California Missions and Presidios Conference

40th Annual Missions and Presidios Conference

The CMF Board of Directors is proud to announce details regarding the 40th Annual California Missions and Presidios Annual Conference presented by the California Missions Foundation.

The 2023 conference will feature historic Sonoma and the 200th Anniversary of the founding of its mission, San Francisco Solano. By popular demand, the upcoming conference will have both virtual and in-person components. The February Presidents Day Weekend virtual portion of the conference will include the traditional paper presentations, the CMF annual membership meeting, the 2023 Keynote Address, and the CMF Annual Awards. In addition, there will be two special afternoons.

Friday afternoon will focus on the preservation of the California Missions and related historic sites, including experts, case studies, panels and discussion. Saturday will have a special afternoon devoted to food and wine “Along the Mission Trail”.

The in-person portion of the conference will be held in October and will feature an on-site, close-up, look at historic Sonoma with expert tours, stories and discussions.

2023 CMF Conference Schedule


Friday, February 17, 2023
1:00 – 5:00 An Afternoon of Mission and Historic Site Preservation
6:00 – 8:00 An Evening with CMF Annual Meeting and Awards (Virtual)
2023 Keynote Address

Saturday, February 18, 2023
8:30 – 12:00 A Morning focusing on Historic Sonoma
1:00 – 5:00 An Afternoon of Food and Wine “Along the Mission Trail”




Annual California Missions Conferences

2022 Mission San Luis Obispo
2021 Mission San Gabriel
2020 Monterey and Carmel
2019 San Diego de Alcalá
2018 Santa Clara
2017 Santa Inés
2016 San Juan Bautista
2015 San Buenaventura
2014 San Antonio de Padua
2013 Santa Bárbara
2012 San Rafael Arcángel
2011 San Miguel Arcángel
2010 San Luis Rey de Francia
2009 San Carlos Borromeo de Carmel
2008 Tucson, Arizona
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 Santa Bárbara
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