A refuge by the sea. The conference will be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. Asilomar sits within 107 acres of ocean-swept dunes of Asilomar State Beach and is owned and run by the California State Parks. Asilomar is a tranquil retreat cradled by pine forests and white sand beaches. Designed by acclaimed architect Julia Morgan in Arts and Crafts style, it was founded in 1913 and now has thirty buildings (eleven on the National Register of Historic Places) that include 312 guest rooms and multiple meeting spaces.
Lodging rates at Asilomar include three meals a day, prepared from fresh, local, and seasonal foods, served in the Crocker Dining Hall. Gluten-free and dairy-free options are always available. If you have other food restrictions, please contact the site coordinator. To preserve the rustic, retreat-like atmosphere and to encourage socializing among participants and appreciation of the beautiful setting, Asilomar’s guest rooms are free from the distraction of TVs and telephones. WiFi is available in all guest rooms and common areas, and it will also be available in our meeting space.
To facilitate camaraderie, we encourage participants to stay and eat at Asilomar. If you choose not to stay there, you can purchase a meal pass or purchase food at Phoebe’s Café. However, you cannot bring your own food or alcoholic beverages onto the grounds. There are very few dining options nearby.