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The California Preservation Conference
Deep Roots in Dynamic Times
S H E R A T O N P A L O A L T O | M A Y 17 – 20, 2018
Historic preservation faces enormous challenges in a time of rapid change. This conference will examine the most innovative methods and strategies for upholding and instituting historic preservation, both across the state and in the dynamic, high-tech region of the Silicon Valley. See iconic historic places in tours, mobile workshops, and engaging conference sessions. Come together to explore how historic preservationists, affordable housing advocates, architects, designers, planners, engineers and more can partner together in upholding our cultural heritage in a fast-paced, economically vibrant state and region.
Join the California Preservation Foundation, The City of Palo Alto, and Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (PAST) at the Sheraton Palo Alto to celebrate the deep historic roots of a dynamic, culturally diverse, high-tech region and state.
Sponsorship & Advertising
Gain exposure and access to California’s leaders in preservation
The California Preservation Conference has become an essential gathering for California’s historic preservation community and offers a unique promotional opportunity.
As a Conference Sponsor or Advertiser you will have access to many opportunities to promote your products and services to preservation professionals from across California.
Firms can support as a Conference Sponsor or an Annual Sponsor. Conference Sponsors gain maximum exposure for the duration of the Conference advertising period. Annual Sponsors gain exposure and benefits throughout the year.
Conference Program Advertising – Resource Directory
Purchasing advertising space in the Conference Program ensures that over 500 professionals, government staff, and non-profit leaders will see your company’s ad and recognize your commitment to historic preservation. All ads are full-color and sizes range from 1/4 page to a full page.
Registration will open soon!
Accommodations & Transportation
The California Preservation Conference will be held at the Palo Alto Sheraton Hotel.
Reserve your room before room rates expire!
Group Name: California Preservation Conference
Sheraton Palo Alto
625 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA 94301[ https://goo.gl/maps/2F7M2RV9g8u ]
Track 1: Modern or Recent Past
Machine Age to the Digital Age: The Future of Modernism
More information available soon!
Track 2: Local Planning / CEQA
Local Preservation Planning
This track explores new and emerging issues that affect preservation planning at the local level: new laws and case law concerning CEQA and local planning; planning concepts for local planners, including form-based codes and other ordinance models; methods for navigating local significance determinations; and how to use lessons learnt to create more successful preservation projects.
Track 3: Documentation & Tech
Leveraging Technology to Preserve the Past
Explore the ever-changing environment of assessing and documenting existing buildings, from discussing updates on the National Park Services Heritage Documentation Programs to exploring emerging technology tools and practices. Sessions include innovative documentation techniques used on recently completed projects, demonstrations of new and emerging technologies, and the balance and blending of new and old technologies on documenting the past.
Track 4: Diversity
Community Engagement, Diverse Histories
Heritage professionals and community advocates in California have pioneered new approaches in historic preservation by engaging socially diverse groups who have contributed vitally to the state’s cultural history. In this track, you will learn more about inclusive-oriented preservation and how preservationists work with communities to expand the boundaries of their practice. Presenters will highlight successful partnerships and important lessons learned to improve future engagement efforts.
Track 5: Beyond the Building
Beyond the Building to Preserve Unique Resources
As our buildings age, so do the unique structures, landscapes, art, and signage that help define our history. Sessions in this track will look beyond the building to explore the challenges in evaluating, documenting, and preserving unusual historic resources, and study projects that have creatively integrated the non-traditional built past in planning for the future.
Three Minute Success Stories
Three-Minute Success Stories is an opportunity to present your very own preservation success story! Participants at this lively event have shared stories of buildings restored after earthquakes, giant industrial cranes being relocated, enlightening adaptive reuse, modern architecture coming of age, community efforts overcoming all odds to save an important local landmark, and historic places saved from bulldozers at the last moment. Be adventurous!
The Three-Minute Success Stories has been a California Preservation Foundation tradition since the 1978 Conference. While humor often comes to the fore, the program also gives preservationists a chance to present local successes to a statewide audience, sharing a variety of preservation experiences in exciting and entertaining ways.
Do you want a front row seat at the premier statewide preservation conference to be held at the Sheraton Palo Alto, May 17 – 20, 2018?
Volunteers are needed for a variety of activities including assisting with registration, sessions, tours, and special events during the entire conference. For every session you volunteer for, you get to attend a session for free! For those who are volunteering for workshops, events or tours you get to attend that workshop, event, or tour for free! If you are interested in volunteering, please submit the volunteer form after reading the volunteer information.
If you have any questions about volunteering, please call (415) 495-0349 x200 or email email@example.com.