2016 Preservation Conference


REGISTRATION UPDATE: Online registration has closed and the Conference has sold out! 

The 2016 Statewide Preservation Conference will take place May 5-7th in Albany and Troy. We’re moving east to the Capital Region to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA). This year’s Conference theme is Preservation50: NYS. Preservation50 is a nationwide effort to celebrate, learn from, and leverage the NHPA’s first five decades to assure historic preservation’s vibrant future in America.The 2016 Statewide Preservation Conference will be all about celebrating our past achievements and planning for the future of historic preservation in New York State.

The 2016 NY Statewide Preservation Conference is presented by The Landmark Society of Western New York, in collaboration with Historic Albany Foundation, the Preservation League of New York State, and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

REGISTRATION UPDATE: Online registration has closed and the Conference has sold out! 

REFUND POLICY: Requests for cancellations and substitutions must be made in writing, either by email to or by fax (585.546.4788). Email preferred. 100% refund of registration fee (minus $15 processing fee) through April 28th. 50% refund of registration fee after April 28th, through May 4th.

NEW FOR 2016!

Scholarships for attendees representing Certified Local Government communities in New York State. Visit the Scholarships page for details.

Pre-Conference Training: Navigating Uncharted Seas: Disaster Planning for Historic Properties

Provided by the National Park Service and designed for preservation professionals and municipal officials, this special pre-Conference workshop will take place Thursday, May 5th, 9:00-11:00 AM.There is no additional charge to attend but registration is required. You can register for this additional workshop during the regular Conference registration process.


Grassroots preservationists in villages, rural towns, and cities throughout New York; professionals working in the field or allied fields (architects, planners, landscape architects, developers, etc.); elected officials and municipal board members; city neighborhood leaders/activists; students in preservation and allied fields.


>>Sessions & Speakers

>>Conference Film

>>Location & Lodging Information

>>Conference Scholarships

>>Schedule at a Glance

>>Continuing Education credits for architects


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