MASS. HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE
COMES TO WORCESTER AUGUST 14
The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference, the preeminent statewide conference for historic preservation professionals, will present over 60 top industry experts on Friday, August 14.
Presented by Preservation Massachusetts with local host Preservation Worcester, and with the support of the Massachusetts Preservation Coalition, this event allows attendees to share ideas, network, discuss challenges, and learn from each other to strengthen our collective preservation efforts across the state.
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, will set the tone of the day with his opening address on the theme of “resiliency.”
More than 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 made possible by the contributions of the Keen Charitable Fund, conference venue hosts Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences as well as Mechanics Hall, the City of Worcester, and our many generous sponsors.
It is with great pride and appreciation that we look forward to hosting a comprehensive and meaningful historic preservation conference on the 14th of August.
Registration is now open for attendees. General admission: $50 ($65 after July 31). Students: $35 (with valid ID).
Visit the conference website to register, learn more about the schedule and sessions offered, speaker biographies, and our sponsors and donors. www.mapreservationconference.org
The 2015 Massachusetts Historic Preservation Conference is presented by Preservation Massachusetts with local host Preservation Worcester, with the support of the Massachusetts Preservation Coalition.
Preservation Worcester is a private, not-for-profit membership organization dedicated to the preservation of the buildings and sites that represent the culture, history and architecture of Worcester. The organization, comprised of concerned citizens, believes that promoting the cause of preservation and good urban design will encourage community pride in our cultural and architectural heritage as well as continued use of Worcester’s valuable resources. Preservation Worcester works with neighborhood groups, developers, city departments, schools and state and local historical commissions to support revitalization of unique and irreplaceable buildings and their neighborhoods.