2019 Schedule of Events

09h30 Registration, Breakfast & Coffee

Pancakes and bacon will be provided by Craig Carlson’s diner Breakfast in America.

10h00 Morning Session

The morning session will feature three keynote speakers; Peter Caine – sharing fascinating Parisian history; Adrian Leeds – teaching us how to manoeuvre the property market; Craig Carlson - fulfilling your Parisian dream.

12h00 Lunch & Exhibits

A delicious lunch will be served. The exhibit hall is an opportunity for participants to connect with a variety of groups, organizations and businesses that can equip you with the resources to grow and thrive in Paris.

Breakout Sessions

14h15 Breakout Session 1 – Select one option

• Lisa Anselmo: Creating Your Best Life in the City of Light
• Jude Smith and MaryClaire King: Education in a New Culture

15h00 Breakout Session 2 – Select one option

• Cara Black: Writing/Journaling Your Parisian Experience!

• Tom Wilscam: Thriving in the French Workplace

15h45 Breakout Session 3 – Select one option

• Janine Springall: Food Shopping and Understanding Ingredients
• Stuart Cole: Discovering and Appreciating French Wines

16h15 Wine Down

The day will close with a time to connect with others while enjoying some French cheese, bread and wine. Participants will learn about and taste the difference between the many wine regions of France.

To learn more about lectures and workshops, click here


Book Store

Again this year the Red Wheelbarrow Bookshop will be open during the exhibit/lunch hours and again during the Wine Down hour. At the bookshop Bloom Day attendees will have the opportunity to purchase Paris themed books in addition to signed copies of books authored by some of our speakers; Lisa Anselmo; Peter Caine; Craig Carlson.

New this year, we are excited to announce that Cara Black will be at Bloom Day to sign her books.


Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 19 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. With more than 400,000 books in print, the Aimée Leduc series has been translated into German, Norwegian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Italian, and Hebrew.