Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Europolitan Conference 2019

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Date(s) - 04/05/2019 - 05/05/2019
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Zürich Youth Hostel
Mutschellenstrasse 114 - Zürich, 8038


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Are you ready to Take Your Work to the Next Level?

Join us!

Saturday, May 4 – Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Zürich, Switzerland

Willkommen!   Bienvenue!   Benvenuto!   Bainvegnì!   Welcome! 

The Swiss chapter of SCBWI welcomes you to the fourth biennial SCBWI Europolitan conference. We’re thrilled that you’ll be joining us! Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey to publication, or an experienced traveller along that road, we have workshops designed to help you take your work to the next level. You can take a look at the schedule in greater detail here.

We know that one of the most important things about the Europolitan is the chance to meet and get to know other people who are also working on projects for young readers, so we’ve got plenty of chances for you to meet, greet and get feedback on your work.

•   On Friday afternoon, May 3rd, you can take a walking tour of Zürich, sketch animals or humans at the zoo, or dive into your work in progress in the company of other writers and/or illustrators (costs covered by each person individually). We hope your travel schedule will allow you to join in the fun and meet the other attendees! Later on Friday, publisher Nord-Süd is generously offering our attendees a behind-the-scenes look at a picture book publishing house. (Due to space considerations, places will be limited).

•   On Monday, May 6th, there will be a Peer Critique Breakfast. Participants will be assigned to small groups which will exchange manuscript excerpts prior to the conference. After breakfast on Monday, the groups will meet and share their feedback.

•   There is a portfolio contest for illustrators, as well as manuscript critique and portfolio review opportunities. 

•   What better way to end each conference day than chatting with other people working in the same creative discipline, or from your own SCBWI region? We’ll have networking groups on both Saturday and Sunday.

We look forward to welcoming you to Europolitan in Switzerland!



Early Bird Registration

opens 8 AM, Sunday, 6. January, 2019

closes midnight, Thursday, 28. February, 2019

Regular Registration

opens 1. March, 2019



Conference Coordinators:

Elisabeth Norton, Regional Advisor, Switzerland
Monika Baum, Illustrator Coordinator, Switzerland
Melanie Rook Welfing, Regional Advisor, Benelux


Conference Committee:

Elizabeth Joseph Brahy, Regional Advisor, France
Dana Carey, Assistant Regional Advisor, France
Katja Rammer, Regional Advisor, Germany+Austria
Sanne Dufft, Illustrator Coordinator, Germany+Austria
Olga Reiff, Assistant Regional Advisor, Benelux
Özge Tigli Tasli, Illustrator Coordinator, Benelux


Conference Volunteers:

Sandra Yoong-Chia, Member, SCBWI Switzerland