Schedule / Program

An example of what our typical program will look like for the 2021 Conference appears below.

You can choose a day from the drop-down menu below to view the different time blocks. 

More detailed information–authors, titles, talk descriptions–will be posted here each spring.


Please Note: The views, opinions, and positions expressed by SVWC speakers and attendees are the speakers’ and attendees’ own and do not necessarily reflect those of SVWC, its founders, board members, staff, or volunteers.

10:00 AM
Registration Opens

Big Tent

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Breakout Sessions
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Musical Performance
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
No-Host Cocktail Reception

Upper Green

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Keynote Presentation


SVWC Full Program

2020 Writers & Presenters

Be Inspired.

Tobias Wolff
Isabel Allende
Laila Lalami
Elliot Ackerman
Sarah M. Broom
Susan Orlean
Patrick Radden Keefe
David Wallace-Wells
Delia Owens
Roger McNamee
Laura Secor
George Packer
Geoff Dyer
William Dalrymple
Dr. Cara Natterson
Imbolo Mbue
Lea Carpenter
David Quammen
Andrew Sean Greer
Casey Cep
Larry Diamond
Heidi Schreck
James Geary
Samantha Power
T. J. Stiles
Lynne Olson
Rita Dove
Craig Finn
Ocean Vuong