PastForward National Preservation Conference

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Save the date for PastForward 2024 in New Orleans, October 28-30 at the Sheraton New Orleans, Louisiana. 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.

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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.


PastForward 2024 will take place at the Sheraton New Orleans, 500 Canal St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130. All core programming takes place here. Please use this link to secure your reservation and book by October 1, 2024, to benefit from PastForward’s special rates.

Room rates start at $236 for Traditional Guest Room and $266 for Deluxe Double/King. Rates are available October 27-October 31 (if available, rates may apply 3 days/before or after this timeframe). Hotel room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 16.2% plus $3.00 per room, per night) in effect at the time of check in. Room rates are based on single/double occupancy. Each additional person is $25.00.

For questions with your reservation, please contact the hotel directly: 504-525-2500.

Sponsor PastForward

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

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.

This May, our Preservation Month theme is “People Saving Places” to shine the spotlight on everyone doing the work of saving places—in big ways and small—and inspiring others to do the same!