“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

Call for Papers - 3rd Annual Eatern Sierra History Conference

The Eastern Sierra Interpretive Association (ESIA) is calling for conference presentation papers. ESIA is asking for presentations on the history and culture of the Eastern Sierra, the contiguous geographic areas of Inyo and Mono Counties, along with other factual recordings, studies or research that may have taken place outside of the region, but is significant to Eastern Sierra history. For more details on the process for submitting a paper for consideration, please review the Call for Papers


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 26 to Sunday, October 28 with a dinner Saturday evening. Field trips will be held Sunday Oct. 28. 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 may have a small additional charge.

Conference Registration

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 contential 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 jeff@esiaonline.org or by calling (760) 873-2411

Schedule of Events and Directions

The 3rd Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference draft schedule is posted, "EHSC Draft Schedule".  A couple speakers are not yet been confirmed, so the schedule could change. The tours on Sunday are nearly complete and will be added to the program schedule once confirmed. 

Directions to the Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory Page Center. 

3rd Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference Tickets

This exciting conference will focus on people, places, events that flavor the Eastern Sierras. 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 3rd Annual Eastern Sierra History Conference will be October 26-28, 2018, Sierra Nevada Aquatic Research Laboratory - Page Center in Mammoth Lakes, CA. 

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