ASJA 2018 Annual Writers Conference

*You must be a Professional Member registered for Member’s Day in order to participate! If you have not registered for the conference, you may do so here. 

Professional Member Registration OPENS May 2, 2018 9:00 a.m. Eastern

Professional Member Registration CLOSES May 7, 2018 9:00 p.m. Eastern

IMPORTANT NOTE: There will be no same-day sign-ups. Once the lottery is closed on May 7, you will have no other opportunity to sign up for Client Connections!

Have questions? Client Connections FAQs

To view the list of clients currently signed up, click here.

Client Connections gives Professional ASJA Members another way to make new connections with people who value the work professional writers do.

Client Connections lets Professional ASJA Members meet one-on-one with editors, content managers, literary agents, publishers and others in need of your writing skills. You may find your next best client -- or someone seeking their next best client may find YOU. Hence, Client Connections.

Client Connections is a popular highlight of ASJA's Annual Conference. Any Professional ASJA Member registered to attend the event may participate; registration instructions will be provided soon. The 9-minute meetings, held face-to-face in a speed-dating format, are determined via a lottery system. There is no guarantee that any of your picks will result in an appointment.

Once Client Connections is open for members, please use the registration form to make your selections. Enter your email and confirmation number sent to you when you registered for the conference. Then, click on the Client Connections tab on the top left and follow instructions to select and rank your editor/agent choices. You may review or change your selections (until signup ends on May 7, 2018 9:00 p.m. Eastern – if you are registered for the event.

You can enter a minimum of 1 choice, maximum of 12, for a total of 12 possible appointments. Please take care while making your selections that your skills and experience match what the buyer has specified and that you request appointments only with people you are genuinely interested in meeting.

There is NO advantage to signing up early. All selections made during this sign up period have an equal chance for an appointment. And there are no guarantees; remember, this is a lottery. Please also know that sometimes, editors show up late or don't show up at all. We have no control over this, but should it occur, we'll make best effort to reschedule your meeting during cocktails or on another day via Skype where possible. Please remember: Client Connections appointments are business meetings. Your appointments take priority over other activity at the time. Make your selections with this in mind.