The Cat Writers’ Association is celebrating its 26th-annual conference and awards banquet at the APA Hotel Woodbridge, NJ, July 16th – 18th 2020 and we’re looking for industry leaders, motivators, and creative talents to help present dynamic and educational sessions.
We’re seeking proposals for sessions, workshops, and panels that will inspire, motivate and empower our attendees in various forms of written, visual, and audio media platforms to further all stages of their careers and business development. We will accept proposals of various types and topics, but the emphasis will be put on speakers who may have not spoken at a CWA conference before, or those with new content.
Examples of topics we would be looking for (but by no means limited to) include how to pitch agents and editors, making career moves that lead to increased income, publishing in all its aspects (print and e-books, magazines, online, etc.), grammar tips, editing skills, social media growth and development, tips on column, anthology, or fictional writing, and back-to-basics skill workshops.
We also welcome proposals on topics such as smartphone photography and videography, workshops on how to use photo editing and digital design programs for social media platforms, effective podcast or public speaking, using humor to educate, communicating with cat-speak and casual language, and more.
And while we are an organization devoted to sharing positive and relevant communications and information about anything cat-related to the general public, our sessions do not have to specifically pertain to cats. We will welcome a variety of sessions, some of them cat-centric in nature, but for the most part, sessions should be able to stand on their own, educating and informing in a general sense.
As a nonprofit organization, please note that we are unable to offer monetary compensation for travel or presenting. However, you will receive a complimentary ticket to the full conference venue as well as one-night hotel room accommodations at the host hotel, the APA Hotel Woodbridge in Iselin, NJ.
Click on the link below to complete our form, and we’ll get back to you ASAP. The deadline is January 31, 2020. Hoping for some fun, new, and creative ideas!