2016 Registration

Thank you for your interest in #SiWC16. Registration will open June 1 at noon Pacific.

Please note that last year's conference SOLD OUT, with many disappointed people having to be turned away, so we recommend registering early for SiWC16! 

We are delighted to offer NO INCREASES AGAIN this year, though we're offering even more content than ever. Also, once again this year our Young Writers day will include our banquet lunch. Coming from the US? Please note that our prices are in CANADIAN dollars, so you benefit hugely from the current exchange rate. Checking it on March 24, for example, the lock-in price for the 3-day full package worked out to about $422USD. (subject to daily fluctuations in currency rate.)

Pre-Conference Prices for 2016

Conference Package
(Cost in Canadian dollars and does not include GST)

Jun 1 - Jun 10

Jun 11 - Aug 31

Sep 1 and after

3-Day full conference package
Our best value. Includes three days of workshops and morning keynotes; Friday lunch, dinner banquet and keynote; Saturday presenter lunch, dinner banquet and keynote; and Sunday lunch and keynotes.




Conference Basic
Includes all three days of workshops and morning keynotes. Does NOT include any meals or evening/afternoon keynotes.




Friday only Includes Friday workshops, morning keynote, and lunch only.




Saturday only Includes Saturday workshops, morning keynote, and lunch only.




Sunday only Includes Sunday workshops, morning keynote, and lunch only.




Young writers — Friday only
18 years and under. Includes Friday workshops, morning keynote, and our lunch banquet.

$ 50

$ 55

$ 60

Master Class (October 20th)
Conference registrants (per class)
Non-registrants (per class)
$ 99

Please note that all conference registration package choices except master classes include the opportunity to book one pitch and/or one Blue Pencil Cafe appointment at the time of registration for those who are interested. If you wish to book an appointment, register early for the best choice of appointment slots. Additional appointments may be booked at the conference at no extra charge subject to availability. At SiWC, we never charge for appointments.

If you have questions, please check out our FAQ. If you don't find the answer there, contact us using this form: Contact Us.

Refund Policy

The Surrey International Writer’s Conference will provide refunds, less a $50 processing fee, up to July 31, 2016.

Refunds will be made, less a $150 processing fee, between August 1 and September 20, 2016.

Refunds after September 20 only for documented, serious medical reasons (typically requires proof of hospitalization of registrant or immediate family member) or death (registrant or immediate family member), less a $50 processing fee.

Privacy Policy

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