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Photos from PYI 2019 by Caroline Fernandez

PYI 2020 will be a LIVE-STREAMED event on Saturday, October 24, 2020

(and recorded for ONLINE VIDEOS)

For almost 40 years, CANSCAIP has hosted Packaging Your Imagination (PYI), a highly regarded professional development conference. Canada's community of writers, illustrators, performers and publishers for young people gather for an inspiring day of learning, business and networking.

PICK YOUR OWN PYI!

Pick 4 of the 12 live-streamed (or recorded) sessions 

Keynotes included with all registrations

$125 for CANSCAIP Friends and Members / $150 for non-members

REGISTRATION OPTIONS (Live-Streamed OR Recorded)

  • LIVE-STREAMED: Choose one session from each time slot (four sessions total); you'll also get links to the recordings of the sessions
  • RECORDED: Choose any four of the twelve sessions offered; you'll receive links to the online videos of the sessions in early Nov
  • All registrations include keynote speakers Adwoa Badoe and Teresa Toten
  • View sessions and live-stream times

ONE-TO-ONE WITH PUBLISHERS

Schedule a 15-minute meeting with a publisher, editor
or art director who’s evaluated your manuscript or portfolio

Add a One-to-One to your PYI registration for an additional $75

Don’t delay—One-to-One spots always sell out!

ONE-TO-ONE DETAILS

  • For an additional $75, you can have a 15-minute Zoom meeting with a publisher who has evaluated your 1,000-word manuscript/excerpt or your  illustration portfolio.
  • NOTE: Registration for PYI (Live-Streamed OR Recorded) is required for a One-to-One.
  • One-to-One meetings will be scheduled for Sat Oct 24 between 5:15 to 7:30pm EST 
  • Before PYI, participants will be asked to send CANSCAIP their manuscript/excerpt or illustration portfolio, which we will forward to the One-to-One expert to evaluate before their meeting with you. 
  • CANSCAIP will match you with one of these One-to-One experts (and others may be added):

MANUSCRIPT

Terrilee Bulger - Nimbus Publishing
Claire Caldwell - Annick Press
Peter Carver - Red Deer Press
Jackie Farquhar - Editor Chirp Magazine
Erin Haggett – Scholastic
Karen Li - Groundwood Books
Debbie Rogosin - Editorial Services
Shelley Tanaka – Groundwood Books

PORTFOLIO

Paul Covello - Annick Press


ADDITIONAL PYI SESSIONS

When you register, you can pick additional recorded sessions
for just $10 each



WHAT PAST ATTENDEES ARE SAYING

"I always come away from PYI having learned something, having been inspired, and feeling more confident about my writing."

"Always amazing--I recommend it to EVERYONE."

THANK YOU!

Your PYI registration helps support CANSCAIP—and our PYI speakers.

Learn more about CANSCAIP

CANSCAIP office is located within the Centre for Social Innovation, Annex.
720 Bathurst St., Suite 503, Toronto, ON M5S 2R4

Email: office@canscaip.org
Phone: 1-416-515-1559

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