Comprehensive Schedule

This is a preliminary schedule and subject to change. Note: Conference dates are confirmed.

Registration for conference is required to attend the events below, unless otherwise noted. 

 

Tuesday, July 28

Event
Time
Conference Registration 3:00 – 6:00 p.m.
   

Wednesday, July 29

Event
Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting* 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.

First Timers' Orientation

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Author Sessions (unconference sessions, bootcamps, and other programming) TBA
Student Track (half-day of sessions for full-time students) TBA
Librarians Day TBA
Romance Reviewer Afternoon TBA
"Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing **  5:30 – 7:30 p.m. 
   

Thursday, July 30

Event
Time
Conference Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast with Featured Speaker 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Workshops   9:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. 
Publisher Book Signings  9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Chapter Leadership Seminar TBA

Genre Meetups

TBA
Tradeshow TBA, afternoon
Industry Marketplace  TBA, afternoon
RITA Finalists Reception  TBA, evening
   

Friday, July 31

Event
Time
Conference Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Breakfast with Featured Speaker   8:30 – 9:30 a.m. 
Workshops 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Publisher Book Signings  9:45 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. 
Genre Meetups   TBA 
PAN Retreat TBA
Pitch Appointments TBA
PRO Retreat TBA
   

Saturday, August 1

Event
Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Write-In  TBA, morning
Off-site Excursions into San Francisco (at additional cost) TBA
Bootcamps TBA, half-day
Master Classes (not recorded) TBA, afternoon
RITA Awards Ceremony 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
RITA After-Party 9:00 – 11:00 p.m. 

*Open to members, registered for conference or not

**Open to the public