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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.

Registration for the 2017 Conference is now open!

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.

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!

The Georgia Alliance of Preservation Commisisons (GAPC) will be awarding 2 non-student scholarships for the HPC training in Madison.  Information on how to apply can be found at www.georgiahpcs.org.


 If you have a disability and require special assistance or accommodations, please inform Allison Asbrock at 770-389-7868 or allison.asbrock@dnr.ga.gov. You will be contacted by our staff to discuss your specific needs.

Blocks of hotel rooms have been arranged for attendees at the following locations: 

*Group Name: GA State Historic Preservation Conference

Holiday Inn Express
1041 Ramada Way
Madison, Ga. 30650

Hampton Inn
2012 Eatonton Road
Madison, Ga. 30650