Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators


The Asilomar grounds are on the Pacific Ocean near Monterey Bay in Northern California, two hours south of San Francisco. Many of the Asilomar buildings are historic, and the famous dining hall, designed by Julia Morgan, provides a friendly, personal gathering place for conference attendees and speakers. You can explore the conference grounds in more depth at


Step One

Register for the conference first!

Scroll to the bottom of our Event Home page and click the Register button. Registration opens October 28, 2019 at 9am.


Step Two

Make your room and board reservation with Asilomar.

Click here to go to the Asilomar booking page to make your reservation.

Your housing reservation must be completed within 10 days from when you register for the conference. If you fail to make your housing reservation within this timeframe, we reserve the right to cancel your conference registration with SCBWI San Francisco South, for a refund, less a $25 fee. 


Asilomar Housing Rates

Attendees are eligible for the SCBWI group rate when registering. Two-night double occupancy at Asilomar is $415.88. Two-night single occupancy is $610.30. Price includes all meals for the duration of the conference. Note that SCBWI does not set the accommodations pricing.

Attendees may request a roommate when registering, but each person must register separately. The rates appearing in each category are per person, based on the occupancy type.

To make your reservations with Asilomar, click here.


Housing Refunds

Housing refunds are subject to Asilomar’s terms and limitations, which you can review hereAdditional questions can be addressed to


Housing Questions

If you have any questions regarding Asilomar room and board, please direct them to Asilomar at 831-642-4213 or 831-642-4219 Monday through Friday (7AM-3PM PST). Please do not contact SCBWI or the SF/South regional team with Asilomar housing questions, as we will be unable to assist you.


Regarding Off-Campus Housing 

The Asilomar Conference Center allows us a very limited number of “Off-Campus” tickets for members who live in the immediate vicinity of Asilomar. This ticket covers conference tuition, Friday night dinner, Saturday lunch, and Saturday dinner. It does not include accommodations, breakfasts, and Sunday lunch. “Off-Campus” tickets are available on a first-come first-serve basis. 

Member Pricing: Early-bird pricing until December 6th: $460.  Price goes up to $485 on December 7th.