We are working on it NOW! Of course, it is always subject to minor change.
The 2014 SCHEDULE WILL BE AVAILABLE IN JANUARY.
OVERVIEW OF THE 2014 EVENT
The main conference includes sessions on FOUR days this year…February 13th-16th, 2014.
The SFWC registration desk will be open on Thursday in the Lobby at the Mark Hopkins from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. (The registration desk will reopen Friday morning at 7:00 a.m.) When the registration desk opens, you can pick up your badge, bag and materials. While not required, we suggest you bring your registration confirmation email.
This is the place to meet fellow attendees, beat the registration rush in the morning, and perhaps enjoy dinner in the city with new friends!
Thursday, February 13th from 2 p.m.-4:30 p.m. The SFWC kicks off with bonus sessions included in your registration for the 2014 San Francisco Writers Conference. NOTE: Only attendees who are registered for the main conference can attend the special early afternoon sessions!
Thursday from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.there will be Pre-Conference Writing Intensive Classes.
See information at the bottom of the page.
Friday, February 14th begins with registration check-in starting at 7:00 a.m. The conference welcome session begins at 8 a.m. Enjoy a full day of sessions. (The full 2014 Schedule with all of the concurrent sessions will be available in January.) There will be a keynote luncheon and an end-of-day keynote. Winners of the San Francisco Writers Contest will be announced, too. Friday is the day for Speed Dating if you have signed up for it. The Café Ferlinghetti (aka the Mark Hopkin’s Club Room) will be our coffee shop, book store and exhibit hall. Stop by to see what is new, meet up with friends, grab a cup of coffee, or buy a book. Dress up if you wish for the Friday evening SFWC Welcome Gala at 6:15 p.m. with fellow attendees and presenters. Following the gala, a no-host dinner at a restaurant in the city is also planned by SFWC Advisory Board member Harvey Pawl. You can find out more at the registration desk after the morning rush!
Saturday, February 15th is another exciting full day of sessions. Breakfast is served at 7 a.m. There will be a Keynote Luncheon speaker and we will announce winners of our San Francisco Writers Conference scholarships for students and adults. The last session of the day is our signature ‘Ask A Pro’ where you can share a table with a presenter and a small group of attendees. Go ahead, ask those burning writer-related questions. There will be another no-host dinner at a local restaurant in the evening!
Sunday, February 16th features a breakfast to kick start the day and an information packed half-day (until 1 p.m.) of concurrent sessions. One last no-host dinner is planned for a Chinese restaurant in the city.
PRE and POST CONFERENCE DAYS
Thursday, February 13th from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. there will be Pre-Conference Writing Intensive Classes. These evening classes are NOT part of the SFWC and are presented by the San Francisco Writers University at the Mark Hopkins. As soon as the classes are set, more information can be viewed (and you will be able to register for these optional three-hour classes) online. We will announce them in the SFWC Newsletter. If you are NOT GETTING THE SFWC NEWSLETTER, opt-in now by using the form on the right. These evening sessions are all priced at an affordable $99 and are open to the public as well as attendees. Since you do not have to be registered for the main conference to attend these SFWU classes, consider bringing a friend and making an evening of it!
Monday, February 17th is an optional post conference day with more Writing Intensive Classes presented by San Francisco Writers University. Again, you do not have to be registered for the main conference to attend these post-conference writing classes. Half-day classes are $99 and full-day sessions are $199.
Details on both the add-on Preconference sessions on Feb. 13th and Post Conference Writing Intensives on Feb.17th will be available online when they are confirmed.