The 22nd Annual International Conference
of the Anza Society
March 9-12, 2017
In 1774, Anza was nearly defeated by the formidable desert that surrounds Calexico today. Anza then returned in 1775 with 240 colonists and over 1000 livestock. Lack of water dictated a need to divide the expedition into 3 groups and send the cattle by another route.
Join us for a thought provoking and immersive experience
in Calexico and the surrounding area.
Thursday, March 9 The conference kicks off with an evening reception at the conference hotel Best Western John Jay Inn, Calexico .
Friday, March 10 will feature an array of presentations throughout the day and an evening keynote address from Dr. Carlos Herrera, author of “Juan Bautista de Anza: The Kings Governor in New Mexico”. Dr. Hererra is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at San Diego State University, Imperial Valley Campus and the Director of Borderlands Institute, SDSU.
Saturday, March 11 is a day long field trip that will take attendees near three of the historic expedition campsites on the way to Borrego Springs for a visit with local representatives at Anza Borrego Desert State Park.
Download the Anza Conference 2017 Registration and Informtion packet today.
Book your hotel room at the conference rate by Februrary 23, 2017
Mail your completed registration and payment by February 28, 2017