Schedule / Program

Our abbreviated program for the 2020 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 in the 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

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

Upper Green

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Keynote Presentation


SVWC 2020 Full Program

2020 Writers & Presenters

Be Inspired.

Elliot Ackerman
James Geary
Isabel Allende
Laila Lalami
Laura Secor
Also joining us . . .
George Packer
Tobias Wolff
Geoff Dyer
Jia Tolentino
Lea Carpenter
Patrick Radden Keefe
Tayari Jones
Susan Orlean
Ocean Vuong
Rita Dove
Lynne Olson