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.

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