UP!–NJSCBWI 2018 Conference Personal Schedule Template for Download!

Wow, is it THAT time of year again?! The years fly way too fast, but this is the type of event we can’t get to soon enough. There’s no way NOT to look forward to seeing friends, meeting new people and living a couple of “all things KidLit” days 😀 Our 2018 June New Jersey SCBWI Conference is jam-packed with goodies! (Note: registration is closed.)

This year’s schedule has quite a few changes to it in comparison to years past, so you veterans may notice the alterations to the templates. It’s the same basic layout and serves the same purpose, so I hope this continues to help your conference weekend run smoothly. I know I can’t do without mine! 😀 . For you newbies, here’s some helpful background info so you can understand why I do this and what qualifies me to do so. This is the second year we’re holding the conference at this venue, so the organizers continue to make improvements to help the weekend work well, and their work is so appreciated 🙂 .

With that said, I’m pleased to present this year’s versions for you, with yet another “Betty BOGUS” example to help guide you:

And I will reiterate this each year:

What I’ve done is made a variety of versions to suit whatever are your preference and needs. There is a Black/White/Gray version and a Color version. They are both available here as either a workable Word document or a PDF (links at end of post).

  • With the WORD docs, you can type and manipulate anything in it. Just click your cursor in any cell (box) you want to type in. If you are familiar with using tables in Microsoft Word, you know that if you are in the table, the “Design” tab appears from which you have many options to change colors, fonts and anything else you choose.
  • With the PDF you can’t manipulate the document itself other than filling in and marking by hand.
  • Your choice of B&W or COLOR is determined by whether or not you want to print in black ink only or full color. Either way, you can color code things to your liking using colored pens, markers and highlighters should you prefer.

To serve as reference on how to fill in your own personal information, below I show Betty BOGUS’s bogus personal schedule based on this year’s program (meal table #s are NOT real). “Betty” filled in her personal info on the computer in the Word document, including color, but as I said, you can fill in the document by hand and use highlighters, etc. to color code if you prefer. Also note the blank lines and deleted details. These don’t pertain to Ms. Bogus’s schedule. By deleting all unnecessary elements the schedule is less cluttered and more readable. If you are filling the form by hand, you can simply cross out or white out the unnecessary lines and information.

As shown here, I’ve designated meals in pink, workshops marked by blue/white lines; the blue/yellow one indicates the workshop Betty volunteered to facilitate. You’ll notice the PITCH and CRITIQUE are highlighted in bright yellow to really stand out. Typically the week prior to the conference we receive our volunteer assignments and rooms are assigned. Once the organizers finalize that info you can add it, print it out and you’re good to go 😀 .



  B&W Word doc:       COLOR Word doc:          B&W pdf:               COLOR pdf: 

2016pers.sched.template-grey   2016pers.sched.template-color   2016pers.sched.template-grey   2016pers.sched.template-color

So there you go! Schedule in hand and fully prepped (I hope you’ve all done your research and have everything in order!) to have a BLAST with kindred spirit KidLit-ters. And PLEASE be sure to share this with anyone you know who’s attending our amazing NJ SCBWI Conference and may be interested.

Can’t wait and hope to see you there! 😀 Safe travels, everyone!


23 thoughts on “UP!–NJSCBWI 2018 Conference Personal Schedule Template for Download!

        • Norah, you’re so sweet 🙂 She truly is the light of my life, no doubt! And even though it would be nice and I have it in the back of my mind to do so, the conference is something I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about ’cause I’m always so busy and it’s such a whirlwind, I forget to take pics! lol You’re probably thinking about the Princeton Book Festival which is a BIG report! lol But I WILL be putting up a VERY big post hopefully not far in the future. It’s been in the works for months. It’s quite a biggie (and actually important stuff)!

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