Spring Conference Agenda

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Oh, The Things You'll Learn and the People You'll Meet!

~ ~ ~ ~  ~ ~May 31,  2020 ~ Hilton Rialto Melbourne, FL ~ ~  ~ ~ ~

 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM


  • Meet your host, Valerie Allen
  • Registration check-in 
  • Meet the authors and vendors
  • Browse the Book Displays


Speakers & Vendors

Registration check-in table with Ash McGrath.  


Pre-registered Participants

Check-in table , A – L  and  M- Z  


On-site Registration

Welcome Table  to pay fee and pick up packet


9:00 AM – 9:45 AM


Genre Discussion Session #1 in Ballroom  

  •  Children's Books
  •  Christian Writers
  •  Crimes & Cops 
  •  Dystopian / Dark / Horror 
  •  Journalism: Newspaper & Magazine
  •  Memoir
  • Military & War
  • Mysteries: Cozy  


10:00 AM – 11:00 AM Breakout Sessions #1 


  • Jill Clark
  • Chrys Fey
  • Maritza Mejia
  • Gene Luke Vlahovic


11:05 AM – 12:00 PM Breakout Sessions #2 


  • Jaimie Engle
  • Judy Lindquist
  • Wanda Luthman
  • James Nelson


12:00 PM –  1:00 PM LUNCH


1:00 PM –  1:45 PM

Genre Discussion Session #2 in Ballroom "Historical Fiction

  • Mysteries: Murder & Mayhem 
  • Non-fiction
  • Poetry
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Thrillers
  • Writing for Social Media 

 
2:00 PM –  3:00 PM Breakout Sessions #3 


  • Cindy Foley
  • DL Havlin
  • Karen Whiting
  • Linda Zern


3:05 PM –  4:00 PM Breakout Sessions #4 


  • Joanne Fisher
  • Joe Lafferty
  • Brian Steinberger, Esq
  • Dr. Martha Watts
  • Dr. Gayle Woodson



4:00 PM Door Prize: Writer's Block


4:05 PM –  5:00 PM FREE and Open to the Public

 Keynote Speaker, Bob Gabordi  "The Power of Words"



 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

 Browse the book displays

 Meet the authors, vendors and speakers

 Network, build your brand,  and let your muse run wild!