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.

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