid readers need a variety of books to meet their needs.
With the myriad of opportunities within children’s publishing, there’s a place for each of us and there’s space for everyone else, too.

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2021

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

CRITIQUE FEST

 

SATURDAY EVENING

7:00-7:45 PM

Featured Speaker Lin Oliver, SCBWI Executive Director, followed by Q & A

 

8:00-8:30 PM

Awards Ceremony

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021

11:00-11:45 AM

Agent/Editor Panel, followed by monitored Q & A

Christian Trimmer, Editorial Director – Henry Holt

Alyssa Pusey, Editor – Charlesbridge

Thao Le, Agent – Sandra Dijkstra

Saritza Hernandez, Agent – Andrea Brown Literary

 

12:00-1:00 PM

Lunch Break

 

1:00-1:45 PM

Featured Speaker Pat Cummings, Author/Illustrator
(and member SCBWI Board of Advisers), followed by monitored Q & A

 

2:00-2:30 PM

Slideshow of PAL member 2020 book releases

 

3:00-3:45 PM

Creative Team Panel, followed by monitored Q & A

Megan Lacera, Author

Jorge Lacera, Illustrator

Jessica Echeverria, Editor, Lee & Low

Ashley Halsey, Art Director

 

4:00-4:30 PM

Video Slideshow of 2020 First Books Panel

 

5:00-5:45 PM

Keynote Address Linda Sue Park, Author (and member SCBWI Board of Advisers) followed by monitored Q & A

 

6:00-6:30 PM

Presentation of Rising Kite Awards

6:30 PM

Closing and farewell