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Annual Conference

Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California

October 2-6, 2019

Los Angeles, California

DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown

This year’s conference marks the Conservancy’s 30th anniversary. Wright’s Influence in Postwar Southern California, Oct. 2-6 in Los Angeles, picks up where the 2005 L.A. conference (focused on the period 1917-1941) left off. Education sessions will explore Wright’s influence on John Lautner, Richard Neutra, Rudolph Schindler and others whose postwar work in California became highly influential in its own right. Join us for tours of fantastic private houses, a special dinner at Hollyhock House, the annual Homeowners and Public Sites Dinner and more!

Click here to download the full event preview (pdf) and please read carefully before registering.

Conservancy members may register for the conference online now. Registrants may be assigned to boarding groups for tours, so if you wish to ride with certain people, please register at the same time.

Please note: There are strict capacity limits on tours, and all tour attendees must be capable of walking up steeply inclined driveways, unpaved inclined surfaces, tight spaces and staircases without handrails, with no assistance. Please consider this year’s new Sessions + Events registration option if you may have difficulty accessing this year’s tour sites, or if general registration sells out. This includes the Opening Reception, education sessions, silent auction reception and gala dinner. Register for Sessions + Events Only here.

Wright homeowners and public site representatives may register for the Homeowners and Public Sites Dinner and Sessions here if you’re not attending the full conference.

You may also reserve your room at the conference hotel, DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Downtown (120 S. Los Angeles St.). Our attendees stay at the special rate of $199/night. Book by Sept. 9 online or call 800.222.8733 and mention group code FLB. Please note: Reservations at our group rate that are not connected to a conference registrant will be cancelled.

Know a graduate student or young professional in architecture or historic preservation fields? Let them know about our John G. Thorpe Young Professionals and Students Fellowship to attend the conference at no cost.

Please also consider donating to this year’s silent auction, held during the conference and with expanded access to all members online. This is one of the Conservancy’s biggest annual fundraising efforts, and we need your help to make it a success! Find information and the donation form here.

We hope to see you in Los Angeles!