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!

Registration Rates

Early bird registration FORUM is currently on hold as NAPC continues to monitor the COVID-19 emergency restrictions and travel bans. Thank you for your patience and continued support of NAPC.  

Early Bird (April 6-June 1) Regular Admission (after June 1)
Member $220 $260
Non-Member $260 $300
Student $100 $150
CAMP Trainer $150 $200
Speakers $150 $200
Single Day $100 $100

Lodging Rates

Details on lodging and room blocks will be released in the spring. The room block for the regular rate ranges from $179/$199 depending on the night. The per diem rate (we have a large number of per diem rooms this year) is $124.


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Scholarship Opportunity

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is pleased to offer scholarship support to qualified students of undergraduate and graduate-level preservation programs to attend and participate in FORUM 2020 in Tacoma, WA, July 22-26, 2020. Click here for more details. 

Application Deadline: March 2, 2020

Commission Excellence Awards: Call for Nominations

The National Alliance of Preservation Commissions is now accepting applications for the 2020 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, as well as individual preservationists doing exemplary work at the federal, state and municipal levels. Award presentations will be made at FORUM 2020 in Tacoma, WA, July 22-26, 2020. Click here for more details.

Submission Deadline: March 2, 2020

Planning Partners



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