Financial Accessibility

Applications for financial accessiblity passes are now closed. Thank you to all who applied. Those selected have been informed by email.

Have you considered volunteering? Volunteers get access to some CWS2018 programming when they are off-duty. For more information, please email Emily Jung, Communications & Event Assistant at IFOA, at before April 30, 2018.

A limited number of conference passes are available at no cost for writers for whom the registration cost is prohibitive and who would otherwise be unable to attend

Please read the following key information:

1) These passes are intended to facilitate participation from writers who are unable to attend as a result of the registration costs. If you are able to purchase a conference pass without financial aid, please refer to the registration page.

2) Recipients will be allocated a no-cost CWS Pass. These passes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash. 

The CWS Pass includes:

All CWS sessions on Friday and Saturday
All Keynotes
Lunch on Friday and Saturday

 Additional costs such as travel and accommodation remain the responsibility of the recipient. 

3) The deadline to apply was March 30, 2018. Recipients will be chosen through a blind lottery. Those selected will be informed by email and must complete a CWS registration form to confirm their acceptance of the pass.

If you have any questions about financial accessibility at CWS2018, please email