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Virtual Summer Conference 2024

Aug 01, 2024 - Aug 04, 2024

Online event

A children's book writing conference spectacular! Join in a vibrant digital environment that will uplift, inspire, and support you in writing and illustrating impactful children's books. Pitch your book to acquiring agents and editors. Get your art in front of industry pros. Explore all aspects of children’s book creation: writing, illustrating, translating, and marketing. Immerse yourself in sessions specifically for illustrators, traditionally published & self-published authors, nonfiction writers, graphic novel creators, picture book writers and more! Every attendee has access to the content of all 50 sessions for up to one month after the conference concludes.

Join your community for...

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Keynote Presentations

Inspirational talks from Kate DiCamillo and Felicita Sala

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Panels of Agents, Editors, Art Directors and Authors

Expand your knowledge about the current state of children’s book publishing.

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Over 35 Breakout Sessions

With specific sessions for illustrators, picture book creators, self-publishing authors, traditionally published authors, graphic novel creators, nonfiction authors and more!

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An Illustrator Half-Day Intensive ($95)

Learn from top illustration talent. For Premium Members Only.

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Pitch Sessions with Acquiring Agents and Editors ($85)

Pitch your book in a group setting and get feedback on your pitch! For Premium Members only.

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Portfolio Showcase for Illustrators ($75)

Get your art in front of industry professionals at our career-launching online showcase. For Premium Members only.

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Website and Social Media Consultations ($125)

Power up your online presence with a one-on-one consultation. For Premium Members Only.

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Online Socials and Peer Critiques

Connect with your fellow kidlit creators!

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Scholarships

Scholarships and assistance to attend the conference.

Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Summer Conference 2024 FAQ

Conference Tuition

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Premium Member Rates

$175 Early Bird Rate for registrations before June 21st. $195 Regular Rate for registration after June 21st. Click the REGISTER button at top of page to register for the Summer Conference.

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Preview Plan (Non-Member) Rates

$275 Early Bird rate for registration before June 21st. $295 Regular Rate for registration after June 21st. Click the REGISTER button at the top of the page to register for the Summer Conference.

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Register for the 2024 Virtual Summer Conference Now!

Invest in you. Choose from 50 jam-packed sessions on the craft and business of children’s book creation. All attendees have access to the content of all sessions for up to one month after the conference concludes. If you’re a children’s book writer, illustrator, or translator, you don’t want to miss one minute.