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2024 Conference Registration

You can use this form to register for one day or two days of the in-person 22nd annual James River Writers Conference taking place in Richmond, Virginia, October 5 & 6, 2024, and/or to register for online pre-conference Master Classes, Friday, October 4, 2024. See our Master Class page for more details.

If you find this extensive form a bit overwhelming, you can download our conference registration guide for a simple walk-through. Click HERE.

Thank you for joining us! We can't wait!


Contact Information


Full name (First and Last) *exactly* as it should appear on your name tag. Please do not use all caps. If your autofill puts something weird here, we might not catch it.
Phone number

Please list your primary phone number in case we need to contact you about the conference.

Please tell us the name of your emergency contact

Phone number of your emergency contact
Is this the first time you've attended the JRW Conference?
Are you a current JRW Member?
Join JRW now and get the lowest available rate on your registration!

We hope you'll become a member ($50 per year), and then go ahead and register using member rates. For more information about the various types of memberships, visit,

Unsure your JRW membership is active?

If you're unsure about whether your JRW membership is active, please complete a Contact Us Form BEFORE registering for the conference at member rates, so we can verify your membership status. Thanks. 

Pre-conference Master Classes - ONLINE

Master Classes on Friday, October 4, 2024, are priced individually and are not included in your conference registration (unless you are an All-inclusive member).

You may purchase Master Classes even if you are not able to attend the in-person conference..

For details, see Master Class Descriptions

EARLY BIRD Registration - In-person Conference at the Greater Richmond Convention Center
  • Rates go up $50 on August 1!
  • Rates include lunch and light breakfast foods.
  • The student rate only applies to students who are full-time high school students or enrolled in an accredited college or university as full-time students at the time of the conference in October 2024. Proof of enrollment is requested, below.

If you have a discount code, enter it here. This field is case-sensitive, so please enter the code exactly as it was given to you. After you enter the code, a new section of the form will open with the discounted rates. If you have questions, please contact Brynn (
Volunteer Tickets

Thank you so much for volunteering for the conference. We couldn't do it without you!

Volunteer hours have a Tier 1, Tier 2, or Tier 3 designation, as defined below:

  • Tier 1 - 20 hours or more, $164 off
  • Tier 2 - at least 10 hours, $114 off
  • Tier 3 - between 5-10 hours, $64 off

Select the applicable rate based on the tier level that corresponds to your role. You are, of course, welcome to pay more than the amount listed by entering any amount in the open field. We appreciate your generosity!

Thank you again for your contributions to the conference!  


Please submit a copy of your current-year transcript, your student ID, or a letter from your school's office verifying that you will be a full-time student at the time of the conference in October 2023.
One-on-one Meeting with a Literary Agent (Optional/No additional cost)

One meeting with an agent is included with each one- or two-day conference ticket. You must be attending the conference in person on October 5 or 6, 2024, to have an agent appointment. Please review the agents' bios on the One-on-Ones page to find the right fit. Each attendee may only have one meeting with an agent. Please note, Amy Bishop-Wycisk is only available for appointments on Saturday.

Conference sponsorship and support

Whether or not you can attend the conference, we invite you to become a conference sponsor or supporter. Your generosity helps us with honorariums, travel, and a host of other expenses involved in bringing literary superstars to the stage.

For more information about these sponsorship opportunities, visit our sponsorship page.

Dietary and accessibility needs

On both days of the conference, we will be serving lunches that include options for vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free diets. Please let us know, below, if you would like us to reserve one of these options for you.

If you have accessibility needs, please let us know at least one month prior to the conference so that we can be sure to provide you with the best service. Thank you!

Select all that apply.

Please tell us any accessibility needs for which you might need accommodation.
JRW's Code of Conduct

To be a James River Writers (“JRW”) member and/or attend any JRW event, you must agree to the terms and conditions set forth in the JRW Code of Conduct. These terms and conditions apply to each participant. Any person, guest, student, media representative, speaker, or exhibitor who is present is considered a participant.

Please indicate your agreement by clicking the checkbox below. Thank you for making JRW a safe, enriching, inspiring community.