Join those who work to save, sustain, and interpret historic places at the National Trust For Historic Preservation‘s annual conference, PastForward, on November 8-10, 2023 in Washington, DC.
This year conference attendees will bring stories of their work in places across the country and combine those with the perspectives and opportunities that are unique to our nation’s capital. Learn more about D.C. area Field Studies.
The preservation movement and the PastForward conference are rooted in historic places. People save historic places to tell the full stories of their communities or the nation and to activate them in ways that benefit us all. While we each come from diverse backgrounds, use different strategies, and have various audiences, we share a common element—the power to enact positive change in our communities through preservation.
How are you preserving and activating the places that matter in your towns and cities? How does your work bring about positive change? How are you using preservation as a tool to empower community? Join us at PastForward 2023 and share your experiences and learn from others!
At PastForward 2023, attendees will be empowered with effective tools and inspiring perspectives. PastForward itself is a community, a powerful network of preservationists and allies that we strengthen when we gather, celebrate, and learn together.
Connecting with a broad, diverse range of colleagues from across the country, PastForward 2023 attendees will come together in our nation’s capital to engage with vibrant historic places, share successes and challenges, and generate ideas and solutions for the preservation movement and the various communities we serve. Learn more about our conference theme “Preserving Place, Empowering Community.”