PCCBS Conference Program – Meeting at Mission Inn, Riverside, CA, March 7-9, 2014
PCCBS welcomes you to our March 7-9, 2014, annual meeting at the Mission Inn Hotel & Spa in Riverside, CA. We expect an exciting program and a full hotel. Please be sure to BOOK YOUR ROOM early in order to avoid disappointment. The Mission Inn is a National Historic Landmark with palm trees, bougainvillea, and a glamorous swimming pool.
Attached below is the registration form. Please send this form, along with a US $ check payable to “PCCBS” to Randall McGowen at the University of Oregon. You must be a member of PCCBS to attend the conference; hence everyone must pay the 2014 PCCBS Membership Fee.
In order to secure a room, please call the Mission Inn at (951) 784-0300 and ask for the PCCBS conference rate ($119). The rate is guaranteed only through February 4.
Our local arrangement coordinator, Tom Cogswell (firstname.lastname@example.org) provides the following information about travel arrangements:
The Mission Inn is one of the grand historic hotels in the country. For that reason, it is often full, and in nice spring weather, it will likely be full in early March. Therefore it is utterly imperative that you book your room immediately. Our block of rooms will be released by 7 February.
Call the Mission Inn [951-784-0300] and ask for the PCCBS room rate. As they used to say in the day, act now to avoiddisappointment!
And don’t forget your bathing costume to enjoy the large heated pool.
It is much more convenient, and inexpensive, to flight into Ontario Airport. LAX is on the other side “of the house”, separated not so much by distance as by time — and hundreds of thousands of unhappy commuters and their cars.
From Ontario Airport, there are two ways to get to the Mission Inn.
You can rent a car and then drive out the 60 for about 15 miles, exit at Market, and turn right off the ramp. Down Market about a mile, then turn left at Mission Inn Avenue and down two blocks. Valet parking in the front, and the parking garage is on the back for ordinary folks. [There are also maps on the MI website]
Or; you can call Blue Van and arrange for a shuttle to the hotel for $39.
and perhaps most important: Dining
The next meeting of PCCBS will be in Riverside, CA, March 7-9, 2014, at the luxurious Mission Inn Hotel & Spa.
Built in 1902, the eclectic Mission Inn combines a variety of architectural styles, including Mission Revival, Spanish Gothic, Moorish Revival, Spanish Colonial, and Renaissance Revival. A National Historic Landmark, it includes a chapel with Tiffany stained glass windows and an 18-karat-gold leafed Rayas Altarpiece. Grand archways and flying buttresses, wrought-iron staircases, domes, and towers welcome you to one of California’s great resorts.
Professor Peter Stansky (Stanford) will provide historical context in his talk, “The Mission Inn and the Arts & Crafts Movement,” at the 2014 meeting.