2024 Preservation Conference

APRIL 15-17


Registration is now closed! See you April 15th-17th!


The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is returning to Rochester! We can’t wait to see you in the Flower City, April 15-17, for three days of exploration, conversation, and education. 

The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is the only event of its kind in the state—a multi-day gathering for anyone involved in preservation and community revitalization. It’s an opportunity to learn, network, become inspired and, yes, have fun! It is the preservation event in New York State and you don’t want to miss it.

Your Conference registration includes: an intensive, pre-Conference training session, tours, and Meet & Greet on Monday; a full day of breakout sessions, lunch, and Keynote on Tuesday; and your choice of four field sessions on Wednesday. For the first time in 2024, the New York State Historic Preservation Awards and Reception will take place on Tuesday evening during the Conference (also included in your registration). The Awards recognize individuals, organizations, agencies, and communities for recent projects demonstrating outstanding achievements in historic preservation efforts in New York State. These annual awards are presented by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

Our “home base” for this year’s Conference will be the Memorial Art Gallery (“MAG”) in Rochester’s Neighborhood of the Arts. The 14-acre facility, part of the University of Rochester’s original Prince Street campus, includes a recently expanded sculpture park, a permanent art collection of more than 12,000 objects, and changing exhibitions throughout the year. Most conference sessions will take place in the historic Cutler Union building, the Gothic-style portion of the Memorial Art Gallery that originally served as the student union for the University of Rochester College for Women. During the Conference, attendees will have the opportunity to experience INFINITY MIRRORED ROOM – LET’S SURVIVE FOREVER, 2017, an immersive temporary exhibit by Yayoi Kusama. 

2023 Conference in Auburn
The 2024 Conference returns to Rochester, NY


If you are a Conference speaker or sponsor, or have applied for a Conference scholarship and have not yet registered, you may do so using the code that was emailed to you. Limited Late Registrations may be available if any registered attendees cancel prior to April 15th. Please email if you are interested in being added to the waiting list. Please put “CONFERENCE WAITING LIST” in the subject line, and you will be contacted if a space opens up.  Late Registration is $200. 


Conference attendees do not need a separate ticket to the New York State Historic Preservation Awards and Reception – it is included in your registration. If you are an awardee or guest planning to attend the Awards ceremony and reception only, please select the complimentary ticket option.


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