We are now accepting proposals for educational sessions at the NY Statewide Preservation Conference! The Conference will take place in person in Rochester, NY, Spring 2024 (stay tuned for dates!)
Session proposals should address a broad range of preservation-related topics from project case studies and technical services to uncovered histories and the future of the field. Sessions can be a combination of presentations, short films, Q&A sessions, panel discussions, and guided neighborhood tours and/or building tours.
- We accept and encourage proposals on all topics related to historic preservation.
- Sessions that include diverse panelists/speakers, including people of color, women, LGBTQ, and youth will receive priority consideration.
- All panels should represent diverse perspectives and lived experiences.
- Topics that address historically marginalized communities and current issues regarding social justice and equity as they relate to historic preservation (i.e. gentrification, intangible heritage, non-traditional or new preservation practices) will receive priority consideration.
You do not need to be a preservation professional to share your story. Whether you are a grassroots community activist, an urban planner, a non-profit organization, an architect, a neighborhood group, a developer, property owner, or a municipality, we want to hear from you! We are looking for a diverse range of topics that include everything from neighborhood advocacy and small town revitalization to complex tax credit rehab projects and place-based event planning.
Proposals are due by Monday, October 16th at 11:59pm.
The NY Statewide Preservation Conference is presented by: The Landmark Society of Western New York; City of Rochester; The Preservation League of New York State; and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.
Session Proposal Application: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc7lEODNj9bDSDNDZ4pFjjjwqdB414d2eHjoEkgKf9egu1b6A/viewform