FORUM is the only national conference focused around the needs and issues of preservation commissions and commission staff.

FORUM 2018 will be held in Des Moines, Iowa, July 18-22, 2018.



Call for Session Proposals

NAPC is seeking proposals from local, regional, statewide and national partners for educational sessions, panels, and roundtables to be offered at FORUM 2018, a historic preservation conference and training program. Attendees at FORUM are expected to represent a broad spectrum of interests in historic preservation, planning, and cultural resource management, from both traditional and some not-so-traditional perspectives.

There are no official tracks for FORUM, but the Steering Committee has identified themes that we believe are of particular interest to our core audience; proposals do not need to be limited to the specific topics as Commission Potpourri is intended to include a variety of subjects of use to local preservation boards.

• Main Street and Rural Resources • Advocacy and Community Engagement • Diverse and Underrepresented Resources • Community Resilience and Sustainability • Methods and Materials • Commission Potpourri

For more information: FORUM 2018 Call for Session Proposals



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