Please note: all times are Eastern; end times are approximate

All sessions can be viewed at the times indicated below, or for 3 months following the conference

All times and sessions are subject to change

Book discussions with each author are an opportunity for you to learn more about our speakers’ books.

Monday May 10 

  • 9:00 – 9:30 Eastern: Worship service
  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Glenys Nellist presentation – learn more about Glenys here
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Glenys Nellist Q&A and book discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Eastern: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: speaker 2 presentation – learn more about speaker 2 here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: speaker 2 Q&A and book discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern: panel 1
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Eastern: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:00 Eastern: Linda Howard (Tyndale House) presentation: “10 things every aspiring writer needs to know” – learn more about Linda here
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Eastern: Linda Howard (Tyndale House) Q&A and book discussion
  • 4:45 – 6:15 Eastern: TBA; emerging writers series, small group breakouts, book readings, team project for weekly resources list?

Tuesday May 11 

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: Matthew Paul Turner presentation – learn more about Matthew here
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: Matthew Paul Turner Q&A and book discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Eastern: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Jennifer Grant presentation “Take Your Picture Book Manuscript to the Next Level by Taking It Seriously”– learn more about Jennifer here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Jennifer Grant Q&A and book discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 3:00 Eastern: “Summer Reading List”
  • 3:00 – 3:15 Eastern: Break
  • 3:15 – 4:00 Eastern: speaker 6 presentation for editors
  • 4:00 – 4:45 Eastern: speaker 6 Q&A and book discussion
  • 4:45 – 6:15 Eastern: TBA

Wednesday May 12

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: speaker 7 presentation – learn more about speaker 7 here
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: speaker 7 Q&A and book discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Eastern: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Sharon Elliott presentation “Move to the Excellent Level: The Ten P’s to Your Writing Success” – learn more about Sharon here
    • There’s more involved with being a children’s author than getting your book published. What does it really take to be a successful children’s author? Attend this workshop and get the lowdown. Not only will you gain a wealth of knowledge about what really goes on in the business from industry insider, but you’ll leave knowing what people to surround yourself with, how to brand yourself, and how to develop your personal mission statement and tagline. In addition, you’ll start thinking through your publishing plan for the future and much more.
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Sharon Elliott Q&A and book discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: a conversation with Katherine Paterson
  • 2:45 – 3:15 Eastern: Break
  • 3:45 – 4:30 Eastern: Joyce Dinkins (Our Daily Bread Ministries) presentation – learn more about Joyce here
  • 4:30 – 5:15 Eastern: Joyce Dinkins (Our Daily Bread Ministries) Q&A and book discussion
  • 5:15 – 6:15 Eastern: panel 2

Thursday May 13

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: speaker 10 presentation – learn more about speaker 10 here
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: speaker 10 Q&A and book discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Eastern: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: Kathleen Long Bostrom presentation – learn more about Kathy here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: Kathleen Long Bostrom Q&A and book discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Eastern: Break
  • 1:45 – 2:45 Eastern: panel 3
  • 3:00 – 4:00 Eastern: Open mic
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Eastern: speaker 12 presentation – learn more about speaker 12 here
  • 5:00 – 5:45 Eastern: speaker 12 Q&A and book discussion

Friday May 14

  • 9:30 – 10:15 Eastern: speaker 13 presentation – learn more about speaker 13 here
  • 10:15 – 11:00 Eastern: speaker 13 Q&A and book discussion
  • 11:00 – 11:15 Eastern: Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 Eastern: speaker 14 presentation – learn more about speaker 14 here
  • 12:00 – 12:45 Eastern: speaker 14 Q&A and book discussion
  • 12:45 – 1:45 Eastern: Networking Lunch Break – an unmoderated, informal time for you to chat with other conference attendees
  • 2:00 – 2:45 Eastern: speaker 15 presentation – learn more about speaker 15 here
  • 2:45 – 3:30 Eastern: speaker 15 Q&A and book discussion
  • 3:45 – 5:00 Eastern: Elevator pitch feedback

All times and sessions are subject to change

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