SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Annual Fall Conference: Children's Publishing in 2014

Sterling, Virginia
Friday, October 24, 2014

SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Annual Fall Conference: Children's Publishing in 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014 - Saturday, October 25, 2014

Holiday Inn Dulles
45425 Holiday Dr
Sterling, Virginia 20166
United States

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Join us for the SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Fall Conference: Children's Publishing in 2014 and help us celebrate the 35th anniversary of our region!

October 25th:  8am-5:30pm
October 24th:  *Optional* Pre-Conference Intensives 9am-12pm, 2-5pm (**additional fee required**)

Our keynote speaker will be award-winning author Linda Urban.

Conference Tuition:

Tuition includes all conference sessions, a light continental breakfast, and a boxed lunch on Saturday. Tuition does not include the optional individual consultations or pre-conference intensives.

$135 for SCBWI members; $165 for nonmembers on or before October 1.
$145 for SCBWI members; $175 for nonmembers after October 1.

To receive the member discount you must be a current member at the time of registration and the conference. To check your membership status log-in at or call headquarters at 323-782-1010. If you need to renew, you can do so online or over the phone.

Not a member? Membership in SCBWI is just $95 for the first year and $80 per year after that. Learn about the benefits and sign up here.

Optional Individual Manuscript or Portfolio/Picture Book Dummy Consultations:

SCBWI members
registered for the conference may sign up for ONE (1) individual fifteen-minute consultation for an additional fee of $45. Please see details under the "Consultations Tab" before registering. Required materials must be postmarked on or before September 17, 2014.

Additional events:

Pre-Conference Intensives 
(Friday, October 24th)

$50 – SCBWI member fee for each workshop
$65 – Nonmember fee for each workshop

You may choose a maximum of two workshops—one in the morning session, one in the afternoon session. Please see the information under the "Agenda Tab" for more details.

Optional events included in your registration:

Friday Night Peer Critiques:

Are you looking for a critique group? Interested in forming a group of your own? This is an opportunity for conference attendees to connect with other like-minded individuals. If you have never been a member of a writers group, you will be able to get the flavor of how critique groups operate. If you are an experienced critiquer, this may be an opportunity to meet folks from your area who might be interested in getting together when you return home.

The Peer Critiques will be held on Friday evening October 24, in the Whitehall room (Holiday Inn Dulles) from 8:00 to 10:00pm. There is no additional charge for this session.

Those registered attendees wishing to participate need to contact Terry Jennings (SCBWI Mid-Atlantic Critique Group Coordinator) no later than September 30, 2014.

Friday Night PAL Social:

SCBWI PAL members registered for the conference are invited to attend a get-together at Holiday Inn Dulles Friday evening 7:30-10pm.  Cash bar.  Desserts provided. Please RSVP to Lezlie Evans.

Art Display:

If you are interested in having your portfolio included in this year’s art display, please contact Joan Waites.

Venue Information:

All conference events will take place at the Holiday Inn Dulles.


The Holiday Inn Dulles has set aside overnight accommodations for conference attendees October 23- 26, 2014 at a special rate of $79 per night. Please make reservations as soon as possible. These group rates are valid until Thursday, October 3, 2013. Not sure of your plans yet? Take advantage of this great rate now. Unlike many of the discounted rates that you may receive, you may cancel your reservation, without penalty, up until 6pm on the day of check in. 


You may also make a reservation by calling 1-800-HOLIDAY.  Use code 'B85' for the special rate. 

Parking at the Holiday Inn:

While there should be ample free on-site parking, overflow parking is permitted at neighboring hotels.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Registration may not be transferred. There will be no walk-in registration, and all conference fees are nonrefundable.

Blogging and 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

  • Payment Instructions

    This year all conference fees will be paid through PayPal.  Please include all applicable charges – conference tuition, optional consultations, and preconference writing intensives—in one payment.  All conference fees are nonrefundable.

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