Historic Preservation's defining moment - the National Historic Preservation Act - is now fifty years behind us. Are there "new acts" that can propel our practice into the future - whether through innovation, outreach, or strategic partnerships. What are the "new assets" of the 21st century that will expand our notion of "preservation," and protect places that matter most to people.
Join the California Preservation Foundation and the Presidio Trust in San Francisco to explore our past and look ahead to a 50 year horizon at the Presidio of San Francisco - perhaps the biggest preservation success story of the 20th century.
The Registration Brochure and Form will be available soon.
The California Preservation Foundation is a continuing education provider for the--
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP)
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Certified Local Governments (CLG)
California State Bar - Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE)
All conference sessions, workshops and tours qualify for continuing education units. To receive continuing education units, please sign-up for continuing education units on the conference registration form (additional fee required).
The California Preservation Foundation, the Presidio Trust and its partners came together to identify the issues and challenges that we face in the future and those that inform us from our past.
Proposals were submitted, reviewed and selected that met the criteria set forth by the 2016 Conference Programs Committee and fulfill our mission by presenting the current and best practices in heritage conservation. Five tracks were identified and the the following sessions will be presented at the conference. Check our website for updates to the programs and schedule.
T E C H N I C A L T O O L S + P R A C T I C E S F O R P R E S E R V A T I O N Changing environmental, economic and social conditions create unique challenges for preservationists. Technical tools, practices and innovations address diverse topics including sea level rise, flooding, sustainability, lighting and cost estimating.
Crane Cove Park and Pier 70: A Historic Site Preparing for the Future
Flood Hazard Mitigation - Historic Resources
Energy Efficiency and Historic Light Fixtures, Facades
The Game of Floods: Preservation Edition
Donít Stamp Those Drawings Yet! What Preservation Architects Need to Know About Estimating & Construction
C O M M U N I T Y A C T I V I S M + L E A D E R S H I P
Grass-roots and community activism have always played a significant role in the preservation movement. This track features innovative approaches to community-driven preservation efforts, specifically communities that are successfully saving their own heritage, and offers the perspectives of new preservation leaders.
Saving Our Historic Post Offices
Native American Cultural Resources and the Model of AB 52
Simpler National Register Nominations: The MPD Approach
Projects by College & University Students Researching Historic Preservation
5 0 Y E A R S B A C K , 5 0 Y E A R S F O R W A R D
In 2016, the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 turns 50. This track will examine the past, present and future of the historic preservation movement in California. This track will provide a exploration into past preservation successes, the state of preservation today, and where/how does the preservation movement need to evolve.
A Case Study in Proactive Planning and Survey Work: Redwood City
Planning For Preservation - Central SoMa Area Plan
The Roots of Preservation in California: Taking Stock of Our History and Legacy
A New Attitude on Old Approaches: Facadism, Moved Buildings, and Large Additions
Charting a Future for National Preservation Policy at the ACHP
I N N O V A T I V E P R E S E R V A T I O N S T R A T E G I E S Getting the unique project done - how to engage community support, create opportunities for financing, and obtain approvals from reviewing authorities during a time of significant economic change and evolving awareness. This track explores how Preservation strategies can be nuanced by adapting to this dynamic environment, providing new approaches outside of the traditional lexicon for the preservation professional.
Sunset Residential Tracts Historic Resources Survey: Community Outreach Strategies & Tour
Redeveloping the Historic Hotel: Challenges and Opportunities
New Tools, Old Buildings: How to Address Vacant and Abandoned Properties
B E Y O N D B U I L D I N G S :
R E D E F I N I N G H I S T O R I C R E S O U R C E S
Why should buildings get all the attention? As the preservation field evolves, so too does the body of historic resources that we work to evaluate, document, preserve, and interpret. This track will explore a cadre of unique resource types and innovative projects that preservationists across the state are engaged in. Explore new models for conserving intangible cultural resources, structures, landscapes, and modern resources.
Preserving a Non-Traditional Cultural Resource: The Great Cloud of Witnesses
Case Study: Post-war Davis Historic Context Survey & Integrity Assessment Standards For Modern Resources - Part 2
From Water Engineering Infrastructure to Designed Recreation Landscapes
Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage: San Franciscoís Legacy Business Registry
San Francisco Civic Center: Understanding Complex Landscapes To Inform Future Planning and Design
The California Preservation Conference has become an essential gathering for California's historic preservation community and offers a unique promotional opportunity.
You can support the conference as a Sponsor or Advertiser. There are many opportunities to promote your products and services to preservation professionals from all corners of California.
Sponsorship Program 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 ensure that over 500 design professionals, government staff and non-profit leaders will see your company's ad. This is a great resource directory for all conference attendees. All ads are full-color and sizes range from 1/4 page to a full page.
Join us for the 41st Annual California Preservation Conference at the Presidio
CPF is pleased to host this year's conference at the historic Presidio, San Francisco. The Golden Gate Club -- in the heart of the Main Post -- is a campus-style setting. Because of the unique setting of the Presidio, we have secured room blocks across San Francisco and the Bay Area to ensure everyone has the opportunity to make reservations.
Reserve your room. Here is the link to the list of participating hotels and reservation details.
Below is a list of hotels offering group rates for the conference with the code, "CA Preservation Foundation." Full details on these hotels, including travel time and costs are here.
Do you want a front row seat at the premier statewide preservation conference to be held at the Presidio, San Francisco, April 16 - 20, 2016?
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.