2022 Preservation Conference

Session proposals are now CLOSED for the 2022 New York Statewide Preservation Conference, to be held in-person in Syracuse, NY September 22-24, 2022. Priority topics for 2022 will fall under the broad concept of “SHIFTING LANDSCAPES,” including but not limited to:
  • Topics that address all types of cultural/historic landscapes, including the 200th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted.
  • Topics that address how cultural landscapes and/or preservation can encourage equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility in our communities.
  • Topics that address the shifting landscapes (whether due to COVID-19, climate change, real estate markets, the economy, etc.) in which we practice preservation.
  • Topics that address the shifting nature, definition, expanded audiences, and practice of historic preservation, both as a professional field and grassroots movement.
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.

Presented by: The Landmark Society of Western New York; Preservation Association of Central New York; City of Syracuse; The Preservation League of New York State; and the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.


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