RWNZ Conference 2017 Registration

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RWNZ Conference 2017 Registration

August 18 - August 20

Free - $660

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Register now for the event highlight of the year!

(Registration closes 11 August 2017)

The 24th RWNZ Conference will be held in ROTORUANovotel Lakeside Hotel from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th August 2017. We are well underway in bringing you another fun, informative, and business focused conference.

Registrations are now open (see ticket section below).

You can book your accommodation now by ringing the Novotel (+64)7/3463888 reservations and telling them you’re part of RWNZ conference. Rooms in the Novotel are $170 per night or next door at the Ibis for $135 per night.

Our Friday Speaker is Kristen Lamb her Full day workshop will help you create your brand. She is the author of the #1 best-selling book We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media.

Our Weekend Programme is chock-full of fabulous speakers and workshops that will offer something for everyone – from novice writers to multi-published authors. Writers of all genres and experience levels welcome! Speakers include:

  • Kristen Lamb- #1 best-selling books We Are Not Alone—The Writer’s Guide to Social Media
  • Christie Craig (also writing as CC Hunter)  NYT bestselling author
  • Kylie Scott, NYT and USA Today bestselling author
  • Anne Gracie, Multi-nominated RITA finalist
  • Jennifer Kloester, author of Georgette Heyer’s Regency World
  • Self publishing panels – SPA Girls, Wendy Vella, Tracey Alvarez USA Today bestselling SP author, Bronwen Evans USA Today bestselling author
  • Agent, Jessica Watterson – Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
  • Agent, Elaine Spencer – The Knight Agency
  • Editor, Allison Carroll – Harlequin Global, Graydon House
  • Editor, Jo MacKay – Publishing Editor, Harlequin Australia
  • Editor, Sue Grimshaw, Penguin Random House New York

PLUS!  Editor and Agent Pitches, a published authors round table, Friday Night Cocktail Party, and the Saturday Night Harlequin Awards Dinner!


RWNZ 2017 Conference Early Bird Price

Members Only

Regular Price

Members Only

Early Bird Price


Regular Price


1 March, 2017 —

31 May, 2017

1 June, 2017 —

10 August, 2017


1 Mar 2017 —

31 May 2017

1 June 2017 —

10 August 2017


Full 3 days (Fri, Sat, Sun) $540 $590 $590 $660
Sat/Sun Only $380 $430 $430 $500
Friday Only $180 $200 $200 $250
Cocktail Party $45 ** $45 ** $45 ** $45 **
Awards Dinner $75 $75 $75 $85
* Close—Any registration after this date is at RWNZ’s discretion.
** Cocktail Party is free for anyone who buys the Full 3 Day Conference.

Please ensure that if you wish to attend the cocktail party or the awards dinner, you need to select it as a product before you go ADD TO CART. The cocktail party is FREE to everyone who buys the full 3 day conference so ensure you dd the correct product.

You will be asked for your workshop and pitch choices during the check out process, so please ensure you have studied the programme and all the sub pages so you can make an informed choice. Also have a look at the Editor and Agents page so you understood which editors and agents you’d like to pitch too. If you wish to register a pitch with a Harlequin editor, we will notify you once we have heard exactly who is coming. You can update your registration details in My Account area whenever you like.

Online Registration Tickets/Tax Invoice

Retain all Tickets and Ticket/Tax Invoices sent to you following Registration and bring them to the conference. The ticket/s is proof of purchase for the Writing Romance in the Digital Age, and associated events, and must be presented at the time of registration and for admission to specific events.

Programme changes – In the unlikely event our programme changes at late notice due to unforeseen circumstances, the changes will be communicated to attendees via the RWNZ website and (where applicable) email.

Registration – Any person participating in or attending any RWNZ-sponsored conference event must be registered. Individuals who violate this condition will be invoiced for the full non-member event fee plus a 50% penalty. An exception to this policy being member attendance at the RWNZ Annual General Meeting.

Event refunds and cancellations policy

RWNZ Cancellation

Cancellation by RWNZ of ticketed conference event such as, Awards Dinner, Cocktail Party, Core Conference, Friday Full Day Workshop and Academic Stream will result in registered Attendees receiving a full refund.

Attendee Cancellation

100% refund up until Early Bird payment deadline of 31 May 2017.

100% refund if cancellation is received between 1 June and 30 June 2017, less a $50 administration fee.

50% refund if cancellation is received after 1 July 2017 and up to 7 days prior to the event.

No refund if cancellation is received within 7 days of the event.

Attendee Refund Requests

Attendees may request a refund due to hardship or other mitigating circumstances. Written requests must be sent to the Conference Registrar. Any refund decision will be at the discretion of RWNZ Management.

Transfer or on-selling of tickets

Fully purchased tickets may only be on-sold or transferred in consultation with and on agreement by the Conference Registrar, and may incur a $50 administration fee.

Processing Refunds

Refunds will be by direct bank deposit and may take up to eight weeks to process.


Out of stock!Conference - 3 Days (Fri - Sun)$ 660.00(Note: Ticket includes free entry to the Friday Night Cocktail Evening)

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Out of stock!Conference - Saturday & Sunday$ 500.00

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Out of stock!Conference - Friday$ 250.00

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Out of stock!Awards Dinner - Saturday$ 85.00

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Out of stock!Cocktail Evening - Friday$ 45.00

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Out of stock!Cocktail Evening - Friday (FREE with 3 Day Conference)$ 0.00

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August 18
August 20
Free - $660




Novotel Lakeside Hotel
Lake End Tutanekai Street
ROTORUA, 3010 New Zealand