Conference Schedule

 

SCBWI Montana

Writing Forward Progress Conference

October 13-15, 2017  -  Billings, MT

 

Friday, October 13

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  -  Registration, Book Sale, and Silent Auction open

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.  -  Connections Party with hors d'oeuvres – Come meet the team for the conference, learn about programs, and mingle for connections

 

Saturday, October 14

8:00 – 8:40  –  Breakfast provided

8:40 - 9:00  -  Welcome and Announcements

9:00 – 9:50  -  Keynote by Agent Linda Camcho – Persistence: How to Keep Going in This Tough Business

9:50 – 10:10 – Break

10:10 – 11:00  -  Keynote by Editor Kait Feldmann – Reflecting our World: A Celebration of Diversity

11:00 – 11:20  -  Break

11:20 – 12:10  -  Keynote by Creative Director Heather Kindseth Wutschke  -  Connecting the Dots

12:10 – 12:30  -  Presentation of Crystal Kite Award

12:30 – 2:00  -  Lunch on your own

2:00 – 4:00  -  Field Trips  -  Meet at your selected location  -  Zoo Montana, Moss Mansion, or Yellowstone Art Museum

4:30 – 5:30  -  Field Trip Wrap-Up  -  Gather back at The Northern Hotel, Close of Book Sale

5:30 – 7:00  -  Dinner on your own

7:00 – 9:00  -  Tea and Dessert Reception for us and the community, at This House of BooksBook Signings with featured authors

 

Sunday, October 15

8:00 – 8:40  -  Breakfast provided

8:40 – 9:00  -  Announcements – close out of Silent Auction

9:00 – 12:30  –  Character Intensive Workshops

9:00 – 12:30  -  Individual Critiques with Agent/Editors

12:30 – 1:00  -  Final Wrap Up and Announcement of Mentorship Program Finalists