ASJA's 48th Annual Writers Conference
Date: Sunday May 5 & Monday 6, 2019
Location: Downtown Marriott, New York City
Conference Co-Chairs: Carolyn Crist & Jodi Helmer
Deadline for submissions October 22.
Request for Proposal
It’s that time again! We’re ready for your proposals for 2019 NYC conference sessions, scheduled May 5 and 6 at the New York Downtown Marriott in Lower Manhattan. The theme - Collaboration Nation - will explore the ways we build on each other’s support to grow our businesses. We’re featuring four tracks: Journalism, Content Marketing, Books, and the Business of Writing. We’re looking for sessions that will inspire, motivate and empower journalists, nonfiction writers and literary nonfiction writers at all stages of their careers.
What We Are Looking For In a Session Proposal
Sessions must offer real service to our attendees. We want writers to walk away with ideas they can put into action. Our goal is to offer interactive sessions, so get creative. Think about mini masterminds, hands-on, interactive, DIY sessions that engage attendees. We’d prefer not to receive pitches for panels, but if you must, please explain why this is the best/only format for your idea.
We also want to include diverse voices, including presenters of different racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, marital and parental statuses.
Please note that we are unable to offer monetary compensation for travel or presenting. All participants must be available during the entire two days of the Conference, Sunday May 5th and Monday May 6th, as scheduling will be at the discretion of management.