2017 AGM

JASNA-Southwest is proud to host the 2017 AGM — Jane Austen in Paradise: Intimations of Immortality — as we celebrate Austen’s extraordinary and enduring legacy at the 200th anniversary of her passing.

Learn more about our exciting lineup of speakers, our beautiful setting in Huntington Beach, our array of tours and activities, including an excursion to the Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Gardens, San Diego Harbor and San Jan Capistrano and much more.

If you’d like to serve as an onsite volunteer, contact Volunteer Coordinator Laura Bartak.

Help support the 2017 AGM! To make a donation, contact AGM Conference Coordinator Nancy Gallagher.

Book your conference-rate hotel room at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort and Spa now.

Enter the brand-new Young Filmmakers Contest or this year’s Essay Writing Contest (both contests are for students at the high school, college and graduate levels).

Check out our Pinterest boards on the Huntington (pre-conference), Tall Ships of San Diego (post-conference) and Southern California attractions.

For more information, visit the Annual General Meetings section on the JASNA website.

Annual General Meeting at Huntington Beach








Jane went to Paradise: 
That was only fair.
Good Sir Walter followed her,
And armed her up the stair.
Henry and Tobias,
And Miguel of Spain,
Stood with Shakespeare at the top
To welcome Jane.
—Rudyard Kipling, from “Jane’s Marriage”

First-Timer Tips

  1. You must be a member of JASNA.org to be eligible to attend.
  2. Sign up at JASNA.org to be notified when registration opens in May/June.
  3. Visit JASNA.org regularly for details on breakout sessions and special tours.
  4. Choose your desired sessions and tours before registration opens.
  5. AGMs sell out very quickly, so once the conference registration date is announced, mark your calendar and be sure to register early!
  6. Once you are registered for the conference, you can sign up for tours and activities immediately without waiting for a confirmation number.