PastForward 2024

PastForward

Join us for the National Preservation Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, October 28-30, 2024.

PastForward 2024 will kick off a celebration of the 75th anniversary of the National Trust and the evolving practice of preservation in one of the country’s most historic cities. Joining us will be the Preservation Resource Center of New Orleans celebrating its 50th anniversary, Main Street Louisiana marking its 40th anniversary, and the National Center for Preservation Trades and Technology founded 30 years ago.

PastForward 2024

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Conference Focus

Because preservation is an interconnected practice, PastForward 2024 sessions and speakers will address three of our nation’s biggest challenges: Creating Climate Resilience Through Historic Preservation, Ensuring a Representative Preservation Movement, and Encouraging Historic Preservation-Based Community Development. Learn more about this year's themes.

Preliminary Schedule

Date

Start Time

End Time

Event

Location

Monday, October 28

8:30 AM

9:00 AM

Networking Breakfast

Sheraton

9:00 AM

10:30 AM

Opening Session with National Preservation Awards

Sheraton

11:00 AM

12:30 PM

Education Sessions

Sheraton

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:30 PM

3:00 PM

Education Sessions

Sheraton

4:00 PM

5:00 PM

General Session

Cathedral-Basilica of Saint Louis

5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Opening Reception

Cabildo and Presbytere Museums

Tuesday, October 29

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Networking Breakfast

Sheraton

9:00 AM

10:15 AM

Morning General Session

Sheraton

10:30 AM

12:00 PM

Education Sessions

Sheraton

12:00 PM

1:30 PM

Lunch Break

On Your Own

1:30 PM

4:00 PM

Education Sessions

Sheraton

4:15 PM

5:00 PM

Afternoon General Session

Sheraton

5:30 PM

7:30 PM

Night at the French Quarter Museums

French Quarter

Wednesday, October 30

8:30 AM

9:30 AM

Breakfast

Sheraton

9:45 AM

12:00 PM

Workshops

Sheraton

National Preservation Awards

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. The 2024 awards will be presented during PastForward.

Code of Conduct

The National Trust wants to ensure that PastForward is a fulfilling experience for all. Accordingly, all PastForward attendees are expected to follow the Code of Conduct, which applies at all PastForward in-person and virtual events, sessions, discussion groups, and related online forums. We expect cooperation from all attendees, staff, speakers, and other participants to help ensure a welcoming, inclusive, and respectful environment for all.

Sponsor PastForward

Learn more about partner opportunities at PastForward and beyond by reaching out to Chehana Samarawickreme, Associate Director of Corporate Relations, at csamarawickreme@savingplaces.org.

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