Thursday, April 5, 2012

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Conference Announced, Los Angeles in August, link provided for info, excerpt

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

by Lee Wind

Sneak Peek at the 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference!

Get ready for an unforgettable experience with the very best in the field of children's literature!
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 such as: Writing for Illustrators (full day); 9 Agents, One Morning/Afternoon; First Pages; Independent Publishing; Spitshine: Polishing Your Novel; Developing Your Hook; Writing Picture Books; Revising Your MG/YA Novel and more!

Registration opens on April 18th at 10am PDT. This conference typically sells out so don't delay!

Highlights from the 2011 Summer Conference:

From Publisher's Weekly

SCBWI Photo Gallery

General Information:

Conference Tuition:

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:

$100 Individual Manuscript or Portfolio Consultation

$50 Portfolio Entry in Juried Showcase

(Full day of programming on Monday, August 6th)
$200 - Post-Conference Intensive for Writers
$200 - Post-Conference Intensive for Illustrators

Venue Information:

Hyatt Regency Century Plaza

2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(800) 233-1234
(310) 228-1234

Conference attendees get a special room rate of $199
(Valid until June 1)

How to register:

You can register online at or by phone (323-782-1010) starting April 18th. 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.

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