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West Coast Natural Building Conference

  • 31 Mar 2023
  • 5:00 PM
  • 02 Apr 2023
  • 11:00 AM
  • Shady Creek Event Center, Nevada City, CA


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Registration in advance only. No "on the door"
  • February 1st through March 13th
  • Full Conference - Regular price

Registration is closed

California Straw Building Association presents


West Coast Natural Building Conference

March 31st - April 2nd, 2023

Shady Creek Event Center

18601 Pathfinder Way, Nevada City, CA 95959


Join us for an inspiring weekend at Shady Creek Event Center and enjoy meeting in their magnificent Rammed Earth main hall.  

Keynote: Straw Building and Resilience--the Big Picture!

Straw Building from Carbon Farming to Carbon Policy 

Featuring Miya Kitahara of Stopwaste, and Jered Lawson of Pie Ranch

With a focus on building FOR the climate, topics include:

  • Wall building hands-on demos
  • Straw building and insurance
  • Panelized straw walls: lessons learned
  • Carbon accounting 101
  • Plaster practice and tips
  • Straw supply chains

Activities will include:

Evening social hours: for networking, making new friends, and catching up with old ones.


Help make this conference great by gracing us with your presence for a weekend full of learning, sharing, camaraderie, and fun!

 Conference Registration & Pricing

Our conference fee includes Friday dinner through Sunday breakfast. Meals will be organic vegetarian. 

Accommodation fee is separate.  if you'd prefer to make your own lodging arrangements to stay offsite for the weekend, please check that option on the registration form.

 online registration closes March 22

(after that, please contact us for availability)

        Members Early Bird - $190                
        Members Regular - $225                 
    Non-Members -  $275                    
        Students -

(February 1 - March 13)
(March 2 - March 22)
(February 1 - March 22)
(February 1 - March 22)

  Conference Accommodation - per head/ 2 nights

*If you prefer to stay offsite please check that option on the registration form.

Offsite             $0

Camping          $20

Dorm               $30 



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Individual - $50     Family bundle (for 2) - $75     Professional - $150

(Professional membership includes a spouse or partner, and a professional directory listing)

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 CASBA endeavors to make our conferences accessible to all. If you have financial restrictions
please contact us 

CASBA is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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