“Visitors to our Eastern Sierra bookstores are curious about the history of this region and want to know how they can get more information on local culture and traditions. We decided to sponsor a conference featuring noted scholars, historians, local personalities, and authors to educate the community, and to remind everyone about the rich history of this area.” Bob Gardner, Mono County Supervisor
4th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference
The presentations will cover the entire Eastern Sierra including presenters highlighting the unique history and culture of the Eastern Sierra.
The conference will be held from Friday, October 25 to Sunday, October 27 with a dinner Saturday evening. Field trips will be held Sunday Oct. 27. The cost of the conference will be $110, seniors $85, and students $20 including the dinner. Single day charges will be $50 for Friday and $75 for Saturday. The field trips for conference participants. For those not registered with the conference will be charged $40 per tour.
Conference Registration (2019 Registration Form Posted)
Registration for the conference is available through the ESIA Web store (located below). You can also download and print the following registration form. Full or day only registration fees include a continental breakfast and lunch. Completed Registration Forms can be mailed to ESIA, Attn: ESHC, 190 E Yaney St, Bishop, CA 93514-2418 with payment. Please make checks payable to “ESIA”.
For more information, please contact Jeff Gabriel by either emailing or by calling (760) 872-1220.
Conference Sponsorship Registration
As a sponsor, you will not only be supporting a fun and educational conference, but will also receive varying levels of recognition during the event and complementary registrations (Platinum Sponsor level only). If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please complete and send the sponsor opportunities form to our address indicated at the bottom of the form.
If you have any questions concerning sponsoring this conference, please email Molly Trauscht at or by calling (760) 872-1220.
For those needing hotel accommodations, ESIA has partnered with Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa for special room rates. Click Sierra Nevada Resort and Spa to reserve your room. For the special conference group rate, please mention or enter “ESIA Conference” when either calling or reserving online. Available rooms are Fireplace Suites ($129), Deluxe ($119) and three bedroom Chalets ($389). Resort fee and sales tax will be added to the special room rate at the time the room is reserved.
The Sierra Nevada Aquatics Research Laboratory (SNARL) does have dorm style rooms available for $35 per night. If you are interested in reserving a bed in the SNARL dorm, please email Jeff Gabriel at or by calling (760) 872-1220 to reserve a bed in the SNARL dormitory.
Schedule of Events and Directions
A draft of the conference schedule is available here.
Directions to the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory Page Center.
4th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference Tickets: October 25-27, 2019
This exciting conference will focus on people, places, and events of the Eastern Sierra. Field trips and tours highlighting Eastern Sierra cultural and historical sites will be available on Sunday for conference attendees. At Saturday’s dinner, meet and interact with many of our local Eastern Sierra authors and historians.
The 4th Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference will be October 25-27, 2019, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory – Page Center in Mammoth Lakes, CA.