PastForward National Preservation Conference

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Save the date for PastForward 2024 in New Orleans, October 28-30 at the Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana. Next year’s PastForward conference will focus on advances in historic practice that have resulted, and are resulting, from thoughtful, strategic actions taken by preservation leaders in response to the needs of their communities. We can’t wait to see you there!

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PastForward 2024 will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. All core programming takes place here.

Please use this link to secure your reservation and book by October 1, 2024, to benefit from PastForward’s special rates.

Room rates start at $236 for Traditional Guest Room and $266 for Deluxe Double/King. Rates are available October 27-October 31 (if available, rates may apply 3 days/before or after this timeframe). Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 16.2% plus $3.00 per room, per night) in effect at the time of check in. Room rates are based on single/double occupancy. Each additional person is $25.00.

For questions with your reservation, please contact the hotel directly: 504-525-2500.

Sponsor PastForward

Learn more about partner opportunities at PastForward and beyond by reaching out to Chehana Samarawickreme, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at

Code of Conduct

The National Trust wants to ensure that PastForward is a fulfilling experience for all. Accordingly, all PastForward attendees are expected to follow the Code of Conduct, which applies at all PastForward in-person and virtual events, sessions, discussion groups, and related online forums. We expect cooperation from all attendees, staff, speakers, and other participants to help ensure a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for all.

PastForward Online, April 3 & 4

Join us for an online symposium April 3 & 4 featuring expert speakers on how preservation can help us mitigate and adapt to a changing climate.

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