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Victoria Kastner presents Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect

Julia Morgan

The Orange County Chapter of CSI is pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for our April 12th Trade Show is author and lecturer Victoria Kastner. She spent three decades as the official historian at Hearst Castle. Her presentation will be about the Hearst Castle’s enigmatic architect, Julia Morgan.

Victoria Kastner has always been intrigued by historic buildings and the talented designers and clients who create them. Victoria Kastner took a tour of the Hearst Castle property back in the 1970’s and was told, “A woman built this, but we don’t know anything about her.”

Victoria Kastner wrote, Julia Morgan: An Intimate Biography of the Trailblazing Architect. The biography draws on interviews, letters, and newly discovered diaries to reveal Julia Morgan’s inspiring private life. This is the first volume to reveal the story of Julia’s private life–which was as remarkable as the career she forged as the world’s most prominent female architect. This biography also includes never before-seen reflections on Morgan’s faith, art, and life experiences. Morgan’s friendship with Hearst, her passion for California’s landscape, her struggles with familial dementia, and her devotion to architecture reveal her to have been a singularly brilliant and determined artist.

Victoria Kastner authored the definitive trilogy on San Simeon’s history: Hearst Castle: The Biography of a Country House, with a foreword by George Plimpton; Hearst’s San Simeon: The Gardens and the Land; and Hearst Ranch: Family, Land, and Legacy. Hearst Castle is the most iconic work of her remarkable portfolio. She spent thirty years constructing this opulent estate on the California coast for the newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. Together, they built a spectacular residence that once hosted the biggest stars of Hollywood’s golden age, and that now welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Victoria Kastner authored “William Randolph Hearst: America’s Maverick Collector” for Oxford University’s Journal of the History of Collections, and “Morgan and Associates: Julia Morgan’s Architectural Practice as Design Metaphor” for the AIA publication 20 on 20/20 Vision. She has a master’s degree in Public History with a specialty in architectural history from UC Santa Barbara, and a master’s degree in museum management from George Washington University.

Exhibitor and Sponsor Packages

Exhibit Tabletop (35+ available) $1,150. each 5 dinners each Register Below »
Sponsorship Package (1 available, 1 sold) $2,500. each 10 dinners each

Trade Show 4:00 to 6:00 pm
Dinner 6:00 to 7:00 pm
Keynote Speaker: 7:00 to 8:00 pm

All Sponsors and Exhibitors receive:

  • Your company’s name and products in front of attendees – decision-makers, including architects, specifiers, contractors and construction and design professionals.
  • A two-hour tradeshow and networking event.
  • Appetizers and a no-host bar with plenty of time to socialize and sell your firm and your products.
  • Ability to distribute your marketing materials, collect leads, network and make new contacts for your company.
  • Event admissions, allowing you to host important clients at the show and invite them to join you for a gourmet meal.
  • One-on-one dinner time conversation with your invited guests, allowing you to cultivate and build your relationship with important clients.
  • A world-class keynote presentation.

Exhibitors receive the benefits above, plus:

  • One 6-foot exhibit table;
  • One shared banquet table with dinner for 5

Be one of our 2 Sponsors and add these additional benefits: (one left)

  • One 6-foot exhibit table;
  • One banquet table with dinner for 10;
  • Priority choice of exhibit and banquet table locations;
  • Your company logo on all event marketing material and the OCCCSI website;
  • Your company profile in the chapter’s ORANGE PEAL newsletter;
  • A half-size ad in the ORANGE PEAL for one year; and
  • Recognition and thanks at the event.
  • The first registered OCCCSI PRODUCT SHOW Sponsor (Behr Paint) will have the choice to host the Keynote speaker at their table!

Ensure your target market attends. All exhibit tables are packaged with a set number of dinners. Once an exhibit table is registered, the exhibitor can invite guests to join them for the evening. Exhibitors register their guests online for ease and convenience. Offer your guests a pleasant experience. They can share cocktails and appetizers with exhibitors as they peruse the tabletop exhibits. Afterwards, they will enjoy a delicious meal while listening to the keynote speaker


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