New England SCBWI 2014 Create Bravely: Make Your Mark

Springfield, Massachusetts
Friday, May 02, 2014

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New England SCBWI 2014

Create Bravely: Make Your Mark

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New England SCBWI 2014 Create Bravely: Make Your Mark
Friday, May 02, 2014 11:00 AM -
Sunday, May 04, 2014 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place
(413) 781-1010
One Monarch Place
Springfield, Massachusetts 01144
United States

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Allergen Note: Meal options for the banquet lunch on Saturday, May 3 will be posted at registration. Please note we have tried to offer meal options for a variety of palates, however the hotel cannot fulfill special requests for food accommodations during conference meals. If you have severe food allergies, we have been advised to recommend that you make appropriate arrangements for your own food, as we can no longer guarantee the availability of alternate options. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

To book a room at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place,
please call (413) 781-1010.


NOTE: All NESCBWI conference activities are geared for adult writers, 18 years of age or older.

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FRIDAY May 2, 2014

11:00 am  -  5:00 pm Conference Registration Open at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel
  2:00 pm  -  6:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open

  2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm Pitch Critique Session (FULL)
    or
  2:00 pm  -  4:00 pm Session A Intensive Workshops
    or
  3:00 pm  -  5:00 pm #AskAMentor (FULL)

  2:00 pm  -  5:30 pm Assigned Manuscript/Portfolio Critiques (Application) and Agent Quick Query Meetings
     (NOTE: Attendees must pre-register for these options)

  4:30 pm  -  5:00 pm Conference Orientation for New Attendees 
  5:00 pm  -  7:00 pm Dinner on your own
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  7:00 pm  -  Opening Ceremonies featuring Jane Yolen 
  7:00 pm  -  8:45 pm Portfolio Showcase Open to Faculty, Editors, Agents, Art Directors, Volunteers

  7:45 pm  -  8:45 pm Keynote Presentation: Pitchapalooza with THE BOOK DOCTORS, Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry

  8:45 pm  - 10:00 pm Evening Activities, including Agent/Editor/Art Director Meet and Greet and the Portfolio Showcase

  9:15 pm  - 10:00 pm More Evening Activities, including Open Mic/Pitch Practice and Regional Meet Ups




SATURDAY, May 3, 2014

7:15 am  -  8:45 am Conference Registration Open
7:30 am  -  8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am  -  6:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open 
8:30 am  -  2:10 pm Illustration Challenge on Display
8:30 am  -  8:45 am Opening Comments and Announcements

8:45 am  -  9:40 am Keynote with Peter H. Reynolds
9:50 am  -  4:15 pm Assigned Manuscript/Portfolio Critiques
  (NOTE: Attendees must pre-register to receive a critique)

Workshop Blocks – Pick one 2-hour session (B) or two 1-hour sessions (C and D)

·         9:50 am  - 11:45 am Session B Workshops (2-hour)

OR

·         9:50 am  - 10:45 am Session C Workshops (1-hour)

·       10:55 am  - 11:45 am Session D Workshops (1-hour)

11:50 am - 12:45 pm Lunch

12:50 pm -   1:50 pm Industry Expert Panel, PUBLISHING BRAVELY, with Alexandra Cooper of Harper Collins; Meredith Rich of Bloomsbury Spark; Laurent Linn of Simon and Schuster; Jennifer Laughran of Andrea Brown Literary

  1:50 pm -   2:15 pm Break

Workshop Blocks – Pick one 2-hour session (E) or two 1-hour sessions (F and G)

·         2:15 pm - 4:15 pm Session E Workshops (2-hour)

OR

·         2:15 pm - 3:10 pm Session F Workshops (1-hour)

·         3:20 pm - 4:15 pm Session G Workshops (1-hour)

4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Book Signing
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner on your own
Map of Springfield Area
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7:15 pm - 8:30 pm Industry Professional Panel, PUBLISHING IN AND OUT OF NEW YORK, with agents Kathleen Rushall of Marsal Lyon Literary, Mandy Hubbard of D4EO, Emily Mitchell of Wernick and Pratt Literary, and Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger

8:45 pm -10:00 pm Evening Activities, including a Self-Portrait Party for Illustrators, Poetry Slam/Open Mic Night, Genre Meet Ups, and Peer Critiques



SUNDAY, May 4, 2014

7:30 am - 8:45 am Conference Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:30 am Continental Breakfast
8:30 am - 3:00 pm Conference Bookstore Open
8:30 am - 8:45 am Opening Comments and Announcements

8:45 am - 9:40 am Keynote with Laurel Snyder

Workshop Blocks – Pick one 2-hour session (H) or two 1-hour sessions (I and J)

·          9:50 am - 11:50 am Session H Workshops (2-hour)
 
OR

·          9:50 am - 10:45 am Session I Workshops (1-hour)

         10:55 am - 11:50 am Session J Workshops (1-hour)

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Buffet Lunch

12:15 pm - 1:00 pm Industry Professional Panel, Hybrid Publishing with local pros Lauren MacLeod of Strothman Agency, Kaylee Davis from Dee Mura Literary Agency, Ammi-Joan Paquette of Erin Murphy Literary Agency, and Carter Hasegawa of Candlewick

Workshop Blocks – Pick one 2-hour session (K) or two 1-hour sessions (L and M)

·         1:15 pm - 3:15 pm Session K Workshops (2-hour)

OR

·         1:15 pm - 2:10 pm Session L Workshops (1-hour)

·         2:20 pm - 3:15 pm Session M Workshops (1-hour)

 3:20 pm - 3:30 pm End of Conference Convocation and Door Prizes
 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Book Signing




Prices for 2014 Conference Attendance

All 3 days: Member Price: $280, Non-Member Price: $330
2 days - Fri/Sat: Member Price: $220, Non-Member Price: $270
2 days - Sat/Sun: Member Price: $220, Non-Member Price: $270
2 days - Fri/Sun: Member Price: $170, Non-Member Price: $220
Friday only: Member Price: $85, Non-Member Price: $110
Saturday only: Member Price: $135, Non-Member Price: $160
Sunday only: Member Price: $85, Non-Member Price: $110
Critique: Member Price: $50, Non-Member Price: $55
Agent Quick Query (AQQ): Member Price: $25, Non-Member:$25
   (payment by AMEX, MC, VISA, or check)


Additional Hotel Information

To book a room at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place,
please call (413) 781-1010.


In addition to this conference hotel, for your convenience, we have also reserved space at the Marriott, directly across the street from the Sheraton.

  • Springfield Marriott  for  $149.00 USD  per night
  • Book your group rate: SCBWI New England Regional Conference Room Block >>

    Guests may also call 1 (800) 228-9290 and ask to make a reservation in the SCBWI New England Regional Conference Room Block.


    Blogging & Recording Policy

    By registering for this conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

    While we think it's great when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI above refers to speakers' rights, authors' rights, and illustrators' rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers' talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter's material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

     
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    Payment Instructions

    • If you have chosen to pay by check, please send your payment, along with your confirmation number or a copy of your registration invoice to:
          SCBWI New England
          c/o Marilyn Salerno

          30 Midfield Drive
          Rockland, MA 02370
      Remember that registration and payment for Manuscript and Portfolio Critiques happens offline.

      Conference cancellations before March 15, 2014 will be refunded in full.
      After March 15, 2014, refunds will only be given when proof is given to support military service or a death in the family.
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