Screenwriters World Conference: What Do You Want in a Screenwriting Conference?

I’m a networking junkie, and one of the best ways to meet people, especially other writers, is to attend screenwriting conferences.

For anyone who has seen me lecture or moderate a panel, you already know I learn as much from the attendees and speakers are you do. Which brings me to the point of this post:

We want your advice.

In an effort to make this year’s Screenwriters World Conference West a unique and rewarding experience, we want your ideas for panel or session topics that would make our event even stronger.

Our goal is to have as many working writers and executives speaking as possible, so if you’re a film or TV industry professional and want to lecture or participate in a panel, now’s your time to pitch us a topic. Please email me your idea and qualifications, and I’ll pass them on to the team.

If you’re a screenwriter anxious to learn and grow your network, tell us what topics you would like for sessions at the Screenwriters World Conference this year. As always, I’ll be there to meet and greet, moderate panels, and learn right along side you.

Just a head’s up, the conference is August 15-17th this year, so practice your pitching on your own family, encouraging them to take this summer’s vacation to Los Angeles while you sneak off to the conference. Yeah, I’m that mom who multitasks, even on vacation.

Help me help you to have the best conference experience possible! Don’t be shy. Leave a comment below or email me directly with your ideas!

If you’re a screenwriter who’s curious about conferences and pitchfests, I wrote a piece explaining how I have found success attending them. Please give it a read if you’re on the fence – Balls of Steel: Screenwriting Pitchfests – Ripoff or Opportunity? 

Save the date for Screenwriters World Conference August 15 to 17, 2014! I hope to see you there!


One thought on “Screenwriters World Conference: What Do You Want in a Screenwriting Conference?

  1. SNFaucher

    I would love to go to a Pitch Fest and it has been recommended that I go. I love to write and I love films, especially fantasy and sci-fi. I so love the caption devices they now have in theaters — yes, sometimes technology is awesome! However, it is easier for me to write than to speak. Why? Because I am very hearing impaired. I lipread, I speak, and wear hearing aids, but it is harder for me to form my words verbally than it is to lipread. No, I don’t sign. (And my hearing has become worse recently due to an infection after a recent emergency operation.) Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the multitude of facial expressions, moving lips and body language in a large crowd, I get so exhausted that I ‘shut down’. I so want to break into the film industry with my writing — other than being published in an occasional magazine. I still write query letters to various producers — thanks to the Hollywood Screenwriting Directory, the Writers Store course, and various other courses, plus belonging to the VI Film Cooperative on Vancouver Island. How could I survive a Pitch Fest? Any tips for a person such as myself? I want to go and try it out.