PastForward National Preservation Conference

PastForward Online 2022 will take place online November 1-4. 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 conference will build on and expand the inclusivity of the two previous virtual conferences.

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PastForward Online 2022

What to Expect at PastForward Online 2022

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.

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.

PastForward Online 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us for PastForward Online 2021! If you missed a session, recorded sessions are now available to registrants via the virtual platform.

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.

For questions about PastForward

Each year, America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places sheds light on important examples of our nation’s heritage that are at risk of destruction or irreparable damage.

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