FAQs

When and Where is the 2016 Conference?

September 23-25, 2016 at Conference Chicago.
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Admission for #cwc2016 will go on sale late spring, 2016.

How much does the conference cost?

2016 admission rates have not been announced yet; however, the price hovers somewhere around $200. Add-ons, such as intensive workshops, agent pitch meetings, and small sessions require an additional fee.

Do you have a hotel with a special rate for attendees?

Yes! For CWC 2016, we have a limited number of rooms at the Hotel Blake. Rate information will be shared with registrants once we open registration in late spring, 2016.

Can I put my books out at the conference? Can I put my bookmarks or flyers out?

No, unless you are a CWC sponsor. No exceptions. Yes, we know, someone else somewhere else allowed you to do this, but we are not them. Our sponsors and supporters pay for this privilege, and that’s just not fair to them.

Please send me sponsorship information.

If you are interested in sponsoring CWC, please send an email to contact [at] chicagowritersconference [dot] org with the subject line: sponsorship. Include your company name along with contact name, email, and phone number, and our sponsorship coordinator will contact you. We will not send sponsorship details without all the aforementioned information.

Can I volunteer at the conference?

Interested volunteers can send us an email at contact[at]chicagowritersconference[dot]org between June and August, 2016. If you email us before June, we will not respond.

Can I speak at the next conference?

We prefer to source and discover our speakers on our own. Please do not contact us about this – for this year or any future year. If you wish to connect with our audience, please see sponsorship info above.

I have a [book/show/event]. Please send this to your entire mailing list!

No can do. CWC is a non-profit organization, not a publicity agency. The policy of CWC is to feature events that are exclusively our own, our partners, or related to our staff. Beyond that we can not promote other happenings. There are other Chicago resources that will help you spread the word; we encourage you to contact them.

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