Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

New Jersey 2018 June Conference

Date(s) - 06/02/2018 - 06/03/2018
12:00 am

Hyatt New Brunswick
2 Albany St - New Brunswick , New Jersey 08901

Registration For  New Jersey

Summer Conference, June 2-3, 2018

Opens Sunday March 18, 9:00 A.M. EST

The registration link is at the bottom of this post. If you try to register earlier than 3/18/2018, 9:00 a.m. you will see ‘Access Code Required’ which means registration is not yet open. Please do not email the RA or the event organizer for an access code or to ask when registration opens.

End of Registration Deadline: 5 p.m. EST, May 5


We are so excited for the 2018 NJSCBWI Annual Summer Conference on June 2 & 3.  We have a great lineup of faculty and over 60 workshops for you to attend, including all your favorite features such as one-on-ones, first page sessions, round tables, agent pitching, illustrator intensive, juried art show, book fair. All to help you on your journey to publication! We have also included Saturday night dinner in the base conference cost. Registration starts later on Saturday this year at 11:00 a.m. Conference kicks off at 12:00 noon with Paul O. Zelinsky as our keynote!

Conference Cost:
Base Conference: SCBWI Members $375, Non-Members $410
Conference Extras: 
$95**     Sunday Illustrator Intensive
$40**     Round Table Session
$95**     One-on-one with an Editor/Agent/Art Director
for manuscript critique or portfolio review

$195**     Two one-on-one’s with an Editor/Agent/Art Director
for manuscript critique or portfolio review
**     $20 Non-member surcharge per each conference extra or one-on-one.
$50*      one-on-one with an Author or Illustrator for a
manuscript critique or portfolio review      
*      $10 Non-member surcharge per each conference extra or one-on-one.

Quick tips before heading to the registration site …
Critique spots with editors and agents, first page sessions, round tables and pitch sessions sell out very quickly. To get the most out of your registration and make it as seamless as possible, set aside an hour, before registration opens, with your favorite beverage and follow the general registration instructions. Have the general schedule, faculty bios and workshop descriptions handy and use the registration worksheet to help you stay on track.Links to all of these documents can be found in the FAQ (link below). There are space limits to certain sessions and other info to be aware of, so be sure to click a ‘details’ link where you see it. Also, when registering, if a pdf pops up with 2017 dates, simply refresh your browser, or empty your caches (On a PC press Ctrl+Shift+Delete all together and clear data), then refresh the page.

Most important tip of all: DO NOT USE THE BROWSER BACK BUTTON when you are registering, because you will lose everything and have to start again. Simply, take your time, and if you need to go back to a previous page, simply click one of the tabs within your registration.

FINAL NOTE: If NJSCBWI gave you a credit from 2017 to apply to this year’s conference, you MUST CONTACT THE RA BEFORE registering. (Regretfully, we cannot honor the credit if you have already registered.)
Contact RA Cathy Thole-Daniels at:

CLICK HERE FOR ALL YOUR FAQ (frequently asked questions) Where you will find links to the conference schedule, workshop descriptions, faculty bios, worksheet and more details.

CLICK HERE FOR THE REGISTRATION WORKSHEET. Use the worksheet to ensure you do not double book the sessions you sign up for.


Hotel Booking:
Hyatt Regency New Brunswick
(732) 873-1234
2 Albany St
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901
Conference rate for a hotel room: $125 plus taxes and fees.
Click here to reserve your conference room at the hotel.
If you’d prefer to call, the number is 888-421-1442. Booking is under New Jersey SCBWI
BOOK EARLY to avoid disappointment. There are a limited number of rooms.
Map & Directions click HERETO REGISTER SUNDAY MARCH 18, 9:00 a.m. (& not a second before!) plus all the information you need about the conference go to the registration website here.
NOTE: If you still see the ‘access code required’ after 9:00, clear your browser cache (On a PC press Ctrl+Shift+Delete all together and clear data), then refresh the page. 
The problem is on your computer, not in our registration system.
Can’t wait to see you in June!
Cathy, Rosanne, Barbara and the NJSCBWI Team