Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Count ‘Em, Two Live Chats!

Both chats  are free*, hosted at and will last about an hour:

The first will be held on Thursday, July 17, at 9 pm EDT, and is for illustrators thinking about attending the conference. Some of the topics we’ll cover:

  • what to expect from a portfolio review
  • displaying your portfolio
  • formatting images for First Impressions
  • completing the Intensive assignment
  • taking advantage of the promo postcard opportunity
  • choosing a breakout track
  • can I have my books in the conference bookstore?

Those interested in attending should email Bonnie Adamson before the 17th in order to receive log-in instructions.

The second Live Chat is for everyone registered for the conference. It will be held on Thursday, September 11, at 9 pm EDT. This will be your opportunity to ask any last-minute questions, from what to wear (layers! the meeting rooms are cold!) to where to grab lunch Friday before the festivities start, and to get a better idea of what to expect from the conference schedule. Everyone registered for the conference as of the day before the chat will receive an invitation with log-in information.

*There is no fee to participate. Anymeeting gives you the option of attending via computer or phone—if you are dialing in by phone, long-distance charges may apply.

Bonnie Adamson is Assistant Regional Advisor and Illustrator Coordinator for the Carolinas region. Visit her website ( or contact her at