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2021 Agents & Editors Conference

September 17 2021 - September 19 2021

$349 – $459
2021 A&E Conference graphic, September 17-19, 2021, Austin, TX

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IN-PERSON 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket - Member Rate
$ 399.00
Unlimited
IN-PERSON 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket - Non-Member Rate
$ 459.00
Unlimited
VIRTUAL ALL-ACCESS 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 399.00
Unlimited
VIRTUAL ALL-ACCESS 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 399.00
Unlimited
VIRTUAL RECORDINGS ONLY - 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 349.00
Unlimited
VIRTUAL RECORDINGS ONLY - 2021 Agents & Editors Conference Ticket
$ 349.00
Unlimited

The 2021 Agents & Editors Conference marks our 28th conference and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome more than 200 attendees, authors, and publishing professionals to Austin once again for one of the best conference experiences available to writers. This year, for the first time, we are offering both an in-person and a virtual registration option. 

Before you register, please read these details carefully and reach out with any questions. 

The 2021 program will be made available in August. In the meantime, for a sense of what the conference will look like, check out the 2019 A&E Conference program here

For a list of confirmed agents to date, click here.

For a list of confirmed editors to date, click here

In-Person Registration Rates 

Note: Please log in to access the member rate. 

July 1 – July 11, 2021: 

  • $399 WLT Members Only

July 12 – August 8, 2021:

  • $399 WLT Members
  • $459 Non-Members

August 9 – September 6, 2021:

  • $449 WLT Members
  • $509 Non-Members

September 7 – September 16, 2021:

  • $489 WLT Members
  • $549 Non-Members

After September 16, if seats remain: 

  • $559 WLT Members and Non-Members

In-Person Registration (limited to 200 tickets) includes:

  • (1) 10min. one-on-one consultation with an agent or an editor. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit their top choices and consultations will be assigned with those preferences in mind. 
  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. This means you won’t miss a thing – even the sessions you can’t sit in on in-person will be accessible to you. Recordings will be available through December 31, 2021. 
  • Entry to virtual pre-conference events, including genre sessions (8 total), the Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, and the Pitch Lab. These virtual pre-conference events will be live webinars and will take place on September 13 (Genre Sessions), September 14 (Genre Sessions), and September 16 (Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, followed by the Pitch Lab). Each pre-conference event will be recorded and made available to all registrants through December 31, 2021.
  • Access to the exhibitor marketplace at the conference venue.
  • Access to a discounted hotel rate at the conference venue. 
  • Access to a discounted parking rate at the conference venue. 

Virtual Registration Rates 

Note: Please log in to access the member rate. 

Starting July 1, 2021 (Virtual Registration – All Access): 

  • $399 WLT Members and Non-Members – including (1) 10-min. virtual one-on-one consultation and access to all pre-conference virtual events. Limited to 100 tickets. 

Starting July 12, 2021 (Virtual Registration – Recordings Only):

  • $349 WLT Members and Non-Members – does not include consultation or access to pre-conference virtual events. 

Virtual Registration – All Access (limited to 100 tickets) includes:

  • (1) 10min. one-on-one consultation with an agent or an editor via Zoom during the conference weekend. Registrants will have the opportunity to submit their top choices and consultations will be assigned with those preferences in mind. 
  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. In-person sessions will NOT be live-streamed. Recordings will be made available after the conference concludes through December 31, 2021.
  • Entry to virtual pre-conference events, including genre sessions (8 total), the Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, and the Pitch Lab. These virtual pre-conference events will be live webinars and will take place on September 13 (Genre Sessions), September 14 (Genre Sessions), and September 16 (Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation, followed by the Pitch Lab). Each pre-conference event will be recorded and made available to all registrants after the conference through December 31, 2021.

Virtual Registration – Recordings Only includes:

  • Access to video recordings (all 21 breakout sessions, plus select general sessions) of the weekend’s programming. In-person sessions will NOT be live-streamed. Recordings will be made available after the conference concludes through December 31, 2021.

The tentative schedule for the in-person 2021 A&E Conference includes:

Friday, September 17

  • Check-in: Begins at 2:00 PM CDT at the conference venue, the Hyatt Regency Austin. 
  • Welcome Reception: Begins at 4:30 PM CDT at the conference venue. Drinks, snacks, and casual conversation, plus introductory remarks and announcements. 

Saturday, September 18

  • Opening discussion with an industry insider from a major publishing imprint.
  • Panels, Presentations, and Conversations featuring published authors, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other special guests.
  • Luncheon with a keynote speaker, with a complimentary copy of the speaker’s book. This luncheon is optional with a $35.00 registration fee. 
  • Evening general session, including drinks, snacks, and entertainment. 
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors. All registrants for the in-person event receive one complimentary consultation. In addition, there are 100 virtual registrations available that include one complimentary consultation. 

Sunday, September 19

  • Panels, Presentations, and Conversations featuring published authors, agents, editors, publicists, booksellers, and other special guests.
  • One-on-one consultations with agents and editors.
  • Closing Luncheon, no additional charge. 

In addition, the 2021 A&E Conference includes several virtual pre-conference events that will be accessible to all in-person registrants as well as registrants who opt for the virtual all access registration. These pre-conference events include: 

Monday, September 13

  • Genre Sessions, including General Fiction (Novels & Short Fiction), Memoir, Mystery/Thriller, and Romance. These sessions will start at 6:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 

Tuesday, September 14

  • Genre Sessions, including Historical Fiction, Kid Lit, Nonfiction, and Science Fiction & Fantasy. These sessions will start at 6:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 

Thursday, September 16

  • Practice Makes Pitch Perfect presentation at 7:00 PM CDT on Zoom. 
  • The Pitch Lab, including small group breakout sessions immediately following the presentation.

Program Note:

The WLT reserves the right to change or cancel any speaker and/or session without notice.

Cancellation Policy:

All cancellations will incur a $50.00 cancellation fee.

Through July 31, 2021: 100% refund available minus the cancellation fee.

August 1 – August 31, 2021: 50% refund available minus the cancellation fee. This applies to the registration only; there are no refunds for the keynote luncheon or one-on-one consultations that have been purchased individually. 

After August 31, 2021: No refunds will be made (no exceptions), but registrants can transfer their registration to another person as long as advance notice is given to the WLT. If you wish to transfer your registration, please email us at wltconference@writersleague.org or call 512-499-8914.

NOTE: If you register for the in-person option and find that you are no longer able to attend the in-person event, you are welcome to switch to the virtual option, but you will not be eligible for a virtual one-on-one consultation. You will still receive access to the recordings and to all pre-conference events.

Details

Start:
September 17 2021
End:
September 19 2021
Cost:
$349 – $459
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Venue

Hyatt Regency Austin on Lady Bird Lake
208 Barton Springs Drive
Austin, TX 78704 United States
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