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Schedule of Events

The schedule of events has been reworked to bring more value to conference attendees. We've listened to your concerns and are excited to present this reworked schedule that maximizes your return on investment.

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

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 25

Event Time

Conference Registration

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 26

Event Time

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Level Up
In-depth workshops specific to taking your career to the next level

  • Indie Track
  • Emerging Author Track
  • Master Classes
1:00 – 6:00 p.m.

First Timers' Orientation

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 27

Event Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Montlake Book Signing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Indie Book Signing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
PRO Retreat 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Golden Heart Awards Luncheon with Emcee Sherrilyn Kenyon and Industry Professional Awards Presentation
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Grand Central Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Kensington Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RITA Awards Ceremony with Emcee Ally Carter
7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
RITA After-Party 9:00  11:00 p.m.

Friday, July 28

Event Time
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Avon Book Signing
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Harlequin Book Signing
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Trade Show 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Editor/Agent Appointments 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. and 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Random House and Loveswept Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Martin's Press Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon with Susan Wiggs and RWA Service Awards Presentation 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Amazon Indie Publishing Meet and Greet 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Berkley and NAL Book Signing 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Sourcebooks Book Signing 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Annual General Meeting
4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, July 29

Event Time
Librarians Day Event 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Chapter Leadership Breakfast and Town Hall
8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Blogger Event (separate, ticketed event)
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Librarian Luncheon with Featured Speaker Brenda Jackson (ticketed event) 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
"Readers for Life" Literacy Autographing 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.