THE CLEMENS CONFERENCE July 25-27, 2019
Who: Mark Twain fans, friends, and scholars gathering to celebrate Mark Twain’s legacy and to share experiences.
What: Jam-packed three days including 30 Mark Twain paper presentations, special speakers, field trips to the Mark Twain Boyhood Home & Museum, Jim’s Journey Museum, a riverboat ride on the Mississippi River, cave exploration, and a trip to Florida, Missouri for the Mark Twain Birthplace and the John Quarles farm site. The full schedule will be available soon on our web site.
Where: Hannibal, Missouri, Mark Twain’s Boyhood Home. The conference is centered on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange University, a four-year Christian university affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention (Southern Baptist). Hannibal-LaGrange University is a smoke and alcohol-free campus.
Where to stay: Hannibal-LaGrange University has air-conditioned dormitory rooms available at $20/$30 per night. Contact [email protected]. Hannibal has a variety of motels and bed & breakfast options. A listing is available at www.visithannibal.com.
When: Attend an opening reception in the Mark Twain Museum Gallery Thursday evening, July 24. The conference begins Thursday morning, July 25 and runs through the evening riverboat dinner cruise Saturday night, July 27.
Why: To bring together kindred minds to share scholarship and tall tales related to Mark Twain and to advance Mark Twain scholarship through the papers being presented.
How Much? The full registration is $325. This includes –
Wednesday evening reception at the Mark Twain Museum Gallery
Choice of 30 research presentations
Special speakers and keynote address
All field trips
Three meals Thursday, Friday and Saturday and breakfast Sunday
If you cannot attend the full conference, contact Henry Sweets with your anticipated attendance and pro-rated fees will be available.
How to Get to Hannibal: Driving is an option and directions for orienting one to Hannibal are available. The closest large airport is St. Louis, Missouri, about two hours driving time from Hannibal. Car rentals are available as well as shuttles (that can be expensive). An alternative is Sky West (United Express) with flights from Chicago O’Hare Airport to Quincy, Illinois. We will arrange to pick up conference attendees at the Quincy airport at no charge.
More Information or Questions – contact
Henry Sweets, Executive Director
Mark Twain Museum
120 North Main Street
Hannibal MO 63401 U.S.A.