Past Events

For 20 years, CWA has hosted an annual Writers Conference to provide continuing education, celebrate success with contest awards, and provide a “reunion” for member networking that encourages mentorship between members and nonmembers alike. Our conferences moved from coast to coast and many cities in between, often partnering with other like-minded writing and pet-centric organizations to expand our networking reach for mutual benefit.

We have a rich history of past events and celebrations. Enjoy these pages that document some of the Cat Writers’ Association past conference and contest events.

Past Contest Awards Winners!

PAST conferences & OTHER EVENTS! (below)

2015 CWA WRITERS’ TRACK, NASHVILLE, TN (in conjunction with BLOGPAWS)

Did you miss the April 23, 2015 Google Hangout hosted by BlogPaws to promote the upcoming conference events. We talked about PUBLISH OR PERISH. Here’s the playback recording with, Carol Bryant,  Lisa Erspamer, Lon Hodge, the Veteran Traveler and CWA-member Amy Shojai talking about publishing, how they wrote their books, and other writer-icity experiences! and….it’s FREE! Enjoy!

Did you miss the February 26, 2015 Google Hangout hosted by BlogPaws? Wanna learn about Bridging the Gap Between Blogging & Journalistic Excellence? Here’s the playback recording with BlogPaws peeps Yvonne DiVita and Tom Collins, and CWA members Layla Morgan Wilde, Janiss Garza, Deb Barnes and Alana Greylak in a preview of their upcoming BlogPaws CWA panel in May 2015….it’s FREE! Enjoy!

Did you miss the December 18, 2014 Google Hangout hosted by BlogPaws? Wanna learn about WRITING LIKE CATS AND DOGS? Here’s the playback recording with Yvonne DiVita, Doc Halligan, Lisa Erspamer and CWA-member Amy Shojai talking about publishing, how they wrote their books, and other writer-icity experiences! and….it’s FREE! Enjoy!

2014 CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GA (in conjunction with BarkWorld)

2013 CONFERENCE, DALLAS, TX (solo)

2012 CONFERENCE, LOS ANGELES, CA (solo)

2011 CONFERENCE, WHITE PLAINS, NY (in conjunction with TICA CAT SHOW)

2010 CONFERENCE, WHITE PLAINS, NY (in conjunction with TICA CAT SHOW)

2009 CONFERENCE, WHITE PLAINS, NY (in conjunction with TICA CAT SHOW)

Seminar Outlines and Notes, Speeches – files courtesy of presenters

2008 CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GA (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

2007 CONFERENCE, FOSTER CITY, CA (solo)

Seminar Outlines and Notes, Speeches – files courtesy of presenters

2005 CONFERENCE, FOSTER CITY, CA (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

Seminar Outlines and Notes, Speeches – PDF files courtesy of presenters

2004 CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

Seminar Outlines and Notes, Speeches – PDF files courtesy of presenters

2003 CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

Seminar Outlines and Notes, Speeches – PDF files courtesy of presenters

2002 CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

2001 CONFERENCE, HOUSTON, TX (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

2000 CONFERENCE, KANSAS CITY, MO (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1999 CONFERENCE, KANSAS CITY, MO (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1998 CONFERENCE, KANSAS CITY, MO (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1997 CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GA (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1996 CONFERENCE, AHAHEIM, CA (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1995 CONFERENCE, CHICAGO, IL (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

1994 CONFERENCE, 1st ANNUAL CWA CONFERENCE, ATLANTA, GA (in conjunction with CFA CAT SHOW)

Find out how it all started–and view 20 years of pictures–on the About CWA page.