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

We will share a schedule for the 2019 conference soon! In the meantime, if you would like to see the schedule from last year’s conference, you may do so below:

Ch21Con 2018 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: Allison Mulder
  • Topic: Stories, In Short…

9:45 to 10:00: Trivia Break

10:00 to 10:45: Young Publishing Panel

  • Speakers: Christine Lynn Herman and Julia Byers

10:45 to 11:00: Trivia Break

11:00 to 12:00: Keynote Address

  • Speaker: Gloria Chao
  • Topic: Finding Your Voice

12:00 to 1:00: Lunch

1:00 to 1:45: Workshop 2

  • Speakers: Amanda Foody and Christine Lynn Herman
  • Topic: Exploring Multi-POV Narratives

1:45 to 2:00: Trivia Break

2:00 to 2:45: Workshop 3

  • Speaker: Karuna Riazi
  • Topic: “If I Were Invisible”: The Advantages of the Unknown

2:45 to 3:00: Trivia Break

3:00 to 4:00: Ask Anything Panel

  • Speakers: Gloria Chao, Amanda Foody, Christine Lynn Herman, Allison Mulder, and Karuna Riazi
  • Moderated by: Julia Byers and Emma Rose Ryan

4:00 to 5:00: Book Signing

  • Speakers who will be signing to include Gloria Chao, Amanda Foody, and Karuna Riazi

Ch21Con 2018 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.