Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

*** Conference 2022 SCBWI_British Isles ***

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Date(s) - 19/11/2022 - 20/11/2022
8:30 am - 6:00 pm

Manchester Business School
Booth Street East - MANCHESTER,



“Finding Your Power”






The SCBWI British Isles Conference is back!

(The booking form is at the bottom of this page)



Join us in person in Manchester in 2022


Friday Fringe ~ 18th November


 Details will follow…

booking the Fringe, 1-1 and Saturday Night Party will be

separate to the main conference this year.


If you want to attend the Fringe please

select this option when booking the conference.


We will get back to you with the details when they are ready!



SCBWI British Isles Conference 2022


Saturday 19th ~ Sunday 20th November



Here’s what’s on offer – feel free to browse.

There’s an early bird option too for those who book by the 18th of September 2022

(See below for details)


Enjoy and see you in November!


Programme 2022


For Illustrators 2022      For Writers 2022      For SCBWI Newbies 2022


Scholarships 2022


Friday Fringe & Dinner 2022      1-1 Professional Reviews 2022


    Saturday Night Party and Mass Book Launch 2022


Faculty 2022      Volunteers 2022


How to Get There and Where to Stay 2022      FAQs 2022



How to Book Your Place

The booking form is at the bottom of this page.

Are you an SCBWI member?

To receive your members’ only discount please login to your SCBWI account when booking.

Not yet an SCBWI member?

Either book below! Or join now for the members’ only discount!



Early Bird

Book by the 18th of September 2022 and one lucky person will have their conference fees repaid (not the optional extras). This will be decided by lottery and the winner will be informed by email.




Six scholarships places will be made available for attendees from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds or those in need of financial assistance. Full details, entry procedures and criteria will be added here following the announcement and emailed to all members. Check back soon for details.



1-1 Professional Reviews 

Writers and Illustrators: select your preferred Professional Reviewer and Time Slot on a first come, first choice basis.

This option closes 12th October for writers & illustrators.

MS to be sent in due course once time slots have been confirmed.

Illustrators’ Portfolios to be brought to the conference.

Bookings for the 1-1 Professional Reviews will be sent by email to all conference attendees who selected this option.

This will be an optional additional purchase of £40 members and £45 non-members.

If you want the link please select the 1-1 Professional Review option when booking your conference place.



 Do I have to pay with PayPal?

PayPal is just the tool we use to receive credit card payments, you don’t need a PayPal account (unless you want one).

Click on the link “pay with debit or credit card” (see below) and follow the prompts to avoid PayPal and it will lead you through the process.



Checkout using your credit card only



For International members only

Please use the regular booking system if possible.

However, if our payment system isn’t processing your credit card or PayPal payment, send an email requesting an alternate method of payment to :-

Sean Noonan – and/or

Please include your name and address and details of your SCBWI membership in your request.



Want to review your booking?

Log in to your SCBWI member home page and check out your event history.







Problems with bookings?

Email Sean Noonan – and/or

When booking by tablet or phone please tilt to landscape to avoid any difficulty seeing the whole form. Cheers.


Reminder: The programme is subject to change without forward notice.

Please note that unless we cancel the event, we are unable to refund any tickets already paid for.

For any COVID related issues please see below.



The 2022 Conference Programme QR code


  Scan the QR code to go directly to our programme.



SCBWI – COVID19 Policy

You MUST NOT attend the SCBWI British Isles Conference at MMU if you have tested positive for Covid within 5 days of attendance. If you tested positive 5-10 days before the conference, please check a lateral flow or PCR prior to attending and only attend the conference if either is negative. If you feel unwell, or you have been in contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 or who is displaying symptoms of COVID-19, please undertake a lateral flow test or PCR and only attend the conference if either is negative.


Attendees are strongly requested to do a lateral flow test before attending each day. 

In addition, SCBWI BI will take the following precautions: 

  • Sanitizing stations will be made available throughout the venue.
  • Masks may be worn, but are not mandatory, as per current government guidelines.
  • Attendees will be encouraged observe sensible social distancing and room layouts will reflect this.



REFUND POLICY: refunds will be ONLY be offered to those who cannot attend due to contracting personal (not household) COVID-19 on production of a valid, independent PCR test, dated no earlier than 11/11/22 and no later than 20/11/22, or an independently validated lateral flow (e.g. from independent online company), dated no earlier than 11/11/22 and no later than 20/11/22. Please email if you require a refund, along with proof of your booking and positive diagnosis.

SCBWI-BI acknowledges the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in the UK and accept
our obligation to comply with any official guidance from UK Government. If at any time the government guidance changes, we may take one or more of the following measures for the safety of delegates attending this event, including:

(i) amend the programme without notice
(ii) limit food or drink availability;
(iii) impose specific requirements regarding personal protective equipment
such as the wearing of masks;
(iv) limit any planned entertainment; and/or
(v) designate alternative entrance and exit routes to the venue.

Attendees will be issued a full refund ONLY if SCBWI cancel the event in its entirety.


Illustrations © Jim Field 2022


Are you a member of SCBWI?

Did you know that SCBWI members always receive a discount on events?

Whether Regional events or the International Conference, all members receive a discount.

Are you a member of SCBWI?  

If so, please log in before continuing with your event registration.

If not, please consider becoming a member.  Click here to learn about membership benefits.

Thank you,

Event Registration

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Ticket Information

Non Member's Ticket - £280.00

Member's Ticket - £240.00

This price is only available for SCBWI members.

The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy
To register for an SCBWI event, you are required to acknowledge our Anti-Harassment Policy.
Scroll to the bottom to read the policy.

You will then be able to click the checkbox indicating that you have read our policy.


The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) is dedicated to providing a safe and harassment-free environment for all of its members and will take any and all necessary steps to address and prevent harassment at events associated with SCBWI. Harassment under this policy may include verbal comments, written comments, displayed images, or behaviors such as intimidation, stalking, body policing, unwelcome photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, unwelcome sexual attention or advances, and bullying or coercion. 

The SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy applies to all situations of harassment or intimidation at any 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, meetings and meet-ups. This SCBWI Member Anti-Harassment Policy also applies to “SCBWI On-Line Interactions,” which include Zooms, Webinars, online meetings, communications and content posted on, or directed towards, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts or sent through any of the communication tools available on SCBWI’s website, SCBWI’s Social Media accounts under this policy include the official SCBWI accounts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr and LinkedIn.


Code of Conduct

All participants in SCBWI Events and SCBWI On-Line Interactions, including faculty, volunteers, staff, and attendees, are required to comply with the following anti-harassment code of conduct. The SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy prohibits harassment, including but not limited to the following behaviors:

  • Intimidation, stalking, or following;
  • Sustained disruption of talks or other events;
  • Unwelcome sexual attention or advances;
  • Abusive verbal comments;
  • Quid pro quo– sexual harassment that occurs when one in an authority position requests sex or a sexual relationship in exchange for professional consideration or favors;.
  • Harmful or prejudicial verbal comments, written comments, or visual images related to gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion, socio-economic status, disability, age, appearance, body size, or other personal characteristics;
  • Inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images
  • Unwelcome or uninvited attention or contact
  • Physical assault (including unwelcome touching or groping);
  • Real or implied threat of physical harm;
  • Real or implied threat of professional or financial damage or harm;
  • Body policing, unwelcome photography or recording;
  • Doxing
  • Harassment does not include respectful disagreement or reasonable and respectful critique made in good faith. SCBWI continues to welcome and appreciate presentation of appropriate controversial ideas, free speech, and creative artistic expression. SCBWI encourages members to hold one another accountable to the Code of Conduct as stated in this part of the Policy and to take the perspectives of others seriously when a disagreement arises.

We expect all participants at SCBWI activities, meetings, and networking events to abide by this Anti-Harassment Policy in all venues, including sanctioned events, ancillary events, unofficial events, and social gatherings.


Reporting Procedures

Any person who believes there has been a violation of the SCBWI Anti-Harassment Policy can report the offense in one or all of the following ways:

  • Certain SCBWI Events, including the Annual Summer Conference in Los Angeles and the Annual Winter Conference in New York, will designate one or more Safety Team Members who will be available during the conference to provide a safe space for members to report an incident. The Safety Team Member will report directly to the conference director or regional advisor in charge.
  • A complainant may submit a complaint under this policy to the Director of Community Marketing and Engagement, the Director of Illustration and Artist Programs and/or your Regional Manager.
  • SCBWI has a dedicated email address for reporting any potential incident of harassment under this policy. Anyone who chooses to report an incident can find the Anti-Harassment Report Form on the SCBWI website (About > Anti-Harassment) or use the following link: Reports should include the substance of the complaint, date, and whenever possible, a list of witnesses or a reference to the relevant URLs, if the offense occurred through an SCWBI On-Line Interaction.

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. 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.  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.

If appropriate, SCBWI may report the incident to local authorities.



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.



SCBWI takes all allegations of harassment seriously. Complaints will be investigated by SCWBI if they fall within the scope of SCWBI’s Anti-Harassment Policy. Depending on the results of the investigation, SCWBI will determine whether a sanction is appropriate.

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;
  • immediate removal from a particular event;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a temporary or permanent basis;
  • withholding of a contracted honorarium;
  • prohibition from future speaking engagements;
  • prohibition from future faculty appointments;
  • expulsion from SCBWI; and/or
  • removal from the Board of Advisors or Board of Directors, when appropriate.

Sanctions for attendees, members, and guests can include any of the following:

  • warning the party involved that specified behavior is inappropriate and must be ceased;
  • immediate removal from a particular event, without refund;
  • denial of access to SCBWI spaces and venues on a permanent or temporary basis;
  • termination of SCBWI membership, without refund; and/or
  • prohibition of future SCBWI membership.

If the conduct at issue involves one of SCBWI’s employees, SCBWI will utilize whatever corrective action is appropriate based on the result of the investigation and subject to SCBWI employment policies and practices.



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.


If you wish to file a complaint or an anonymous complaint, CLICK HERE to access the Anti-harassment Report Form.

If you have questions regarding this policy, you may send an email to Please include the words "Anti-Harassment Policy" in the subject line. 


I have read and accepted the SCBWI Anti-Harassment policy.