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Nov 2015
Nov 2015


OMNI Shoreham Hotel 2500 Calvert Ave. Washington , District of Columbia 20008
Tel: (202) 234-0700
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PastForward 2015 - National Preservation Conference


Event Overview:

We are advocates. We are historians. We are architects. We are urban planners.

We are ALL preservationists.

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. This year, at PastForward 2015, we’ll begin a year-long celebration of the National Historic Preservation Act’s 50th anniversary with programming that celebrates and honors the past while looking decisively forward toward our next 50 years. In the nation’s capital we will convene the full, diverse and expansive constituency of preservation players from individuals to elected officials, federal agencies to architects, scholars to activists.

Attendee Information:

Why Attend?

Learn from the experts. Acquire tools and resources to enhance your work. Challenge yourself with new ideas, approaches, and ways of looking at historic preservation. Exchange and Share best practices with your peers. PastForward 2015 pushes new frontiers and poses the questions preservationists will be grappling with answers. There’s no reason not to attend.

Preservation Studio

Formerly known as the Exhibit Hall, Preservation Studio is bigger, better, and more interactive than ever before. With live demonstrations, engaging films, and innovative exhibits showcasing the latest resources and knowledge in preservation, Preservation Studio is a destination in its own right at PastForward. Note that Preservation Studio is open to the public.

Exhibitor Information:

More than 2,000 preservation professionals are expected to attend, including architects, historians, urban planners, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals.

Move Your Business Forward - The PastForward Preservation Studio combines exhibits, demonstrations and films in an innovative way that will create excitement and interest among attendees while offering exhibitors a chance to develop long-lasting relationships and partnerships. With more than 2,000 preservation professionals including architects, historians, urban planners, city planners, developers, and public and private-sector professionals descending on  Washington, D.C. this November, your organization needs to make plans to register for Preservation Studio.

Here's what you'll find:

    Interactive attendee educational experiences
    Organizational showcases with a captive audience
    Opportunities to participate in collaborative preservation projects
    Artists, historians, documentarians and architects sharing their knowledge, resources and experience
    Fun and excitement, the new format lends itself to greater interaction and exchange
    Special programs to draw traffic into the Studio, including a Trust Lounge and Twitter Wall for attendees
    Discounts and incentives for your business loyalty

Why you should be in the Preservation Studio:

You're a preservation champion and your company supports the preservation movement

PastForward is more than a conference, it's a leap forward – are you up for the opportunity to be part of something new and innovative? 

Our attendees want to hear from you - their efforts in their communities are greatly benefited from your participation

Reputation - the National Preservation Conference is the preeminent annual gathering of those who care about saving places

About National Trust for Historic Preservation:

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a privately funded nonprofit organization, works to save America’s historic places. We are the cause that inspires Americans to save the places where history happened. The cause that connects us to our diverse pasts, weaving a multi-cultural nation together. The cause that transforms communities from places where we live into places that we love. As the leading voice for preservation, we are the cause for people saving places.




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