National Trust for Historic Preservation — Chicago, Illinois — November 14-17, 2017

The annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, known as PastForward, will take place on November 14-17, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois.

PastForward is the premier educational and networking event for those who are in the business of saving places.

Art, advocacy, and innovation are the hallmarks of preservation in Chicago, where outstanding architecture and diverse neighborhoods have become a proving ground for preservation approaches. At PastForward 2017 we’ll focus on “forward,” exploring the next generation of preservation tools and techniques—high-tech, big data, virtual.

While we’ll explore many topics at PastForward 2017, we’ll focus on the following themes:

  • ReUrbanism—especially preservation’s role in creating economically and environmentally sustainable, equitable, and healthy communities.
  • Technology—applying the next generation of technological applications to the work of saving places.
  • Health—better understand and advocate for the physical and psychological benefits of older and historic places.

Conference headquarters hotel will be the Palmer House Hilton. Hotel room rates start at $239.  A link to make hotel reservations will be available in July.

Conference registration opens July 2017.

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