JUNE 16-18, 2017

This year's conference theme is "Commemorations." According to the National Park Service, a commemorative property is important not for association with the event or person it memorializes, but for the significance it has acquired after its creation through age, tradition, or symbolic value.

Please join us in Victoria, B.C., June 16-18, 2017, to celebrate commemorations, especially the Canada 150 celebrations (1867-2017), the 100th anniversary of the US National Park System (2016), the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (2016), and the Parks Canada's Centennial (2011). We will also be recognizing Victoria's Centennial (1962) by reflecting on the on-going significance of Victoria's 1965 Centennial Square.

The conference program is now available! There are two methods of registering for the conference. We have listed the conference with Eventbrite so that you can complete your entire registration online and pay with a credit card at no extra charge to you. However, you can also use the standard paper registration form on the last page of the program and mail it in to us with a check. To avoid a $10 late fee, please register before May 31. Registration will close on June 10 and reopen on-site at the conference.

Our principal venue will be the Wentworth Villa, a new heritage museum focused on residential architecture. It is based in an 1863 house, at the time the largest residence in Victoria and possibly west of the Rockies.

We have reserved a discounted group of rooms at the Union Club for the conference. The Union Club will be our venue for the Saturday night banquet as well. For rate details, click this Union Club exclusive rate flyer. The special conference rate can only be held until May 16, 2017. This is a great opportunity to immerse yourselves in historic Victoria! For those who would like to consider alternative accommodations, there are other Hotels and B&Bs listed in the Conference Program.

Note that there was no SAH MDR conference in 2016. Attendees of the 2015 conference in Ashland will automatically have their membership renewed and extended to the June 2017 conference in Victoria.

All of our past conference documents are stored in the University of Oregon archives. However, since 1999, we have been saving our past conference programs and reports on our website. Photos since our 2011 conference are stored on our Flickr account. If you have photos you would like to share, send them to the contact email address below and we will post them with full credit due.

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