Desert Dreams Conference

2017 Desert Dreams Conference

For conference tickets, see below.


Purchase your
Reader Experience Tickets here:

Reader Day Agenda

How Many?

June 3, 2017

Purchase your YA Readers Experience Tickets here:

YA Reader Day Info

How Many?

Our next Desert Dreams Conference is June 1-4, 2017 at Embassy Suites Phoenix-Scottsdale.

Click on the hotel link to book your suite and enter the code DRE to receive the $104 per night conference rate. Discounted rates are good for 3 days before and after the conference if you wish to extend your stay.

Full Conference Registration is $299 and includes:

Thursday Evening: Editor/Agent Panel
Friday Dinner: Keynote DIANA GABALDON
Saturday Dinner: Contest Awards Gala
Announcing the Winners of:
Diamonds in the Desert
Open to any author’s unpublished works
Realizing the Dream
Open to conference attendees only - unpublished works judged by attending agents & editors
The Golden Quill
Open to any books published during 2016

  • The Craft of Writing
  • The Path to Publishing
  • Managing an Author Career
  • Special Interest Presentations

Agent/Editor appointments – 2 per registration
Additional appointments – no charge if available

A chance to meet readers and present your books on Saturday’s ticketed Reader Day.

Registration will be available here beginning October 1, 2016.

No registration refunds after April 30, 2017.

Discounted registration for Desert Rose Members who are volunteering will be available here beginning October 1, 2016.

Our preliminary schedule can be viewed here

The current list of agents and editors scheduled to attend can be viewed here.