Asilomar 2019 33nd Annual Asilomar Conference 
the weekend of February 15 - 18, 2019

Where is Asilomar? The beautiful Asilomar Conference Grounds was designed in the Arts & Crafts style by architect Julia Morgan and is located near Monterey, California. We have held our conference there for the past 32 years. For more see the Wiki

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If western culture is shown to be rich it is because… It has tried to dissolve harmful simplifications through inquiry and the critical mind.”    – Umberto Eco

Asilomar once again beckons! This year’s conference reminded us of the pleasures of dialogue in the liberal arts – a conversation that flows from history to literature, from biology to design, from neuroscience to music to foreign affairs.

We have a slate of extraordinary speakers representing a broad range of disciplines and pursuits. As always, we look forward not only to sharing a mental workout but also to the privilege of renewing old friendships and beginning new ones – all in a location of exceptional peace and beauty.  Thank you for joining us in what promises to be a lively and exhilarating exchange. It is not too early to sign up now!

  For Information about the 2019 Speakers CLICK HERE

Date:              The weekend of February 15 - 18, 2019
Cost:               $125.00 registration which goes mainly to our Scholarship Fund. If you did not register at the end of last year's Asilomar, or have not done so online or by coupon, please register here. Lodging and meals are charged separately (see below).

AFTER you have registered with PBK, please use the following link to make your room reservations at Asilomar so that your room is credited to our reservation block. (As you know, PBKNCA group rates depend on committing to a certain number of rooms; we may incur additional fees if we fail to meet our obligation). The event code is: to reserve for 3 or more nights. For fewer nights, please email Barry at

Select "1. Single Occupancy" for one person in a room. - OR -

Select "2. Roommate Request - Double Occupancy" to reserve for yourself, with a request for a roommate. Set number of guests to 1. Indicate the desired roommate (if known) under "Roommate/Additional Requests". Each roommate must reserve separately. - OR -

Select "3. Participant with Guest" to reserve for both roommates. (A couple, for example, would choose this option.) Set number of guests to 2. Each occupant can pay with his/her own credit card, if desired.

N.B. Make sure you get a confirmation number and a confirming email.

Lodging and meals are charged separately by Asilomar. The per person total below is based on a 3-night stay beginning on Friday, February 15th and includes 3 meals per day and ALL applicable fees & taxes. Meals inclusive begins with dinner on arrival day and ends with lunch on departure day.

Single Occupancy: $875.45
Double Occupancy: $590 per person
Editor's note: This is a bargain. We have checked numerous other venues, and could find nothing comparable.

If you have questions on the program, please contact  For registration matters, please contact Barry Haskell at

Deirdre Frontczak, Asilomar Chair