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Jane Austen Society of North America
2005 Annual General Meeting

October 7-9, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, Wisconsin


The letter which I have this moment received from you has diverted me beyond moderation.
  —Jane Austen to her sister, Cassandra, September 1, 1796

The Wisconsin Region invites you to Milwaukee for the 2005 Annual General Meeting celebrating “Jane Austen’s Letters in Fact and Fiction.” The conference is dedicated to our muse and mentor, Joan Philosophos, who presided over the region for many years. Joan bequeathed to us her fascination with Austen’s letters—the dozens used in the novels, as well as Austen’s personal correspondence. The AGM will divert JASNA members with speakers, exhibits, and entertainment on this epistolary theme and unique tours to sites on the shores of Lake Michigan.
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Joan Philosophos, 1930-2002

Marsha Huff
2005 AGM
Sara Bowen
  2005 AGM
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General Information
Registration Form:

This website provides a registration form that you can complete online, print, and mail. Registrants using the web form will be entered in a raffle basket drawing.

Mail Registration to:
Janet Johnson, AGM Treasurer
Wipfli, LLP
P.O. Box 8700
Madison, WI 53708-8700

Registration Changes:
By mail or email to Janet Johnson,

JASNA hotel rate: Call by September 9, 2005
Hyatt Regency Hotel
800-233-1234 or 414-276-1234
Ask for Jane Austen Society of North America rate.  Hyatt reservations for the AGM are available only by telephone and not online.
Postmark Deadlines:

Early registration rate: July 15, 2005

Roommate matching service: July 15, 2005

Registration deadline: September 23, 2005

Tour reservations: September 5, 2005

East Town Travel, Karen Bergenthal

Refund deadline: September 1, 2005
Full registration refunds, minus a $50 handling fee, will be given if postmarked by the deadline. Partial refunds cannot be given.

AGM registration is limited to 525 JASNA
members. Special events and tours also have space limitations.

Welcome Plenary Speakers Breakout Sessions Schedule
Theme Hotel/Travel Milwaukee Tours Registration
AGM Diversions
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Imaginary Letters