SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2020 WOW Conduct & Professional Policies

 

 

Attendees:

No children under 18 may attend the online event .

— 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 during our Wired Weekend.

—For participants that observe a Saturday sabbath, you may request to be a part of a Connected Critique Group that would meet with an industry professional on Sunday.

 

Blogging & Recording Policy:

Please be advised that by registering for SCBWI-IL Words on the Web 2020, you acknowledge that audio taping, video-taping and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the online 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 conferences.

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.

 

Photo Policy:

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

 

 

Refund Policy:

— Registration is nontransferable. If you are unable to attend, you must email the Registrar.
— Cancellation requests must be made by email by June 5 in order to receive a full refund. There will be no full refunds issued after June 5. After this date, refunds are at the discretion of the Regional Advisor, less a $50 cancellation fee.  Refunds are usually granted in cases of a death in the family, hospitalization or military deployment. Refunds only apply to the WOW Wired Weekend registration fee.  

 

 

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy: For the complete policy, please follow this link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-statement/  

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 Anti-Harassment Monitors (AHM) who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for reporting and discussion. The AHM for Words on the web is Jennifer Wagh.

—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: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form