The 2016 Beau Monde Mini-Conference
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.
Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Lunch, Workshops and Soirée: Grand Ballroom Salon 11 – North Tower Lower Level
Keynote Speaker – 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.||Workshop 1|
|10:00 – 10:45 a.m.||Workshop 2|
|11:00 – 11:45 a.m.||Workshop 3|
|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.||Workshop 4|
|2:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Workshop 5|
|3:00 – 3:45 a.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.||Workshop 6|
|8:00 – 11:00 p.m.||Soirée / Silent Auction / Royal Ascot Announcement|
Spies and Codes – Patricia Coleman
Regency Era Titles: How to Get Them, and Can you Give One Away – Ella Quinn
It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Regency World? – Louisa Cornell
Common Diseases, Wounds and Treatments in the Regency Era – Georgie Lee
The Age of Sail – Alice Eakes
The Grand Tour – Cheryl Bolen
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:
Questions? Please email our conference chair Jan Leyh.