California Missions Conference

CMF CONFERENCE COMING TO SAN DIEGO
FEBRUARY 15-17, 2019

36th Annual California Missions Conference
February 15-18, 2019
Presented by the California Missions Foundation
Hosted by The University of San Diego, SD History Center, Presidio Park and the Serra Museum,
Old Town San Diego, San Diego Maritime Museum and Mission San Diego de Alcalá

 Cosoy to San Diego: First Overland Encounters, California 250
Commemorating California’s 250th Anniversary

CMF is proud to announce additional details for its 2019 California Missions Conference in San Diego. The Conference featuring leading scholars, presentations, networking, social and historical events, a variety of tours, and he Annual Awards Banquet, will again be held the Friday and Saturday of President's Weekend, with exciting tour options on Sunday morning.

This Conference is especially unique as it commemorates the 250th anniversary of the founding of the Spanish Alta California Missions in 1769 with the establishment of Mission San Diego de Alcalá at its original site today’s Presidio Hill (the Royal Presidio of San Diego was founded five years later in 1774 when the Mission was moved east to its present location)

The Conference events will be hosted at Mission San Diego de Alcala, the Serra Museum and original site of Mission San Diego on today's Presidio Hill (San Diego History Center), the campus of University of San Diego, and the San Diego Maritime Museum.

"CMF is grateful to all of our collaborators in San Diego who have graciously agreed to open their historic doors to our upcoming 2019 Conference," said CMF Mission Studies Chair Mike Imwalle. "We are also thankful to our local arrangements committee that has put in many hours lining up important historic sites for this Conference."

The Local Conference Arrangements Committee, headed by co chairs Dr. Iris Engstrand and Thomas Workman, features many distinguished individuals connected to San Diego and California history.

The three-day conference will explore many aspects of early California history with a focus on the events of 1769.

CONFERENCE LOCAL ARRANGEMENTS COMMITTEE

The Local Conference Arrangements Committee, headed by co chairs Dr. Iris Engstrand and Thomas Workman, features many distinguished individuals connected to San Diego and California history.

Co-Chairs: 

  • Iris Engstrand, Professor of History Emerita, USD,
  • Thomas Workman, National Park Service, Retired

Members:

  • Ray Ashley, Executive Director San Diego Maritime Museum
  • Ethan Banegas, (Barona Res.) Adjunct Professor, Kumeyaay College
  • Jeffrey Burns, Director, Center for Catholic Thought and Culture USD
  • Richard Carrico, Anthropologist, American Indian Studies Dept.  SDSU
  • Paul Chace, Director, San Diego Presidio Heritage Trust,
  • Wayne Donaldson, Board Member, California Missions Foundation
  • Fr. Peter Escalante, Pastor, Mission San Diego de Alcala
  • Ignacio Felix Cota, Representative of Baja California Soldados
  • Fred Grand, President, Old Town Chamber of Commerce
  • Connie Gunther, Chair, Old Town San Diego Descendants
  • Johnny Hernandez,  (Santa Ysabel Res.) Past Pres. Tribal Council
  • Maria Angeles O’Donnell Olson, Honorary Consul of Spain in San Diego
  • Ione Stiegler, Board Member, California Missions Foundation
  • Mary Whelan, Executive Director, University Design and Collections
  • Matthew Schiff, Local Arrangements Coordinator
  • David Bolton, Executive Director, California Missions Foundation

2019 CMF CONFERENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 – DAY ONE

9:00-10:00          Tour of Original Site of Mission San Diego de Alcala-Presidio Hill

9:00-12:30          Joint Meeting: Missions and Presidios at Mission San Diego

9:00-12:30        Docents meeting at the Serra Museum

10:00-12:30        Walking tour of Old Town and Presidio Park

12:30-2:00          Registration and Box Lunch at Serra Museum          $15.00 USD

2:30-4:30            Tour at Mission San Diego

2:30-4:30            CMF Board Meeting Mission San Diego

4:30-6:15            Paella Reception and Registration - Mission San Diego

5:30-6:30            Mass at Mission San Diego Church

6:30-8:00            Official Welcome & Annual CMF General membership Meeting

  • Father Peter Escalante, Pastor at Mission San Diego
  • Kumeyaay Bird Singers Led by Ral Chrisman, Kumeyaay College
  • Annual CMF Membership Meeting
  • Keynote Address: Dr. Iris Engstrand ‘First Encounters in 1769”

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 – DAY TWO

8:00-9:00             Registration and Coffee Kroc Ctr. For Peace and Justice USD

9:00-12:00          Morning Presentation of Papers

12:00-1:00          Box Lunch                                                                  $17.00 USD

1:15-4:30            Afternoon Presentation of Papers

6:00-9:30            No Host Reception and Awards Dinner at USD         $55.00 USD

  • Short presentation by Mary Whelan on USD Symbolism and Design

 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17 – DAY THREE

10:00 – 12:00      Guided Tour of San Diego Maritime Museum and San Salvador
With optional boat rides weather permitting.

Suggested visits at Missions San Luis Rey and San Juan Capistrano, Blas Agular Adobe in Capistrano, Barona Cultural Center. And Asistencia Santa Ysabel.

 

CMF TOUR AND EVENT COSTS

2019 CMF Conference Registration
$100 non-members and late registration
$75 CMF members (prior to January 30, 2019)
$35 students (with current student ID)

 

Conference Meals

Friday lunch $15
Saturday lunch $17
Saturday Awards Banquet $55 - no host bar

 

Optional Sunday Tours

$75 Sunday Ship Ride on San Salvador historic replica*
$25 Sunday Guided tours of historic replica ships - San Diego Maritime Museum

 

Optional Free Events But Please RSVP

Friday afternoon tour of Mission San Diego de Álcala
Friday evening CMF hosted reception
Friday evening Keynote and Annual membership meeting

Sunday tour of Mission San Luis Rey de Francia
Sunday tour of Asistencia Santa Ysabel
Sunday tour of Mission San Juan Capistrano and nearby Blas Aguilar Adobe

 

HOST HOTEL CHOSEN FOR 2019 CMF CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO

A block of rooms at the Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area, located on Hotel Circle, has been reserved at a tremendous CMF discounted rate of $104/night for all 2019 Conference attendees.

Please note that rooms need to be booked by the cutoff date of Tuesday, January 15, 2019 or the block be released to the general public. If you contact the hotel prior to that date, and are unable to receive the rate, please email conference@californiamissionsfoundation.org for assistance.

But please remember that in years past, the CMF block has gone quickly, so please consider booking to assure you receive this greatly reduced rate.

You can reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at the telephone number below.Group Name: California Missions Foundation Conference 2019

Group Code: YX83Q4

Check In: Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 (4:00 PM)

Check Out: Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 (11:00 AM)

Cutoff Date to Book: Tuesday, Jan 15, 2019

Group Billing Options: Guest is responsible for all charges.

Comfort Inn & Suites San Diego - Zoo SeaWorld Area
2485 Hotel Circle Pl.,
San Diego, CA, US, 92108
+1 (619) 881-6200

If booking online, please see the following link: https://www.choicehotels.com/reservations/groups/YX83Q4

Annual California Missions Conferences

2019 **San Diego de Alcalá**
2018 Mission Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 El Presidio de Santa Bárbara and
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2008 San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2007 San Francisco de Asís
2006 San Diego de Alcalá
2005 San Fernando Rey de España
2004 San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
2003 Santa Cruz
2002 La Paz, Baja California Sur
2001 Royal Presidio Chapel, Monterey
2000 San Gabriel Arcángel
1999 Santa Inés Virgen y Mártir
1998 San Juan Capistrano
1997 Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó
(Baja California Sur)
1996 San Francisco de Asís
1995 San Francisco Solano
1994 San Diego de Alcalá
1993 San Antonio de Padua and San Miguel Arcángel
1992 San Luis Rey de Francia
1991 La Purísima Concepción
1990 The Presidio of Santa Barbara and
Mission Santa Barbara
1989 San Juan Bautista
1988 San Fernando Rey de España
1987 Santa Clara de Asís
1986 San Buenaventura
1985 San José
1984 San Juan Capistrano

Annual California Missions Conferences

2019 **San Diego de Alcalá**
2018 Mission Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 El Presidio de Santa Bárbara and
Old Mission Santa Barbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 Tucson, Arizona
2008 San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2007 San Francisco de Asís
2006 San Diego de Alcalá
2005 San Fernando Rey de España
2004 San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
2003 Santa Cruz
2002 La Paz, Baja California Sur
2001 Royal Presidio Chapel, Monterey
2000 San Gabriel Arcángel
1999 Santa Inés Virgen y Mártir
1998 San Juan Capistrano
1997 Nuestra Señora de Loreto Conchó
(Baja California Sur)
1996 San Francisco de Asís
1995 San Francisco Solano
1994 San Diego de Alcalá
1993 San Antonio de Padua and San Miguel Arcángel
1992 San Luis Rey de Francia
1991 La Purísima Concepción
1990 The Presidio of Santa Barbara and
Mission Santa Barbara
1989 San Juan Bautista
1988 San Fernando Rey de España
1987 Santa Clara de Asís
1986 San Buenaventura
1985 San José
1984 San Juan Capistrano