Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators




— Registered attendees will be sent a personal navigation page prior to the event.  Online attendance/viewing rate is per-person. SCBWI-IL is a non-profit — please play fair so that we might continue to support our SCBWI-IL programming!
— No children under 18 may register for the event.
 Special Assistance for Persons with Disabilities: If you have a disability and need any special assistance to enjoy the event’s online programming, please register AND email the Co-Regional Advisor to ask for assistance for your particular needs. For more information see DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION INITIATIVES, at right.



Please be advised that by registering, you acknowledge that audio taping, video-taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the event (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-IL reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future events.

While we love 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-IL 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.



Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken online at the event and used for SCBWI purposes.



Please keep in mind that even if you find yourself unavailable the weekend of the conference, most sessions will be recorded and available to attendees until November 23.



Refund requests must be made by emailing the Registrar by September 29 in order to receive a refund of the attendance fee less a $30 cancellation fee.

Refunds apply only to the SCBWI-Illinois Interactive registration fee. No refunds on Member Extras.

There will be no refunds issued after September 29th.

After this date, refunds are at the discretion of the Regional Advisor and may be granted in cases of a death in the family, hospitalization or military deployment.


Cancellations after September 29:

After this date, SCBWI-Illinois Interactive refunds are at the discretion of the Regional Advisor.

Registration is nontransferable. If you are unable to attend, you must email the Registrar.

No refunds on Member Extras.


The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy: For the complete policy, please follow this link:  

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, and unwelcome sexual attention.

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 Member (STM) who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for reporting and discussion. The STM for Illinois interactive is Deborah Topolski.

—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: 

Questions about SCBWI-Illinois Interactive Professional Conduct & Policies?: Email Deborah Topolski