|Call for Papers & Educational Programs in Preservation
Call for Papers & Educational Programs in Preservation
Call for presenters and sessions is now open for the 15th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference which will take place June 14-16, 2017, at the Hilton El Conquistador Hotel in Oro Valley, Arizona, emphasizing the theme “It’s In Our Nature.”
The Arizona State Historic Preservation Office, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Arizona State Parks, Arizona Main Street, and the Town of Oro Valley invite you to join them at the 15th Annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference.
The goal of the conference is to bring together more than 350 historic preservationists from around the Southwest to exchange ideas and success stories, to share perspectives and solutions to preservation issues, and to foster cooperation between the diverse Arizona preservation communities.
At this year’s conference, we will focus on how nature affects preservation, whether protecting our historic and cultural resources from the damaging effects of nature, preserving our natural historic and cultural landscapes, or ensuring that our valuable resources are preserved within their natural setting. Nature touches every preservation project to some degree and should be considered a critical component when planning any preservation project.
The 2017 Arizona Historic Preservation Conference will feature a half-day of pre-conference training workshops, two days of 50-minute breakout sessions, and several keynote / featured speaker presentations. Session topic areas include:
Historic Preservation Infrastructure
The Future of Historic Preservation Technology
Career Paths in Historic Preservation
Urban and Rural Planning – It’s In Our Nature
Economic Development and HP
Public Perception of the Value or Non-Value of Historic Buildings
Changes in Requirements for Multiple Property Districts
The Business of Archaeology
Public Lands Management
The Business of Historic Preservation
The Business Case for Preservation
Financing Historic Preservation
Diversity in Historic Preservation and Historic Residential Districts
Assessing Cultural and Historic Landscapes
Archiving Materials Identification for Historic Preservation
Historic Preservation Activities in AZ / UT / NM / NV / CA / CO – How can we work together?
Drought Archaeology in the Southwest
Hands-On Training Workshops
Off-Site Mobile Sessions and Events
Presenters and panel discussion leaders are encouraged to submit a proposal for presentations relating to historic preservation’s best practices, project management successes, preservation action plans, economic development, sustainability, archaeological implications and issues, new preservation funding sources, newly approved preservation techniques, forward-thinking programs, and insofar as they relate to the theme of “It’s In Our Nature.”
The deadline to submit a presentation proposal is December 5, 2016. No presentation proposals will be accepted by email, fax, or mail; on-line submission only. Please visit www.azpreservation.com for more information and to submit your presentation.
The conference also features the Historic Preservation Awards. The 36th Annual Governor’s Heritage Preservation Honor Awards, presented by the State Historic Preservation Office and the Arizona Preservation Foundation, recognize people, organizations, and projects that represent outstanding achievements in preserving Arizona’s prehistoric and historic resources. The 30th Annual Governor’s Awards in Public Archaeology are also presented at the event. These awards, selected by the Governor’s Archaeology Advisory Commission, recognize excellence in archaeological awareness, conservation and education. The awards make the conference more than a venue to learn, debate and network, but also a celebration of outstanding historic preservation efforts and achievements.
The annual Arizona Historic Preservation Conference is developed and orchestrated jointly by Arizona State Parks, the (AZ) State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the Arizona Preservation Foundation, Main Street Arizona, the Governor’s Archaeological Advisory Commission, and the Arizona Archaeological Council. The host city partner for 2017 is the Town of Oro Valley. The conference is underwritten by Arizona State Parks, the State Historic Preservation Office, the National Park Service, the Town of Oro Valley, Pima County (AZ), Adobe Technology, Florence Preservation Foundation, HistoricStreetscapes, Tierra Right of Way, Reina Studio, Arizona Lottery, Concord General Contracting, among others.
The conference actively seeks sponsors and financial partners who have a vested interest in the historic preservation movement and industry. For sponsorship and partnership information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsorship options may be found on the Sponsor page of our website www.azpreservation.com.
Conference registration information will be available online and will begin early
January 2016. Also, visit www.facebook.com/AzHistoricPreservationConference
and Twitter #AZPreservation for continual newsfeeds.
Keywords: Historic Preservation, Arizona, Archaeology, Tribal Lands, Oro Valley, Urban Planning, Rural Development
Posted: November 9, 2016
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