Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2015 NJSCBWI Annual Summer Conference

Date(s) - 06/13/2015 - 06/14/2015
12:00 am

Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express Conference Center
900 Scudders Mill Road - Plainsboro, New Jersey



SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 2015 / Day 1

     8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.     Registration / Breakfast / First Timers Workshop

       8:45 –  9:00 a.m.     RA Welcome/Announcements

       9:00 –  9:50 a.m.     Opening Keynote

   10:10 –  12:00 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Workshops 1&2)

       12:05 – 1:15 p.m.     Lunch with FACULTY

       1:20 –  3:10 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Workshops 3&4)

         3:30 – 4:15 p.m.     BOOK FAIR/NETWORKING

       4:30 –  5:20 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Workshop 5)

        5:45 – 6:30 p.m.     PRE-dinner SOCIAL

       6:30 –  8:00 p.m.     dinner with FACULTY

      8:30 – 10:30 p.m.     Peer Group Critiques


SUNDAY, JUNE 14, 2015 / Day 2

     8 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.     Registration / Breakfast

       8:45 –  9:00 a.m.     RA Welcome/Announcements

     9:15 –  10:00 a.m.     Top 10 things You Need To Know About Today’s Market

   10:10 –  12:00 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Workshops 6&7)

                                       ILLUSTRATOR INTENSIVE

      12:10 – 1:00 p.m.     BREAKOUT SESSIONS (Workshop 8)

        1:00 – 2:15 p.m.     Lunch WITH FACULTY

        2:30 – 3:20 p.m.     Closing Keynote

        3:30 – 4:30 p.m.     Keynote Book Signing

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(Alphabetical by last name)

Abramowitz, Jenne (Senior Editor, Scholastic Inc.)

Alexander, Heather (Agent, Pippin Properties)

Asselin, Kristine (Author)

Baptiste, Tracey (Editor, Rosen Publishing)

Bardhan-Quallen, Sudipta (Author)

Bremekamp, Samantha (Jr. Agent, Corvisiero Literary Agency)

Burkhart, Jessica (Author)

Calabrese, Kelly (Author)

Camacho, Linda (Agent, Prospect Agency)

Colleen, Marcie (Author)

Cornell, Merial (Owner / Founder, Cornell & Company, LLC)

Cusick, John (Agent, Greenhouse Literary / Keynote)

Deak, Erzsi (Agent/Founder, Hen&ink Literary Studio)

Deitz Shea, Pegi (Author)

Dyckman, Ame (Author)

Evans, Amy (Author)

Fleissig, Liza (Founder, Liza Royce Agency)

Fujii, Saho (Art Director, Little, Brown BFYR)

Haertsch, Gretchen (Author)

Harris, Patti Ann (Executive Art Director, Scholastic Inc.)

Hasegawa, Carter (Associate Editor, Candlewick Press)

Ismail, Suzy (Author)

Jantz, Jeff (Author)

Kinard, Kami (Author)

Lamba, Marie (Agent, The Jennifer De Chiara Literary Agency)

Langdo, Bryan (Author/illustrator)

Lerhaupt, Adam (Author/illustrator)

Malone, Jen (Author)

McCarthy, Sean (Agent, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency)

Meltzer, Steven (Associate Pub./Exec. Managing Editor, Penguin Random House)

Mundy, Meredith (Executive Editor, Sterling Children's Books)

Nolan, Anita (Author)

Orr, Rachel (Agent, Prospect Agency)

Penfold, Alexandra (Agent, Upstart Crow Literary)

Pfeffer, Wendy (Author)

Pyle, Kevin (Author)

Rossano, Shauna (Associate Editor, G. P. Putnam's Sons/Penguin)

Sauer, Tammi (Author)

Slater, Alexander (Agent, Trident Media Group)

Strout, Bethany (Associate Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

Temean, Kathy (Author/illustrator)

Todd, Traci (Executive Editor, Abrams Books)

Underdown, Harold (Consultant, PC Editorial Services/Kid's Book Revisions)

Zacker, Marietta (Senior Agent, Nancy Gallt Literary Agency)

Zuravicky, Orli (Senior Editor, Scholastic Inc.)