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What is an “SCBWI event?

An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting, or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI.

What is the SCBWI’s policy on firearms and weapons at events?

To achieve this objective, it is the SCBWI’s policy to maintain a firearms and weapons free environment at all of our events and prohibit the possession of firearms and weapons regardless of any license or permit that an individual may have which would otherwise authorize the individual to carry firearms or weapons.

What is SCBWI’s policy on harassment?

The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all conference attendees and has a zero-tolerance policy regarding harassment, intimidation, and discrimination. To that end, we will ask you to read and acknowledge this policy as part of the registration process.

How can I be included on a 2022 waiting list?

To be included on a waiting list that ends March 5th, 2022, contact Mary Uhles at and put WAITING LIST (in all caps) in the memo line of your email. Please note that because of scheduling logistics, no changes can be made after March 5th. Thank you for understanding.

What is SCBWI event?

An “SCBWI Event” is any event, meeting or activity that is authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager to be sponsored by, or affiliated with, SCBWI. SCBWI events may include, if properly authorized by an SCBWI Regional Manager, the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles, the Annual Winter Conference in New York, regional conferences, …

What is a sanction in SCWBI?

Sanctions for faculty, speakers, volunteers, staff or board members may include any of the following: warning the party involved that the particular behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;

What is SCBWI anti-harassment policy?

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits retaliation against a member of the SCBWI community for reporting harassment, intimidation or discrimination, or for participating in an investigation relating to any complaint made under this policy. The sanctions for retaliation are the same sanctions available to address any other violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy.

Does SCBWI protect confidentiality?

SCBWI will take steps to protect the confidentiality of the complaint, to the extent possible. However, complete confidentiality may not be possible in all circumstances. SCBWI will make every attempt to respond to a named complainant in a timely fashion.

Can SCBWI investigate anonymous complaints?

If a complaint is made anonymously, please note that SCBWI will not be able to follow up on an anonymous report with the complainant directly, as SCBWI will not have contact information for the anonymous complainant. Moreover, anonymous complaints may hinder SCBWI’s ability to investigate the complaint.

Does SCBWI investigate complaints?

SCBWI will investigate all complaints subject to the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy. If the policy applies, SCBWI will investigate the matter and take whatever action is necessary and appropriate to prevent a recurrence and protect the environment at SCWBI Events.

Does SCBWI protect witnesses?

SCBWI will make every reasonable effort to conduct all investigations into allegations of harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in a manner that will protect the confidentiality of all parties and witnesses. Notwithstanding the above, confidentiality is not absolute, and those with a legitimate business reason to know and be informed of the allegations will be so informed. Parties to the complaint should treat the matter under investigation with discretion and respect the reputation of all parties involved.

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