The theme for the 2018 Charleston Conference is from Percy Bysshe Shelly’s poem Ode to the West Wind: Oh Wind, if winter comes, can spring be far behind?”

Conference Dates: 5 – 9 November

  • November 5 – 6 – Preconferences and Seminars
  • November 6 – Vendor Showcase
  • November 7 – 9 – Main Conference

Important Deadlines:

  • March 1 – Call for Preconferences Opens
  • April 16 – Call for Papers Opens
  • April 28 – Call for Preconference Deadline
  • June 4 – Vendor Showcase Registration Opens
  • June 11 – Conference Early Bird Registration and Hotel Room Blocks Open
  • July 13 – Call for Papers Submission Deadline
  • August 17 – Juried Product Development Forum Deadline
  • August 24 – Charleston Premier Deadline
  • August 31 – Up and Comer Award Nomination Deadline 
  • September 14 – Early Bird Registration Deadline
  • October 12 – Regular Registration Deadline
  • October 26 – Online Registration Closes