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22nd Annual Conference

Plan to Join Us at ACRA's 22nd Annual Conference

September 15–18, 2016
Renaissance Palm Springs, Palm Springs, California


ACRA’s 22nd Annual Conference will be held at the beautiful Renaissance Palm Springs in Palm Springs, California.  We have secured the low price of $119.00 for rooms at the  Renaissance Palm Springs. The conference rate is available at this link

Registration is open now. Early Bird registration runs through July 15thYou can also complete the registration form and mail it to the registration organizer.

Conference Overview

Our conference planning committee has built a program of workshops, sessions, and events that is relevant to CRM practitioners, private industry, public agencies, academic institutions, and other professional services providers such as planners, engineers, architects, and landscape architects.  Come join us, share your ideas, and network with over 100 CRM practitioners from across the United States.

The conference Flier is available here.

Registration is $450, with a $50 early bird discount and a $25 member discount. Single day and non-CRM Guest tickets are $200.  Subsequent registrants from the same firm save $50 as well.



The current schedule is available here.


Thursday, September 15

Workshop           1:00pm–5:00pm

Advanced Digital Curation Practices for Archaeological Materials

Presenter: Leigh Anne Ellison/The Center for Digital Antiquity

Cost: $95.00


Friday, September 16

Achievements and Actions: Making the Most of Your ACRA Membership (Duane Peter/ACRA President, Versar, Inc.)

Preservation Politics Roundup: The NHPA at 50 Years and Section 106 after Election Day (Marion Werkheiser/Cultural Heritage Partners; Ian Burrow/ACRA VP for Government Relations, Burrow into History)

Creative Mitigation is Smart Business: Historic Floyd Bennett Field and Innovative Solutions for Siting Natural Gas Infrastructure on the Williams Rockaway Delivery Lateral Project (W. Kevin Pape/Gray & Pape; Roberta Zwier/Williams; Steve Kellogg/Williams; Marilou Ehrler/NPS; Garrick Landsberg/AECOM)

Mobile Technology, Heritage Tourism, and Cost-Effective Regulatory Compliance: A Case Study of the Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project in Northeast Washington (David Strohmaier/ Partner Three21 Innovations and Historical Research Associates; Brent Hicks, Historical Research Associates)

Keeping Your Employees Safe and Your ERM Low: Recent Changes and Trends in OSHA Regulations Related to CRM (Ralph Bailey/ACRA Health and Safety Committee Chair, Brockington & Associates; Mr. Gilbert Martinez/California Division of OSHA)

The CRM Industry at 50: Retrospect and Prospect from Boomers to Gen Xers (Wade Catts/Commonwealth Heritage Group; Joan Deming/NAME; Mike Polk/Commonwealth Heritage Group; Vanessa Mirro/Applied Archaeology; Nathan Boyless/Metcalf Archaeological Consultants)


Saturday, September 17

CRM and the Academy: Crafting the Dialog for Facing Educational and Industry Challenges (Donn Grenda/Statistical Research, Inc.; Dr. Clifford Brown/Florida Atlantic University; Dr. William Chadwick/Indiana University of Pennsylvania; Dr. Amy Gusick/California State University at San Bernardino; Dr. Lauren Bricker/Cal Poly Pomona (Ron Borkan/ Ellis Environmental)

Just What Makes a Property Traditional? (Shelly Davis-King/Davis-King and Associates)

Traditional Cultural Property Bus Tour: A Trip to Palm Canyon (Shelly Davis-King/Davis-King and Associates)

Landmarks and Legends—Bus Tour of Palm Springs History and Architecture (Palm Springs Historical Society)


Sample of Events Included in Registration Fee

Thursday: Welcome Reception (Renaissance Palm Springs)

Friday: Committee Luncheon

Saturday: “Thanks for the Memories:” A Social with the SHPO (Keynote Speaker: Julianne Polanco/California State Historic Preservation Officer)


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