Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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!
Whether you are an author or illustrator, published or unpublished, create picture books or young adult novels, you won't want to miss the 2012 SCBWI Summer Conference.

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 in small, targeted breakout workshops, connect with old friends and meet new ones!

Speakers Will Include:

Award-winning illustrator Jon Klassen

Caldecott honor book illustrator  Bryan Collier   

Newbery Medal-winning author  Karen Cushman

Author/illustrator of The Spiderwick Chronicles and Caldecott Honor recipient  Tony DiTerlizzi

Award-winning author Dan Gutman

Author and editor Deborah Halverson

Newbery Medal-winner  Patricia MacLachlan

Author of the Pretty Little Liars and Lying Game Series  Sara Shepard

Award-winning (including the Golden Kite Award) author  Ruta Sepetys

Illustrator and Newbery Honor-Winner  
Eugene Yelchin

PLUS a host of editors and agents discussing the industry from publishing houses and literary agencies including: HarperCollins, Penguin Young Readers Group, Writer's House, 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 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 SCBWI.org 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.

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 conference tweets!


Ali B said...

Looking forward to attending the conference and taking part in the many wonderful learning opportunities.

Susan B James said...

Pen and Ink is already plotting its next conference adventure. Judy Endlerle and Stephanie Gordon said we should think of a new adventure and we have.


AEA Elementary Staff said...

I can't wait to attend! Sounds like it is going to be fantastic!