Academic conference

Throughout the week of the conference, we will be hosting an array of lectures and discussions, featuring speakers from across the globe. Conference registration gives you full access to our academic program, including our opening reception. Social registration is also available for guests/partners of attending academics or other interested individuals.

Click here to view a full schedule of the academic conference. We will be updating this regularly as details change.


Sunday, June 25

  • Opening Reception and Photography Exhibit

Monday, June 26

  • Daytime: Sessions and Plenary Keynote
  • Dinner: Feel free to explore the many wonderful options in the area

Tuesday, June 27

  • Daytime: Sessions and Plenary Keynote
  • Afternoon/Evening: Special optional event for conference attendees in White Bear Lake (buy tickets with registration)

Wednesday, June 28

  • Exhibits on view throughout the day, independent exploration
  • Bus tours of Fitzgerald sites
  • Research assistance of Fitzgerald materials available at the Minnesota History Center
  • Fitzgerald-themed guided tour of the Saint Paul Cathedral
  • Evening: Optional 20s era jazz night at Vieux Carré

Thursday, June 29

  • Daytime: Sessions and Plenary Keynote
  • Fitzgerald-themed guided tour of the Saint Paul Cathedral
  • Cathedral Hill Tour
  • Evening: Poolside concert by Irie Sol at the University Club (purchase tickets with registration)

Friday, June 30

  • Daytime: Sessions and Plenary Keynote
  • Dinner: Conference Banquet at the 340 Hotel Ballroom

Saturday, July 1

  • Daytime: Post-Conference Tours
  • Evening: Gatsby Night at Saint Paul Saints baseball game (purchase tickets with registration)

The Program

Join hundreds of Fitzgerald scholars and fans from around the world for papers and presentations on Fitzgerald's life and work, from exploring Midwest influences in his writing to discussing "Fitzgerald on the Screen." Featured presenters include Scott Donaldson, Greg Barnhisel, Anne Margaret Daniel, and Minnesota authors Kao Kalia Yang, William Kent Krueger, David Housewright, and Ellen Hart.

Schedule & Rates

June 25 - July 1, 2017

Full Program $180

  • Access to all Academic Panels
  • Coffee Breaks
  • One Plenary Luncheon
  • Opening Reception
  • Closing Banquet
  • Tour of Cathedral Hill neighborhood
  • Other social activities reserved for conference attendees only

Social Program $140