2020 Preservation Conference

2020 Preservation Conference

2020 Preservation Conference 1

2020 New York Statewide Preservation Conference

MARCH 26-28, 2020

Presented by: Rochester Colonial Manufacturing

A Conference of The Landmark Society of Western New York, Preservation Association of Central New York, Preservation League of New York State, and NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


We are now accepting proposals for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! For the first time, the Conference will be in downtown Syracuse, March 26-28.

Priorities for 2020:

  • Sessions that include diverse panelists/speakers, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and youth. All panels should strive to be inclusive and represent diverse perspectives.
  • Topics that address underrepresented communities and current issues regarding social justice and equity as they relate to historic preservation (i.e. gentrification, intangible heritage, non-traditional or new preservation practices)
  • Topics that explicitly address ways in which preservation as a movement and a professional field can become more inclusive and representative.

You do not need to be a preservation professional to share your story. Whether you are a grassroots community activist, an urban planner, a non-profit organization, an architect, a neighborhood group, a developer, property owner, or a municipality, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a diverse range of topics that include everything from neighborhood advocacy and small town revitalization to complex tax credit rehab projects and place-based event planning.

Proposals are due by Friday, October 25th at midnight.

>>Submit your proposal here


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