Edith Wharton’s New York 2020

Update: The Edith Wharton’s New York 2020 Conference has been canceled due to COVID-19 shutdowns.


A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

June 17th-20th 2020
New Yorker Hotel, 481 8th Avenue, New York, NY, 10001, US

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming conference marking the centennial anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. We will celebrate this momentous year in New York, the setting not only of so many of Wharton’s works but also of much of her life.


Go to Registration Form

Please note that all conference participants are expected to be members of the Edith Wharton Society at time of registration. You can become a member at https://edithwhartonsociety.wordpress.com/membership/

The deadline to register for the conference is April 15, 2020.

Conference registration fees are as follows:

_____$249: Professional Scholar Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

_____$189: Graduate Students/Postdocs Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

_____$98: Undergraduate Students Buy Now Button with Credit Cards

_____$20: Day rate for non-presenting participants (does not include lunch)Buy Now Button with Credit Cards


Planned events, all of which are included in the conference registration fee:

  • A plated luncheon
  • A keynote address, “Newland Archer’s New York,” by Francis Morrone (Architectural Historian, NYU)
  • Edith Wharton’s Poetry, a reading by Irene Goldman-Price
  • A featured roundtable presentation, “Glancing Backward and Forward,” followed by a showcase of Wharton scholarship
  • A staged reading of The Bunner Sisters

Participants will also be able to sign up for an optional walking tour, Edith Wharton’s New York (Bowery Boys NYC Walking Tours), for an extra fee. Details TBA. https://www.boweryboyswalks.com/walking-tours/edith-whartons-new-york-tour/

Accommodations and Travel

Check-in available beginning Wednesday evening, June 17th. The conference panels will begin the morning of Thursday the 18th and continue Friday the 19th and Saturday the 20th. The walking tours are tentatively set for Saturday evening and Sunday morning.

Also at this time, you can make hotel reservations at the New Yorker Hotel by using this dedicated link: Wharton New York Hotel

You can also call the hotel at 1-800-764-4680 and reference the Edith Wharton Society Conference. If you call, be sure to mention the conference code, 06186961EW, so that you can get our specially negotiated rate of $229 per night, a very low rate for midtown Manhattan. The sooner you make reservations, the better, in case we need to try to secure additional rooms.

All conference events will be held at the New Yorker Hotel. The New Yorker is just two blocks from Penn Station subway and has easy access to restaurants, shops, and sightseeing. As we get closer to the event, we will send out maps and recommendations for restaurants and cafes in the area.