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2017 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

2017 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference

The Georgia Historic Preservation Division (HPD) is happy to announce the return of the Statewide Historic Preservation Conference!  The Historic Preservation Division in partnership with the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation, the Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commissions, and the City of Madison invites you to Madison for the 2017 Statewide Historic Preservation Conference from May 18th to 20th.

This conference brings together preservationists, architects, architectural historians, archaeologists, city and county administrators, city and county council members, genealogists, historians, historic preservation commissioners, and planning and preservation students from across Georgia for two days of informative presentations, interactive field sessions, and unique networking opportunities.

This year the conferee will host a keynote speaker, two networking receptions, and three simultaneous session tracks: general preservation, archaeology and cultural landscapes, and concerns facing historic preservation commissions. Sessions will highlight a variety of topics including Georgia preservation, architectural history, archaeology, cultural landscapes, middle Georgia regional history, landscape architecture, preservation law, and other closely related topics. Historic preservation commission members needing training will be given full credit for attending.

In addition to classroom sessions, this conference will provide the opportunity for attendees to engage with preservation projects as approximately half of the conference agenda will be field sessions and tours throughout Madison that discuss real world preservation challenges in context. Examples of field sessions could include a cemetery conservation tour and demonstration, tour of a mixed use development that utilized historic preservation tax incentives, on site discussions of ongoing restoration and rehabilitation projects, or site visits to prominent cultural landscapes.

And we want to hear from you! If you would like to present or host a field session, please complete the Call for Session Proposals form, below, by Monday, February 13, 2017.

Registration for the conference will open in early February.

We are excited to engage in forward thinking preservation discussions and to highlight the wonderful projects and resources in Madison! We look forward to seeing you there in May!