2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference (8.14)

2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference
Friday, August 14, 2015

The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, the preeminent statewide conference for historic preservation professionals, will present over 60 top industry experts on Friday, August 14th. This event allows attendees to share ideas, network, discuss challenges, and learn from each other to strengthen preservation efforts in the region.

An expected crowd of 400 attendees will begin the day at Mechanics Hall, host for the opening plenary activities for the conference. Keynote speaker Theodore (Ted) Landsmark, Boston Redevelopment Authority Board member and former BAC president, will set the tone of the day with his opening address on the theme of “resiliency.” Over 60 speakers and panelists will carry that theme throughout their interactive discussions on topics that include: How to Finance Your Project, When to Hire a Professional for Added Value, Preservation Techniques and Technologies, Protecting Heritage Landscapes, Gateway Cities Program, and Preparing for Climate Change. Presentations and panel discussions will take place at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Worcester campus at 10 Lincoln Square.

In addition, attendees can join one or more of six guided tours of historic preservation sites, including Lincoln Square, Crown Hill local historic district, Canal District, Hope Cemetery, Washington Square and Union Station, and Hanover Theater. Attendees get the chance to see up close the results of local preservation projects, talk with some of the architects and planners involved, and ask questions relating to their own preservation projects. The conference will come to a close with an entertaining networking reception at Mechanics Hall at the end of the day.

The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference is not just for preservation professionals and students but for those who are interesting in preserving historic fabric in our state and planning for a more resilient and unique Massachusetts. Student pricing for tickets is $35 and they can be purchased at http://www.mapreservationconference.org/registration.html

Please contact Anya Wilczynski for more information: anyaw@preservationmass.org