FAQs

When and Where is the 2016 Conference?

September 23-25, 2016 at Conference Chicago. Registration is available on our website.

I registered for the conference but I can’t add myself to SCHED (CWC’s schedule tool). What’s up?

For 2016, attendees may only view the schedule, not add themselves to the schedule. This prevents 225 different types of confusion. Really. Please view the schedule on your computer or mobile device.

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. See info on our website.

What about parking? Is there an ATM nearby?

See the conveniences page.

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. Only sponsors and partners may put out bookmarks, swag, etc. If you’re really eager to purchase a spot and sell your own books, participate in Printers Row Lit Fest. They put on one hell of a Lit Fest, for sure.

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. 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.

I’m a [student/broke/cat/whatever]. Can I attend for free? Or can you mail me all the conference materials?

Nope. Groceries, medical care, rent, haircuts, movies starring Matt Damon, Portland Cello Project shows, and all sorts of things that make life wonderful are not free. That includes education beyond high school, which includes this conference. Please join us in the future when your budget allows.

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