August 3 - 6, 2012 | Los Angeles, California
Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the very best in the field of children's literature! Over a jam-packed weekend you'll hear from top agents and editors on the state of the market, get inspired by award-winning authors and illustrators, discuss how to progress your career, attend small, targeted breakout workshops, connect with old friends and meet new ones!
Whether you are an author or illustrator, published or unpublished, create picture books or young adult novels, you won't want to miss the SCBWI Summer Conference.
Keynote Speakers Include:
Bryan Collier, Caldecott honor illustrator
Karen Cushman, Newbery Medal winning author
Tony DiTerlizzi , Author/illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Caldecott Honor recipient
Dan Gutman, Award-winning author
Patricia MacLachlan, Newbery Medal Winner
Gary Schmidt, Two-time Newbery winner
Ruta Sepetys, Award-winning (including the Golden Kite Award) author of Shades of Gray
Sara Shepard, Author of the Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game Series
Deborah Underwood, Award-winning (including Crystal Kite Award) author
Clare Vanderpool, Newbery medal winner
PLUS a host of editors and agents discussing the industry from publishing houses and literary agencies including: Harper Collins, Penguin Young Readers Group, Writer's House, Scholastic, Simon and Schuster, Abrams, Random House and more.
With your registration you get:
-Access to all conference keynotes and workshops
-The Gala Party on Saturday night (includes dinner and a drink ticket)
-Ticket to the Golden Kite Luncheon on Sunday
-Attendance to the Friday night Portfolio Showcase and cocktail party
-Chance to sell your books at the PAL book sale on Friday (some restrictions apply)
-Tea and coffee each morning
-Free wireless in your room
For an extra special weekend you can also register for:
A Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation
The Juried Portfolio Showcase
Two of the post-conference intensive workshops (Writers choose one of two including: 9 Agents, 1 Morning; 9 Agents, 1 Afternoon; Independent Publishing; Spitshine: Polishing your Novel; First Pages; Developing your Hook; Picture Books; Revising your MG/YA Novel and more to be announced! Illustrators can register for the all-day illustrator intensive, Writing for Illustrators.)
Registration opens April 18th at 10am PDT. This conference sells out so don't delay!
Tuition includes all conference workshops & events (excluding consultations and showcases) from Friday - Sunday, August 3-5, 2012, including the dinner dance on Saturday night and the Golden Kite luncheon on Sunday. Tuition does not include the Post-Conference intensive on Monday, August 6.
Early Registration (Before June 15th):
$440 - SCBWI Member Registration
$540 - Non-member Registration
Regular Registration (After June 15th):
$460 - SCBWI Member Registration
$560- Non-Member Registration
Intensives and Extras:
MANUSCRIPT & PORTFOLIO CONSULTATIONS
$100 Individual Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation
JURIED PORTFOLIO SHOWCASE
$50 Portfolio Entry in Juried Showcase
POST CONFERENCE INTENSIVES
(Full day of programming on Monday, August 6th)
$200 - Post-Conference Intensives for Writers
$200 - Post-Conference Intensive for Illustrators
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Conference attendees get a special room rate of $199 (Valid until June 1)
How to register:
You can register online at www.SCBWI.org or by phone (323-782-1010) starting April 18th at 10am PDT. You must be a current SCBWI member at the time of registration and the conference to be eligible for the member's discount.
Full conference schedule and more details will be available in Early April.
Can't attend? Follow the action virtually!
SCBWI Conference Blog
In the weeks leading up to the conference, we'll feature interviews with our prestigious faculty so that you can know what to expect and look forward to. Click on the link above to see pictures and video as well as recaps of every workshop, keynote address, panel and intensive at our semi-annual SCBWI International Conferences.
On twitter! Our speakers, attendees and bloggers will be tweeting! Follow us and the hash tag #SCBWI to get the latest.