Ch21Con 2019 will take place Saturday, June 29th at
the Hilton Garden Inn – Chicago O’Hare in Des Plaines, IL

Ch21Con 2019 Session Descriptions

8:00 to 8:45: Check-In

8:45 to 9:00: Welcome Message

  • Speaker: Julia Byers

9:00 to 9:45: Workshop 1

  • Speaker: Katy Rose Pool
  • Topic: Creating Anticipation: How to Keep Pages Turning

9:45 to 10:00: Trivia Break

10:00 to 10:45: Young Publishing Panel

  • Speakers: Gretchen Fredericksen and Julia Byers

10:45 to 11:00: Trivia Break

11:00 to 12:00: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Francesca Zappia
  • Topic: “Why Am I Doing This?”

12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

1:00 to 1:45: Workshop 2

  • Speakers: Joan He
  • Topic: Plotting from the Dreaded Middle

1:45 to 2:00: Trivia Break

2:00 to 2:45: Workshop 3

  • Speaker: Riley Redgate
  • Topic: Writing the Query Letter

2:45 to 3:00: Trivia Break

3:00 to 4:00: Ask Anything Panel

  • Speakers: Francesca Zappia, Joan He, Katy Rose Pool, and Riley Redgate
    • Moderated by: Julia Byers and Emma Rose Ryan
  • Info for the free online live stream of this panel can be found here.

4:00 to 5:00: Book Signing

  • Speakers who will be signing to include Francesca Zappia, Joan He, and Riley Redgate

Ch21Con 2019 Session Descriptions

Want even more time with your fellow book nerds? On the Friday night preceding the conference, the Ch21Con team will be hosting an informal kickoff cocktail hour at the Garden Grille & Bar, located in the Hilton Garden Inn, from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. Friends and family 21+ are invited. Food will also be available for order at the restaurant.