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Schedule of Events

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. 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE

Tuesday, July 17

Event Time

Conference Registration

3:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18

Event Time

Conference Registration

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Planner and Writing Tools Demo Rooms

8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Annual General Meeting*

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Immersive Session: With Good Grace: A Conversation with Beverly Jenkins and Cathy Maxwell

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Immersive Session: Newsletter Master Class

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Immersive Session: Stealing Hollywood

2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Immersive Session: Plot Your Work

3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

First Timer's Orientation

5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Golden Heart Finalists Networking Reception (invitation only)

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Writing Sprints

6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

RITA and Golden Heart Finalists Reception (invitation only)

7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Killing Time with Geoff Symon: A Symon/Kelly Production (ticketed event)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Read Bliss Party

8:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19

Event Time
Writing Sprints with Tawna Fenske and Kristan Higgins
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Conference Registration 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
PRO Retreat 8:00 – 11:40 a.m.
Planner and Writing Tools Demo Rooms 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Workshops 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Harlequin Book Signing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Gallery and Pocket Book Signing 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
PAN Keynote 9:20 – 11:40 a.m.
Grand Central Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
St. Martin's Press Romance Presents: Blind Date with a Book! 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Golden Heart Awards Luncheon with Emcee Pintip Dunn
12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Findaway Voices Office Hours 2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Hallmark Publishing Office Hours 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Avon Speed Date with an Editor 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Kensington Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Sourcebooks Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
RITA Awards Ceremony with Emcee Erica Ridley
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. 
RITA After-Party 9:00  11:00 p.m.

Friday, July 20

Event Time
Writing Sprints 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.
Trade Show 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Planner and Writing Tools Demo Rooms 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Avon Book Signing 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.
Speed Pitch 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Diversity Summit (invitation only) 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Findaway Voices Office Hours 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Amazon Indie Publishing Office Hours 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Montlake Romance Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Berkley Book Signing 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Keynote Luncheon with Shelly Laurenston 12:15 – 2:00 p.m.
Industry Marketplace 2:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Indie Book Signing 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Press Open House 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Writing Sprints 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, July 21

Event Time
Librarians Day Event (separate, ticketed event) 7:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Blogger Event (separate, ticketed event)
8:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Conference Registration 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Planner and Writing Tools Demo Rooms 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Chapter Leadership Breakfast (ticketed event) 8:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Workshops 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Librarian/Bookseller/Blogger Networking Mixer 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Librarian Luncheon with Featured Speaker Sonali Dev (ticketed event) 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
Sharing the Love of Contemporary Romance with Brenda Novak and Debbie Mason 1:30 – 3:00 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