tomato hopefully with backgroundThe Chapter One Young Writers Conference 2019
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Hilton Garden Inn – Chicago O’Hare
2930 S. River Rd.
Des Plaines, IL 60018

Youth (11-17) Registration
Adult (18-20) Registration

Admission*: $99.99

  • Check in beginning at 8:00 AM
  • Sessions from 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Speakers, and workshops, and panels (oh my!)
  • Opportunity to read your writing in front of the conference attendees and speakers
  • Pizza and gluten- and dairy-free salad lunch included in registration price (alternate lunch options available for those with further dietary restrictions)
  • 4:00-5:00 PM: Optional book signing with participating speakers


  • Two styles to choose from
  • White
  • Ch1Con tomato logo, “Chapter One Young Writers Conference,” “Chicago,” and conference year on front
  • Orders due by June 12

Crew-neck Sweatshirt: $35.00 – ORDER DUE DATE HAS PASSED

  • Gray
  • Ch1Con tomato logo and “Chapter One Young Writers Conference” on front
  • Orders due by June 12

Please note: all books for the book signing at the end of the conference must be brought from home. There will NOT be an opportunity to purchase books at the conference this year.

Youth (11-17) Registration
Adult (18-20) Registration

21 or over? Attend our conference for twenty-something writers instead, the Chapter Twenty-One Conference!

*Rates for the 2019 Chapter One Young Writers Conference (including a complimentary lunch) are as follows:

  • Early Bird Admission ($74.99) – Closes April 30
  • Regular Admission ($99.99) – Available through check-in at the conference (aka: walk-up registrations)