2017 Conference in Toronto, ON, Canada

Here is a collection of photos from the conference taken by Dennis.
Limited edition button created by Jean-Michel for the meeting.
Cover for 2017 Conference program.
In 1867, Jules Verne made his first and only trip to America, traveling from New York to Niagara Falls. One hundred and fifty years later, the North American Jules Verne Society commemorated this event with our 2017 Annual Meeting, held from Wednesday, June 7 through Sunday June 11, 2017 at the Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation & Fantasy, which is located @ 239 College Street, Toronto, ON M5T 1R5.


June 7
7:00 PM Welcome dinner at: Le Marché Mövenpick
   - Brookfield Place Street Level
   - 181 Bay Street Toronto, ON, M5J 2T3
   - Tel: +1 647.350.6999, ext. 4
June 8
3:30 PM Merril Collection Tour
   - Kimberly Hull, Toronto Public Library
7:00 PM Dinner at: Jules Bistro
   - 147 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, ON, M5V 2L7
   - Tel: +1 416.348.8886
June 9
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM NAJVS Business Meeting (members only)
   - Agenda TBD by NAJVS President Brian Taves
11:00 AM Lunch as you wish…
1:00 PM Opening remarks
   - Brian Taves, President, NAJVS Inc.
1:05 PM “The Invisible Men of H.G. Wells, Jules Verne, and Michel Verne”
   - Brian Taves, NAJVS Inc.
1:40 PM “Decoding Verne’s Un Billet de loterie. Le Numéro 9672 (1886)”
   - Per Johan Moe, University College of Southeast Norway
2:15 PM “History of Vernian Studies”
   - Jean-Michel Margot, NAJVS Inc.
3:15 PM Break
3:30 PM Video - “Le théâtre de la jeunesse: Le secret de Wilhelm Storitz
   - TBD,
7:00 PM Dinner as you wish…
June 10
Breakfast as you wish…
9:00 AM Opening remarks
   - Brian Taves, President, NAJVS Inc.
9:15 AM “How Phileas Fogg Reached America”
   - Alex Kirstukas, NAJVS Inc.
9:40 AM “Jules Verne and Arctic Exploration”
   - Per Johan Moe, University College of Southeast Norway
10:15 AM “The English Translations of Jules Verne’s Sans dessus dessous
   - Art Evans, DePauw University
10:45 AM Break
11:00 AM “Jules Verne, Climate Fiction Author avant la lettre ?”
   - Terry Harpold, University of Florida, Gainesville
11:50 AM “From Novelist to Salesman, or How Jules Verne Became a Popular Archetype”
   - Jean-Michel Margot, NAJVS Inc.
12:05 PM “Jules Verne in 19th-century Québec: A New Assessment”
   - Jean-Louis Trudel, University of Ottawa
12:30 PM Lunch as you wish…
2:30 PM “Hollywood Presents Jules Verne”
   - Brian Taves, Film Historian Library of Congress
3:05 PM Open Time and/or Video(s) TBD
4:00 PM Close of Meeting
6:00 PM Dinner at: Andrew’s Home (members and invited guests only)
June 14
Or consider these optional activities:
  • An excursion to Niagara Falls (appx 90 min away)
  • See the sights in Toronto