Southern California has the privilege of hosting hundreds of Jane Austen fans this year on a very important anniversary. Join Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) members at The Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach to experience an edifying weekend, Friday, October 6-Sunday, October 8 as they celebrate the legacy of Austen 200 years after her death.
Listen, learn and participate as pre-eminent scholars, filmmakers, authors, experts and artists illuminate her lasting influence on modern civilization.
Registration for the full conference is open until September 27. Visit the conference website for details.
Friday, October 6–$110
8 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Day pass includes access to dance, silhouette, straw bonnets and reticule workshops (for an additional fee), special interest sessions (Starting a Jane Austen Reading Group, Jane Austen International Visitor Program, Jane Austen Churches), plus the keynote address by Dr. Gillian Dow (The Immortal Jane Austen and Her Best-Loved Heroine: 1817-2017), three breakout sessions, an interview with filmmaker/author Whit Stillman, and screening of his film Love & Friendship.
Saturday, October 7–$220
8 a.m. – midnight
Day pass includes continental breakfast, plenary address by Dr. Devoney Looser (After Jane Austen), three breakout sessions, authors’ book-signing event featuring 18 writers, three-course banquet with champagne toast to Jane Austen, Regency ball and two special interest sessions (Austenesque Writing Panel and The Battle of Prague Programmatic Sonata).
Sunday, October 8–$75
8 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Day pass includes musical presentation of Jane Austen Prayers by composer Amanda Jacobs and a choir from Huntington Beach High School’s Academy of Performing Arts, brunch and an address by Austen family descendant Richard Knight (The Austens’ Knight in Shining Armour).
Please note that you must be a JASNA member to participate. Join or renew your membership at www.jasna.org
Register online and pay by credit card or PayPal.