25th Anniversary Conference
August 15th-17th 2018


We are excited to announce the Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Conference in beautiful Kings Beach, California!


The theme for this special event is “Regional Resiliency”


“Resiliency is the capacity to respond to a perturbation or disturbance by resisting damage and recovering quickly.”

The definition of resiliency is not only relevant for the Sierra Nevada that we want to create, but also the Sierra Nevada Alliance as an organization and where we stand today on a comeback.

At this year’s conference, we will collaborate and learn innovative ways to enhance the ecological resiliency of the Sierra. There are many opportunities and constraints that stand before us, but as a true alliance we can succeed.

Plus, renown author and environmental activist Richard Heinberg will deliver the Keynote Address. Heinberg is one of the foremost advocates on a shift away from reliance on fossil fuels and throughout his career, has authored 13 books, including some of the seminal works on society’s current energy and environmental sustainability crisis. Additionally, Heinberg has delivered hundreds of lectures on energy and climate issues to audiences in 14 countries and has appeared in several film and television documentaries, including 11th Hour, in 2007, alongside Academy Award-Winning actor and notable environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio. Please join us for this lively three day conference event. We are planning a progressive, provocative agenda, with many networking opportunities, and fun to be had throughout!
Please join us for this lively three day conference event. We are planning a progressive, provocative agenda, with many networking opportunities, and fun to be had throughout!
To learn more about how communities in the Sierra are collaborating to support their own resilience, please read “100% Renewable Energy… When Can it Be Done” by Susan Berry, MA, and Randall Thomas, PhD, Aligned for Results. For the article please click here.

Tickets and Registration

Below are available ticket options.

Member group discount codes will be emailed to all member groups and groups who renew before June 30th.

General tickets will be sold until August 14th at midnight. Beyond August 14th tickets to the conference will be sold at the door.


Tickets for Speakers

Speakers do not need to register for the day that they are speaking. They have been placed on a will-call list and can check in at the registration table the day of the conference. If speakers are speaking on both days they can follow this protocol for both days. If they are speaking one day, but would like to attend both days then they will need to purchase a one-day ticket.
Ticket Prices


There are many options for lodging during the conference. August is a busy time in Lake Tahoe so please be sure to plan ahead and book accommodations early! Lodging Suggestions Here


Our full agenda can be found here.


At least a two hour volunteer shift is required to obtain a free day ticket. Volunteer shifts are limited, so act fast! Paid registration is required for days attending, but not volunteering. Volunteers will be added to a will call list at the conference for their volunteer day ticket pass. Sign Up To Volunteer Here!

Prosser Creek Restoration Project

The Prosser Creek Sierra Nevada Alliance-Trout Unlimited Habitat Restoration and Enhancement Project will take place on Wednesday, August 15th from 10:00am- 1:00pm. Volunteers will assist with building Beaver Dam Analogs, placing spawning gravel, and planting native plants to improve the health of riparian habitat at Prosser creek. Volunteers will meet at the Prosser Creek Dam parking lot at 10:00am. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, snacks, and dress for a day in the field. Lunch will be provided.

For more information please click here.

If you would like to be a part of this volunteer day please sign up here.

Sierra CAMP Member Event “Hops, Vines, and Climate Action”

You are cordially invited to Sierra CAMP’s 2018 member gathering, “Hops, Vines, and Climate Action” at the 2018 Sierra Nevada Alliance conference. Join us for local hops and vines, inspiration, presentations on the latest in Sierra climate science, and semi-formal facilitated discussions!
the cost is 10$ for members and $15 for non-members (though additional contributions are welcome). Please get your tickets here by August 15th. It is not necessary to attend the full conference to attend the happy hour, but we hope you will, as the conference theme is “Regional Resilience.” Click here for more information on Sierra CAMP and contact Nikki Caravelli at  nikki [at] sierra business.org with any questions about the event.

Silent Auction

Silent auction items can be donated by mailing it to:
Sierra Nevada Alliance c/o Conference
PO Box 7989
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158


Can be picked within the Lake Tahoe Basin.

For our donation form, please click Auction Donation Form 2018

All other inquiries, please contact Kili Ongoy at kili@sierranevadaalliance.org or by calling (530) 542-4546 ext. 703

25th Anniversary Farm to Table Dinner

Sierra Nevada Alliance’s 25th Anniversary Dinner will take place from 5:00pm-8:30pm on Friday, August 17th at North Tahoe Event Center.
Tickets sold separately. Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets.


Your sponsorship will help support the work of hundreds of individuals actively seeking to achieve a balance where Sierra communities can prosper while protecting the human and natural resources that make the Sierra Nevada so special. Sponsorships start at $500 and we’re offering the opportunity to reach hundreds of people with your own personal message for $5,000.

Click here for our complete sponsorship guide.


Thank you to our sponsors!

Mt. Whitney $5,000

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Chatten-Brown Carstens LLC

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Rose Foundation


Freel Peak $2,500

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Shute Mihaly Law Firm


Monument Peak $1,000

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El Dorado Water Agency


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Pyramid Peak $500

Mono Lake Committee

Defenders of Wildlife

The Sierra Fund

Sierra Watch 


Farm to Table Sponsor


Squaw Valley Institute
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Tahoe Food Hub

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Prosser Creek Resoration Project

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