PastForward Online 2021

PastForward Online 2022

Join us online for the PastForward National Preservation Conference, November 1-4, 2022.

  • Join Us, Virtually!

    PastForward will be fully online with low registration rates and new formats to make this year’s conference accessible for as many people as possible.

  • Registration

    Registration will open in July.

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Celebrate the power of place and join thousands of preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation’s premier conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places. The virtual conference will build on and expand the inclusivity of the two previous virtual conferences.

To provide an inspiring and engaging gathering for an expansive preservation movement, PastForward Online 2022 will offer a variety of new formats to complement the cutting-edge content presented by dynamic speakers. There will also be several ways participants can network with colleagues from across the movement while having interactive experiences to deepen our understanding of current preservation practices.

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Moving From Vision to Action

We'll be exploring three themes: Historic Preservation is Climate Action, Encouraging Inclusion and Diversity Through Preservation and Understanding Preservation’s Role in Real Estate Development.

Through thought-provoking educational sessions and engaging networking events, you’ll have the chance to connect with others on topics that matter to you. Advocates and architects, city planners and historic site directors, students and elected officials, commissioners and main street directors—if you have a role in preserving the places that made America and sustain its people, you’ll find a home at PastForward.

National Preservation Awards

Join thousands of preservationists and preservation allies at the National Preservation Awards Ceremony on Thursday, November 3 during PastForward Online 2022. This event will stream right here and on YouTube. No registration required!

The National Preservation Awards are bestowed upon 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.

Past Conferences

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

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