SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Professional Conduct & Policies

Blogging & Recording Policy:

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

While we think it’s great 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. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter’s material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.

Anti-Harassment Policy:

SCBWI is dedicated to providing a harassment-free experience in its events and activities for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion. We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion,  deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention. Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately. SCBWI reserves the right to require anyone not complying with the above to depart from any event at which any such activity has been perpetrated and to bar them from future SCBWI events.

Photo Policy:
Attendance at this event constitutes permission for your photograph or video to be taken at the event and used for SCBWI purposes. Please be aware that attendees may be photgraphing and posting on social media at any event. It is the reponsibiiyt of the individual to monitor their inclusion in photos.  

Attendance Policy:

– No Children under 18 may attend the event nor are they allowed on the premises.
– If you have a disability and require a support person in order to be able to take advantage of some or all of this event, please register AND email carolinas@scbwi.org to ask for assistance in registering your support person.

Food Policy:

At many of our events we provide a meal. While we strive to deal with food restrictions of our attendees, we ask that if you have serious allergies/sensitivities or strict food preferences that you please bring supplementary food with you. No refunds will be afforded attendees with these concerns.