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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 23

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

Wednesday, July 24

Event
Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Annual General Meeting* 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Immersive Session: Anatomy of a Best-selling Book Launch with Skye Warren 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Immersive Session: Anatomy of a Scene with Lisa Cron 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
RWA First Page Reads 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

First Timers' Orientation

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Golden Heart Finalists Networking Reception (invitation only) 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.
RITA and Golden Heart Finalists Reception (invitation only) 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Murder Mystery Dessert Event with Geoff Symon (ticketed event) 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
   

Thursday, July 25

Event
Time
Conference Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Trade Show 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Harlequin Book Signing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
City Owl Press Book Signing 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Kobo Office Hours 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Hallmark Office Hours 8:30 - 10:30 a.m.
PRO Retreat 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Google Play Books Office Hours 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PAN Keynote featuring Jennifer Probst 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Grand Central Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Indie Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Golden Heart Awards Luncheon with emcee Darynda Jones

12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Smashwords Office Hours 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Industry Marketplace 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Avon Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sourcebooks Casablanca Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Press Open House 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Round Table Book Discussion: So You Want to Talk about Race by Ijeoma Oluo 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
   

Friday, July 26

Event
Time
Breakfast Buffet 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Keynote featuring Jennifer L. Armentrout 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Workshops 9:45 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Amazon Indie Publishing Office Hours 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Kensington Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Montlake Romance Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Martin's Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Speed Pitching 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Berkley Book Signing 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Gallery & Pocket Book Signing 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Smashwords Office Hours 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. 
RITA Awards Ceremony with emcee Sarah MacLean 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RITA After-Party 9:00 – 11:00 p.m.
   

Saturday, July 27

Event
Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Librarians Day Breakfast featuring Alyssa Cole 8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Blogger Day 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Librarians Day 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Librarian/Bookseller/Blogger Networking Mixer 12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
"Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing ** 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

*Open to members, registered for conference or not

**Open to the public