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.

Larry Diamond
Heidi Schreck
George Packer
Lea Carpenter
James Geary
T. J. Stiles
David Wallace-Wells
Patrick Radden Keefe
Also joining us . . .
Craig Finn
Roger McNamee
Rita Dove
Ocean Vuong
Elliot Ackerman
Laila Lalami
Isabel Allende
Andrew Sean Greer
Samantha Power
Geoff Dyer
Susan Orlean
Lynne Olson
Tobias Wolff
Laura Secor