California Preservation Foundation
26th Annual Conference
May 17-20, 2001 in San Diego
By Vonn Marie May
The statewide preservation conference that will bring 400 or so preservationists to town is almost here! As conference co-sponsors, SOHO members will be able to take advantage of the CPF membership rate for conference registration. Your registration brochure should be reaching your home or office shortly. Featured in this year's line up of speakers is the Keynote, none other than, Huell Howser, producer and host of the PBS series California's Gold, what a treat for attendees at the Plenary Session.
Other great offerings will be the Opening Reception on Thursday evening at the newly reconstructed House of Hospitality with the first ever Neon/Martini tour to follow. A very ambitious tour schedule is being presented by SOHO, covering the Gaslamp, Balboa Park, La Jolla, Coronado, Rancho Santa Fe, Historic Highway 101, Historic Playhouses, California Ranchos, Old Town, Irving Gill and Modernism.
Probably most important, though, are the CES certified educational tracks and sessions:
Nuts and Bolts: Preservation Programs for Planners and Activists.
The latest trends in survey techniques: how to identify and evaluate historic resources, preservation incentives, planning techniques, and legal strategies which have helped to further the cause.
Fundraising: Cash for All Occasions
Sessions include: Cultivating Cash, get professional tips on strategic organizational development; Bricks and Mortar Funding, learn how to negotiate to get all types of capital for your favorite preservation project; Grants for All Occasions, an interactive workshop with the experts who have money to give away; and Spectacular Fundraisers Roundtable, where you can join a discussion of great ideas that generate cash year after year.
California's Recent Past
Focusing on California's and San Diego's Recent Past. Panels will present papers on large public works projects and how they fit in a preservation agenda. Also discussed will be the history of waterfront resources; San Diego's architecture between the wars; and Surf's Up, where boardwalks, roller coasters and seaside amusement parks of the early 20th century join with mid-century surfing icons and Tiki Modern.
Preservation Tool Kit:
Advanced Preservation Topics
Topics for the practicing professionals, ie, interpreting the Standards, where you can challenge the staff from SHPO in a lively interactive exchange. HABS/HAER photo documentation techniques for recording historic resources; and the implementation of heritage areas that preserve rural and cultural landscapes.
Each track will have an accompanying mobile workshop. NTC, the Salk Institute, the San Diego Historical Society's Design House, and the Villa Montezuma/House of Hospitality are the best illustrations of the panels being provided.
Visit www.californiapreservation.org for more information.
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