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Colorado Desert Cultural Heritage Symposium
with Anza-Borrego Foundation


Join us for a captivating gathering as we explore the cultural history of our southern California desert. The weekend of events will include a reception, speakers, field trips, and poster presentations.

The Colorado Desert Cultural Symposium will include a program of accomplished speakers on various cultural subjects including history, ethnography, prehistory, and archaeology of the region. The event will provide an opportunity for students, professional and amateur researchers and scientists, park lovers, and desert enthusiasts to come together to learn about the diverse research that has taken place in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the surrounding Colorado Desert.


Welcome Reception & Poster Presentations

Friday, November 1, 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Symposium welcome reception will feature research posters from students and professionals. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Location TBA

Symposium Presentations

Saturday, November 2

A full day of presentations will be held at Borrego Springs Resort in the De Anza Ballroom.

Banquet Dinner

Saturday, November 2

A banquet dinner will take place at The Arches Restaurant at Borrego Springs Resort. Tickets for the banquet are $30 each.

Symposium Field Tours

Sunday, November 3, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join us Sunday morning for field tours to various locations within Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. Your choice of trip is included with Symposium registration and your selection will be made at program check-in. Breakfast is on your own. Trips are rain or shine. (Select trips may begin earlier than 8:00 AM.)

There are multiple fees for this event, so please visit our website for complete information and to register.

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Anza-Borrego, Imperial Valley, S. CA Deserts