CA Preservation Foundation Conference

Preserving a Sense of Place:  California Preservation Foundation Conference to be held in Nevada City,

May 12 – 15, 2010


The California Preservation Foundation has chosen to hold its annual conference this year in the Sierra Nevada.  The Conference, entitled “The Sierra Nevada – Preserving a Sense of Place” will be held in to Nevada City and Grass Valley from May 12 – 15, 2010.   


The conference features more than 30 sessions, tours and workshops on issues facing California’s historic, cultural and natural resources, taught by over 100 expert speakers.  Continuing education units are available for AIA, MCLE, and AICP. The conference includes:


·         Exclusive Tours that highlight Nevada County architecture, landscapes, history, local culture and more.


·         Special Events at historic and architecturally significant venues – including CPF’s signature event, the Three-Minute Success Stories.


·         Annual Silent and Live Auction – an opportunity to buy something cool or donate an auction item while supporting a good cause! Items often include artwork, antiques, memorabilia, gift baskets, or gift certificates for restaurants, hotels, tours, museums, theater and much more.


Who should attend?

Preservationists, city and county planners, architects, landscape architects, community leaders, landmark and historic resource commissioners, historians, archeologists, educators, attorneys, realtors, students, historic property owners, Main Street coordinators, members of Certified Local Governments, developers, contractors, craftsmen, advocates of historic preservation, heritage travelers, and involved citizens.


CPF and Amgen Tour of California

The California Preservation Conference has moved ahead by one day to clear the way for the Amgen Tour of California to start the opening leg of the preeminent bike race in Nevada City on Sunday, May 16th, 2010.


Conference organizers have been working with the Mayors of Grass Valley and Nevada City and local Amgen tour organizers to create two incredible, back-to-back events to showcase this rich and historic part of California.  Lance Armstrong and Levi Leipheimer were among those individuals promoting Nevada City’s inclusion in the bike tour and will participate in the race.


Register for this event by following this link: