Yosemite continues to hold the rank as one of the “crown jewels” of the national parks. Yosemite has over 3.5 million visitors a year, offering a challenge never experienced in the region’s early years – how to protect one of the world’s scenic treasures, but also allow for the enjoyment and inspiration of millions of visitors. Designated a World Heritage Site in 1984, Yosemite is internationally recognized for its spectacular granite cliffs, waterfalls, clear streams, Giant Sequoia groves, and biological diversity.

The conference will be held on the property of the Yosemite Lodge.

Road and Weather Information

It is recommended that attendees carry tire chains in vehicles during the commute to and from Yosemite. Under state regulations, any vehicle entering a signed chain control area must carry chains, even if their use is not mandatory at the time. There is a $20 entrance fee per vehicle collected by the National Park Service at park entrance stations. Gasoline is no longer available in Yosemite Valley. Gasoline is available at service stations near park entrances and in Yosemite National Park at Crane Flat and Wawona, as well as Tuolumne Meadows seasonally.

Please contact +1-209-372-0209 for road and weather information prior to your arrival. For additional information and directions, view the Yosemite Park Web site.