PastForward National Preservation Conference

PastForward 2023 will take place November 8-10, 2023, in Washington, DC. Celebrate the power of place and join fellow preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation’s premier conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places.

Sponsor PastForward

As a sponsor of PastForward 2023, you’ll reach event attendees at the event, as well as through all channels where PastForward is promoted throughout the year. Learn more about sponsorship opportunities (PDF).

For questions about PastForward

  • Email Address: conference@savingplaces.org
  • Phone: 202-588-6100

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PastForward Online 2022

Thanks to everyone who joined us for PastForward Online 2022! To get the most out of your PastForward 2022 experience, recordings are available to registrants via the virtual platform through February 2023. This includes:

  • 28 On-Demand Sessions. Click the "Visit" button to access each video. Use the star in the upper right corner of each description to mark your favorites or create a watchlist.
  • 3 Workshops. Watch recordings of the three pre-conference workshops.
  • 20 Scheduled Sessions. Navigate to the session recording you would like to watch and click "View Recording." Note that the recordings are organized by day and time.

Access Recordings

  1. First, access our virtual platform on your laptop or desktop.
  2. Log in using the same email address you used to register for the conference. If this is your first time accessing, you'll be asked to provide your email address and create a password.
  3. Select Schedule Nov. 1-4, On-Demand Videos, or October Workshops from the options on the left side of the screen.
  4. Navigate to the recording you would like to watch."

Other Past Conferences

View select conference programming on the National Trust's YouTube channel playlists.

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