Call For Sessions and Presenters Opens for the 14th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference

Top Quote Call for presenters and sessions is now open for the 14th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference which will take place at the Crowne Plaza Phoenix Airport Hotel June 8-10, 2016 emphasizing the theme "Preservation NEXT". End Quote
  • Phoenix-Mesa, AZ (1888PressRelease) September 11, 2015 - The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Main Street, and the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office invite you to join them at the 14th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference.

    This year's conference, "Preservation NEXT" will be conducted in Phoenix, June 8-10, 2016. The goal of the conference is to bring together more than 350 historic preservationists from around the Southwest to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues, and to foster cooperation between the diverse Arizona preservation communities.

    In 2016, we celebrate several important milestones in the preservation community, such as the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service, the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act, the 30th Anniversary of the Arizona Site Steward Program, and more. The Arizona Historic Preservation community will reflect on many past accomplishments and challenges to plan for "Preservation Next."

    The 2016 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will feature a half-day of pre-conference training workshops, two days of 50-minute breakout sessions, and several keynote / featured speaker presentations.

    Session topic areas include:
    Historic Preservation Infrastructure
    What's NEXT in Historic Preservation Technology
    NEXT Career Paths in Historic Preservation
    Urban and Rural Planning
    Economic Development and HP
    Heritage Tourism
    Cemetery Preservation
    Public Perception of the Value or Non-Value of Historic Buildings
    Changes in Requirements for Multiple Property Districts
    Mid-Century Modern
    Archaeology
    The Business of Archaeology
    Public Lands Management
    Main Street
    Tribal Preservation
    The Business of Historic Preservation
    Adaptive Reuse
    The Business Case for Preservation
    Financing Historic Preservation
    Diversity in Historic Preservation and Historic Residential Districts
    Assessing Cultural and Historic Landscapes
    Archiving
    Materials Identification for Historic Preservation
    Historic Preservation Activities in AZ / UT / NM / NV / CA / CO -
    How can we work together?
    Drought Archaeology in the Southwest
    Hands-On Training Workshops
    Off-Site Mobile Sessions and Events

    Presenters, and session and panel discussion leaders are encouraged to submit a proposal for presentations relating to historic preservation's best practices, project management successes, preservation action plans, economic development, sustainability, archaeological implications and issues, new preservation funding sources, newly approved preservation techniques, forward-thinking programs, and insofar as they relate to the theme of "Preservation NEXT." The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is November 5, 2015. No presentation proposals will be accepted by email, fax, or mail; on-line submission only. Please visit www.azpreservation.com for more information and to submit your presentation.

    The annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference is developed and orchestrated jointly by Arizona State Parks, the (AZ) State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, the Arizona Historical Society, and the Arizona Archaeological Council. The host city partner for 2016 is the City of Phoenix. The conference is underwritten by Arizona State Parks, the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the City of Phoenix, the Florence Preservation Foundation, HistoricStreetscapes, the Heritage Conservation Graduate Certificate Program (University of Arizona), the Arizona Lottery, Concord General Contracting, among others.

    The conference actively seeks sponsors and financial partners who have a vested interest in the historic preservation movement and industry. For sponsorship and partnership information, please contact questions ( @ ) azpreservation dot com. Sponsorship options may also be found on the Sponsor page of our website www.azpreservation.com. Conference registration information will be available online and will begin early January 2016. Also visit www.facebook.com/AzHistoricPreservationConference and Twitter #AZPreservation for continual newsfeeds.

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