ASJA Atlanta Conference

Saturday, November 5, 2016: Dream Bold Atlanta

Join ASJA for Dream Bold Atlanta, a one-day writing conference at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA, where ASJA members will have an opportunity to meet one-on-one with editors and content providers.

Keynote speaker and international bestselling author Robert Hicks will debut his new book: The Orphan Mother.

Conference Location

Agnes Scott College - 141 E College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030

Hotel Information

Courtyard Atlanta Decatur Downtown/Emory. Click here to reserve your hotel room.

*If the link states there are no rooms available, please contact Susan Carter, SCarter@kellencompany.com 

Airline Discounts

Click here to learn more about flight discount offers.

Keynote Speaker: Robert Hicks

Named #2 in the most recent listing of the top 100 Reasons to Love Nashville by Nashville Lifestyles magazine, Robert Hicks was described as Nashville’s “Master of Ceremonies.” Being a New York Times best-selling author should be enough – but not for Robert Hicks, award-winning author of The Widow of the South and A Separate Country. His passion for words is equaled by one for preservation, saving the history-steeped places associated with the Battle of Franklin. Writer, speaker, leader, world-traveler, preservationist – one person really can make a difference.” His third novel, The Orphan Mother was released on September 13, 2016, by Grand Central Publishing and has garnered rave reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and many more.

His third novel, The Orphan Mother was released on September 13, 2016 by Grand Central Publishing.

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Schedule:

 9:00AM - 10:00AM  

Registration and Coffee

10:00AM - 11:00AM

Welcome and Keynote; Robert Hicks

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 12:15PM        

Dream of Being Pitch Perfect: Practice Your Skills With Top Editors

 

Dream of Breaking Into Trade, Custom, Digital and Alumni Magazines

12:15PM - 1:30PM                                  

Lunch

1:30PM - 2:30PM       

Dream of Breaking In and Making Big Bucks from Business Writing 

 

Dream Bold: Writing about Tough Topics

2:30PM - 2:45PM                                   

Break 

2:45PM - 4:45PM    

Client Connections (ASJA Members Only)

2:45PM - 3:45PM        

Dream of Expanding Opportunities

                                          

Dream of Publishing Your Book: Self-published, Hybrid or Traditional

3:45PM - 4:00PM

Break

4:00PM - 5:00PM      

Dream of Building Your Personal Brand

                                         

Dream of Writing for Stage and Screen

5:00PM - 6:00PM     

Cocktail Reception

6:00PM                         

Group Offsite Dinners

 

On-Site Registration Welcome!

Registration rates:

 

Fee Type

Member Fee

Non-Member Fee

 

Individual

 

Regular:

$165.00

$185.00

 

Student

 

Regular:

$25.00

$25.00

 

Complimentary Lunch for All Attendees (12:15PM - 1:30PM)

Cocktail Reception to Immediately Follow the Sessions! (5:00PM - 6:00PM)

Client Connections:

Click here to see the potential client list for the 2016 Atlanta Client Connections

Registration for ASJA members to sign up for Client Connections will close on October 21 at 9:00pm ET.

**You must be registered for Dream Bold Atlanta in order to participate!

Click Here for Client Connections FAQs 

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Sponsors


 


        

Why Sponsor?

Well-attended and well-received, ASJA conferences provide ready access to professional writers who produce articles, books, brochures, and scripts on every subject imaginable. Your sponsorship is an easy and affordable way to promote your program, publication, or institution to a targeted professional audience while supporting the continued development of the field of nonfiction writing.

We encourage you to contact Holly Koenig at (212) 297-2123 or hkoenig@kellencompany.com to explore the possibilities of becoming a conference sponsor. Download our conference packages here. 

Cancellation Policy:

ASJA will refund 100 percent of an attendee's registration remittance if email notice of cancellation is received at asjaevents@asja.org before 5 p.m. Eastern time, Wednesday, October 26, 2016. $75 of the fee is nonrefundable thereafter. No refund will be given for any reason if notice is not received at asjaevents@asja.org by 5 p.m. Eastern time on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

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