The Jane Austen Society of North America is a national organization. While JASNA Rochester welcomes all to regional events, there are advantages to membership. You must be a member of JASNA to attend a national conference. Members also receive a subscription to Persuasions, a hard-copy journal that comes out each spring, as well as a hard-copy newsletter mailed several times a year. Annual memberships are $30, or $18 for students. This link will take you to the JASNA membership page.