Registration for SiWC 2024 will open Wednesday, June 5, at noon Pacific time.
SiWC is not for profit, so registration rates are set to cover the cost of running the conference without any profit.
This year we will be offering a hybrid conference, with both in-person and online components. Note: SiWC will continue to monitor local COVID-19 trends and meet or exceed protocols mandated by our local government. By registering for SiWC, you agree to abide by the health and safety measures in effect at the time of the event, which may include, but not be limited to, wearing masks, providing proof of vaccination status and/or providing proof of negative COVID-19 test. We will finalize our COVID-19 policy later in the year.
Early Bird until Jul 31
Regular Aug 1 and after
3-Day Full Conference Package
Includes in-person and virtual conferences, including all banquet meals (3 lunches and 2 dinners), on-site workshops and panels, pitch appointments and live, in-person keynotes, plus access to virtual conference recordings for 30 days after the conference.
$899CAD $668USD* (Approx: see USD note below)
In-Person Conference Basic
Includes in-person and virtual conferences, including all on-site workshops and panels and pitch appointments plus access to virtual conference and virtual conference access. This package does NOT include conference meals or in-person keynotes (some recordings will be available).
Virtual conference access including virtual workshops and panels, some keynotes recorded in person, and a virtual bar for socializing as well as access to virtual conference recordings for 30 days after the conference, and the option to register for a virtual kaffeeklatsch. The virtual conference option will be offered on a sliding scale to make the conference accessible to as many people as possible.
Young Writers Virtual Conference
For students 19 and under. Virtual conference access including virtual workshops and panels, some keynotes recorded in person, and a virtual bar for socializing as well as access to virtual conference recordings for 30 days after the conference. Bonus for this year: Young Writers registration includes a free Young Writers master class with Ace Baker.
Some master classes will be offered virtually and some in person. Conference registrants (per class)
Non-registrants (per class)
$99CAD $73USD* $159CAD $118USD*
$129CAD, $95USD* $189CAD, $140USD*
* NOTE RE USD PRICING: USD prices are approximate. All conference packages will be charged in Canadian dollars. USD rates on this page were calculated using the February 12, 2024, exchange rate for reference only. Actual USD cost will fluctuate depending on the exchange rate charged by your credit card provider at the time you register.
Please note that the full and basic in-person packages include the opportunity to book one pitch 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.
The Surrey International Writers’ Conference will provide refunds for full and basic packages, less a $50 processing fee, up to July 31 of the current conference year.
Refunds will be made for full and basic package minus $150 (to cover expenses already incurred) between August 1 and September 30 of the current conference year. Refunds for the virtual conference only are subject to a $50 fee during this period.
Refunds after September 30 for full and basic packages will be at 50% due to costs incurred unless we are able to fill your spot from our waiting list. Refunds on the virtual conference are subject to a $50 fee during this period.
Downgrades from full or basic to the virtual conference only will be possible for a $50 processing fee until September 30. After September 30 downgrades will be available if we are able to fill your in-person spot from our waiting list.