Past Forward 2019: Program

You'll have the opportunity to explore many issues at PastForward 2019, including the three main conference themes: women’s history, next-generation small community preservation strategies, and saving urban neighborhoods. The TrustLive presentations will queue up the conference's main themes, while Power Sessions, Learning Labs, and Field Studies will focus more in-depth on these main concepts.

PastForward Mobile App

The most up-to-date conference program is available online on the PastForward 2019 app. You can find it in Apple App Store (search "PastForward2019") and Google Play.

Use the "Refresh App" option at the bottom of the bottom of the app left side navigation to get the most current content at any time. Or, access the web version here.

Note: The schedule is subject to change. You must register for any ticketed sessions or events during the registration process. Adding sessions or events to your schedule via the PastForward app or website is for your personal reference and does not serve as registration for those events.

Revitalizing Small Communities

The small communities preservation track will propose the next generation of preservation strategies to energize and uplift rural and small towns across the country.

Saving Urban Neighborhoods

During the saving urban neighborhoods track, we’ll consider historic preservation as a strategy for building healthy, sustainable, and thriving cities and focus on the lessons we can learn from Denver’s preservation story.

Celebrating Women's History

The women’s history track, which will explore women’s stories across a range of historic sites, will bring us closer to uncovering the full American history.

  • TrustLive: Marquee presentations including a talk by thought leaders and new voices followed by a segment with additional topic experts contributing their ideas and experiences and engaging attendees.
  • Preservation Leadership Training Intensives: Day-long, skill-building trainings.
  • Field Studies: A first-hand look at local preservation projects, taking attendees into the community. They can be half- or full-day programs.
  • Learning Labs: In-depth educational sessions (75 minutes) featuring industry thought leaders.
  • Power Sessions: Quick, impactful overviews (30 minutes) of the pressing issues in preservation.

Join Us Virtually!

If you can't make it to PastForward, join as a virtual attendee. Livestreaming at PastForward is FREE and can be done in the comfort of your home or the convenience of your office.

The TrustLive presentations exploring women’s history, revitalizing small communities, and saving urban neighborhoods will be livestreamed. In addition, the opening plenary featuring former Denver mayors, as well as the National Preservation Awards Ceremony will also be available online to watch live!

Sign up as a virtual attendee.

Join us for PastForward, the historic preservation event of the year, October 10-12 in Denver, Colorado.

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