Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Regional Conference FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions


When is the conference?

Friday, May 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM



Friday, May 13, 2022, 4:30 PM – Sunday, May 15, 2022 2:00 PM


Where is the conference?

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista –Disney Springs Area

1751 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830

(Click here for more hotel information)


Is there a way to coordinate room sharing and/or carpooling to the conference? 

If you are interested in sharing a room or would like to carpool to the conference, visit the Room Share and Carpool Sheet to coordinate with other attendees.


How much does the Conference cost? 

Click here for information on pricing.


When does registration open?

Early Bird registration opens for SCBWI members on February 21, 2022 at 9:00 AM. Click here to register.


What are the critique guidelines?

The critique guidelines and formatting helps can be found HERE.


Will the Conference have COVID-19 Safety Protocols?

Yes! You can find the COVID-19 Safety Protocols HERE.


How do I apply for a Equity and Inclusion Scholarship to attend the conference?

Scholarship information, including how you can apply, can be found HERE.


What meals are included with the conference?


•  Breakfast on your own

•  Lunch for all Intensive attendees


Friday Night:

•  Elixer Mixer  – cash bar available

•  Dinner on your own



•  Breakfast on your own

•  Lunch for all Full Conference and Saturday only Attendees

•  Cocktail Costume Party (for Full conference and Saturday only attendees only) – Appetizers & cash bar

•  Dinner on your own



•  Breakfast on your own


The hotel is located right across the street from Disney Springs. For a full list of Disney Springs restaurants can be found HERE. Breakfast is not included, but the hotel has a small “grab & go” cafe on site. 


I want to help at the conference! How do I sign up to volunteer?

We often need volunteers to pick up speakers at the airport, sell pins at the conference, help at the registration desk, and more. If you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out this volunteer formYou must be registered for the conference in order to volunteer.


Will there be a bookstore?

We are currently working hard to have a bookstore where faculty and conference attendees can sell their books. More information will be available soon.


What should I wear? 

Dress as you wish, but most conference attendees dress casually or in business casual attire. Since we cannot control the temperature in the conference rooms, dress in layers or bring a sweater or jacket. For Saturday night’s Costume Cocktail Party, we invite you to dress in your 1970s best. Costumes are not required, however.


Additional Questions?

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