Attention Teachers!

Did you know that you can receive licensure points (and possible credits) for attending TABC?*

TABC has always adhered to a strict TEEN ONLY policy. But due to the high demand of teachers hoping to chaperone their students in conjunction with our School Sponsorships Programwe’ve decided to not only make an exception, but provide a classroom at the convention center specifically for attending teachers where authors presenting at TABC will teach creative writing classes throughout the day. 

What comes with registration?

All registered teachers will receive a $10 voucher to grab lunch outside of the convention center, as well as access to keynote speeches by Jay Asher and Marie Lu, six other breakout classes taught by professional authors, a TABC t-shirt and drawstring backpack, afternoon snack, and a conference program.

What will my schedule look like the day of the conference?

8:00 Check in/Registration
9:00 Welcome and opening keynote by Jay Asher, Grand Ballroom 

All Break-Out Classes for Teachers will be taught in the Battle Creek Room
10:15-11:00 The Most Informative Class on Description… Ever by Sarah M. Eden
11:10-11:55 Story Structure Models, Speed Dating Style by Amy Beatty

11:55-1:00 Lunch on your own ($10 voucher provided)

1:00-1:45 Avoiding the Book Breakup- Writing First Chapters by Margie Jordan
1:55-2:40 Characters Matter: Hands on Workshop by Julie Wright
2:50-3:35 Writing with Emotion: The Objective Correlative by Rosalyn Eves
3:45-4:30 Movie Watching as Writing 101 by Jennifer Nielsen

4:40-5:40 Closing keynote by Marie Lu  and Closing CeremonyGrand Ballroom 

5:40-7:00 Book signing


How much does it cost?

Every school that has purchased a School Sponsorship will automatically be able to send one teacher to attend the conference as a chaperone for FREE.

Registration for teachers who would like to attend for themselves (outside a School Sponsorship) is $60.

How do I register?

Registration will open January 23rd.

Contact margie@teenauthorbc.com to claim your free chaperone registration code if you have already registered or will be bringing along a school group.

Space is very limited. We are only opening 40 slots for teachers to register this year, so reserve your spot today!


*Please contact margie@teenauthorbc.com if this is something you are interested in.