Digital News Report- The 34th Annual Conference of the California Preservation Foundation will be held from April 16th to April 19th in Palm Springs this year. The California Preservation Foundation was created in 1977 as a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of California’s cultural and architectural heritage. This years conference will feature more than 30 sessions and workshops on a variety of issues pertaining to California’s historic, cultural and natural resources with an emphasis on sustainability as well as over 100 speakers who are experts in their fields.
The theme of this year’s event is – The Culture of Leisure: Rethinking the California Dream. Hundreds of participants are expected to attend including 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 from around California and beyond.
“Our 2009 annual conference will be an exciting and stimulating event and where better to address the ‘culture of leisure’ than Palm Springs, a quintessential Southern California oasis of leisure,” said Cindy Heitzman, CPF executive director. “We think the focus of the conference will capture the imaginations of our attendees and we are anticipating a very lively discourse about the subject.”
In addition to the workshops and speakers, the conference will offer several tours of the Palm Springs vicinity, which will enable spectators to experience the unique history, culture and beautiful landscape of this world-renowned tourist destination. The 2009 CPF Annual Conference will also feature exclusive tours, which will highlight Palm Springs’ mid century modern architecture and its many popular sights. In addition, several special events will be held in the city’s most historic and architecturally significant venues.
To register for the 2009 conference and for more information, visit the CPF website or call CPF headquarters (415) 495-0349.