Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Professional Conduct and Policies


No children under 18 may attend the event.
If you have a disability and require a support person in order to be able to take advantage of some or all of this event, please register AND email to ask for assistance in registering your support person.



Please be advised that by registering for SCBWI Canada East’s The Art of Story conference, you acknowledge that audio taping, video taping, and/or transmitting or aiding in any of the foregoing of any part of the conference (including, but not limited to, presentations, individual sessions, and networking events) is prohibited. Additionally, the material in all handouts and presentations is copyrighted and may not be reprinted, blogged, written, orally transmitted, and/or reproduced without written permission of the copyright holder only. If you are found in violation of the above, SCBWI Canada East reserves the right to remove you from the conference and bar you from attending future conferences.

While we love when bloggers share thoughts about their overall experience, offer a personal anecdote, and/or briefly talk about something that resonated with them, it is equally important that bloggers not give away that which is not theirs to give. The fair use policy issued by SCBWI Canada East above refers to speakers’ rights, authors’ rights, and illustrators’ rights, under any circumstances, and it pertains to the content of our speakers’ talks, workshops, and/or handouts. This falls into the category of protecting intellectual property. Again, personal impressions, a quote that is cited, and/or a general overview would be considerate. However, it would be a breach of copyright law to give away a detailed report of a presenter’s material. Thank you in advance for taking this policy into account. Your professionalism is greatly appreciated.



Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy about incidents of harassment that have occurred at SCBWI programs and events. It is of paramount importance to SCBWI that we maintain a welcoming and safe environment. SCBWI’s Revised Anti-Harassment Policy is now available. All members and faculty attending our events will be required to acknowledge this policy and adhere to it.



Please note: We will be taking photographs of the event. Photos are for promotional use by SCBWI Canada East only in conjunction with our online presence (website, blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and future conference materials. If you do not wish to be photographed, please let the organizers know at the start of the event.

If you opt out, please be aware that attendees may be photographing and posting on social media at this event, so it is the responsibility of the individual to monitor their inclusion in photos not posted by SCBWI Canada East.