I'm so wishing I were there in Louisville this weekend, at the Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America. At least I have the JASNA AGM in October 2017 in Huntington Beach, CA to look forward to! I'll be a plenary speaker at that meeting, along with Chawton House Library Director Gillian Dow and Austen descendant Richard Knight. (Thanks to Angela Crovetti for snapping this pic and sharing it.) The bicentenary of Austen's death--er, immortality--will be celebrated in 2017, so if you aren't a member of JASNA yet, this is definitely the right time to join.
Prof. Devoney Looser (aka Stone Cold Jane Austen).