Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Food and Drink


Our day starts early with a 7:45 a.m. registration. Please eat a hearty meal before you arrive as breakfast will not be provided.

Good news! This year, a lunch buffet is provided with the cost of admission!

Gluten-free and vegetarian options will be available.

While we will make every attempt to accommodate food sensitivities, please understand that we cannot meet every single participant’s dietary preferences and food sensitivities for our conference lunch buffet. If you have additional allergies/sensitivities or strict food preferences, we ask that you please bring supplementary food and leave it in your car as our conference center does not permit outside food.  We appreciate your understanding.

Questions? Contact Assistant Regional Advisor, Natasha Yim.

Volunteer Social will take place at 5:15 p.m. in The Marriott San Ramon Bar and Patio!

If you are a conference volunteer, we invite you to join us for a unique opportunity to mingle, relax, and meet the faculty. A drink ticket will be provided as our way of saying thank you for giving back to SCBWI.  


Thank you to the many volunteers who will help out the day of the conference! We have had overwhelming support from our community. Thank you to everyone who signed up to be a volunteer. We will be contacting you soon. We do not need more at this time. Thank you.

Thank you to John Ledda for our gorgeous conference masthead!