SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-IL Professional Conduct & Policies for Online Events

To Better Enjoy Our Online Event:

SCBWI Safe Space: If you are uncomfortable at any time, please private message the HOST during the Zoom meeting or email the Co-Regional Advisor after the event.
— Please click here for the SCBWI Statement of Intent on Equity and Inclusion.
Use Your Pronoun: Please feel free to indicate your pronouns in your Zoom name and introduce yourself with them when asking a question or making a comment so that our community can address you properly and respectfully.
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
— If registration is required, registered attendees will be sent a link to join in the program one day before the event.  Streaming is open to individuals only and the 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 attend any SCBWI event.

 

 

Blogging & Recording Policy:

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.

 

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy:

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.

 

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations where the harassment, intimidation, or discrimination denies or limits a person’s ability to fully participate in or benefit from SCBWI’s programs and activities and is applicable to all SCBWI events and all SCBWI venues, including but not limited to SCBWI events, conferences, meetings, meet-ups, critique groups, and online interactions. Harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at any SCBWI event, any one of the foregoing events, or on-line is prohibited.

Read the full policy and reporting procedures here.

 

Refund Policy:
No refunds on online attendance fees unless noted on the online event registration page.