Coming up in May: The California Preservation Conference, in Orange County...which is almost Los Angeles, right?
(I figure if I see no undeveloped areas while traveling from one place to another, I'm still in LA.)
The conference is May 1-3; the title is True California Adventure: Preservation's Wild Ride (clearly developing a Disneyland tie-in) and the four conference tracks sound suspiciously like early drawing-board ideas for Disney's different areas:
- Nuts & Bolts, Gadgets & Gizmos: Balancing Traditional Materials and New Technologies
Destination Travel: Economic Development through Heritage Tourism
Futurama: Yesterday’s World of Tomorrow Today
Carousel of Progress: Harnessing Future Trends in Preservation (Sing it with me:
I don't blame the Imagineers for dropping that first item; sounds dull. And clearly the second became Adventureland.
Anyway, here's the Conference Website. As with most conferences, the fun stuff will be all over the community: Old Town Orange, the Crystal Cathedral, Modjeska Canyon, etc. I do not see Disneyland or Knott's on the agenda, though. Now those are the places to go to for private soirees!