In 1771 American frontiersman Daniel Boone crossed into Kentucky through the Cumberland Gap of the Appalachian Mountains, writing, “I surveyed the famous river Ohio that rolled in silent dignity, marking the western boundary of Kentucky with inconceivable grandeur.” Boone later declared, “I returned home to my family with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise.” Jane Austen never traveled to America, yet the lady who wrote, “To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment,” surely would have concurred with Boone.
The Greater Louisville Region is honored to host the 2015 AGM and share our heavenly slice of the world with Jane Austen devotees. Natural beauty is only one of the myriad refreshments available for visitors to experience while in Louisville—“Gateway to the South”—this October. Between outstanding speakers, breakout sessions, and special events focused on Living in Jane Austen’s World, and then the incredible local area tours, award-winning restaurants, and unique blend of Southern charm with cosmopolitan attitude that embodies Louisville, we believe this AGM may be the best ever!
As your hosts, our promise is to ensure your stay in Louisville is fulfilling and memorable. You may never want to leave!
Louisville has much to offer. Just a few steps from the conference hotel, you will find Museum Row. Set out on foot or take a trolley ride to the Muhammad Ali Center, the Frazier History Museum, the Kentucky Science Center, the Louisville Slugger Museum & Factory and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.
Please visit all the AGM pages to learn about our conference, hotel, our host city of Louisville, and more. Note that additional information will be posted when it becomes available.
Coordinators, 2015 AGM