Pikes Peak Writers Conference

2022 PPW Conference Update

Hi PPWC Enthusiasts!

Hold on to your hats, I’ve got a lot of exclamation points coming your way!

We are well into planning for 2022 and super excited to be back in person!

We can’t wait to introduce you to our new venue – the Colorado Springs Doubletree Hilton Hotel!

We’re thrilled to offer some incredible keynote speakers for you!

  • Robert Crais writes thrillers and noir mystery and is a PPWC alum.
  • Barbara O’Neal writes romance and is also a PPWC alum.
  • Jane Friedman is a stalwart in the publishing industry and we were her first in-person invitation for the 2021-2022 conference season!

Registration will open November 1, so SAVE-THE-DATE!

Are you attending? Save the date!

Do you want to buy a registration for your best writer’s Christmas present? Save the date!

Early bird registration is always cheaper, so save that date.

If you want to volunteer, we need you!

Conference never happens without a slew of volunteers and there are many positions to fill.
Click here to see some of the volunteer positions.

Email the Volunteer Coordinator here.

But, COVID?

It’s possible COVID will still be a factor in April.

Don’t worry, we’re planning to be safe than sorry.

We are committed to your safety during conference.

So, in your grab bag will be hand sanitizer and a mask.

We’ll also have distanced seating during workshops and meals.

And, here’s something we’re really proud of.

We’re planning to offer virtual options!

Keep an eye on this page for more information as we develop this concept.

All in all, we are really, really excited about conference in April!

Our theme is “Get in the Game! Let’s get your writing career over the finish line!”

Mark your calendars: April 29-May 3, 2022.

More updates coming when we have them!

2022 Conference FAQ

1- Will there be a virtual option for PPWC? 

Yes, we are working hard to build a fantastic conference that offers both in-person and virtual options. At this time, there is no plan to offer a virtual-only conference.

2- Will an in-person attendee have access to the virtual options?

Yes, in-person attendees will also have access to the virtual option.

3- When will registration begin? 

Registration for in-person and virtual conference begins November 1.

4- Will the virtual conference be the same as the in-person conference? 

We are working hard to provide a stellar virtual option and the details for our virtual offerings will be available soon.

5- What is the refund policy if COVID cancels the in-person conference? 

In the unfortunate and unexpected event COVID cancels our in-person conference due to federal, state, or local pandemic/health regulations, we will offer refunds and/or rollover to the next year. PPWC retains the right to offer an all-virtual conference. If we do decide we can transition to an all-virtual conference, we will make appropriate refunds of the difference in cost between virtual and in-person.

6- What COVID mitigation factors will you have? 

We are committed to a safe environment for all our attendees. Our mitigation factors include distanced seating in workshops and meals, masks and hand sanitizer in swag bags, and we’re asking unvaccinated attendees to please wear masks in accordance with local and Doubletree guidelines.

About Pikes Peak Writers Conference

Pikes Peak Writers Conference has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere filled with the topics that interest you the most, and perhaps a few topics that you will become interested in after. You will be surrounded by industry professionals and other dreamers who are eager to learn, connect and network. Our three-day conference is full of in-depth workshops, best-selling keynote speakers, opportunities for one-on-one time with agents and editors, the chance to read your work aloud for constructive critique, and the opportunity to socialize with fellow writers while building your network.

Your conference registration fee includes Friday’s welcome lunch and dinner, Saturday’s continental breakfast, keynote luncheon and The Zebulon Awards banquet, and Sunday’s continental breakfast and farewell luncheon. Additional Saturday Zebulon Banquet tickets are available to purchase for spouses and guests. Faculty members will host lunch and dinner tables so you have the opportunity to chat with that editor, agent, or author you’ve been dying to meet. The exceptional keynote speakers will make each meal an unforgettable experience.

 

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