Weekend Conference

My favourite JASA function is the Weekend Conference. I really like the relaxed atmosphere at a low-key but functionally good location, where we have time to meet new JASA people and also to listen to top-class presentations and participate in discussions about the theme topic.”
Penny Nash

JASA’s weekend conference is usually held at a country venue (Bowral, Leura, Mittagong) or in the nation’s capital, Canberra. The conference is designed around formal lectures on a particular theme or Austen novel. Lunch, morning and afternoon teas, are included in the conference registration fee payable to JASA. For weekend conferences members book their own accommodation, using the special, discounted JASA conference packages. This event is always very popular and features international speakers as well as noted Australian scholars.

This is a very special event in the JASA calendar. It allows members to indulge in an entire weekend of Jane Austen learning, laughter and friendship. It provides the opportunity to really get to know other members of the society, to exchange ideas, watch film extracts and to explore the life and works of Jane Austen more fully.

2018 Weekend Conference

JASA’s 2018 weekend conference will be held at Pavilion on Northbourne Hotel in Canberra from Friday 6 to Sunday 8 July 2018. Join us as we
celebrate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Persuasion.

The booking form can be downloaded here: Weekend Conference Booking form Jul18 – updated

Weekend Conference Update

Both the Pavilion on Northbourne and the Adina Serviced Apartments are currently holding a block of rooms for delegates attending our conference at a fixed agreed rate (please see below), however this block will be lifted on 13th June when the rates will return to the standard rate available on the day of booking. We have been advised that this will be in the vicinity of $200 – $220 per night.

The conference has been extremely well subscribed and bookings must close on 15th June, so please be mindful of both these points if you still intend to book.

For those of you who have already registered, please find the letter below, which lists all of the details for the conference.

Letter for 2018 Persuasion Conference_2 (1)