Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2019 SCBWI Regional Conference: HARVESTING OUR STORIES

Date(s) - 09/13/2019 - 09/14/2019
12:00 am

Country Inn and Suites
3316 13th Ave S - Fargo, ND 58013

Join us in Fargo, North Dakota on September 13 and 14, 2019

The conference begins on Friday, September 13th, at 7:00 p.m. at the Country Inn & Suites in Fargo, North Dakota. This year we are offering an afternoon of Intensives on Friday afternoon before the conference officially begins.

Registration opens June 15th.

For additional program information, including the full schedule, click the links at the top right-hand side of this page. These pages also have directions for Critiques and Consultations, Pages, and the new Jimmy Jet Award.


Here are a few highlights:

Listen to excellent keynote speeches by Editors Sara Sargent and Alexa Pastor, Agent Tim Travaglini, and Award-Winning Author Claudia Mills and have the opportunity to meet these talented industry professionals.

Sign-up for a Manuscript Critique or Consultation with one of our Industry Pros!

Test drive your manuscript at the Pages event over lunch.

Enter to win the Jimmy Jet Award for Excellence in Children’s Literature.

Published authors may place their books for sale in the conference Bookstore.

And best of all…connect with an amazing COMMUNITY of creative writers and illustrators from around the region!


Early Bird Pricing  (June 15 – July 31)

SCBWI Member Saturday Conference Ticket: $125

SCBWI Member Optional Intensive: $30

Non-Member Conference Ticket: $150

Non-Member Mini-Intensive: $45

Critique or Consultation: $45 (Manuscripts for critique must be received by August 1, 2019.  Late materials will not be accepted and no refunds will be given.)

After July 31, Registration increases $25 for SCBWI members and non-members.


HOUSING: A block of room are reserved at the Country Inn & Suites until August 13, 2019. Cost is $98.35 per night for a double room. Call the hotel at (701) 234-0565 to reserve a room. Indicate that you are with SCBWI Dakotas. We encourage you to use the listserv to find a roommate or car pool.

LUNCH: Saturday’s lunch will include a variety of subs, chips, and cookies. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know via an email to We will be able to provide vegetarian and gluten-free options. However, some needs may exceed our abilities, and we will suggest you bring your own lunch.