PastForward Online 2020

Join us online for the first virtual National Preservation Conference, October 27-30, 2020

  • New This Year

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

  • Register

    Registration is open! Register now to lock in these great rates.

    Register Today

Celebrate the power of place, virtually, at PastForward Online 2020. Join more than three thousand preservationists and preservation lovers at the nation’s premier online conference for those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places.

You’ll hear from expert speakers who will provide practical, relevant information to meet your evolving needs in the pandemic and post-pandemic periods. Featuring the themes Resilience and Relevance, PastForward Online 2020 will feature more than 32 sessions on topics such as racial justice and equity, dealing with the effects of the pandemic, climate change, the challenges facing America’s main streets, and many more. You’ll be inspired to think through what these changes mean for you as an individual, and for organizations.

Get email updates and reminders.

You'll be among the first to know important PastForward Online 2020 news and updates.

Network Virtually at the Conference

From virtual 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 Online 2020.

To make the conference as accessible as possible, the National Trust for Historic Preservation has lowered registration rates dramatically. Register for the conference, and you’ll also get online access to session recordings for a full 12 months after the conference.

PastForward 2020 Sponsors

Thank you to our 2020 sponsors. Especially during these difficult and challenging times, our sponsors have made a commitment to supporting the conference, to ensure we can provide attendees the best experience possible.

  • Richard H. Driehaus Foundation—National Preservation Awards Sponsor
  • American Express—Platinum Sponsor of PastForward Online and Sponsor of the Annual American Express Aspire Award
  • Indow—Young Professional Engagement Sponsor
  • Advisory Council for Historic Preservation—Federal Agency Sponsor
  • Unico—Bronze Level Sponsor

Join us online October 27-30, 2020, to network, learn, and be inspired at PastForward Online 2020. Registration is open!

Register Today

PastForward Online 2020 will be fully online with adjusted registration rates to make this year’s conference as accessible for as many people as possible. Join us October 27-30!

Registration is open!

Register Today!