Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

2022 SCBWI Ohio North Conference: Write Back Where We Belong

Our 2022 SCBWI Northern Ohio
Regional Conference is in-person! Finally…
Write Back Where We Belong!



This year’s conference will feature craft-focused intensives, breakout sessions, inspiring keynote speakers, insightful panelists, critiques, portfolio reviews, an art show, and (most importantly) time together!

Follow the links below for more information about the conference. We will add more information in the coming weeks, but wanted to share as much as possible with everyone now to help you plan.

We are very excited about this year’s conference and we look forward to seeing you in person!


Links to Conference Details

Registration IS LIVE!!!  

Conference Location and Lodging


COVID-19 Protocols


Schedule and Session Descriptions


Art Show

Underrepresented Diverse Voices Scholarship

Publication Celebration and Conference Bookstore



Friday, July 1, 2022: Underrepresented Diverse Voices Scholarship Due

Monday, July 11, 2022: Early Bird registration begins (7pm ET)

Friday, August 12, 2022: Deadline to submit manuscripts/portfolios for faculty critiques (if you register after this deadline, you can still sign up for a critique but must submit manuscript 7 days after signing up)

Friday, August 26, 2022: Cut-off for critique manuscript submission; no critiques available as an add-on purchase after this date. All manuscripts for critique MUST be submitted by 6:00 pm ET.

Thursday, September 1, 2022: Publication Celebration Forms Due (for inclusion in bookstore)

**Early Bird Registration Rates Extended until Friday, September 9!**

Friday, September 9, 2022: Conference registration closes (12:00 NOON ET)

Friday, September 9, 2022: Last day for cancellation/refund requests (with the exception of Covid-related cancellations)

Friday, September 16, 2022: Afternoon Intensives (1:00-4:00 pm ET; purchase as optional add-on)

Friday, September 16, 2022: Mix and Mingle Dinner and Programming (5:00 – 8:00 pm ET; purchase as optional add-on)

Saturday, September 17, 2022: Conference, Critiques, Art Show, Bookstore, and More!




By registering for this Conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, videotaping, and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the Conference (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 from the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI reserves the right to remove you from the Conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

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 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. 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 will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion.

All information listed is subject to change without notice.

For conference and registration questions, email Kellie DuBay Gillis (SCBWI Ohio North Regional Advisor) at