Forum 2014 (NAPC)

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June 6, 2014 - 5:00 pm Deadline for early registration discount

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is excited to announce our Forum 2014 conference in Philadelphia, PA, July 16-20. Forum is the only national conference focused on the needs and issues of preservation commissions, their staff, historic district property owners and communities with districts. Forum is an interactive conference with traditional educational sessions, round table discussions, mobile workshops and tours providing participants with essential training and networking opportunities.  Forum is held biennially at heritage destination cities and brings participants from across the country together with representatives from local, state and national organizations, governments and federal agencies. Past attendees report NAPC’s Forum to be the best preservation conference for content and issues affecting local historic districts, for knowledge of local preservation trends, for understanding local preservation public policy challenges and for networking with preservationists from all fifty states.

FORUM 2014 will bring together the National Alliance of Preservation Commissions’ biennial training program with the Statewide Conference on Heritage/Byways to the Past, presented annually by Preservation Pennsylvania and PennDOT.  This unique partnership will offer tours, workshops, and educational sessions about a variety of topics related to design review, cultural resource management, legal issues, and historic preservation planning in urban, suburban and rural settings throughout Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

2013 Conference Proceedings

Historic Preservation Rehabilitation Investment Tax Credit: Making Money the Old Fashioned Way 

Open For Business: A Real-Estate Developer's Perspective on Successful Revitalization Strategies

Preserving 19th and 20th Century Parks with a 21st Century Sensibility 

Young Voices in Preservation 

Pennsylvania's Agricultural History Project 

Cultural Resource Essentials 

Preserving Our Industrial Heritage

River Heritage: Preservation and Conservation

Student Sessions 

Historic Bridge Basics 

Trails and Tourism 

Down But Not Out - Historic  Brownsville Seeks to Recapture Its Vibrancy 

Bridging the Funding Gap 

Economics of Heritage Tourism