Annual Mini-Conference and Soirée


The 2016 Beau Monde Mini-Conference

The Beau Monde's 2016 San Diego Conference Pin

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
333 West Harbor Drive
San Diego, California 92101

It’s registration time for the Beau Monde’s 2016 Mini-Conference and Soirée! Our Mini-Conference is traditionally held beginning early in the morning on the Wednesday before the main RWA National Conference starts and the Soirée is held that evening after the Literacy Signing.

Mini-Conference Schedule

Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Lunch, Workshops and Soirée: Grand Ballroom Salon 11 – North Tower Lower Level

Keynote Speaker – Jade Lee

Photo of author Jade Lee
A USA Today Bestseller, JADE LEE has been scripting love stories since she first picked up a set of paper dolls. Ball gowns and rakish lords caught her attention early (Thank you Georgette Heyer), and her fascination with the Regency began. And as a Taurus, she lives to pit a headstrong woman against a tortured hero just to watch them butt heads on the way to true love. Flesh wounds are rare, but the healing and laughter are real. Now an author of more than 30 romance novels, she’s just embarked on a new Regency series, RAKES AND ROGUES. Her love of romance extends to the present day, too. Under her other name, Kathy Lyons, she merges hot sex and funny relationships into really great reads.

Tentative Schedule (subject to change):

7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Annual General Meeting (all members encouraged to attend)
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Spies and CodesPatricia Coleman
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Regency Era Titles: How to Get Them, and Can you Give One AwayElla Quinn
11:00 – 11:45 a.m. The Education and Training of Medical Professionals in the Regency EraGeorgie Lee
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. 15 minute break
12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Lunch and Keynote with Jade Lee
1:30 – 2:15 p.m. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Regency World?Louisa Cornell
2:15 – 3:00 p.m. The Age of SailAlice Eakes
3:00 – 3:45 p.m. The State of the Regency Romance – Panel discussion with Sarah Wendell – SBTB, Leah Hultenschmidt – Grand Central, Theresa Romain – Author, and Kevan Lyon – Marsal Lyon Literary Agency
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. The Grand TourCheryl Bolen
8:00 – 11:00 p.m. Soirée / Silent Auction / Royal Ascot Announcement


Registration & Fees

Registration will be capped at 100 attendees. Please do not wait to register.
No full conference registrations will be accepted after July 6, 2016.

Full conference fee includes breakfast, all workshops, lunch, and the soirée.

Registration Fees as Follows:

Full Conference/*Early Bird Special – Member $175
Full Conference/*Early Bird Special – Non-Member $200

Full Conference – Member $195
Full Conference – Non-Member $220

Soirée Only – Member $35
Soirée Only – Non-Member $55

*Early Bird prices available until June 12, 2016
**We will accept onsite payment for the soirée- cash only -at the following prices:
Members $45
Non-members $65

Questions? Please email our conference chair Jan Leyh.