PastForward: National Preservation Conference
PastForward, the National Preservation Conference, is the premier educational and networking event for those in the business of saving places. The next conference will be held October 10-12, 2019, in Denver, Colorado, at the Sheraton Downtown.
What's what at PastForward?
- TrustLive: Marquee presentations including a talk by thought leaders and new voices followed by a TalkBack segment with additional topic experts contributing their ideas and experiences and engaging attendees.
- Preservation Leadership Training Intensives: Day-long, skill-building trainings.
- Field Studies: A first-hand look at local preservation projects, taking attendees into the community. They can be half- or full-day programs.
- Learning Labs: In-depth educational sessions (75 minutes) featuring industry thought leaders.
- Power Sessions: Quick, impactful overviews (30 minutes) of the pressing issues in preservation.
National Preservation Awards
The National Preservation Awards, including the the Richard H. Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Awards, the American Express Aspire Award, and the Louise du Pont Crowninshield Award, presented annually at the PastForward Conference, are bestowed on distinguished individuals, nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporations whose skill and determination have given new meaning to their communities through preservation of our architectural and cultural heritage. Learn more about the the full slate of awards and current deadlines on Preservation Leadership Forum.
Videos from PastForward Conference 2018
Below are a selection of videos from three TrustLive keynote talks at 2018's PastForward conference in San Francisco. Full recordings of the videos are available on YouTube.
TrustLive: Intangible Heritage
This TrustLive features Dr. Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation and chair of the education committee of the National Park System Advisory Board, who understands the deep connections between place, story, and the preservation of cultural heritage.
TrustLive: Historic Landscapes
Terry Tempest Williams, a passionate advocate for nature, freedom of speech, and social justice, will share her insights on the endless connection between humans and nature and ask us to consider how we can ensure equity in the preservation and management of cultural landscapes.
Victoria Herrmann’s groundbreaking America’s Eroding Edges project challenges us not only to acknowledge the threats to cultural heritage brought on by sea level rise but also to act in real and urgent ways to address them.
The National Mall Tidal Basin is threatened by rising sea levels and as much as $500 million in repairs and upgrades. Join our campaign to ensure this 107-acre landscape is preserved for future generations.Sign the Pledge