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RWA2020 Registration

Registration for RWA2020 has closed.


Registration Fees*

(June 23 - July 6)

(July 7 - August 26)

 RWA Member

$139 $189


 $189 $239

 Student RWA Member

$104.25 $141.75

 Student Non-member

 $141.75 $179.25


*All registrations include access to conference recordings through the end of 2020!  

RWA2020 Registration and Scholarship Information for Black Writers

As part of our continuing work on diversity issues and efforts to make our organization a safe place for Black writers:

  • RWA invites all Black authors who are members in RWA to attend RWA2020 free of charge. This admission will include the recordings of the conference. Eligible members can register at this link
  • RWA will make 100 scholarships to RWA2020 available to non-member Black writers. These scholarships will include a free registration and recordings of the conference. Applications are open until July 21
Read more about this initiative here


For the first time, RWA is offering discounted registration rates to students. Student rates are 25% off the standard rate and are available for full-time students at an accredited institution.

Student members can receive discounted pricing by following the regular registration process. If you are a member and a student, and do not see the student rate available, please email Non-members who are students will need to contact us at to validate enrollment and receive a discount code.

What is considered full-time?
Undergraduate students currently taking 12 credit hours or graduate students taking 9 credit hours are considered full-time. If you have questions about this, please contact

What is considered an accredited institution? 
We use this directory to determine if an institution or program is accredited. 

Publishing Professionals:

Due to the move to a virtual conference, there will be no special pricing for industry professionals this year. If you are an industry professional who would like to participate in the conference, please contact before registering. 

Registration Deadline

Registration will close August 26 at 5 p.m. CDT. If you would like to register for conference after that, please contact


View available scholarships for RWA2020

Read the registration cancellation policies


Note: Any person participating in or attending any RWA conference event must be registered for the conference. Individuals who violate this provision shall be billed for the full late conference fee, plus a 50% penalty.

Registrations are non-transferable.