2025 will be a milestone year: we will celebrate the 250th anniversary of Jane Austen’s birth, and the Maryland Region will welcome members to Baltimore for the Region's first AGM since 1980. Drawing our theme from Austen’s own words in a letter to her sister Cassandra, we will focus on the essence of Austen—the milestones of her life, her letters and writing development, and her innovation, wit, realism, and irony. This diverse and unique celebration will offer opportunities to explore Austen’s Genius juxtaposed with the rich history of Maryland and “Charm City.”
Stunning waterfront views await at the Marriott Baltimore Waterfront, which is dedicating its entire hotel conference space to the AGM. Your experience will be enhanced by sites such as Ft. McHenry, the Inner Harbor, Edgar Allen Poe’s grave, American Visionary Museum, Goucher College’s Austen collection, B&O Railroad Museum, and quirky neighborhoods like Hampden and Fells Point. Attendees will agree that “a very strange [Janeite] it must be, who does not see charms in the immediate environs of [Baltimore], to make him wish to know it better.”
Visit the 2025 AGM website and Call for Papers.