ASEH Annual Conference 2018

Environment, Power & Justice


Conference Information


Location and Lodging


The conference will be located at the Riverside Convention Center in downtown Riverside, California.

Address: 3637 5th St, Riverside, CA 92501

Phone: (951) 346-4700

The conference hotel is the Marriott, located across the street from the convention center (it is the closest hotel to the convention center). To book a room click here.

Please note that staying at this conference hotel helps ASEH meet its room block and reduces conference costs.

Registration

To register for the conference, go to:
https://www.regonline.com/asehregform2018

Transportation

Riverside is served by Ontario International Airport (the closest) and Los Angeles International Airport. Shuttle services are available at both locations. Amtrak and Metrolink (Southern California) include train stations/stops in downtown Riverside. A FlyAway bus runs from Los Angeles International Airport to the Los Angeles Union Station and connections to Metrolink (Southern California). For more information, see:
https://aseh.net/conference-workshops/2018-conference-riverside-ca/getting-there
For shuttle information, see:

https://www.primetimeshuttle.com/

and https://xpressshuttles.com/ (type in the name of your airport in Southern California and the Riverside Convention Center or your Riverside hotel).

Walking Around in Downtown Riverside

The convention center is located in an appealing area of downtown Riverside, near many restaurants and bars. The conference website provides a restaurant guide, which will also be available on-site at the registration desk. Exercise caution and common sense when walking around downtown Riverside, as you would in any city. We recommend walking with others from the conference when out at night.

Local Weather

Spring is the perfect time to visit Southern California. Typically, flowers are blooming and sunshine is abundant. The temperature in Riverside in March is likely to be in the 70s (fahrenheit) during the day and in the high 40s in the evening. Pack a jacket just in case and wear comfortable shoes on field trips. Check the weather ahead of time and bring an umbrella if it seems appropriate.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be e-mailed to director@aseh.net. Requests received by February 28, 2018 will receive a full refund, minus a $35 processing fee, following the conference. Requests made after February 28, 2018 will receive a refund of the registration fee only, minus a $35 processing fee, as the hotel catering and bus companies will charge us the full amounts due by that date. Fees for breakfasts, banquets, and field trips will not be refunded after February 28, 2018. Cancellation of rooms must be made through the hotels and are subject to its requirements for notification.

Audio Visual

Each session room in Riverside will be equipped with an LCD projector, screen, and a connector cable. The conference is not supplying computers. Speakers need to bring a laptop or share a laptop with someone else in the session. Please coordinate in advance with your session organizer. Presenters must collect their presentations on one laptop prior to the session, which will minimize delays once the session begins. We recommend that you bring your presentation on a USB drive as a backup. Mac users must bring their own adaptors for the digital projectors.

Twitter

The conference hashtag is #ASEH2018. The conference registration form includes a line for your Twitter handle, which can be listed on your name badge. Session presenters who do not want material from their talk to appear on Twitter should request no tweeting at the beginning of their talk.

Online Program

The conference program is available on this Guidebook app. Search Guidebook for “ASEH Annual Conference 2018." The program is also available on our website at www.aseh.net.

Commitment to Sustainability

ASEH will ensure that waste at the convention center is recycled, and we will provide recycling containers on the field trip buses. We will be using name badges made from recycled paper, and are working to get locally grown food for our events. The online registration form offers the option to purchase carbon offsets. For a description of carbon credits, see ASEH's website (www.aseh.net – “Sustainability"). Information on ASEH's Sustainability Committee is also available on our website.

ASEH will provide reusable water bottles for use during the field trips, allowing us to avoid purchasing a large number of disposable bottled waters.

Commitment to Inclusivity

ASEH remains committed to inclusivity with regard to race, ethnicity, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, and physical abilities in terms of participation and topics discussed at our conferences.

Child Care

Children are welcome at ASEH's conferences – and our conference website lists family activities that might appeal to kids. The following can be consulted for babysitting services: UrbanSitters has listings for Riverside childcare and KidsPark offers local childcare options.

Recognising the limitations on what we can do as a Society, we are nonetheless responding to changing needs and expectations and implementing the following experiment in Riverside. ASEH has set aside limited funds to underwrite some of the costs that families may incur in securing child care. Rates for this service vary widely but average about $15 per hour per child. ASEH will attempt to reimburse individuals/ families at a rate of $10 per hour for a total of up to ten hours of childcare per family during the conference. Requests - with appropriate detailed receipts - should be submitted to director@aseh.net as a single PDF file by March 31, 2018. Please use subject line “ASEH Conference – Child Care." We will establish a committee to allocate such funds as are available. Should the demand exceed our capacity to meet all requests, partial payments may be necessary. We will review the results of this experiment in the latter part of 2018, assess its costs and utility, and move forward accordingly.

Questions? Contact:

Conference at a Glance

This section is designed to provide a quick review of conference events; more detailed descriptions of these events appear in the next section.

Wednesday, March 14

7:30 am – 4:00 pm Water Archives Workshop [located at Claremont Colleges; meet bus outside convention center in parking lot at 7:30 a.m.]

10:00 am – 4:00 pm Oral History Workshop [convention center MR 1, lower level]

10:00 am – 7:00 pm Registration Open [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

5:00 – 6:00 pm Exhibits Open [Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

6:00 – 8:00 pm Opening Reception [located at UCR/California Museum of Photography at Main and University, three blocks from convention center – see map in conference program]

8:30 – 10:00 p.m. Grad Student Reception and Caucus Meeting [Large Room A – MR 1, MR 2, and MR 3, lower level]

Thursday, March 15

7:15 – 8:15 am War & Environment Breakfast [MR 3, lower level]

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Exhibits Open [Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:00 am – 5:00 pm Registration Open [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

12:00 – 1:15 pm Forest History Society Lunch Banquet and talk by Jared Farmer, “Science, Narrative, and Grief in a Climate of Uncertainty" [Ballroom A and B, lower level]

6:30 – 8:00 pm Plenary Session: “Imperial Technologies of Power, Border Walls, and Desert Landscapes in the Western US Borderlands" [Ballroom A and B, lower level]

8:00 – 9:00 pm Women's Environmental History Network Reception [Large Room A – MR 1, MR 2, and MR 3, lower level]

Friday, March 16

7:15 – 8:15 am History of Environment and Health Network breakfast [MR 3, lower level]

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Exhibits Open [Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Registration Open [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:30 am – 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

Friday Afternoon Field Trips:


The following field trips will take place on Friday afternoon. Details about departure times, transportation, and other logistics will be emailed to participants who signed up on the registration form and will also be available on-site at the registration desk [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level].

1. California Citrus State Historic Park (Riverside)

2. Southern California Coastal Tour (Crystal Cove State Park and Laguna Beach)

3. Huntington Library (Pasadena)

4. Camp Pendleton and Trestles (located on the coast)

5. Birding Trip (Botanical Gardens, UCR)

6. Fire in Southern California Tour (Cajon Pass)

7. Santa Ana River Walk – (Riverside)

8. Walking Tour (Riverside)

Friday Evening Events:


6:30 – 8:00 pm ICEHO Meeting [MR 1, lower level]

6:30 – 8:00 pm Journal Editorial Board Reception; by invitation only [MR 6, lower level]

7:00 pm Special interest group dinners; all are welcome. Information provided on-site at registration desk [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]. Please check ahead of time.

Saturday, March 17

6:15 – 7:15 am Hal Rothman Fun(d) Run [meet in front of convention center, on the steps]

7:15 – 8:15 am Envirotech Breakfast [MR 3, lower level]

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Exhibits Open [Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:00 am – 2:00 pm Registration Open [foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

10:00 – 10:30 am Poster Presentations [Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level]

12:00 – 1:15 pm Student Resume Clinic and Brown Bag Lunch [MR3, lower level]

12:00 – 4:30 pm Executive Committee Meeting; by invitation only [located at Mission Inn, Santa Barbara Room]

5:15 – 5:45 pm ASEH Members Meeting [Ballroom A and B, lower level]

6:00 – 7:00 pm Awards Ceremony [Ballroom A and B, lower level]

7:00 – 8:00 pm Closing Reception [in concourse outside Ballroom A and B, lower level]

Sunday, March 18

The following field trips will take place on Sunday:

8:00 am – 7:00 pm Joshua Tree National Park [meet bus outside convention center in parking lot at 8:00 a.m.]

9:45 am – 7:00 pm Whose LA is It? The Malibu Public Beach Access Tour [meet bus outside convention center in parking lot at 9:45 a.m.]

Registration Desk Hours:

Located in foyer outside Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level

Wednesday, March 14 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

Thursday, March 15 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, March 16 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Saturday, March 17 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Exhibit Hall Hours:

Located in Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level

Wednesday, March 14 5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday, March 15 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Friday, March 16 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (afternoon break for field trips)

Saturday, March 17 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Special Events

Please note that participants need to sign up ahead of time for special events – see the online registration form at www.aseh.net “Riverside conference." The following special events are for the most part listed by categories, not in chronological order. See “Conference at a Glance" section for chronological listing.

Workshops:

Water Archives Workshop


Wednesday, March 14, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Located at The Claremont Colleges Library; meet bus outside convention center in parking lot at 7:30 am

Organized by Char Miller, Pomona College, and The Claremont Colleges Library

This workshop is framed around The Digitizing Southern California Water

Resources Project, a unique collaboration of The Claremont Colleges, California State University-San Bernardino, California State University-Northridge, National Archives and Records Administration of Riverside, as well as A.K. Smiley, Ontario, and Upland public libraries. Supported by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), this project is delivering an online database of thousands of preserved primary sources and other documents on the development, management, and exploitation of Southern California and western U.S. water resources. Because these resources will serve scholars interested in how California and the West have managed their water resources in the past, we are particularly excited to give ASEH members a sneak preview of and hands-on training in the digitizing of these invaluable archives. The second half of the workshop will shift from the academic to the applied: we will visit the Chino Basin Water Conservation District to learn about its exciting groundwater sustainability initiatives. Includes lunch. See conference website for full agenda and details.

People, Place, and Voice: Oral History Basics


Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
MR 1, lower level

Leaders: James Lewis, Forest History Society and Donna Sinclair, Washington State University-Vancouver

This workshop will focus on the collection and use of oral history by environmental historians and the broader heritage and history community. Emphasis will be on the role of oral history in documenting and interpreting the past and the practical skills and knowledge needed to conduct and preserve recorded interviews. Attendees will share project experience and ideas, explore oral history strategy, conduct practice interviews, and participate in group discussion. The workshop will examine oral history preparation, choosing and using equipment, interview techniques, the role of archives in oral history production and use, and interview analysis. This will be an ideal learning experience for the novice, a great review and networking opportunity for all, and a time to explore the role of oral history in environmental history. Includes lunch.

Receptions

Opening Reception


Wednesday, March 14, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

UCR/California Museum of Photography at Main and University, three blocks from convention center
Sponsored by UCR History Department and Oxford University Press

Welcome remarks by David Biggs, University of California-Riverside, local arrangements co-chair
Join your colleagues for light appetizers, drinks (mostly wine), and sparkling conversation.

Graduate Student Reception and Student Caucus Meeting


Wednesday, March 14, 8:30 – 10:00 pm

Large Room A – MR 1, MR 2, and MR 3, lower level

Sponsored by CHASES

Brief welcome from Graduate Student Caucus President Zach Nowak, who will provide an update on ASEH graduate student activities. Light appetizers and cash bar. Followed by student caucus meeting.

Women's Environmental History Network Reception


Thursday, March 15, 8:00 – 9:00 pm
Large Room A – MR 1, MR 2, and MR 3, lower level

Sponsored by the Center for Public History, University of Houston; Department of History, University of Oklahoma; MIT; and founding members of WEHN, including Kathleen Brosnan, Julie Cohn, Sarah Elkind, Sara Gregg, Nancy Jacobs, Lisa Mighetto, Sara Pritchard, Melissa Wiedenfeld, Anonymous, and others.

This reception provides an opportunity for women (cis/trans) to meet, make connections, and become involved in ASEH's mentoring program. All conference attendees are welcome. Wine and light snacks provided.

Plenary Session


Imperial Technologies of Power, Border Walls, and Desert Landscapes in the Western US Borderlands" [sub subheading]

Thursday, March 15, 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Ballroom A and B, lower level

Sponsored by Riverside Art Museum and UCR Public History Program

Welcome by Diana Davis, program committee chair. The plenary session this year will include short lectures by and a conversation between Juanita Sundberg, University of British Columbia, and artist Oscar Romo, University of California-San Diego, whose work engages the environment and contemporary issues in the southern US border region. Audience participation at this lively event will be encouraged!

Breakfasts

War & Environment


Thursday, March 15, 7:15 – 8:15 am

MR-3, lower level

History of Environment and Health Network


Friday, March 16, 7:15 – 8:15 am

MR-3, lower level

Envirotech



Saturday, March 17, 7:15 – 8:15 am
MR-3, lower level

Lunches


Forest History Society Lunch and Talk – “Science, Narrative, and Grief in a Climate of Uncertainty"


Thursday, March 15, 12:00 – 1:15 pm
Ballroom A and B, lower level
Sponsored by Forest History Society
Welcome by Steven Anderson, Forest History Society, followed by talk from Jared Farmer, Stony Brook University, on “Science, Narrative, and Grief in a Climate of Uncertainty." California's oldest trees—the oldest living things in the world—inspire acts of storytelling by field scientists as well as drive-by visitors. By examining the place of death and grief in a research forest, we learn more about the cultural and emotional dimensions of climate change.

Looking Good On Paper: Crafting a Winning Resume or CV to Get a Job


Saturday, March 17, 12:00 – 1:15 pm

MR-3, lower level
Organized by Advisory Board on Professional Development and Public Engagement and Grad Student Caucus
Brown bag lunch and resume clinic for students. Applying for jobs soon? Confused about what should go into your resume or CV? Join us for lunch and hear from academics and environmental professionals about what makes an effective resume or CV and get hands-on help revising your resume or CV. In this no-pressure, brown bag clinic, we'll discuss how to craft a resume or CV that will give you an edge in the market. Feel free to bring your draft resume or CV along to workshop at the clinic.

Field trips on Friday Afternoon, March 16, from 12:30 pm – approximately 6:00 - 7:00 pm


Conference attendees can explore the city on their own or sign up for a field trip, led by local experts and environmental history scholars who have researched these sites. Anyone who registers for the conference can sign up for a field trip. One is free and others include fees in addition to conference registration; all are listed and described on our website ( www.aseh.net). Sign up before the conference using the online registration form on ASEH's website.

Please read the descriptions and instructions for each trip carefully, as departure times and place of departures vary. Some trips include lunch and others do not; some involve buses and others involve walking or public transportation.

Wear comfortable shoes and maybe bring an umbrella (check the weather). Bring your ASEH reusable water bottle – filled – as we will not be providing disposable water bottles.

Field Trip #1 Sweet N Sour: A Taste and Tour of California Citrus State Historic Park ($30)


Leaders: Catherine Gudis, University of California-Riverside; graduate students Audrey Maier and Steven Moreno-Terrill; and Megan Suster, California Citrus State Historic Park interpreter for the Relevancy and History project partnership with UCR

Can you taste California? At the California Citrus State Historic Park you can! Explore the citrus landscape of Riverside, and the California State Park that was established to preserve it—on nearly 300 acres with over 80 varietals, 20 minutes from downtown. Tour the groves, exploring historic varietals and considering contemporary threats of pestilence. Learn the stories of migration and immigration that enabled the citrus industry to flourish and the region to develop. Enjoy inspiring vistas, meandering paths, and newly installed art. Tastings of sweet and sour citrus included!

For more information, see:

http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=649

The tour is co-sponsored by the California State Parks and UCR.

Trip includes bus transportation and entrance to the park. 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 1:15p.m.

Field Trip #2 California Coastal Tour: Crystal Cove and Laguna Beach ($50)


Leaders: Christof Mauch, Rachel Carson Center for Environment; Jon Christensen, University of California-Los Angeles; and Jim Newland, California State Parks.

This tour will begin at Crystal Cove State Park for a short hike and discussion of the history of coastal development. It will end at the cliff walk at Laguna Beach, where attendees can view the tidepools and beach.

For more information, see:

http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/

Trip includes box lunch, bus transportation, and entrance to the park. Note: this tour involves walking on bluff and shoreline (or optional stay at the bus). It might return later than the other trips (around 7:00 pm). Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #3 The Huntington Library ($50)


Leader: Daniel Lewis, Dibner Senior Curator of the History of Science and Technology, Huntington Library

Located in Pasadena, the Huntington Library is one of the world's great independent research libraries. Our trip will focus on the history of science, with a visit to the permanent award-winning history of science exhibit “Beautiful Science: Ideas That Changed the World." We will also go behind the scenes to the Library's world-class conservation center, where we will also see a selection of items up close from the collections, including one of the original handwritten drafts for Walden. (The Huntington holds all seven of Thoreau's original manuscript drafts for the book), as well as other environmental history highlights from the collections. Time permitting, we may walk through the spectacular botanical gardens at the Huntington before returning to Riverside. Attendees can also forego either or both the exhibit tour and collections show-and-tell in order to walk through the 207-acre gardens at a leisurely pace.

For more information, see:

http://www.huntington.org/
Sponsored by the Huntington Library.

Trip includes box lunch, bus transportation, and entrance fees. Please note that this trip might return later than the others (around 6:30 pm). Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #4 Base to Breakers: Military Lands, Conservation, and the Southern California Coast ($50)


Leaders: David Biggs, University of California-Riverside and Jean Mansavage, Air Force Historical Studies Office

This trip explores junctures between military lands at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and issues over conservation and development on the California Coast. One of the largest military base areas on the west coast, Camp Pendleton, is also one of the last large, undeveloped stretches of the California coast, making it home to endemic and endangered wildlife as well as stretches of undeveloped beaches. This tour will make three stops at 1) a conservation site; 2) an environmental remediation site and; 3) a historical preservation site. We plan to end the visit at the beach, near the historic Trestles/San Onofre Beach.

Trip includes box lunch and bus transportation. Please note that this trip might return later than the other trips (around 7:00 pm). Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #5 Birding at UCR Botanic Garden and Hidden Valley ($40)


Leaders: Melissa Weidenfeld, CBP Environmental Services and Frederick Davis, Purdue University

Southern California, located on the Pacific Flyway, is a premiere birding location – and spring is an excellent time to visit! This trip will include two stops. First, we will explore the botanical gardens on the University of California campus, walking some of the easy trails that wind through 40 acres of hills and desert habitat. In addition to birds, we will see many wildflowers at this time of year. Next, we will visit the Hidden Valley Nature Center – another birding hot spot.

For more information, see:

https://ucrbirders.wordpress.com/

http://www.rivcoparks.org/education/hidden-valley/hidden-valley-nature-center/

Trip includes box lunch, bus transportation, and entrance to the parks. 12:30 – 6:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #6 Fire in Southern California ($45)


Leader: Stephen Pyne, Arizona State University

This fire history tour will take us to the San Bernardino Mountains. Stops will allow an overview of the larger fire setting and issues as well as a closer look at efforts to keep fire out of vulnerable communities. We'll return via Cajon Pass, which has the heaviest volume of fire calls of any district in the national forest system.

For more information, see Steve Pyne's articles:

Fortune - http://fortune.com/2017/10/11/wildfires-in-california/

History News Network - http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/167204

Trip includes box lunch and bus transportation. 12:30 – approximately 6:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #7 Santa Ana River Tour ($30)


Leader: Managers at the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Description: This trip will explore local sites along the river in Riverside and will discuss sucker fish habitat, recreation, and the challenges of homelessness and water management.

For more information, see:

http://www.sawpa.org

Trip includes box lunch and bus transportation. 12:30 – approximately 5:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 12:30 p.m.

Field Trip #8 Walking Tour of Riverside (free)


Leader: Bob Przeklasa, Riverside Metropolitan Museum

Description: Focusing on the downtown area, this three-hour tour will explore the historic Mission Inn, county courthouse, Chinese Pavilion, and other structures that reflect the city's history. We will end at the Riverside Metropolitan Museum.

For more information, see:

http://www.inlandempire.com/historic-riverside-walking-tour-mission-inn-avenue/

This trip will depart later than the others – at 1:30 p.m. – and does not include lunch. Meet field trip leader at the front of the convention center, at the steps, at 1:15 p.m.

Additional Friday Events


International Consortium of Environmental History Organizations (ICEHO) Meeting


Friday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm
MR 1, lower level

Journal Editorial Board Reception


Friday, March 16, 6:30 – 8:00 pm

MR 6, lower level

For journal committees only; invitation was sent prior to conference.

Saturday Events

Hal Rothman Fun(d) Run


Saturday, March 17, 6:15 – 7:15 am

Meet outside the convention center on the front steps to participate in this run in downtown Riverside to benefit ASEH's Hal Rothman Research Fellowship for graduate students. To sign up see conference registration form.

Poster Presentations

Saturday, March 17, 10:00-10:30 am

View the posters in the Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level, and meet the authors, who will be available to discuss their research. David Biggs, UCR, and Char Miller, Pomona College (local arrangements co-chairs) will present an award for the most effective poster at 7:00 pm.

Saturday Evening Events


ASEH Business/Members Meeting


Saturday, March 17, 5:15 – 5:45 pm

Ballroom A and B, lower level

Everyone is welcome. This is your chance to weigh in as President Graeme Wynn summarizes ASEH's latest initiatives and discusses the future of our organization.

Awards Ceremony


Saturday, March 17, 6:00 – 7:00 pm

Ballroom A and B, lower level

Help celebrate scholarship in environmental history and support your colleagues! President Graeme Wynn will present the following awards:

George Perkins Marsh Prize for Best Book

Alice Hamilton Prize for Best Article Outside Journal Environmental History

Leopold-Hidy Prize for Best Article in Journal Environmental History (with Forest History Society)

Rachel Carson Prize for Best Dissertation

Equity Graduate Student Fellowship

Samuel Hays Research Fellowship

Hal Rothman Research Fellowship
Public Outreach Project Award

Distinguished Service Award

Distinguished Scholar Award

Closing Reception


Saturday, March 17, 7:00 – 8:00 pm

Concourse outside Ballroom A and B, lower lobby level

Join us for this last event of the evening, which includes a light buffet featuring “A Taste of California." Brief closing remarks by President Graeme Wynn.

Sunday Day Trips, March 18

Exploring Joshua Tree National Park ($65)


Leaders: Todd Luce, University of California-Riverside; David Biggs, University of California-Riverside; and Patricia Limerick, Center of the American West, University of Colorado-Boulder.

We will also hear from National Park Service staff.

Description: Designated a national monument in 1936, Joshua Tree became a national park in 1994. Famed for its twisted, bristled trees, the park straddles the Colorado and Mojave Deserts. Tour leaders will make several stops throughout the park and the historic community of 29 Palms, discussing energy development, desert recreation, preservation issues, and other topics.

Bring: sunscreen and warm layers as the desert can get cold in spring.

Trip includes box lunch and bus transportation. 8:30 am – approximately 7:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 8:15 a.m.

Leaders: Jenny Price, Our Malibu Beaches App and Linda Locklin, Coastal Access Program Manager, California Coastal Commission

Whose LA is It? The Malibu Public Beach Access Tour ($55) [sub subheading]


This tour visits Ground Zero for public lands access battles in the L.A. area, in the U.S., and beyond: the Malibu beaches that are lined with private development. We'll see the problems and also the considerable progress firsthand, as we enjoy all the public surf, illegal signage, and unmarked dry-sand easements, as well as the massive estates designed by the likes of John Lautner and Richard Meier. Plenty of walking-on-the-beach time included.

Lunch: We'll stop at a classic Malibu seafood shack on the coast (veggie options also available). Attendees will need to purchase their own lunch.

Bring: sunscreen, and a couple warm layers as the beaches can be cold in spring.

Note: If you can, please download the free Our Malibu Beaches mobile-phone app in advance.

Trip includes bus transportation. 10:00 am – approximately 7:00 pm. Meet bus outside the convention center, in the parking lot, at 9:45 a.m.

Exhibits

The exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall C and D, upper level, where coffee, tea, and water will be provided during the morning breaks.

Hours:

Wednesday, March 14 5:00 – 6:00 pm
Thursday, March 15 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday, March 16 8:00 am – 12:00 noon (afternoon break for field trips)
Saturday, March 17 8:00 am – 2:00 pm