The 82nd Annual Gathering of the Thoreau Society: Thoreau & the Politics of Extinction
with Special Virtual Events on June 14 and September 20, 2023
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OVER.
please register in-person at masonic hall, 58 monument sq, concord, ma
conference rate is $350; day rate is $100; single event rate is $30.
We do not exclude anyone for inability to pay.
event IS OVER.
AG Registration includes all events (virtual and in-person).
Virtual Registration (Zoom) includes the pre-conference and post-conference webinars (6/14 & 9/20),
the Keynote Address (7/13), and three events on Saturday (7/15) with the Center for Biological Diversity, “Orion Magazine,” and ASLE.
Accessibility for All.
- Financial support for AG registration
- Rideshare information (you do not need to rent or own a car to attend the AG)
- All accommodations requests for attending sessions
Reserve your stay
Residence Inn by Marriott Boston Concord, 320 Baker Avenue Extension, Concord, MA 01742, (978) 341-0003. The block is reserved under “Thoreau Society 2023.” Sunday, June 11, 2023 (the “Cutoff Date”).
Concord’s Colonial Inn, 48 Monument Square, Concord, MA 01742, (978) 369-9200. The block is reserved under “Thoreau Society 2023.” Room Block Release Date: June 11, 2023.
Dana S. Brigham Memorial Keynote Speaker
Andri Snær Magnason is an Icelandic writer and documentary film director. He writes novels, children’s books, essays, poetry, and nonfiction books. His book On Time and Water was an Icelandic national bestseller, translated into many languages. He has been active in the fight against the destruction of the Icelandic Highlands. His book Dreamland: A Self Help Manual for a Frightened Nation takes on these issues, and his text for the memorial of Ok glacier became widely read around the world. He ran for President of Iceland in 2016 with environmental issues on his agenda. He spent some of his early years in New England and now lives in Reykavik.
“When I consider that the nobler animals have been exterminated here—the cougar—panther—lynx—wolverine wolf—bear moose–deer, the beaver, the turkey &c &c—I cannot but feel as if I lived in a tamed &, as it were, emasculated country—Would not the motions of those larger & wilder animals have been more significant still—Is it not a maimed & imperfect nature that I am conversant with? . . . The whole civilized country is to some extent turned into a city, and I am that citizen, whom I pity.”
–Henry David Thoreau, the Journal, March 23, 1856