SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2018 Biannual Spring Conference

Date/Time
Date(s) - 05/19/2018 - 05/20/2018
12:00 am

Location
Holiday Inn Portland South (Wilsonville)
25425 SW 95th Ave - Wilsonville, OR 97070


logo by Susan Boase

Join us for our Biannual Spring 2018 Conference, Over the Rainbow,

Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, 2018

 

REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 5th at 8:30 a.m. PST. Please mark your choices carefully when you register; it makes more work for us if we have to make changes manually. The system will not let you make changes once you go to the pay screen.

Guide to Portland


Schedules

Saturday – 8:15 to 5:45 (opening session at 9:15, final session ends at 5:45), PARTY (optional) – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday – 8:00 to 5:05 (opening session at 9:15, final session ends at 5:05)

You may book your reservation for one day or for both. No matter which day you come, you’re invited to attend Saturday night’s party!

Detailed schedules in pdf format:

2018-Conference-SAT-Schedule.pdf or 2018-Conference-SUN-Schedule.pdf

Bookstore will open both days – see the schedule for times. We take checks and cash only. No credit cards, sorry.


Faculty

AGENTS
Natascha Morris (BookEnds Literary)
Molly O’Neill (Root Literary)
Stefanie Sanchez Von Borstel (Full Circle Literary)
 —
EDITORS
Kheryn Callender (Little, Brown)
Tiffany Liao (Henry Holt)
Nicholas Thomas (Scholastic)
 —
ART DIRECTOR
Maria Middleton (Random House)
 —
AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATORS
Vanessa Brantley Newton
Lauren Castillo
 —
AUTHORS
Martha Brockenbrough
Gennifer Choldenko
Lin Oliver
Laurel Gale
Gretchen Brandenburg McLellan
Ruth A. Musgrave
Sheryl Scarborough

Click on Faculty Bios here or in the tan box in the upper right corner to see pictures and bios.


Special Opportunities

One-on-One Manuscript Consultations* – $50 – deadline to submit is March 19th. See the link for Consultations in the tan box on the top right. REGISTRATION CLOSED for this opportunity.

Picture Book Dummy Consultations* – $60 – deadline to submit is March 19th. See the link for Consultations in the tan box on the top right. REGISTRATION CLOSED for this opportunity.

One-on-One Portfolio Consultations* – $50. See the link for Consultations in the tan box on the top right.

Juried Art Show* – $35 for members and $45 for non-members. See the link for Juried Art Show in the tan box on the top right.

Special Sessions*First Page Critiques for picture books and novels and Roundtable Critiques for writers, and First Glance Critiques, Foam Printing Techniques, and How to Create Diverse Characters that Stand Out and Celebrate Ethnicity for illustrators – free with registration, although all require preregistration. See the link for First Pages, First Glance & Roundtable Critiques in the tan box on the top right. For details about Maria Middleton’s homework assignment for her workshops and also Lauren Castillo’s and Vanessa Brantley Newton’s hands-on workshops, please see the link for Homework Assignments in the tan box on the top right.

2017-2018 PAL Celebration Power Point Show*deadline to submit is April 22nd. See the link for Other Special Opportunities in the tan box on the top right.

Book Sales at our Bookstore* – see the link for Other Special Opportunities in the tan box on the top right.

Continuing Education credits through PSU* – must attend one of the early morning sessions on Saturday or Sunday at the conference. Contact Kim Kasch with questions: kimkasch@comcast.net.

And new this yearBlue Skies and Book Dreams” Silent Auction – see the link for Bookstore and Silent Auction in the tan box on the top right or click here.

*MUST PREREGISTER for any of these opportunities.


Fees

EARLY BIRD RATE

Expires March 16th

-SATURDAY -SUNDAY -BOTH DAYS
Members – registration opens February 5, 2018 at 8:30 a.m. PST.

$165

$165

$310

Non-members – no early bird rate

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RATES AFTER MARCH 16th

-SATURDAY -SUNDAY -BOTH DAYS
Members

$175

$175

$330

Non-members

$215

$215

$410

Note: Pay online with a debit or credit card. If you do not want to pay online, send a check asap to: SCBWI Oregon, PO Box 990, Mulino, OR 97024-0990. Your registration will be complete once we receive your check. Until then you could lose your spot for special opportunities.

Special Notice: There may be issues with the new anti-harassment (AHM) policy window with certain internet browsers. Please contact Sue Ford if you have any issues. She will need to know whether you are on a PC or a Mac or a mobile devise. Which browser you are using and what version of the browser. (Usually you can find that by going to the browser name in the browser window, click on it, then click on “about” and a window will pop up which will show the version number.)

LAST DAY TO REGISTER:  May 1, 2018

ONCE YOU’VE REGISTERED: You can see the details of what you selected by going to your PROFILE, clicking on EVENT HISTORY on the left, and choosing VIEW REGISTRATION CONFIRMATION on this conference.

REFUNDS: Consultation fees are nonrefundable. No refunds for the conference after May 1st. A $15.00 handling fee will be retained on all refunds.See complete POLICIES & PERMISSIONS.


HOTEL INFORMATION: If you want to stay overnight, make your reservations directly with the hotel itself.

Hotel reservations will be made by individual attendees directly with Holiday Inn reservations by clicking this link or calling 1-800-HOLIDAY (800-465-4329). Ask for the SCBWI Oregon Annual Conference 2018 group rate if calling by phone. Reservations must be made by April 30, 2018. Rates are $109 for Single and Double rooms.


*Don’t forget to check the deadlines for any special opportunities! Also, some sessions may require homework. (You can get to the Special Opportunities or see Faculty Bios, etc. in the tan menu box on the top right.)


Problems registering? Contact Sue Ford at suhligford@gmail.com.

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Ticket Information

Non-member - Regular Rate - Saturday and Sunday - $410.00
For Non-members registering after March 15th to attend both Saturday and Sunday


Member - Regular Rate - Saturday and Sunday - $330.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

For SCBWI members registering after March 15th to attend both Saturday and Sunday


Non-member - Regular Rate - Saturday only - $215.00
For Non-members registering after March 15th to attend Saturday only


Non-member - Regular Rate - Sunday only - $215.00
For Non-members registering after March 15th to attend Sunday only


Member - Regular Rate - Saturday only - $175.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

For SCBWI members registering after March 15th to attend Saturday only


Member - Regular Rate - Sunday only - $175.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

For SCBWI members registering after March 15th to attend Sunday only


Canceled Registration (for region use only!) - $15.00
handling fee retained


Event Extras

Lunches

          About You

                        Party

                            One-on-One Consultations

                                                Hands On Illustrator Workshops

                                                    Illustrator First Glance Session - Sunday Only

                                                      Juried Art Show

                                                        Writer First Pages Sessions

                                                                  Faculty Roundtable Critiques

                                                                              Extra Opportunities

                                                                                      Continuing Education Credits

                                                                                          The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
                                                                                          To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
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                                                                                          You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and has a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This includes all harassment, intimidation, and discrimination made on the basis of race, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, religion, class, body size, veteran status, marital/domestic partnership status, citizenship or any other marginalized identity. Harassment includes verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as deliberate intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying or coercion of any kind, in particular forcing another to accept your beliefs.

                                                                                          The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination at SCBWI programs and activities and is applicable to all SCBWI events and all SCBWI venues, including but not limited to SCBWI events, conferences, meetings, meet-ups, critique groups, and online interactions. Harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at any SCBWI event, any one of the foregoing events, or on-line is prohibited.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Code of Conduct

                                                                                          All participants in SCBWI events and activities, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Sustained disruption of talks or other events.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Inappropriate physical contact.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Unwelcome sexual attention.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Abusive verbal comments.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -Quid pro quo – sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Reporting Procedures

                                                                                          Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -All SCBWI conferences will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -A complainant may request assistance from any SCBWI officer, employee, or regional team member.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any incident of harassment. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports can be filled out anonymously or with identifying information. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred online. Emails will be monitored at all times, including during SCBWI events. SCBWI will fully investigate all complaints, including those made anonymously, and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence. Please note however, that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Non-Retaliation

                                                                                          The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Sanctions

                                                                                          SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Every report will be investigated by a panel consisting of independent consultants specializing in issues of harassment. The results of the investigation and the recommendations of the panel will be reported to the officers of SCBWI, who will determine, in conjunction with the panel or, when appropriate, in consultation with an independent arbiter, the appropriate sanction.

                                                                                          Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -immediate removal from the event;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -withholding of a contracted honorarium;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -prohibition from future speaking engagements;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -prohibition from future faculty appointments;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -expulsion from SCBWI;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -immediate removal from the event, without refund;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -termination of SCBWI membership, without refund;

                                                                                           

                                                                                          -prohibition future SCBWI membership

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                           

                                                                                          Confidentiality

                                                                                          SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          * SCBWI acknowledges the contributions of Geek Feminism, Science Fiction Writers of America, and WisCon for their work in developing anti-harassment policies.

                                                                                           

                                                                                             

                                                                                          If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

                                                                                           

                                                                                          If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

                                                                                          I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.