Coming to SiWC? Our conference ambassador, Hayley, has written this post for you.
Going to a writer’s conference can be a bit like walking into the high school cafeteria. It’s loud. Chaotic. You have no idea where to sit. Just approaching people can feel like a monumental task.
At SiWC, we hope we can make it a little bit easier to connect.
If the cold open gives you cold sweats, try reaching out on our meet-up hashtag, #SiWCmeet. Use it to filter through the excitement of the regular conference hashtag and find people looking to connect. Add #SiWCmeet to your own tweets to introduce yourself, invite other writers to your table, or let folks know you’ve got a free seat in the bar.
You can also use the hashtag to find…
Me! Your conference ambassador. I’ll be roaming the floor all conference weekend to help you find your feet at SiWC. Got questions? I’m your girl. Nervous about approaching people? Come sit by me. Every day, I’ll share my table numbers on #SiWCmeet, and tweet out photos so you can be confident you are actually approaching the right person. I’ll also be wearing a handy ambassador badge, so you can find me without Twitter. If you see me, flag me down. I’m here for you.
If you need a bit more help finding your feet here at SiWC, you can also join us for orientation at 8:30am on Friday morning. Get a tour of the conference, learn the nitty gritty of how pitch and blue pencil appointments work, and find other writers who are new to SiWC.
Whether you prefer to lurk or plunge into the action, SiWC is ready to welcome you!