Start Pitch session speed dating style

Pitch session speed dating style

Can I only see the industry professionals that I want to talk to?

If they are wearing their name badge, you can introduce yourself and even do a mini-pitch!

(We post names and descriptions of the agents on this website and in the program.) This session will bring attendees face to face with many of the most talented and insightful editors and other publishing “Pros” working locally in the publishing world. Ask them questions and listen to their advice at tables of 10.

At RWA2018, we will be implementing a fast-and-furious “Speed Pitch” event in which attendees will be able to meet up to fourteen editors and agents over the course of one hour.

(Your pitch may promote yourself as a writer or specific book/s.) With this speed-dating-style session, you’ll need to bring your best elevator pitch as you have three minutes to wow an industry professional before the bell rings, and it’s on to the next!

We suggest you spend the other three hours in sessions.

You can meet with as many agents as you can fit into your 51-minute time period.

, agents from New York, the Bay Area, and beyond will first introduce themselves, and then sit at tables.

Attendees who have signed up for Speed Dating will have “SPEED DATING” printed near the bottom of their badge in a box, with the hour that their group will start. There are four Speed Dating groups on Sunday; the first begins at 9 AM. You may not line up to get into the Room of the Dons before your marked hour.

Participating industry professionals will also be able to quickly bring your pitch to mind post-conference when they will be provided an online directory of all authors who sign up for the speed-pitch event, which will include contact information and a description of current works.

Will each room have a mixture of agents and editors or one or the other?

So you’re at a writers conference and you have a chance to sit down with literary agents.