2017 Schedule

2017 Speakers

2017 Agents


Session registrations

All instructor sessions are open and you don’t need to pre-register for them.

You are asked to pre-register with extra fees for some sessions: Thursday’s Pitching Workshop with Laurie Scheer, Agent Q & A sessions, Speaker Q & A Sessions, Contest Entries, Writing Doctor appointments, Advanced Manuscript Critiques, Critique Groups, Written Critiques, Agent pitches, Practice Pitch sessions and Master Classes.


Session room assignments

Rooms will be posted on the 2nd floor of the Madison Concourse Hotel and listed on the schedule in Guidebook. You will also be given a conference schedule with room locations at Registration.


Continuing Education Units (CEU)

Participants earn 0.6 CEU Friday or Saturday, 0.3 on Sunday (total 1.5). A CEU is a nationally recognized way of recording your participation in noncredit professional development.



The University of Wisconsin–Madison programs are approved toward re-licensure by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.


Questions? Contact director Laurie Scheer, 608-265-3972, laurie.scheer@wisc.edu or Laura Kahl, 608-262-3982, laura.kahl@wisc.edu