NAPC FORUM is the only national conference focused on the issues facing local historic preservation commissions and historic districts. This biennial conference offers dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies.  FORUM 2018: A Preservation Caucus, welcomed over 700 attendees from 45 states and multiple countries to Des Moines, Iowa. FORUM 2020 in Tacoma, Washington will build on this landmark success. Mark your calendars for July 22-26, 2020!

Session Call for Proposals

NAPC is seeking proposals from local, regional, statewide and national partners for educational sessions, panels, and roundtables to be offered at FORUM 2020, a historic preservation conference and training program.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 6, 2019

Planning Partners


FORUM 2022 Call for Proposals

If your city is interested in hosting the 13th biennial FORUM conference in 2022, we are now accepting proposals.

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SUBMISSION DEADLINE: September 24, 2019


2018: Des Moines, IA

FORUM 2018 Pictures

2016: Mobile, AL

2014: Philadelphia, PA

2012: Norfolk, VA

2010: Grand Rapids, MI

2008: New Orleans, LA

2006: Baltimore, MD

2004: Indianapolis, IN

2002: San Antonio, TX

2000: Pittsburgh, PA

1998: Denver, CO