SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 Regional Conference Schedule

 

Conference Schedule

 

INTENSIVES

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

8:00-9:00 AM – Intensives check-in at conference registration desk 

 

9:00 AM-4:00 PM Intensives

•  Picture Book Intensive Faculty: Miranda Paul, Chris Krones, and Baptiste Paul

•  Novel Intensive Faculty: Saritza Hernández, Eileen Robinson, and Rajani LaRocca

•  Illustrator Intensive Faculty: Laurent Linn and Dan Santat with Fred Koehler

 

10:15-10:30 AM – Break

 

Noon-1:00 PM – Lunch for Intensive attendees, faculty, and staff



FULL CONFERENCE

FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2022, 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM

9:00 AM-4:30 PM – Check-in at conference registration desk for full conference

 

4:30-4:45 PM – Opening Session–Welcome and Faculty introductions

 

4:45-5:20 PM – Keynote Speaker – Pat Zietlow Miller

How an Unassuming Wannabe Writer with No Connections Found Publishing Success Again & Again & Again

 

5:20-6:00 PM – First Books PAL Panel and 2021 Book Releases Slideshow, Hosted by Jason Pratt 

 

6:00-7:30 PM – Elixer Mixer & Silent Auction with cash bar

 

7:30 PM – Dinner on your own 

 

 

SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2022, 7:00 AM – 9:30 PM

7:00-7:45 – Early Bird Sessions NEW!

•  Rise and Write with Taryn Souders

•  Rise and Draw with Fred Koehler

•  Rise and Stretch with Dianne Ochiltree

 

7:00-8:30 AM – Check-in at conference registration desk if you have not done so already

 

8:00 AM-4:30 PM – Portfolio Showcase 

 

8:30-8:45 AM – Saturday Session Greeting and Announcements 

 

8:45-9:30 AM – Keynote Speaker – Miranda Paul

Navigating These Waters: Change, Flexibility, and Sailing Through Difficult Times

 

9:30-9:40 AM – Stand and Share

 

9:40-10:30 AM – Industry Panel NEW FORMAT! 

•  AgentsMiranda Paul, Saritza Hernández, Jacqui Lipton, Joyce Sweeney

•  EditorsChris Krones, Eileen Robinson, Brett Duquette, Catherine Laudone,  Aneeka Kalia

 

10:30 AM – Bookstore opens

 

10:30-10:45 AM – Break 

 

10:45-11:30 AM – Keynote Speaker – Rajani LaRocca 

Writing the Story Only You Can Write

 

11:30 AM-12:15 PM – Keynote Speaker – Dan Santat  

A Slow Growing Mass of Tangible Thoughts

 

12:15-1:15 PM – Lunch

 

1:30-2:45 PM — Breakout Workshops 

  Aneeka Kalia – Authenticity Readers in Children’s Books

•  Baptiste Paul – Mining Memories as a Creative Tool

•  Jacqui Lipton – Publishing Law 101

•  Catherine Laudone – Let’s Go for a Ride: Discovering Tools for Building and Dispelling Tension in Picture Books

•  Taryn Souders – PAL Session #1 – How Public Speaking and School Visits Can Become an Author’s Best Friend
Note: Attendance limited to PAL members only.

 

2:45-3:00 PM—Break & Move to General Session Room

 

3:00-3:45 PM – Creatives Panel NEW!

•  AuthorsBaptiste Paul, Rajani LaRocca, Pat Zietlow Miller

•  Author-Illustrator: Dan Santat

 

3:45-4:00 PM— Saturday Session closing remarks

 

4:00-4:30—Break & Transition to Critiques

 

4:30-7:00 PM – Critiques

 

7:30-9:30 PM – Reunited and it Feels So Good Costume Cocktail Party

•  Appetizers, Cash Bar, & Dancing

•  Costume Contest & Awards

• Portfolio Showcase Awards on Display  NEW! 

NOTE: The Costume Cocktail Party is only included for those registered for the FULL CONFERENCE or SATURDAY-SUNDAY ONLY.  Guest tickets may be available for purchase for $65. (Costumes optional)

 

9:30 PM – Bookstore closes

 

SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022, 7:00 AM – 2:00 PM

 7:00-7:45 – Early Bird Sessions NEW!

•  Rise and Write with Taryn Souders

•  Rise and Draw with Fred Koehler

•  Rise and Stretch with Dianne Ochiltree

 

7:05-8:30 AM – Sunday-only Check in at Registration Desk

 

8:30-9:45 AM – Breakout Workshops

•  Dan Santat Writing from an Illustrator’s Perspective

•  Rajani LaRocca Writing the Verse Novel

•  Miranda Paul From BOLD TO SOLD! Taking Risks in Writing and Art

•  Brett Duquette — Telling Truth That Matters: Finding Your Voice in Nonfiction Picture Books

•  Chris Krones Pay No Attention to the Editor Behind the Curtain! A Look Inside the Day-to-Day of Chris Krones

 

9:45-10:00 AM – Break 

 

10:00-11:15 AM – Breakout Workshops

•  Laurent LinnThe Key to Standout Illustration: What is Your “Illustration Style”?

•  Eileen RobinsonSeize the Reader: Writing for Emotional Impact

•  Saritza Hernández — Finding, Vetting, and Working with an Agent

•  Pat Zietlow MillerIt All Starts with Structure: Finding the Perfect Framework for Your Picture Book

•  Sophia Gholz — PAL Session #2 —Maximize Your Marketing
Note: Attendance limited to PAL members only.

 

11:15-11:30 AM – Break & Move to General Session Room

 

11:30 AM-12:15 PMNEW! Legacy Keynote Speaker – Bruce Coville 

RIPPLES—Why Doing What We Do Matters

 

12:15-12:35 PM – 3 Tips for Sucesss – All Faculty Members NEW!

 

12:35-12:45 PM – Announcement of the SCBWI Florida Literacy Award & Closing Challenge

 

12:45-1:30 PM – Autograph Party