PastForward National Preservation Conference

Celebrate the power of place, at PastForward. Join thousands of preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation’s premier conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places.

PastForward 2021 is scheduled to take place November 3-6, 2021.

From town hall meetings to happy hour 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.

PastForward Online 2020

Thanks to everyone who joined us for PastForward Online 2020, the first virtual National Preservation Conference! If you missed a session, recorded sessions will be available to registrants via the Virtual Platform in mid-November. We will email registrants when the recordings are ready.

A selection of recordings is also available without registration on our YouTube channel.

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 Session Recordings from the options on the left side of the screen.
  4. Navigate to the session recording you would like to watch and click "View Recording." Note that the recordings are organized by day and track.

Other Past Conferences

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

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