• YW  
    January 8, 2020
    (snow date January 9, 2020)
    Do you support children’s language development? On January 8, the presenters at the Conference for Young Writers will teach students different writing styles and techniques that can open a lifetime of opportunities for them. During three hands-on learning sessions, students will explore their creativity in writing and discover how to express thoughts using written words.  Phil Baker will be here using music to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of our young people.
    The 28th Annual Conference for Young Writers is not only for the gifted and talented, it is open to all student in grades K-8.

Keynote Speaker

  • Phil Baker, musician
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Phil Baker  

Conference Details

    • Click Conference Brochure (on right side) for student session topics including appropriate grade levels, descriptions and presenters, also Conference Guidelines and Cancellation Policy
    HOW TO REGISTER: for parents and schools
    • Registration options: register with your school or on your own as a parent.
    • Select one contact person from each school building to collect registrations from students and chaperones.
    • Parents can register as a family if they are not attending with their school.
    • First create a SWWC Service Cooperative account or log into your existing account. You must select your school district or you will not show up on the registration list and my not be able to get back into your account.
    • Each contact person registering students will have their own account.
    • Parents can register and come on their own or register with their school, if their school is participating.
    • Enter all students and adults attending under one contact person from each school building or parent home.
    • If parents miss their schools deadline, they must then register on your own.
    • Schools cannot allow parents to register their students with a personal account and expect to be listed with the school.
    • If you need help or have questions when registering, see the simple step by step instructions under the "Registration" heading on the right side of this page; or contact Andrea at andrea.anderson@swwc.org or 507-537-2257.
    Cancellation and Refund Policy
    • Cancellation requests must be received by final registration deadline for a refund less a $10/student service charge.
    • After the final deadline, no refunds will be processed (Thanks for understanding!).
    • If a participant is unable to attend, send someone in their place (same classes) and notify us of the change.
    • If you registered but do not attend, you are still responsible for payment.
    Deadline Dates & Fees
    Event Date: January 8, 2020
    • Early Registration Deadline: November 26, 2019
      • $35/student and $10/adult
    • Final Registration Deadline: December 3, 2019
      • $40/student and $12/adult
    NO registrations will be accepted after midnight December 3
    Conference Schedule 
    8:00   -   9:00   Registration, Refreshments & Book Fair
    9:00   -   9:15   Welcome & Announcements
    9:15   -   9:45   Keynote Presentation
    10:00 - 11:00   Session I
    11:00 - 11:45   Lunch & Book Sale in Commuter Lounge
    11:45 - 12:45   Session II
    1:00   -   2:00   Session III
    Photos and Media: By participating in this event you are giving SWWC permission to use any audio/video recordings and photographs that are taken during the event.

What Happens at the Conference for Young Writers?