Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators



8:00-9:00 AM – Intensive check-in at conference registration desk on second floor (mezzanine).

9:00-4:00 PM – Intensives

Noon-1:00 PM – Lunch for Intensive attendees and faculty in Rickenbacker Restaurant on first floor.

3:30-4:30 PM – Conference Check-In/Drop off First Page Critiques at conference registration desk on second floor (mezzanine).

4:30-5:00 PM – Meet in ballroom on second floor (mezzanine) for introductions.

5:00-5:45 PM – First Page Critiques

5:45-7:30 PM – Reception/silent auction/Novel Nineteens presentation in foyer in front of hotel bookstore on second floor (mezzanine). Snacks will be provided. (As mentioned on FB and in email blasts, the trip to Books and Books was canceled due to scheduling issues with the bookstore.)

7:30 PM – Dinner is on your own, and 15 percent vouchers for food and drink at the restaurant will be available at hotel check-in. Vouchers will be available for those attending only the reception as well.



7:00-8:30 AM – Conference check-in at registration desk on second floor (mezzanine).

8:00-4:30 PM – ART EXHIBIT: Pick up portfolios no later than 4:45 PM

8:30-8:45 AM – Co-Regional Advisors Linda Rodriguez Bernfeld & Dorian Cirrone: Announcements.

8:45-9:30 AM – Jane Yolen and Heidi Stemple

9:30-10:00 AM – Salina Yoon

10:00-10:15 AM – Break

10:15-11:00 AM – Agent Panel: Linda Camacho, Stephen Fraser, Christy Tugeau Ewers, Lorin Oberweger, Tina Dubois

11:00-11:30 AM – First Books Panel: Samantha Caprio-Negret, Jan Eldredge, and Silvia Lopez

11:30-11: 45 AM – Bonnie Bader, SCBWI PAL Coordinator

11:45-Noon – Crystal Kite Presentation to Zebo Ludvicek

Noon-1:00 PM – Lunch in hotel’s Rickenbacker Restaurant restaurant on first floor.

1:00-1:45 PM  – Carole Boston Weatherford

1:45-2:30 PM – Sarah Aronson

2:45-3:30 PM – Editor Panel: Jill Davis, Kandace Coston, Cheryl Klein, Yolanda Scott

3:30-4:15 PM _ Cheryl Klein

4:30-6:45 PM – Critiques in East Hall (Please arrive on time.)

4:45-6:00 PM – Bonnie Bader, SCBWI PAL Coordinator, will conduct an unstructured workshop in the foyer area outside the conference bookstore. Bonnie is versed in all phases of publishing. This is your chance to ask any question at all to a top level professional about the publishing business.

7:30-11:00 PM – “LEVEL UP” COSTUME BALL/DINNER DANCE in ballroom on second floor (mezzanine). Dress as your favorite video game hero or villain.



If you’ve forgotten what you signed up for, you can easily access the information by going to your home scbwi page and clicking on Event History on the left side of the page. You’ll then see a line with the date of the conference. To the right it will say View Registration Confirmation. When you click on that, it will remind you of the workshop you signed up for.


8:00-9:00 AM – Sunday Only check-In at conference registration desk on second floor (mezzanine).

9:00-10:30 AM – Workshop 1: Jane Yolen, Lorin Oberweger, Jill Davis, Linda Camacho, Cheryl Klein, Christy Tugeau Ewers, Stephen Fraser, Yolanda Scott

10:30-10:45 AM – Break

10:45-12:15 PM – Workshop 2: Heidi Stemple, Tina Dubois, Salina Yoon, Carole Boston Weatherford, Sarah Aronson, Kandace Coston, Marjetta Geerling

12:15-1:00 PM – Meet in Ballroom for Door Prizes

1:00-2:00 PM – Autograph Party