May 26-May 29, 2017
Monterey Peninsula, California
Women Making a Difference in the World
We would like to welcome you to Asilomar Conference Grounds for three memorable days of camaraderie, inspiration, and extraordinary experiences. The 107-acre Asilomar grounds filled with dunes, wildlife and overlooking sandy beaches and sea make the perfect setting for our theme of “Women Making a Difference in the World.” Commissioned by the formidable Phoebe Hearst as a camp for girls, it was designed by famed architect Julia Morgan whose Arts and Crafts style so perfectly reflects the place. With its fireplaces, rooms with views, its pathways and boardwalks, it invites walks, reflection, sharing, and socializing.
Field trips to the Monterey Bay Aquarium, Pt Lobos, and the Ansel Adams home in Carmel will amplify your appreciation of the area’s rugged beauty, while talks on everything from geography, innovation, discovery and preservation, to the ocean floor, tectonic California, and World Heritage sites will excite your imagination about your fellow members and their work—especially in exploring the unfolding revelations of the Anthropocene. Come early and enjoy a pre-Triennial trip to the Sonoma Valley, San Francisco, or Berkeley; stay on afterward for a scenic drive along the Big Sur coast, and enjoy the company of other Women Making a Difference.
We look forward to seeing you in May.
*Please note that the Sonoma Valley is now full, and the Big Sur Coast is cancelled due to recent rain storms.*