California Preservation Foundation’s 35th Annual Conference Will be Held May 12-15, 2010 in Nevada County

March 17, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO, March 17 /PRNewswire/ — The California Preservation Foundation will host its 35th Annual Conference May 12-15- 2010 in Nevada County in the communities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, California. The conference title “Preserving a Sense of Place: The Sierra Nevada” is intended to showcase the rich history and diverse beauty of one of California’s most magnificent scenic areas.

The conference keynote speaker Doug McConnell brings a traveler’s perspective on the unique character of the legendary Sierra Nevada region of California’s Mother Lode and its storied past. McConnell is co-founder and managing partner of Convergence Media Productions (CMP) in Sausalito, California which produces the popular PBS OpenRoad with Doug McConnell, and Exploring the West for Public Television nationally.

As a special highlight of this important conference, CPF is partnering with AMGEN Bike Tour (May 16-23, 2010) to create a synergistic impact on the local tourism and business community by promoting the dual events. Among the notable riders to participate in the AMGEN Tour is seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong.

Conference registration can be completed online at: www.californiapreservation.org

Among the conference highlights are more than 30 engaging sessions and workshops on a variety of issues pertaining to California’s historic, cultural and natural resources with. The sessions will feature over 100 speakers who are experts in their fields.

Over 30 seminars, panels and interactive workshops across 5 educational tracks, covering issues facing California’s historic, cultural and natural resources. This conference focuses on Sustainability and Economic Development. Tracks topics include:

                                 Economic Development
                            Sustainability and Preservation
                                   Heritage Tourism
                              Preserving Local Character
                                   Local Government

The conference will also offer several exclusive tours that highlight Nevada County’s architecture, natural environment and history. Special hosted events at Grass Valley’s and Nevada City’s most historic and stunning locations – venues include the Empire Mine, Del Oro Theater, St. Joseph’s Cultural Center, Miner’s Foundry, Holbrook Hotel, Grass Valley Elks Club, as well as many other notable sites.

For more detailed conference information and registration visit: www.californiapreservation.org or call (415) 495-0349.


SOURCE California Preservation Foundation

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