SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Program

We have not yet finalized our program. Check back for updates. Meanwhile, here is a sample program to give you an idea for what the weekend might look like. Details all subject to change.

Note: The theme of our 2020 conference is “Your Weekend MFA.” An MFA, for those unfamiliar with the term, is a Masters of Fine Arts.

 

Friday: Welcome to your Weekend MFA

(Sample program)

1pm Arrival and Registration (Note the new start time, earlier than in past years!)

Conference Kickoff

MFA Foundations: Craft Sessions

Breakouts: RoundTables, Fireside Chats or Free/Flex time

Community building: Meet & Greets with sub groups (Illustrators, PB, MG, YA)

Dinner

Keynote Address

Portfolio show and party

 

Saturday: Your MFA Deep Dive 

(Sample program)

MFA Deep Dive topics

Master Class Breakouts

Lunch

MFA Deep Dive topics

Panel Discussion

Breakouts: Your choice of various writing, illustrating and publishing topics

Dinner

Awards

Keynote

Book Sales & Signing

 

Sunday: Making the most of your Weekend MFA

(Sample program)

Panel discussion with agents on selling your work

Seminars by segment (examples: Middle grade/Picture book or Published/Pre-Published) on focused topics related to craft and the business of publishing targeted to that segment

Breakouts: Your choice of various writing, illustrating and publishing topics

Conference wrap-up and closing ceremony

Lunch

 

This is not a final program. All topics, details, timing and order of events are subject to change. 

Check back for updates!