We’re excited to announce that the 2022 CWA Virtual Conference theme is Transitions and Transformations, and we look forward to hosting an informative, educational and fun conference. So, please join us!
When: October 14-15, 2022
Where: Virtual Conference through AccelEvents
Register to Attend: (Registration is now closed)
CWA Member Ticket – $59
Non-Member Ticket – $69
About the Conference
We have a great lineup of speakers and programming. The schedule of sessions is not yet finalized, but here’s a sneak peek at what to expect!
- Keynote: USA Today Bestselling Author Lydia Sherrer (Build your Brand and Find your Tribe)
- Beverly Garland (Draw with me: Cats)
- Laura Cassiday, CCBC, ABCCT, FFCP (SPONSORED BY FEAR FREE Taking Feral Cats & Kittens from Cowardly to Confident)
- Mary Tan (When the Cat’s Out of the Bag: Media Relations 101)
- Mollie Hunt (Secrets to Successful Feline Fiction, Part 1 & 2)
- Debbie De Louise (Secrets to Successful Feline Fiction, Part 1 & 2)
- Patricia Fry (Secrets to Successful Feline Fiction, Part 1 & 2)
- Sandy Murphey (Secrets to Successful Feline Fiction, Part 1 & 2)
- Bonnie Elizabeth (How to Expand Your Income with Kickstarter, Patreon, and Subtrack)
- Anita Aurit (Navigating the Loss of your Furry Muse)
- Saleema Lookman, RVT (Help Your Elderly Cat Age Gracefully – and Comfortably)
- Lee Wardlaw (The Curse of the Verse: Why Editors Hate Poetry Submissions & How You Can Change Their Minds)
- Jay Hartman (Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which is Right for You?)
- Build your Brand and Find your Tribe (Lydia Sherrer)
- SPONSORED BY FEAR FREE Taking Fearful Cats and Kittens from Cowardly to Confident (Laura Cassiday)
- When the cat’s out of the bag: Media Relations 101 (Mary Tan)
- Navigating the Loss of your Furry Muse (Anita Aurit)
- How to expand your income with Kickstarter, Patreon, and Substack (Bonnie Elizabeth)
- Draw Along With Me: Cats (Beverly Garland)
- Secrets to Successful Feline Fiction, Part 1 & 2 (Mollie Hunt, Debbie De Louise, Patricia Fry, Sandy Murphey)
- Help Your Elderly Cat Age Gracefully (and Comfortably) (Saleema Lookman)
- The Curse of Verse: Why Editors Hate Poetry Submissions and How You Can Change Their Minds (Lee Wardlaw)
- Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing: Which is Right for You? (Jay Hartman)
2022 CWA Conference Fundraiser
This year, our Keynote Speaker has chosen Animal Care Society to benefit from our fundraiser. Please check out the amazing raffle items donated by our gracious sponsor – and donate today!
The fundraiser will run through November 2022. After it concludes, a special live event will be scheduled with Animal Care Society and keynote speaker Lydia Sherrer.
A big thank you to our sponsors! Our conference would not be possible without their generosity and support.
Platinum: Fear Free
Gold: Good News For Pets, Hartz, Pet Sitters International, Pioneer Pets, TICA
Silver: AAFP, CFA, Catalyst Council, Catit, Cornell Feline Health, Dr. Elsey, World’s Best Cat Litter, Sleepypod
Bronze: Alley Cat Rescue, Catster, Fran Pennock Shaw
Friends: 4TheWords, Plottr, Zymox
Click here to view and download the 2022 CWA Conference Program