Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators





No children under 18 may attend the online event .


Persons with Special Needs: If you have a disability and require support in order to be able to take advantage of some or all of this event, please register AND email Deborah Topolski to describe the assistance you will need to enjoy your online experience. We will need time to accommodate you.



— Registration is non-transferable. Because of the specific nature of this event, registration is non-transferable.  Also, 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!


— Any violation of policies is actionable. You may be removed from the Zoom meeting for any part of the event (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and social events) if you are not in compliance or follow the direction of your meeting hosts. Meeting hosts will identify themselves at the beginning of each meeting.




Please be advised that by registering, you acknowledge that recording 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 social 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. RECORDINGS MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED. 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.

You may not give the link and therefore access to its contents and the program, to anyone. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated



— Registration is nontransferable. If you are unable to attend, you must email the Registrar.
— There are no refunds.
— Refunds are usually granted in cases of a death in the family, hospitalization or military deployment.


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

—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 Professional Policies & Conduct?: Email Deborah Topolski