The 2015 Beau Monde Mini-Conference
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
New York Marriott Marquis in Times Square
New York, New York 10036
Breakfast, Annual Meeting, Workshops and Soiree: Astor Ballroom (7th floor)
Keynote Speaker – Miranda Neville
Miranda Neville is the author of nine novels and several novellas set in Regency England. She tries not to let her fascination with research get in the way of her writing, but has nevertheless managed to draw on her love of rare books, Old Master paintings, architecture, food, French history, and politics in her stories. Her next book features a Regency prima donna, reflecting a lifelong passion for opera. She grew up in Wiltshire, England and now lives in Vermont, which would be perfect were it not for the endless winters.
Tentative Schedule (subject to change):
|7:30 – 8:30a.m.||Registration and Breakfast|
|8:30 – 9:15 a.m.||Annual General Meeting (all members encouraged to attend)|
|9:15 – 10:00 a.m.||Keynote: Miranda Neville|
|10:00 – 10:15 a.m.||15 minute break|
|10:15 – 11:00 a.m.||Servants and Slaves with Janet Mullany|
|11:00 – 11:45 a.m.||Drawing Rooms and More-A Look at Georgian Interiors with Cheryl Bolen|
|11:45 – 1:00 p.m.||Lunch Break ( * * * Lunch will not be provided this year * * * )|
|1:00 – 1:45 p.m.||Celebrating Georgette Heyer with special guest Jennifer Kloester|
|1:45 – 2:30 p.m.||The Material Culture of Childhood with Jackie Horne|
|2:30 – 2:45 a.m.||15 minute break|
|2:45 – 3:30 p.m.||Musical Education of a Regency Lady with Louisa Cornell|
|3:30 – 4:15 p.m.||Georgian Textiles with Isobel Carr|
|4:15 – 4:30 a.m.||15 minute break|
|4:30 – 5:15 p.m.||Rethinking the Regency Ballroom with special guest Susan de Guardiola|
|8:00 – 11:00 p.m.||Soiree / 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 15, 2015.
Full conference fee includes all workshops, breakfast, and the soiree.
Registration Fees as Follows:
Full Conference/*Early Bird Special – Member $180
Full Conference/*Early Bird Special – Non-Member $200
Full Conference – Member $200
Full Conference – Non-Member $220
Soiree Only – Member $35
Soiree Only – Non-Member $55
*Early Bird prices available until June 15, 2015
**We will accept onsite payment for the soiree–cash only–at the following prices:
Questions? Please email our conference chair Jan Leyh.