Wednesday, September 16, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, September 17, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 18, 2020 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.


This is an online event. 



Kelly deWolfe
Community Impact Associate
United Way Monterey County 
831-372-8026 x115 

Monterey County ADU Conference


UWMC and AIAMB will co-host homeowners, city officials, design professionals, builders, and affordable housing advocates for a virtual ADU conference to promote infill housing in Monterey County and equip stakeholders with the tools they need to execute ADU projects. The conference will feature Kol Peterson, ADU expert and author of Backdoor Revolution. Four interactive webinars will cover the following:

  • Homeowners: All about navigating your ADU project
    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • ADU Advocates: Financing ADUs and public policy
    Thursday, Sept. 17, 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
  • Design Professionals & Builders: How to advocate for your projects
    Thursday, Sept. 17, 4 p.m.–6 p.m.
  • City Staff: Streamlining the ADU process and regulating for results
    Friday, Sept. 18, 3 p.m.–5 p.m.

About Kol Peterson

Kol Peterson is an ADU expert based in Portland, Oregon, who has helped catalyze the exponential growth of ADUs in Portland through advocacy, education, consulting, policy work, and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Peterson is the author of Backdoor Revolution: The Definitive Guide to ADU Development. He is the owner of Caravan - Tiny House Hotel, the first tiny house hotel in the world, and organizer of Portland’s popular ADU Tour. He is a consultant to homeowners about ADUs and teaches ADU classes to homeowners and real estate agents in Oregon, Washington, and California. He is also the editor and manager of www.accessorydwellings.org and www.buildinganadu.com

Mr. Peterson earned his master’s degree in environmental planning from Harvard Graduate School of Design. Prior to his ADU work, he worked for the federal government for ten years in Washington, DC and in Portland, Oregon. 

*Accessory Dwelling Units are secondary units built on residential lots, also known as granny units or in-law suites.

Registration includes an opportunity for a discount to purchase a digital copy of Kol Peterson's book, Backdoor Revolution.

Event Supporting Sponsors
Kasavan Architects, California Modulars, Monterey County Association of REALTORS®, Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments, Kasavan Construction, City of Pacific Grove, Justin Pauly Architects, Studio Schicketanz, Central Coast Builders Association, Monterey County Farm Bureau, Workbench, Monterey Energy Group, Inc., Salinas Valley Chamber of Commerce, Carmel Chamber of Commerce, City of Salinas, City of Gonzales, and City of Seaside, City of Monterey

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