Join us in Des Moines for FORUM 2018!

NAPC is bringing our biennial FORUM to Des Moines, Iowa, from July 18 to 22, 2018.  FORUM 2018 includes dozens of educational sessions and discussion panels, mobile workshops and tours, and five days of non-stop networking for commission staff and volunteers representing local, state and national organizations and government agencies. For more info and updates go to the FORUM 2018 site.

Planning for Des Moines

Registration Rates:

Attendee Early Bird Begins (April1) Regular (June 1)
Member $200 $250
Non-Member $240 $275
Student $100 $150
Single Day $100 $100


Hotel Rates:

— $159 per night plus tax at Embassy Suites Des Moines

— $109 per night plus tax (government rate).

General Block and attendees book using:

Group name: NAPC

Booking/Group Code: NAP

Direct Booking Link:

Federal Per Diem Guests will need to use:

Group name: NAPC – Per Diem

Booking/Group Code: APC

Direct Booking Link:

We recommend booking rooms as early as possible. These rates are available in limited quantities on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations must be made by June 27th in order to receive these special rates.

Interested in becoming a FORUM 2018 sponsor? 
Learn more about the wide variety of sponsorship opportunities we have to offer! Please review our sponsorship materials below and contact NAPC at 757-802-4141 or

FORUM 2018 Sponsorship Materials


We’re now accepting applications for the 2018 NAPC Commission Excellence Awards program to recognize and honor outstanding efforts and achievements by local preservation, historic district, and landmark commissions and boards of architectural review. Award presentations will be made at FORUM 2018. 

Click here for a nomination form.

Submission deadline is February 23, 2018.


NAPC is pleased to offer scholarship support to qualified students of undergraduate and graduate-level preservation programs to attend and participate in FORUM 2018.

NAPC’s scholarships provide:

  • Registration to Forum
  • Reimbursement for qualified travel and lodging expenses (up to $400)
  • Individual Membership for one year to the NAPC ($20 for students).

Click here for the scholarship application materials.

Submission deadline is February 23, 2018.

FORUM 2018 Planning Partners

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FORUM 2018 Sponsors

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