SCBWI

Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

SCBWI-WI 2018 Fall Retreat and Conference

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/21/2018 - 09/23/2018
12:00 am

Location
Green Lake Conference Center
W2511 WI-23 - Green Lake, WI 54914

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Art by Rebecca Hirsch

 

Registration NOW OPEN!

Join us September 21-23, 2018 at the Green Lake Conference Center, where this year’s theme is Reality Check: Exploring Truth. We’re offering a pre-conference intensive on Friday, The Reality of Money, which is being led by accountant and creative Jeff Verkuilen, and includes a meal. We’ll have an information fair and meet and greet from 3-5pm featuring our key volunteers and diversity committee, all there to help our participants get set up with critique groups, access the listserv, and answer any questions. 


The conference officially begins Friday at 6pm with our opening keynote author Meg Medina! And later we hope to see you Come As You Are to our Friday night social Pajama Party! Because we all know the reality of writing and illustrating is usually working in our comfy clothes. Don’t forget to bring your dancing slippers.

Saturday is full of keynotes, panel discussions, and critique sessions. And later that evening we’ll have an autograph party along with our art showcase featuring this year’s illustration contest applicants who’ll be creating three scenes in a sequence using the prompt Two Truths and a Lie. Portfolios will also be on display, and a winner will be selected by Random House Art Director Katrina Damkoehler.

Sunday will feature our faculty panel, and end with a closing keynote by author and musician Tim McCanna.

Conference registration includes all meals Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, a drink ticket, and both socials. Friday Intensive participants will also have Friday night dinner included.

 

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK: Call Green Lake Conference Center at (920) 294-3323 directly to book your hotel rooms. Singles, doubles, triples, and larger houses available upon request. To receive the special rate of $104/night (includes all taxes!) you must mention SCBWI or Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and register your name and the name of your guest(s). We recommend you book early. Our block mostly consists of rooms in Bauer Lodge and Kern Lodge.

Click here for a brochure with more details and a complete list of faculty speakers, breakout presentations, and conference opportunities.

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The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
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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 has a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. This includes all harassment, intimidation, and discrimination made on the basis of race, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, religion, class, body size, veteran status, marital/domestic partnership status, citizenship or any other marginalized identity. Harassment includes verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as deliberate intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention, and bullying or coercion of any kind, in particular forcing another to accept your beliefs.

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination at SCBWI programs and activities and is applicable to all SCBWI events and all SCBWI venues, including but not limited to SCBWI events, conferences, meetings, meet-ups, critique groups, and online interactions. Harassment, intimidation, and discrimination at any SCBWI event, any one of the foregoing events, or on-line is prohibited.

 

Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI events and activities, including faculty, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

 

-Deliberate intimidation, stalking, or following.

 

-Sustained disruption of talks or other events.

 

-Inappropriate physical contact.

 

-Unwelcome sexual attention.

 

-Abusive verbal comments.

 

-Quid pro quo – sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors.

 

Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

 

 

Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

 

-All SCBWI conferences will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.

 

-A complainant may request assistance from any SCBWI officer, employee, or regional team member.

 

-SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any incident of harassment. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: https://www.scbwi.org/anti-harassment-report-form/. Reports can be filled out anonymously or with identifying information. Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred online. Emails will be monitored at all times, including during SCBWI events. SCBWI will fully investigate all complaints, including those made anonymously, and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence. Please note however, that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

 

 

Non-Retaliation

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

 

 

Sanctions

SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Every report will be investigated by a panel consisting of independent consultants specializing in issues of harassment. The results of the investigation and the recommendations of the panel will be reported to the officers of SCBWI, who will determine, in conjunction with the panel or, when appropriate, in consultation with an independent arbiter, the appropriate sanction.

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, staff or board members may include any of the following:

 

-warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;

 

-immediate removal from the event;

 

-denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;

 

-withholding of a contracted honorarium;

 

-prohibition from future speaking engagements;

 

-prohibition from future faculty appointments;

 

-expulsion from SCBWI;

 

-removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate

 

 

 

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

 

-warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;

 

-immediate removal from the event, without refund;

 

-denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;

 

-termination of SCBWI membership, without refund;

 

-prohibition future SCBWI membership

 

 

 

Confidentiality

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

 

* SCBWI acknowledges the contributions of Geek Feminism, Science Fiction Writers of America, and WisCon for their work in developing anti-harassment policies.

 

   

If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

 

If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to info@scbwi.org. Please include the words "anti-harassment policy" in the subject line.

I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.